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  • Nearly 13 million American women watch porn online at least once each month.
  • 53% of women in the United States have used vibrators.
  • Women who use vibrators are more likely to have had a gynecologic exam.
  • More than 40% of men and women have engaged in anal intercourse.
  • 70% of women need clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm.


  • Year first Good Vibrations store opened: 1977
  • Year the first Good Vibrations mail order catalog appeared: 1985
  • Year launched: 1996

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David Bowie, rock star groupies and the sexually adventurous ’70s: “Labeling us as victims in retrospect is not a very conscious thing to do”

Date: Wednesday January 13th, 2016
Author: Scott Timberg

Salon speaks to sexologist Carol Queen about the shifts in morality around an era of sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.

Soon after the announcement of David Bowie’s death, an explosive Thrillist story from November, in which Lori Mattix (also known in the press as Lori Maddox) recalls her youth as a teenage groupie, began to be passed around again. Mattix, who partially inspired Kate Hudson’s character in “Almost Famous,” recalls meeting Bowie on the Sunset Strip and losing her virginity to him. She never regretted it.

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Date: December 29th, 2015
Author: Charyn Pfeuffer

Think you’ve got it all figured out below the belt? Think again. Sure, hands-only masturbation most definitely has its time and place. But in 2015, these best-selling sex toys were welcomed into bedrooms far and wide, bringing a bounty of pleasure one OH MY GAWD orgasm at a time. Whether you’re a sex-toy virgin (no shame in that) or have a nightstand full of handcuffs and erotica, here are 18 goodies to get you hot and bothered. Go ahead, try something new.

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S.F. holiday window display presents festive sex toys

Date: November 24th, 2015
Author: Brandon Mercer

Holiday window displays are as much a part of the season as Santa at the mall and outdoor skating rinks, but is it too much for a sex toy shop to do a holiday window display of festively colored dildos?

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The 10 Most Popular Vibrators, Reviewed by Experts

Date: November 2015
Author: Alanna Greco

Picking out a vibrator can be a daunting task, to say the least. So to save you from getting flustered, or worse–ending up with the wrong one—we asked sex educator Carol Queen, who works for the San Fran-based sex shop Good Vibrations, to share her top picks. Here, she shares her ten favorite vibrators and why they're worth your while....

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10/26/15 Good Vibrations Proudly Partners with Planned Parenthood & Local Non-Profits
10/8/15 Good Vibrations Releases the Most Comprehensive, Compassionate, and Inclusive Sex Book Ever!
8/25/15 Good Vibrations celebrates the official launch of THE Sex & Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone
7/21/15 Good Vibrations Brings THE New Way to Orgasm

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