Blush Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth

New York, NY – June 4, 2018 – Blush has embarked on a campaign to fundraise and empower homeless LGBTQ youth.

Statistics show that 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, with 68% of those young people citing family rejection as the major contributing factor to their homelessness.

Established in 2002, the Ali Forney Center has grown to become the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths in the country—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center in New York City. The center provides over 70,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program.

The organization’s namesake, Ali Forney, was a gender-nonconforming teen who fled his home at 13. He entered the foster care system where he was bounced around to several homes, sadly experiencing beatings and abuse. Ali ended up living on the streets at the age of 15. Despite his hard circumstances, Ali was dedicated to helping other young people and publicly advocated for the safety of homeless LGBT youth. Tragically, in December of 1997, Ali was murdered in Harlem—shot in the head and left for dead.

Supporting the efforts of the Ali Forney Center is perfectly aligned with the Blush mission stating that all bodies are beautiful, worthy and deserving of celebration and pleasure.

“We are a company that insists upon recognizing the rights of all individuals. We understand that meeting the basic needs of a human being must come before pleasure. Knowing that from a young age lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and pansexual youth face extraordinary obstacles means that we must go above and beyond in our efforts to care for them.” says Blush’s Resident Sex Educator Ducky DooLittle. “We are so grateful that the Ali Forney Center exists, and we are proud to fundraise for them.”

Together, with the participation of adult distributors and retailers who sell Avant Pride, Blush will donate $1 to the Ali Forney Center. The promotion take place the entire month of June 2018. 

ABOUT BLUSH: 

The Blush philosophy is that all bodies are beautiful, worthy and deserving of celebration and pleasure. Our team combines innovation and creativity to create pleasure products that fit your desires while meeting our high health and wellness standards. Price, quality and your experience are our highest priority.

ABOUT THE ALI FORNEY CENTER:

Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

Blush Sponsors Women To The Front II Event in Brooklyn, NY

Due to the glass ceiling that still today creates an unbalanced display of genders in art institutions, the mission of Women To The Front II is raising their voices to equalize this proportion and shatter the glass ceiling. Through art and music, they built a space to inspire and empower the upcoming female-identified generations and art appreciators. WTTF is an immersive exhibition of music, art, video and performance, celebrating and showcasing women in the arts and support women in business.

Blush was one of the major sponsors of the event because this is what we stand for. We stand for empowerment, kindness, love, and equality.

The creators, Daniela “Zoe” Croci and Terry Lovette were united in 2017 by their shared vision of a future where a woman’s success is not limited by their gender. In collaborative practice, these culture-makers are creating opportunities for women in the arts and music and supporting woman-owned business through the Women To The Front curatorial project.

The two powerful women behind this event, Terry Lovette (L) and Zoe Map (R).

(Photo by: @neesmithonzeur)

The night started with a brief introduction and a discussion with brilliant women identifying creative professionals. The panel consisted of five individuals from various creative industries. The conversation centered around personal experiences in their respective fields and changes they are part of our hope to see in the future.

The conversation was followed by performances in the main room by Terry Lovette, Ivy, LADAMA, and Sandflower Power were well-received by the attendees while some enjoyed FUEL by Amy Gardner, Premiere of “Javier Ninja, The Heir” by Zoe Map, andThe Mixtape: Stay Black , Baby by Jasmine Lynea in the viewing room. A few women-owned businesses were also present during the event.


Ivy and Terry Lovette performing a song and dance number together.

As for the Blush table, people very much enjoyed getting to feel the sample products in real life over just seeing photos on the internet. Throughout the night, Blush raffled off some goodies for them, which everybody was excited for. Everybody who came by the booth had big smiles on their faces and very much enjoyed talking about our company, products, and their experiences.

Our display along with the raffle prizes!

Our Brand Ambassador explaining the goods to gallery staff.

The Blush philosophy.

Our Avant display!

One of our raffle winners, Lila.

The event was already successful before it even began because of their mission to empower women — that they are capable of living their dream and achieving success in this world. Everybody learned a lot and had a great time that night, so there’s no wonder that there will be a next time.

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Blush Interviews Amy Boyajian, Founder of Wild Flower Sex

In this interview, Amy Boyajian, Founder of Wild Flower Sex talks about what she has learned in her career and what she seeks to create with her store. She answer our questions on why she opened up her store to why people need to be more educated on sex. Watch the full interview now!

Wild Flower is dedicated to offering the most innovative sexual wellness and adult store products in a sex positive and educational environment. We strive to create a radiant community through promoting self care, sexual well being, and an all inclusive atmosphere. Wild Flower works closely with its suppliers and brands to insure to all products are body safe and curated with pleasure in mind. All our practices are dedicated to highest of ethical stances and we promise to keep evolving with our customers needs.

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Blush Makes a Perfect Gift on Episode of MTV’s Siesta Key

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New York, NY – February 1, 2018 – Blush brightens up the party on a recent episode of the MTV docuseries Siesta Key, as cast member, Chloe, is gifted with a house warming gift she will never forget.

Watch the vibrant cast of young adults as they navigate life, through all the high and low points that come with love, friends, work, and home life. In this episode, a festive housewarming party is made much more exciting when the hosts are gifted a Blush Real Nude dual density, silicone dildo.

The party guests are all smiles as we watch how pleasure products have become both an acceptable and well received present among modern young adults. Gone are the superficial jokes that make sex toys the punch line in poor attempts to make seuxality socially unacceptable.

In the words of the makers of Siesta Keys, this modern show “follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together. Nothing is off limits while they come of age, figuring out who they are and who they want to become.”

Blush’s resident Sex Educator, Ducky DooLittle adds, “We are so happy to see the cast using our products to express joy and playfulness with each other. This premier MTV cast and crew prove that sexuality and sex toys are fun, healthy, and the desire to own them is perfectly normal. We love being a part of this episode!”

The episode featuring Blush can be seen on MTV.com. To order products featured on this show, please contact Blush: www.blushnovelties.com

ABOUT BLUSH:

Blush makes pleasure products for everyone. Our diverse team works hard to create products designed to fit your body and desires while meeting our high health and wellness standards. Innovation, creativity and consumer feedback are our driving force. www.blushnovelties.com

Blush Team Member Benny Neff Wins XBIZ Executive Award

Blush is proud to announce Benny Neff has earned the XBIZ Executive Award for Brand Ambassador of the Year.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start 2018!” says Neff. “It’s been so rewarding to be able to build the Blush brand and I am excited to share all the upcoming stuff we have happening in 2018. Being nominated was a pleasant surprise.  I have a lot of dear friends who were nominated and who do such an amazing job every day. Sharing the night with them was fun. Hearing my name called was the icing on the cake.”

Benny has been the Blush Brand Ambassador for three years. “Without a doubt Benny’s best strength is his sincere relationships and willingness to go the extra mile in his efforts to support our customers.” adds Blush Marketing Manager, Ducky DooLittle. “He’s a joy to work with, and we are all so proud of his well-earned award!”

Benny was recently promoted to Sales Executive on the Blush team and remains a strong presence at customer and trade events. Despite being honored in the bright lights of the XBIZ award ceremony, Benny’s warm approach to business building continues to be his biggest asset.

The whole Blush team would like to thank XBIZ and everyone who voted for him for giving us another reason to celebrate Benny.