The Year in Sex: Good Vibrations’ 2014 Year in Review



The Year in Sex: Good Vibrations’ 2014 Year in Review

Sexual Health & Politics News Roundup

Good Vibrations and Staff Sexologist Carol Queen Look Back on an Action-Packed Year for Sex

SAN FRANCISCO, December 31st, 2014: While every year’s press includes plenty of stories of interest to people who want to understand where society is going, sexually speaking, 2014 brought us many big-picture sex stories and scandals, and much noteworthy news. Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Carol Queen, PhD curates top-of-the-news items and especially interesting tidbits for her Sexy Sex, Newsy News column on the Good Vibes Magazine (; she has posted a year-end roundup of the most notable stories from 2014.

“It’s been a truly action-packed year for sex, sexuality, and gender in the news. Not all the news has been good–but some has been downright game-changing,” Queen notes, citing especially marriage equality, trans visibility, reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, online harassment, global gay rights, and consent culture vs. rape culture as stories which gripped us and have far-reaching implications. Read her insights here and learn whose obituary she views as the most significant of the year for people interested in sexuality-related issues.

As Executive Vice President Jackie Rednour-Bruckman notes, Good Vibrations itself made plenty of news in 2014. The company co-sponsored two of the most significant sexuality conferences around, CatalystCon and the Feminist Porn Conference; partnered with Consent Matters and the Center for Sex & Culture to promote the Summer of Consent Project (; engaged educator and fat activist Virgie Tovar and its customer base to create Abundance, a #SexyAtEverySize celebration of body-positivity; and promoted new and newsworthy app-controlled vibrator the blueMotion from OhMiBod. Owner Joel Kaminsky keynoted the industry convention Xbiz and received its Progressive Leadership Award, while Dr. Carol Queen’s short essay “What Sex-Positivity Is — And Is Not“ made the rounds of the Internet. (Read it here if you missed it the first time around: .)

Good Vibrations opened its eighth store, on Kearny Street in downtown San Francisco while celebrating notable anniversaries of the 7 other locations.

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Good Vibrations is the premiere sex-positive, women-principled adult toy retailer in the US. An iconic brand and one of the world's first sex toy shops to focus specifically on women's pleasure and sexual education, Good Vibrations was founded by Joani Blank in 1977 to provide women with a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental place to shop for erotic toys. Good Vibrations has always included all people across the gender spectrum, and is a place where customers can come for education, high quality products, and information promoting sexual health, pleasure and empowerment. Customers can shop Good Vibrations' expertly curated product selection across any of its nine retail locations or on the website, where they can also find a wealth of information pertaining to sexual pleasure, exploration and education.

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  1. says:

    Wish you a good start for 2015