LOS ANGELES—It’s no surprise the rows of vendor booths at DomCon LA are filled with leather, metal and fur. Floggers and whips are of course the accoutrements of choice for attendees, but some vendors recognize some fans might want more traditional pleasure products with with BDSM.
Lana Morgan, CEO of Exotica Erotica, travelled from New York City to debut her new company and products she designed herself.
“We have items for all types of people and all types of bodies,” Morgan told AVN. “We are still new but we are working very hard to create products people will love.”
Among the company’s designs are a wand vibrator that can heat up to 97 degrees and has dual motors so the handle can be used as an insertable stimulator. There is also a unisex anal plug that vibrates, and a powerful bullet vibrator that is popular among consumers, she said. Morgan noted she is already planning to produce a longer bullet with a more flared base so it will be safe for vaginal and anal use.
Also exhibiting at the conference was Orchid and Serpent Erotic Accessories. Company CEO Susan Miller was on hand at the booth, which was a unique mixture of sex toys and geeky items. Belts fashioned from seat belts and adorned with superhero logos lined the back wall, while anal plugs, glass items and violet wands and accessories were arranged on the tables.
“We try to have something for everyone here,” Miller said. “And we try to make it affordable. Not every sex toy needs to be overpriced.”
Miller said she attends several trade shows each year, including DomCon and the AVN Show in Las Vegas each January (she is usually found in The Lair) and the rest of the year she operates her online retails stores.
“We have a lot of the geeky stuff on a different website so customers under the age of 18 can safely shop, too,” she said.
Online, at OrchidAndSerpentStores.com, she carries everything from custom electroplax items to gas masks and collars and restraints.
Occupying the biggest booth on the show floor was Sybian, where attendees could see demonstrations of the original Sybian, many of its newest accessories—including the new fluid-proof sheets from Sheets of San Francisco and Sybian branded lubricant from Sliquid—as well as its Venus for Men product.
According to company rep Bunny, who was at the show to showcase the items and explain them to customers unfamiliar with the products, the Venus for Men is a high tech, hands-free masturbation machine that creates a powerful stroking motion. The Venus for Men comes with custom-fit attachments, including the primary attachment for the penis, and attachments for head and nipple massagers.
And of course those looking for more traditional BDSM items at DomCon LA were treated to row after row and booth after booth of floggers, whips, chain maille pieces and more.
DomCon LA continues Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. For more, visit DomConLA.com.