Nadia Ali Featured in 2-Part Refinery29 Interview

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 Controversial Pakistani Porn Star’s Interview Now Live on Facebook!

Muslim porn star Nadia Ali is the subject of a two-part Facebook video interview for http://www.Refinery29.com. The controversial adult entertainer, who caused controversy in her home country by performing wearing the ceremonial headscarf, has also received death threats for her work in the past year.

nadia-ali-body-image-1462557965“Working in the adult industry was about me being open with my sexuality, but obviously the word sees it differently,” says Nadia. “I was banned from Pakistan not for starring in porn movies, but for wearing the religious head scarf and other Islamic wear, which I did because the companies who hired me told me this would help me stand out from the crowd. I still follow the Muslim religion, and still pray because it’s a part of what I do, but it doesn’t define me.”

The Refinery29 interview features Nadia making her feature dance debut at members-only adult entertainment lounge HQNYC, wearing a sexy red veil ensemble.

To view Part 1 of her interview for Refinery29, visit https://www.facebook.com/refinery29/videos/10154378321782922/.

Fans may follow Nadia Ali on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Nadia_Ali_xxx.

About Nadia Ali:

Exotic, curvaceous, and all-natural, Nadia Ali is a first generation American whose parents are from Pakistan. In the past year, the 24-year-old adult entertainer has made waves by performing scenes in native dress; she was subsequently featured in many Pakistan newspapers, including http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/viral/pakistani-pornstar-nadia-ali-participates-in-anti-hijab-porn-film/ and http://dailygeonews.com/2015/08/07/pakistani-pornstar-nadia-ali-participates-in-anti-hijab-porn-film/. Between performing in adult movies, Nadia attends beauty school and enjoys feature dancing for her fans whenever possible.

 
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ESCAPE OF THE NIGHTINGALE MENG S/S17

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Introducing the MENG S/S 17 women’s loungewear collection. Drawing on the folk stories of China and Europe, we celebrate personal freedom and the natural world through a collection of intricately printed silk pajamas, kimonos, robes and kaftans. Each is embellished with our signature handdrawn artwork and dazzling colour palette in a series of luxurious, supremely comfortable designs.

INSPIRATION
The Eastern princess, coveted for her beauty in the gilded cage of the Emperor’s palace, breaks the bounds of ritual to join with the sky, the air and nature. Lanterns, throne and portraits are replaced with dance, movement and play.
The story is reflected through a contrast of silhouettes, prints and hues that move between the formal and free, as mix and match pieces create a sense of personal expression.

PRINTS
Our original hand-drawn artworks bloom into life as prints and jacquard weaves. Discover cherry blossoms, fantastical song birds, polka dots and psychedelic chrysanthemums – some in neat repeats, others wild and gloriously free.

FABRICS & COLOURS
Cloths include silk jacquard, smooth silk satin and sheer georgette. A reflective and introspective palette contrasts with softly feminine hues and bright dream colours. Deep burgundy and teal, cool cream, silver grey and seafoam, are accented with terracotta red, rose and a myriad of blues.

SHAPES
Pyjamas, kimonos, long and short robes and kaftans are framed with contrast colour and print edgings and linings.

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LELO Offers Condom-Innovation to Durex & Trojan for 1 Million USD to Change an Industry

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 ‘The Condom of the Future’ Sparks Surge in Awareness for Condoms and STIS

Swedish designer brand LELO continues to shake up the condom industry with its landmark innovation LELO HEX™ by laying down a million dollar offer to the world’s three biggest condom brands, Trojan, Durex and Ansell, to access its new technology and start innovating again. This comes as part of its global launch campaign for its re-engineered condom, LELO HEX™, which seeks to change people’s minds about condoms by changing the condom itself.

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  • LELO offers Durex, Trojan, Ansell chance to study ground-breaking HEX™ technology with new 1 million dollar ‘perk’
  • Google searches on condoms hit a 2016 peak after LELO HEX™ launches last week
  • More than 500,000 condoms sold on LELO.com since LELO HEX™ launched on June 14th
  • 2000 articles published referencing condoms and STIs since launch as global media takes up the fight in raising awareness

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Launched on June 14th with the controversial choice of Charlie Sheen as its spokesperson, LELO HEX™ is described as the first major condom innovation in 70 Years, and the Swedish designers have already sold more than 500,000 condoms in the first two weeks via LELO.com and its Indiegogo campaign. Now the Swedish company has offered the world’s three leading condom brands the chance to take a closer look at the technology behind LELO HEX™ to bring innovation to their production lines.

