International Lingerie Show Sees New Exhibitors, Familiar Faces

LAS VEGAS—As summer comes to an end and the back-to-school blues begin, there’s another ritual of a more pleasurable nature for adult retailers: a trip to Sin City to enjoy the sexy fashions and sensual toys on view at the fall edition of the twice annual International Lingerie Show. The show wrapped up today after a three-day run at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where attendees met a few new faces amid returning exhibitors.

epi24 was one of the first-time exhibitors, and staffers were on hand to extol the virtues of the Womanizer, which is creating quite a buzz in the industry as well as mainstream press outlets.

“The Womanizer relies on its patented PleasureAir technology to help bring women to orgasms, oftentimes multiple orgasms,” said company rep Ryan P. “We get emails from women who say they haven’t orgasmed in 15 years, and the Womanizer works for them.”

The piece vaguely looks like a lay-on massager, but at the head is a silicone cup that hugs the clitoris. The PleasureAir technology provides six levels of suction to stimulate the clit, which in most cases helps women achieve orgasm quickly and more intensely.

The Womanizer comes in a variety of color and style options (pink, purple and teal, with leopard, crocodile or zebra print accents) and some styles are covered with Swarovski elements.

“I see the Swarovski ones and think of Cyndi Lauper: ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,’ ” Ryan P. said.

The silicone cup is removable for easier cleaning, and future editions will come with silicone cups in two sizes to accommodate more women.

Vibratex returned to ILS, and attendees flocked to the booth to check out the Rechargeable Magic Wand, the first new version of the popular massagers in decades. Eddie Romero of Vibratex said the upgraded massager takes three hours to fully charge and boasts a three-hour run time on a full charge. The wand massager will operate while plugged in, but not charge until it is turned off, he noted. In addition to the charging feature, the Rechargeable Magic Wand also boasts four speeds and four pulsation and vibration patterns.

Fleshlight was also on hand to talk about the new Kiiroo With Fleshlight products, the Pearl and the Onyx. Sold separately or together in a Couples Kit, the Pearl is a phallic dildo that houses teledildonic technology inside; when pressure is applied by the hand, mouth, vagina or anus, it translates via a Bluetooth connection and app to the Onyx, which has a texture tunnel made from Fleshlight’s patented SuperSkin material. The Onyx user can feel the pressure and movement applied by the Pearl user. 

Company rep Amanda Purcell said Kiiroo and Fleshlight have partnered with Lisa Ann and Flirt4Free to present the World’s Largest Virtual Gang Bang on Oct. 21. Lisa Ann will perform a webcam show that day with the Pearl, and owners of the Onyx can join the show and link to her device to enjoy it as never before.

In the Femme Funn Booth, company reps showed off the Funn Buddies Massagers, the newest additions to the product lineup. These petite massagers feature cute shapes and extremely powerful motors that are still quiet. The Bunny Massager, Nubby Massager, Stubby Massager and Poly Massager are coated in silicone and are waterproof. They also offer seven modes of vibration and pulsation and are rechargeable.

Teddy Love, the vibrating teddy bear that made a splash at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo earlier this year, announced an expansion of the product line with a Bear Paw slapper that features black feathers on one end of a slapper shaped like a bear paw on the other end of a study shaft. The company also plans to release 4.5-inch keychain versions of their Teddy Love in time for the winter holiday season.

In the My Shiney Hiney booth, company officials talked with visitors about the anal hygiene system. With soft or medium bristles attached to an ergonomically designed curved applicator brush, My Shiney Hiney allows for easy accessibility to the most hard-to-reach personal places. The My Shiney Hiney set comes with applicator brush, three medium bristle replaceable brush heads, a suction cup shower holder and the finger brush for an even more intimate cleanse.

Synergy Erotic was among the newer exhibitors, as Bob Wolf met with buyers and attendees to explain his product collection. Wolf said the manufacturer offers a number of classic toy shapes and designs—rabbits, bullets, eggs and more—all at affordable prices.

Several adult novelty distributors were on the ILS show floor as well. In the Eldorado booth, rep Jason McCoy pointed out the newest products from Je Joue: the Ooh by Je Joue collection. The toys start with a motor, and customers choose the silicone sleeve they want to attach. In some cases, the sleeves are packaged together, he said, in fun kits with the names London Love In, What Happens In Vegas and Her Name Is Rio. Additional attachments are coming in the following weeks, McCoy said. 

Svakom rep Jeff Klepper was also in the Eldorado booth and informed buyers and customers that the camera used in the Gaga has been upgraded to be clearer.

“It’s like a Go Pro for your no-no,” he quipped.

Eldorado is also carrying a larger selection of items from Svakom now, including the larger Lester vibe, which has a self-heating core, and the new Emma, a submersible vibe that also has a heating core and retails for $99.

“It’s like the gateway drug to Svakom,” Klepper said.

In the Nalpac booth, Janet Rini from NS Novelties talked up the newest additions to the manufacturer’s product collection, including the Luxe collection, designed to be the most powerful and compact rechargeable silicone vibrators at a price point of $55 MSRP.

Mara Epstein was also in the booth, showcasing the new packaging for Maia Toys, which boasts vibrators, Kegel exercisers and more in vibrant colors based on color therapy. She also noted the company will introduce new toys in the coming weeks for women, gay men and couples.

In the Xgen booth, sales rep Nick talked about the new Bodywand items that are coming in the next few weeks. For the first time, the line will offer kits: the 5-Piece Bathtime Gift Set and the Midnight Bed Spreader Set. In addition to the water-resistant Bodywand Aqua, the bath kit includes a bullet vibrator that can be used in a rubber duck toy and loofah scrub. The Midnight Bodywand is in the other set, which also features a blindfold and cuffs.

The company will also soon debut the Bodywand 360, which offers the same power and features as many of its predecessors, but will have a head that rotates, he said.

In the Entrenue booth, the VeDO collection was drawing attention, especially the new OhhhBunny range. The OhhhBunny line of rechargeable silicone vibes includes four toys that are splashproof and made of body-safe silicone. Products included in the collection are a bunny-eared cock ring, finger vibe, clitoral tickler and a French-style rabbit.

Also interesting to buyers was the Exsens collection, a French brand of cosmetics, from massage oils to kissable lip glosses. The flavors of the massage oils were a big hit: Coconut, Hot Vanilla, Pina Colada, Mint Mojito, Strawberry and Margarita.