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SEX STATISTICS

  • 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.

COMPANY STATISTICS

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

For more stats and sexual information, contact Dr. Carol Queen

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Cosmopolitan.com

The Orgasm Deficit
Date: July 8th, 2014
Author: Heather Wood Rudulph
Title: The Orgasm Deficit
Summary: Why have so many women never had an orgasm? GV Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen takes on this important question.

Brittany* will never forget her spring break trip during junior year in college. She was headed to St. Augustine, Florida, with a group of friends. By coincidence, her ex-boyfriend from high school was going to be there too.

"I knew we'd hook up, and so did everyone else. I even Brazilian shaved for the first time. After dinner, all our friends just disappeared to give us privacy. We went back to the hotel room pretty quickly after that," she says. "At first, I was nervous and tense. I was not prepared for him to give so much attention to the area, but I guess I just hadn't thought that far in advance yet. And then the sensations became more intense than I'd ever felt, and before I knew it, I was having an orgasm. It was such a surprise, I actually cried a little because I was so overcome by the sensations."

It was her first orgasm — and also her last.

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Shape.com

How to Watch Porn Together
Date: June 20th, 2014
Author: Markham Heid
Title: How to Watch Porn Together
Summary: SHAPE Magazine looks at ways couples can introduce porn watching together, including Good Vibrations After Dark.

"Couples who have a television in their bedroom have sex twice as often as those with a TV-bereft boudoir, according to a U.K. poll. Why? Thirty seven percent of the bedroom-TV watchers said they scoped pornographic movies together. (Nearly half said they’d had sex while watching TV. Hooray, multitasking!)

The poll wasn’t very scientific. But plenty of sexperts say scoping erotic videos with your significant other is a great way to ignite fresh heat between the sheets. “Watching porn together expands your sexual repertoire, which is the key to having a long-lasting, enjoyable sex life,” says Emily Morse, a doctor of human sexuality and host of the hit podcast Sex with Emily."

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Shape.com

The New Porn That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Date: January 31st, 2014
Author: Diana Kelly
Title: The New Porn That Will Transform Your Sex Life
Summary: SHAPE Magazine explores new female-friendly porn options, including Good Vibrations' VOD.

"While it's fair to say that most of what you'll find in the sex shop movie aisle doesn't cater to the average woman, that doesn't mean erotic movies aren't for you—it's just that you need better options. The good news is, soon you'll have some. If you're looking for advice on how to take your pleasure (or his) to the next level, sites such as…GoodVibrationsVOD.com…offer educational porn series that teach sex techniques and help you better know your own body and his."

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Curve

Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Date: January & February, 2014
Author: n/a
Title: Valentine's Day Gift Guide
Summary: Best-selling lesbian magazine CURVE features Good Vibrations toys in its Valentine's Gif Guide and in its queer sex revolution timeline.

"G Marks the Spot: hit her G-Spot every time with the Slender G Waterproof Vibrator…goodvibes.com. Revel, revel: This ergonomic, non-phallic, ball-shaped vibrator looks like a work of art or high-tech – and it's both!....goodvibes.com

Viva the Queer Sex Revolution: Thirty sexual trail-blazers who have shaped the way we view and have sex: Carol Queen: writer of explicit fiction and nonfiction. Queen is a worker/owner at Good Vibrations, where she runs educational events and workshops."

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The Frisky.com

We Test It: The OhMiBod Lovelife Adventure Triple Stimulation Vibrator Is Perfect For Foreplay
Date: January 22nd , 2014
Author: Anonymous
Title: We Test It: The OhMiBod Lovelife Adventure Triple Stimulation Vibrator Is Perfect For Foreplay
Summary: The Frisky tries the Lovelife Adventure vibrator and discovers Good Vibrations.

"Just in time for Valentine's Day, my pals at GoodVibrations delivered something ten times better than a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates: the OhMiBod Lovelife Adventure Triple Stimulation Vibrator. YES to sex toys. … In a nutshell: it's powerful, easy to use, sleek, gorgeous and it works like a charm in due time."

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SheKnows.com

LUBE: IT'S NOT JUST FOR SEX ANYMORE
Date: January 20th, 2014
Author: Jamie Beckman
Title: 9 Totally weird things you can do with lube
Summary: SheKnows discovers the many uses for your bedstand staple.

"You can do WHAT with lube? Aside from making sex go more smoothly, lubricant has other uses that are just plain practical. It can fix your hair, help your marathon time and more."

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Maxim.com

The Girl's Guide To Using Male Sex Toys
Date: January 19th, 2014
Author: Rachel Khona
Title: The Girl's Guide To Using Male Sex Toys
Summary: Maxim explores how women can get in on the fun of male sex toys. Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist lends insight and a few fun tips on how to share the buzz.

"When it comes to sex toys, your first thought might be, that's just for women.

Male sex toys are often seen as a threat to masculinity, or something only gay men use, but from a woman's perspective, there's so much more to it than that. Lewis and Clark weren't the only explorers; any woman who is into male sex toys wants to discover your body in all new ways. "When I'm using a toy in my hands rather than giving a blow job, I'm able to focus more on exactly what he's feeling." Says Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations' resident sexologist, "Sure, most of us have hands, but they don't vibrate, and sex toys allow for the kinds of sensation that a guy can't create on his own or get from a partner. This opens the door to thinking about sex as more than just intercourse, but as a true form of erotic play."

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xojane.com

Why Are "Sex Sleeves" For Men So Hilarious To People? They're Just A Different Kind Of Sex Toy
Date: January 17th, 2014
Author: s.e. smith
Title: Why Are "Sex Sleeves" For Men So Hilarious To People? They're Just A Different Kind Of Sex Toy
Summary: Xojane writer examines the hypocrisy and shame surrounding sex toys for men, and declares herself a champion of pleasure for all.

"Here's the thing: I am pro (safe, well-made) sex toys for everyone. I think that sex toys can be a great way to learn about your body, a great way to empower yourself, and potentially a great way to have fun with partners, too. And I firmly believe that as long as what you're doing doesn't harm anyone, you should go right ahead with your bad self and enjoy it while you're at it, and it's not my business. Seriously. I don't care.

Some folks fought long and hard for my right to walk into Good Vibrations and buy myself a sleek, well-engineered German vibrator and use it to my heart's content. And I love those people. I also love the gynecologists who took a little time off from work to design this beast (which sparked a conversation about what the "fourth level" of orgasm would do). "

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