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Headed in new directions

Trends at Venus Envy over the last decade

2000
BDSM and kink come out of the closet.

2001
Dan Savage rules.

2002
Patrons investigate non-monogamy.

2003
Lesbians fuck men, gay guys fuck women — queering what it means to be queer.

2004
The new catchphrase? “Bend over, boyfriend.”

2005
Sex shops go mainstream.

2006
Capital Pride celebrates 20 sexy years. Venus Envy’s Pride sale is a big draw.

2007
The g-spot hits the news (but obviously, people were totally into the g-spot before that).

2008
Lesbians and trans guys look for hyper-realistic toys. And speaking of realism, real queer porn gets off the ground.

2009
Despite the recession, luxury sex toys sell. People start paying hundreds of dollars for toys.

2010
Sex-toy trends: rechargeable toys and durability.