StorErotica Awards Nominees Announced

Ariana Rodriguez

CLEARWATER, Fla. — StorErotica Magazine has announced the nominees for the fifth annual StorErotica Awards.

This year marks the first time that the StorErotica Awards will be presented at the ANME Founders Show. Winners will be announced July 11, during the evening cocktail party at the ANME Founders Show taking place inside the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, Calif.

“Individually, each of our nominees deserves appreciation for their continued excellence throughout the course of the past year," StorErotica Magazine Editor Kristofer Kay said. “But collectively, they all reflect just how multifaceted and dynamic our industry has become. We salute each nominee and look forward to honoring the winners at this year’s ANME Founders Show.”

There will be a total of 10 categories presented at this year’s StorErotica Awards. Returning categories include Novelty Company of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Retailer of the Year (both independent and chain), StorErotica Hot Product of the Year (which highlights a new product that was featured in StorErotica over the past year's issues) and the StorErotica Special Focus Award (which highlights a StorErotica Special Focus category from the previous year's issues — in 2011, glass toy companies will be honored.

In addition, StorErotica has created four new categories to be introduced at this year’s ceremony: Fetish Company of the Year, Lubricant Company of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year and Marketing Campaign of the Year.

“By adding new awards alongside our existing categories, we are able to distinguish more organizations that add to the overall success of today’s brick and mortar retailer,” Kay says. “StorErotica is committed to honoring the best in our industry, and the StorErotica Awards have been a culmination of that effort for the past five years.”

Nominees for this year’s awards were tabulated by the editorial staff of StorErotica Magazine and through the suggestions of StorErotica readers via the online pre-nomination ballot, which was hosted onStorErotica.com from May 9-23.

And the nominees are...

Novelty Company of the Year

1. Pipedream Products

2. California Exotic Novelties

3. Doc Johnson

4. Topco Sales

5. Nasstoys

6. Fleshlight

7. Hustler Novelties

8. Evolved Novelties

9. The Screaming O

10. Synergy Erotic

Distributor of the Year

1. Entrenue

2. Eldorado

3. Sextoy Distributing

4. Williams Trading Company

5. Nalpac

6. Holiday Products

7. Paradise Marketing

8. Honey's Place

9. IVD/ECN

10. Sextoyclub.com

Hot Product of the Year

1. Touch by We-Vibe

2. Fuck Me Silly Mega Masturbator by Pipedream Products

3. Cobra Libre by Fun Factory

4. Bzzz Buddies by TME Products

5. Ogee by The Screaming O

6. Squeel by Love Honey

7. RO 100MM by Rocks-Off

8. Real Touch by Real Touch (AEBN)

9. Vanity by Jopen

10. iRide by Doc Johnson

Fetish Company of the Year

1. The Stockroom

2. Pipedream Products (Fetish Fantasy Series)

3. Topco Sales (Asylum Collection)

4. Cal Exotics (Bound by Diamonds Collection)

5. Rimba

6. Sportsheets Intl.

7. Fraulein Kink

8. Aslan Leather

9. XR Brands

10. Dr. Clockwork

Glass Toy Company of the Year

1. Pipedreams Products (Icicles line)

2. Glow Industries (Don Wands line)

3. Simply Blown

4. Crystal Delights

5. Shiri Zinn

6. Pyrexions

7. Luxotiq

8. California Exotics (Inked line)

9. Phallix Glass

10. Steele Malone

Lube Company of the Year

1. Wet

2. Sliquid

3. System Jo

4. Intimate Organics

5. Shunga

6. MD Science

7. Empowered Products

8. Hathor Aprodisia

9. B. Cumming

10. Classic Erotica

Marketing Campaign of the Year

1. Beamonstar — Convenience vending machines

2. The Screaming O — The Screaming O Tour

3. Sportsheets — Sex in the Shower in-store campaign

4. Digital Playground Novelties — Pirate Ship in-store promotion

5. TME Products — Bzzz Buddies campaign

6. We-Vibe — Academy Award Goodie bag inclusion

7. Pipedream Products — The Super Star Series

8. Sliquid — Swirl Pink Lemonade Series

9. Fleshlight—The 'Alien" campiagn

10. LELO — Insignia campaign

Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year

1. Beamonstar — SexVoltz

2. The Screaming O — Rock On

3. California Exotic Novelties — Up!

4. Intimate Organics — Intense Clitoral Stimulating Gel

5. Sliquid — Stimulating O Gel

6. Shunga — Dragon Virility Cream

7. Raw Nation — Hot Rawks

8. AVNS Inc — Rockhard Extreme

9. Gladiator Labs — Stamina 72

10. MD Science — Max Hard

Retailer of the Year (Chain — More than 3 stores)

1. Hustler Hollywood

2. Peekay

3. Good Vibrations

4. Babeland

5. Fascinations

6. Condoms to Go/Sara's Secret

7. Castle Megastore

8. Adult Mart

9. Lions Den

10. Adam and Eve

Retailer of the Year (Independent)

1. Fairvilla — locations throughout Florida

2. Smitten Kitten — Minneapolis, Minnesota

3. Sugar — Baltimore, Maryland

4. The Pleasure Chest — LA/NY/Chicago

5. G. Boutique—Chicago

6. Kama Sutra Closet — Ventura, California

7. Taboo — Richmond, Virginia

8. She Bop — Portland, Oregon

9. Entice Couples Boutique — Rome, Georgia

10. Dick and Jane Romance Boutique—Richmond Hill, Ontario

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