Sportsheets International, Inc. has been Keeping Couples Connected® since 1993.
The company’s every-growing line of fantasy products have spiced up the sex lives of countless men, women and couples around the world. Known for quality, creativity and competitive pricing, Sportsheets has become a trusted friend and confidant to a growing community of sexually curious adults from every walk of life.
It all started when founder and CEO Tom Stewart saw a Velcro®-wearing David Letterman jump off a trampoline and stick to a wall. Tom, who was a helicopter pilot at the time, pulled together a few Marine buddies and their girlfriends for an informal focus group, asking them what they thought about being restrained by Velcro®. He got a big thumbs-up — especially from the women who liked that it would be easy to get out of.
And so was born the original Sportsheet, a Velcro® Bondage Bedsheet that became a worldwide phenomenon. Updated versions of the Sportsheet continue to be bestsellers today.
Over the years, Sportsheets has continually sought to provide couples with innovate ways to live out their fantasies, expanding its offering into a wide array of award-winning restraint systems, sex toys, sexual position devices and more. The much-lauded Sex & Mischief line premiered in 2011, just before E.L James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey took the world by storm. The book, its sequels and the movie adaptations opened up a new fantasy world for women of all ages to explore. The phenomena continues to influence Sportsheets, from its steamy Sex in the Shower products to the newly launched Midnight line of sophisticated accessories.
Today, Tom remains CEO of Sportsheets, overseeing R&D and new product development. In 1999, he brought his sister, Julie Stewart, on board as president to lead business operations, and the two have watched the company grow from a small business run out of Tom’s garage to a large global corporation that was twice named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies.More than 20 years into the business, the Sportsheets team’s mission remains the same: Empowering men and women to fully explore their sexuality while keeping couples connected… literally and figuratively.