Hello Friends & Members of SWPA,

Welcome to our monthly newsletter where we will update you on all the exciting news in the sexual wellness industry, our progress at SWPA, ways you can take part, industry events, resources and more.

How exciting! Just to let you know, if you ever miss a newsletter, you can hop on over to our website where have all our newsletters archived RIGHT HERE! Seriously, you don’t want to miss a beat. 😉

SWPA Updates:

What’s new? Speaking of website, we officially launched our new website which is a beautiful work in progress, which means we will be updating it with more and more exciting features as we grow.

For now, you can keep your fingers on the pulse of what is happening in the s/w industry, such as upcoming shows, on our EVENTS page. We have also added another events section for podcasts, webinars, and educational workshops here. So, if you have a resource for our events pages, shoot us an email.

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Join Us for FB LIVE Q&A

Mark your calendars! Join us on May 1, 2024, at 9 PM EST for an exclusive Facebook Live event hosted by the Sexual Wellness Professional Alliance in the P3 FB Group! Meet our ALLSTAR team, learn all about what we do, and get your questions answered in our live Q&A session. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with us! See you there >> P3- https://www.facebook.com/groups/429313984698715

Come Meet Us in LA

 

Speaking of events, both Tamara and Meghan will be at the ANME show, July 15th-17th in LA.

Come drop by our booth and learn more about what we are up to at SWPA and the benefits of becoming a member.

In Other News… FSC

AZ Governor Vetoes Age Verification Law

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed HB2586, a bill that would have mandated invasive age verification for visitors to sites with “material harmful to minors.” We completely agree with Governor Hobbs that legislation to protect children’s online safety “should be bipartisan and work within the bounds of the First Amendment, which this bill does not.” Read more here.

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Sexual Wellness In the News:

StorErotica Magazine Founder Don Waitt Passes Away

Don Waitt Jr., founder of ED Publications, which launched StorErotica Magazine, passed away peacefully at home on March 28 at the age of 67. Read more

Sexual Wellness Resources

 

Private Label

Did you know that Triggs Labs (aka Wet Lubes) does Private Label and White Label manufacturing so you can create your own brand of lubricant? For over 33 years, Wet® has made high-quality, innovative and unique products that are formulated using only the finest ingredients.

Shameless Sex on Tour

Get Shameless With Amy Baldwin and April Lampert in Person! It’s the first ever Shameless Sex tour! Are you ready to have some fun, laugh until you cry, be thoroughly entertained, and experience true shamelessness like never before? Then get unleashed in a city near you… Check out our Podcast Events page for more info.

Elevate U

Eldorado has an award-winning educational resource for retailers and their staff called Elevate U. (You’ve probably heard of it already!). Whether you are new to the sexual wellness biz, or old school, you can always learn something new or brush up on your product knowledge. Check out Elevate U online here. Looking for instore trainings, at your location? Find out more about Elevation Road Shows by emailing your Eldorado Account Manager.

Member’s Spotlight: Meet David Eliason

Born and raised in South Dakota he and his wife moved to central Florida following their wedding. After working in a variety of positions David began offering CCTV and computer networking solutions to a wide variety of clients. One of those clients was a company focused on adult related businesses that operated both retail stores, arcade systems and gentlemen’s clubs. Eventually an opportunity to invest in a store with the company came along and he jumped at the opportunity.

David and his family returned to South Dakota where he invested in two new stores with the Florida company. He separated from the organization and decided to open Dick & Jane’s Naughty Spot in Sturgis, South Dakota. The success of that store led to the addition of a second location in Rapid City in 2018.

His journey has included multiple successful federal lawsuits to overcome municipalities trying to interfere with the right to open the stores. David is a strong advocate for education both for staff and customers. He continues to assist developing staff members into career positions not just “jobs”. David has been married to his wife Renee for almost 33 years. They have a daughter and three grandchildren they are very proud of.

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