Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Max Black has The X Factor – Dami Im wears MB Latex!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Dami Im is well and truly dominating the competition in this season’s X Factor Australia, and last Sunday night she stunned the audience with a disco classic that was turning heads – and not just because of her awesome vocals!

“You look like you were coming down a runway like you are a supermodel, you are so insanely beautiful!” gushed mentor Dannii Minogue.

TVFIX commented that ‘dressed head-to-toe in leather and latex, Dami’s dominatrix-disco queen look is just one of many stand-out sartorial choices that we’ve come to expect from the blossoming diva as she continues to push the style envelope each week.’

And where did that fabulous outfit come from? Well, X Factor stylist Heather Cairns, just happened to make a visit to our little ‘ol store and as she told TVFIX  “We went a little sexier and dressed her in latex and she just embraced the look! The latex was from Max Black in Newtown, which is the best latex in Oz, and we paired it with a bustier”.

For lovers of latex there is no other store in Sydney that offers such a huge range of Europe’s finest rubberware – from cute little skirts to fully boned corsetry, lingerie and even a full line of menswear.

We were absolutely thrilled to be involved with such a talented artist and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the competition next.

Want to see how it went down? Check out the video…



Last Chance to Win a We-Vibe 3!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

MB's We-Vibe 3 - RubyHere is your last chance to WIN the #1 selling couple’s vibrator the We-Vibe 3 in Ruby Red – (we hear red goes faster!).

Worn while you are making love, with a remote control, completely waterproof and rechargeable, with a travel case and valued at $199 you don’t want to miss out on this competition run by the Lucky Her website.

Simply click on the link above and tell them what is it you love most about your lover!

Offer ends soon on June 29th, so get in quick!

Win a We-Vibe 3!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

MB's We-Vibe 3 - RubyHave you been in store at Max Black and added the We-Vibe 3 to your ever-growing naughty wish-list? Or are you looking for that something for the both of you to add some fun into the bedroom?

Well, here is your chance to win the #1 couple’s vibrator the We-Vibe 3 in Ruby Red – (we hear red goes faster!). Worn while you are making love, with a remote control, completely waterproof and rechargeable, with a travel case and valued at $199 you don’t want to miss out on this competition run by the Lucky Her website.

Simply click on the link above and tell them what is it you love most about your lover!

Offer ends on June 29th.


Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Meet Matsumoto, the Inventor of TENGA Products

“My heart was saying “I want to create something that doesn’t exist, that needs to exist, that people will enjoy.” ”

For those of you who have not already discovered TENGA, it is a premium Japanese male-oriented adult brand currently on the market. TENGA produces some of these most discreet and beautifully designed male masturbation cups and sleeves distributed now to over 40 countries.

Matsumoto, the creator of TENGA products, originally graduated from a mechanics college and started his career tuning luxury and vintage cars and later worked as a car salesman. However, he could not negate the desire to create and spent his time outside of work trolling various types of stores from DIY, car accessories to electronics stores researching products and one day stumbled into an adult store.

“I hadn’t been into one of these stores in years! I had always found sex toys to be funny so I thought I’d take a closer look. As I walked into the sex toy area though, I felt somewhat uncomfortable; “There’s something wrong here…” “

Matsumoto felt that what was so strong about products with the Made in Japan label was that there was a feeling of ‘safety’ in the quality of manufacturing, customer care and customer service following a purchase. However, he felt that this feeling of safety did not translate to adult products where often at the time the products had no company name, brand or even contact details and were usually very obscene. Something normal like masturbation only seemed to be catered to one very specific group and not to everyday person.

“I believe pleasure products were originally made to relieve human needs; people need to eat, sleep and relieve sexual urges.”

So, Matsumoto went forth starting from the bottom up to put all his efforts into creating various proto-types. Matsumoto recalls his humble beginnings when he would assimilate objects like a shampoo bottles for the SOFT TUBE cup prototype or toy hammers for what became the ROLLING HEAD cup prototype, or most of his materials would be purchased at the 100 Yen shops.  He worked tirelessly throughout the day, until the morning hours for about 1 year and half developing his product and trying to get it out in the market when he finally reached the point where his funds were running low and he was not working any other job.

Then one day he received a call from the Soft on Demand Company to pitch his products and was found. One year of product development and he had his first line of the TENGA standard Red Cup series ready for market. The original 50,000 pieces to be produced were already on reservation and he could not seem to keep up with the high demands from the second lot of production onwards. TENGA exploded and they even had an interview with “Forbes” and were published in many domestic and international magazines. This was the beginning of TENGA.

Matsumoto later went on to develop different versions such as a hard or soft cup which was inspired from the ‘“Hard”, “Medium” and “Soft” bristles varieties of toothbrushes or how beer has “Bitter” and “Light” varieties.

Matsumoto truly believed and strived towards creating an adult-toy that was well designed, well manufactured and that anyone could use. He strongly believed in creating a product that would make people happy.

“Everyone in this world regardless of background should be able to enjoy it and be happy.”

