09 Jan 2018
New Trends in Sex Toys for 2018
Every year pundits try and predict what the coming year will have in store for their industry.
This year, Fantasy Gifts would like to throw their hat in the ring. Although we can’t predict the future, we are already seeing new products and trends that will shape the industry for 2018.
Teledildonics will revive.
Teledildonics, the marriage between telecommunications and sex toys, is on the rise. More luxury toys are introducing toys that are blue-tooth capable or app controlled. No longer are you and your partner limited by distance. Early players like Vibratissimo by Evolved hit some snags early on, We Vibe was even hit with a privacy law suit. But these toys are great as they allow you and your partner to interact with your sex toy no matter the distance. As the price starts to come down and the technology improves, you can expect to see more toys coming out with the capability for control via apps and cell phones.
Massagers will make solo time hotter.
New vibrating massagers are so cool you’ll want to stay home alone. Jimmy Jane has a new line of massage wands and love pods that are geared solely toward women and masturbation. First give yourself a soothing massage, hitting your neck, back, and nipples. Slowly work your way down and turn up one of the vibration periods – boom!
Clitoral Stimulators Suck.
One of the hottest trends in 2017 was the invention of the clitoral sucking vibrator. The Womanizer was the first to develop it and it was quickly knocked off cheaply, and well, by Satisfyer. The Satisfyer was one of the biggest selling toys of 2017 and they came out with several variations from a battery operated model to an adorable penguin. Cloud 9 then found a way to incorporate a vibrator into the experience. If you’ve never had your clit stimulated in this way, it’s amazing. Similar to oral sex, but better, it can produce a mind-blowing orgasm in some women in as few as 30 seconds!
The Last 50 Shades of Grey movie continues to bring out inner goddesses!
Love it or hate it, 50 Shades of Grey brought this lifestyle into the mainstream and exposed more and more consumers to its pleasures and it will continue to do so this year. The last movie in the series will be released on Valentine’s Day but E.L. James isn’t done yet. She’s continuing to churn out the same story, just from Christian’s point of view. Although Grey and Darker haven’t sold as well as 50 Shades of Grey, you can be sure that her avid friends will continue to whip themelves into a frenzy with every new book’s release. The upside? The books made women and more couples comfortable in seeking out ways to explore their fantasies. Even if at the end of the day, a woman decided she really wasn’t into nipple or anal play, the fact that she was able to enter an adult novelty store and have a positive experience shopping makes her more likely to try new products in 2017. Light bondage and restraint will continue to shape our industry and this year we can expect more entry-level products for beginners, like our Beginner’s Bondage Kit from Sportsheets.
Why You Shouldn’t Buy Sex Toys on Amazon
For brick and mortar store like Fantasy Gifts, there is no question that the internet has placed more pressure on us as retailers. The explosion of low-cost sites such as Amazon has given us the opportunity to become more of a destination for our customers. While many customers prefer to shop at home, Fantasy Gifts believes that we can enhance your shopping experience by providing a well-educated staff. Yes, you may be able to get your vibrator cheaper at Amazon, but only at a brick and mortar store will you find a well trained, sexual educator who can answer your personal questions and point you in the right direction. Consumers should also beware that sometimes buying the “cheaper” item online may result in not only buying a “knock-off” but sometimes buying at less than MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price) may void the company’s warranty if a problem arises. If you don’t believe us, read these great blogs by Erika Lynae and Dangerous Lilly on why you should never buy sex toys on Amazon.
Fantasy Gifts will continue to invest in products with strong manufacturing standards, body conscious materials, ingredients and warranties. We will continue to educate ourselves and the customer to ensure a sexually safe, healthy and exciting 2018!