LELO claims its key discovery on launching LELO HEX™ was to recognize that it was not the latex material of condoms that needed to change, but the structure of itself. But launching their new condom required more than 3 years of testing and refinement, from developing a new technique for integrating the HEX™ pattern via the condom molds, to defining the precise depth and thickness of the hexagonal web for the best experience possible.

LELO’s CMO Steve Thomson said, “The world’s three biggest condom brands, Durex, Trojan and Ansell, have all existed for close to 100 years. That’s great for a brand like Louis Vuitton that specializes in designer bags, but not so good for a company focused on medical devices. These companies have a responsibility to innovate, to keep meeting the demands of consumers, especially when interest in condoms is flat-lining so clearly. Our goal is not to criticize these companies who provide a vital product, but to light a fire under the condom industry and get everyone innovating again.”

Since last week, LELO has even taken its campaign to the streets of Slough, home to the headquarters of Reckitt Benkiser who own Durex and roughly 40% of the $3.9 billion global market for condoms, to challenge the company to invest more in innovation. From the middle of last week, LELO HEX™ took over the town with posters, billboards and ad vans communicating that ‘the condom is out of date’ and that the time for change is now.

Thomson continues, “People are often scared to criticize the condom, because it’s so essential in the fight against STIs. But if no-one demands change, nothing changes. It’s clear consumer interest and usage could be much, much higher. We feel the major condom brands have a responsibility to innovate too.”

“The major condom brands can be as much as 1000 times the size of LELO, but LELO has succeeded in changing the design of the condom and got people excited again. So we’re offering them the chance to explore our innovation first hand and take the next steps. This industry needs to compete on the basis of innovation, not the number of packs on shelves. It’s only then that the consumer wins, and STIs lose out.”

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Over the coming weeks, LELO plans to blow open the challenges of the condom industry, and explain why so little innovation has occurred since the reservoir tip and lubricant was added to condoms back in the 1950s. Even those new condom projects famously backed by Bill & Melinda Gates are yet to reach the market, which is what makes LELO’s intervention so impactful. While the Charlie Sheen alignment has sparked a huge amount of debate, LELO HEX™ has been praised in the global media and by KOLs/ influencers alike as a genuine step forward.

We all need to learn from our mistakes, and it’s wonderful to see Charlie Sheen spread the word about Hex condoms and the importance of safer sex that doesn’t need to compromise sensual sex, says Ian Kerner, PhD, sex therapist and author of She Comes First.

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, thought leader in the field of sexual health and AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor, says: “I hope with this new product in the market, we could question the status quo to eventually elevate condoms value to where it should be. In all honesty, condoms are still the most valuable protective products against STIs in the market. This is only the physical part of it, psychologically Condom’s value could be arguably even more since it could put the minds of the ones engaged in a sexual act at ease, therefore there would be less inhibitions and more allowance to explore and experience pleasure.”

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The LELO HEX™ campaign ―on both LELO.com and Indiegogo―has already surpassed their goal of attracting 10,000 backers to pledge to try this new condom in advance. As a result, the company confirmed it has fast-forwarded production to meet the surge in demand during its launch phase. The campaign is available to view on LELO.com and the Indiegogo crowdfunding site, which specializes in pre-market launches.

 

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The Pjur ‘Touch Me, Feel Me, Try Me’ Free Sample Give-away

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Pjur Group USA is in their twenty-first year as the world’s leader in quality personal lubricants. As a part of their continued success, Pjur has initiated an aggressive tip-in campaign intended to compel more consumers to try one or all of their best-selling formulas. Pjur personal lubricants have always provided a unique feel when compared to other brands and end-customers experiencing this singular difference will ultimately lead to them being a long-term Pjur customer.

pjurThe Pjur brand enjoys strong sales because the formulas inspire repeat purchases and celebrates steady sales growth with a constant stream of new customers trying Pjur personal lubricants every day. The Touch Me, Feel Me, Try Me program is a good reason why Pjur retains such a high brand loyalty. Richie Harris, CEO of Pjur Group USA stated, “It is clear, trying a Pjur product is key to the brand’s success around the world. Touch it, feel it, buy it and buy it over and over again.”

Pjur Group USA offers more than twenty personal products registered with the FDA. The Touch Me, Feel Me, Try Me program includes distributing more than 10,000 tip-in cards to wholesalers across the United States. For information on Pjur, email info@pjurgroupusa.com or call 877-628-7100.

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