Archive for February 23, 2015

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ whips sex-toy sales into a frenzy – New York Post


New York Post
'Fifty Shades of Grey' whips sex-toy sales into a frenzy
New York Post
Sex-toy sales are on the rise thanks to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie release over Valentine's Day weekend, New York sex-shop owners say. Bondage and S&M toys have spiked 92 percent since Feb. 1 at Babeland in Soho — where blindfolds, restraints …

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’50 Shades of Grey’ premiere whips up sex-shop sales – Crain’s New York Business

'50 Shades of Grey' premiere whips up sex-shop sales
Crain’s New York Business
When toys are made for movies, it's usually children that get excited. But with the Valentine's Day premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, it was the grown-ups who rushed to adult-toy stores—and a local parody musical—to get their fix of ball gags

“Toy Story: How Sex Shops Are Cashing In On The ‘Fifty Shades’ Movie” – ThinkProgress


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"Toy Story: How Sex Shops Are Cashing In On The 'Fifty Shades' Movie"
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Just as the Scandal obsessives starting buying Olivia Pope's Crate and Barrel wine glasses in droves, Fifty Shades fans have been on something of a sex toy shopping spree. In 2013, the novel sparked a 7.5 percent jump in sales of sex-themed products, …
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Fever Strikes Movie Theaters, Sex ShopsVariety

Northampton sex shop: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' more fantasy than realityMassLive.com
Sex Toys Go MainstreamVegas Seven
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Fifty Shades Of Grey Has Sex Shops, Conventional Retailers Seeking To Tie Up … – CBS Local


New York Times
Fifty Shades Of Grey Has Sex Shops, Conventional Retailers Seeking To Tie Up
CBS Local
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” is set to hit theaters on Valentine's Day weekend, which means a wave of curious customers are walking into adult toy stories. Mr. Grey isn't just exciting couples across the country. Adult store owners saw …
Sex Toy Shops Prepare for Tie-Ins to 'Fifty Shades of Grey'New York Times

'Fifty Shades of Grey' sex toys hit stores like TargetFOX CT

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’50 Shades’ premiere whips up sex-shop sales – Crain’s New York Business


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'50 Shades' premiere whips up sex-shop sales
Crain’s New York Business
When toys are made for movies, it's usually children that get excited. But with the Valentine's Day premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey, it was the grown-ups who rushed to adult-toy stores—and a local parody musical—to get their fix of ball gags
Ball Gags & Bondage Kits in Suburbia: How Fifty Shades Changed How We Buy The Debrief


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Sex shop crimes: How vandals, creeps and violence threaten our neighborhood … – Salon


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Sex shop crimes: How vandals, creeps and violence threaten our neighborhood
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It was past midnight at Self Serve, the Albuquerque, New Mexico, sex toy store where owner Matie Fricker had stayed behind to catch up on paperwork after teaching a class on cunnilingus, when a rock came hurtling through her window. “It was really fast
Sex Shops Across the Country Are Being Hit With a Wave of Violent VandalismCosmopolitan.com (blog)


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Sex shops skirt the rules, but Salisbury cracks down – USA TODAY


Delmarva Daily Times
Sex shops skirt the rules, but Salisbury cracks down
USA TODAY
Billing itself as a "romantic superstore," the shop opened in August 2013 and was almost immediately hit with city code violations, racking up $750 in fines. City officials wouldn't approve the "Red Light District" sign unless the store qualified as
Salisbury tightens sex shop lawsDelmarva Daily Times

Salisbury Officials Zero In on Adult StoreDelmarva Public Radio

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Deep Inside Karim Rashid’s “Sophisticated” Sex Shop – Co.Design


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Deep Inside Karim Rashid's "Sophisticated" Sex Shop
Co.Design
Karim Rashid, perhaps the most famous pink-suited industrial designer alive, has unveiled his designs for the third location of the sex shop Fun Factory, this one in Munich. Filled with gold mannequins in flimsy lingerie, bondage gear, and amoeba

Man Burned Down Sex Shop To Eradicate Porn – WRIC


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Man Burned Down Sex Shop To Eradicate Porn
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD)– Kalamazoo police say a suspect who set the fire that destroyed an adult store did it in an effort to eliminate pornography from his neighborhood. The fire broke out at Hollywood Nights on S. Westnedge near Whites Road late …
Ax-wielding hair designer burns down Michigan sex shop to please GodRaw Story

Michigan's Mitchell Hapner admits setting fire to sex shop to 'eradicate' porn Daily Mail

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ErotiCastro: Getting To Know Your Local Sex Shop – Hoodline


Hoodline
ErotiCastro: Getting To Know Your Local Sex Shop
Hoodline
A running joke around the Castro is that it's full of coffee shops, bars, smoke shops, and, of course, adult stores. While many businesses come and go, you might be surprised to know that Rock Hard, Phantom, Chaps, and Does Your Mother Know have all …