And we are thankful Matsumoto did, because TENGA is one of the hottest and classiest male adult brands on the market today!

Max Black is definitely a big fan of not only TENGA but now also Tenga Iroha their female brand!

Sourced at :

CLUB KOOKY 18TH BIRTHDAY at the Sydney Opera House

Friday, May 31st, 2013



THIS weekend on Sunday, June 2nd come celebrate Club Kooky’s 18th birthday bash as a part of Vivid Live at the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney queer institution Club Kooky will now ring in their adult years as Seymour Butz and DJ Gemma bring their dramatic and debaucherous festival finale with an all-out Kooky & Love Affair reunion featuring Aérea Negrot, Kim Ann Foxman and Shaun J Wright.

So get out the rainbows colours and crazy costumes and seriously boogie down with some the kookiest kids in town!

Tickets ($35 each) and more details can be found at



ACON’s Launch of a new GLBTI Anti-Violence Project

Friday, May 31st, 2013

ACON Anti-Violence Campaign 5-13




Bruce from Max Black attended and supported the launch of ACON’s new GLBTI Anti-Violence project today which is aimed at reducing violence within the GLBTI community by promoting places of safety and support.

Max Black is a proud to be a part of this project and will be displaying the ‘Safe Place’ signage and will be committing itself to the principles of being a proactive safe haven.


Empowerment, Inspiration and Creativity in sex and all aspects of your life

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

As a counsellor specialising in sexual and relationship issues one would think that I hear all sorts of outrageous stories about my clients’ sexual experiences. And I do. Some would think it’s the dream job; talking about sex all day- what more could I want? And, well, yes it’s true, it is my dream job and I love it. But aside from all of this I also hear endless stories about individuals and couples that are looking for more in aspects of their lives that don’t seem to have anything to do with sex. They don’t just come to sessions wanting to heat things up in the bedroom but they often talk about issues that go much deeper.


Believe it or not a lot of the work I do involves the exploration of issues that go right to the core of my clients’ sense of existence on this earth. Deep huh? Yep. And they occur on multiple levels. The first level is clients’ dreams for their romantic relationships such as wanting a richer and deeper sexual connection with their partner, improving intimacy and exploring with their partner. The second level involves deeply personal issues such as the development of self-esteem, self-exploration (in whatever form that may take!), greater consciousness, spirituality, assertiveness skills, the search for happiness and even finding inner peace.  And the third level deals with life skills and challenges such as reaching financial security, finding the dream job, achieving a balanced lifestyle, good health, pursuing studies, hobbies, travel and friendships. It’s a lot to deal with and I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all struggled with some, if not all of these issues in our lives.


What I’ve found is that for many of my clients (and myself included!) to feel truly empowered, inspired and creative in their sex lives they often need to work on many of the aspects just described.  I’ll give you an example. John presents for counselling with erectile dysfunction. His wife complains that they don’t have sex any more and even when they try he struggles with his erections. Hmmm…seems a simple case of Erectile Dysfunction. But when I dig a little deeper, John reveals that he has been working 60-hour weeks in the same job for 15 years. When asked why he keeps doing it he answers “because, well, what else is there to do?” 6 months ago he was diagnosed with depression and his doctor warned him that if he didn’t change his eating and exercise habits he would become a candidate for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After some time working with John and his wife, he was able to feel strong enough to change his work schedule, invest in his health, make more time for his family and have a healthier, more fulfilling and connected sexual and relationship with his wife. It took some time and lots of dedication, but John is a happier man for it now.


We all have room to grow, evolve and become more empowered, inspired and creative. For more information on how check out my new workship ‘Lovin your Loving’.


Signing off.



McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary - Maria Venuti & Lelo

Check out our gallery from the McGrath Foundation 10th Anniversary gala fundraiser! Max was a proud supporter on the night and our very own Bruce and Heidi walked away with a LELO box hand-crafted by the fabulous Maria Vanuti.

[nggallery id=9]

Sexy Doppelgängers

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Glass Sculpture-Shiri Zinn Glass Dildo

Sex toys have come a very long way and have now evolved to the point where some toys look like actual pieces of art or every day objects. Here are a few sexy doppelgängers I have come across. . .



[nggallery id=8]

Serviette Holder-Lelo Alia Vibrator

Jimmyjane Back at Max Black

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Jimmyjane has landed back in store at Max Black and we are very excited!

On the deluxe end of Jimmyjane we are happy to announce the arrival of the Form 2 clitoral vibrator, the Form 6 internal vibrator and the newest Hello Touch finger vibrator! Form 2 and Form 6 are so sexy, svelte and oh-so-powerful and Hello Touch is a finger vibrator of the next generation!

You can also expect all the Usual Suspects such as the ICONIC Rabbit, Bullet, Pocket and Smoothie. All sleek and white this is a range of classic vibrator styles. The ICONIC series is very well-priced and great for beginners or for someone who just wants to pick up a quick little gift.

If you are local come in store and delight your senses. Otherwise you can check it out on our website.