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CalExotics Founder Susan Colvin Inducted Into 2022 StorErotica Hall of Fame

CalExotics founder and CEO Susan Colvin has been inducted into the 2022 StorErotica Awards Hall of Fame.

Howard Stern Debuts 'Shark Tank'-Style Contest for Sex Toy Entrepreneurs

Pleasure product execs appeared yesterday on "The Howard Stern Show" as judges for its first "Sex Toy Tycoon" contest, a "Shark Tank"-style competition for pleasure product entrepreneurs.

CalExotics Earns 3 XBIZ Exec Awards Nominations

CalExotics is tub-thumping three nominations from the 2022 XBIZ Exec Awards, retail edition, for Nichole Grossmann as "Marketing Executive of the Year" and Austin Ferdinand as a contender for the "Senior Leadership Award," while Founder and CEO Susan Colvin was cited as "Businesswoman of the Year."

Road to Recovery: Retail Industry Execs Reflect on COVID-19 Pandemic

As the news coverage of COVID-19’s devastating impact on Wuhan, China increased, it wasn’t until March that it turned everybody’s world upside down. For the pleasure products industry, the pandemic’s impact was suddenly felt when the American attendees of Shots’ trade event in Ibiza had to quickly get home before the borders closed.

CalExotics Celebrates 2020 XBIZ Award, Exec Honors

CalExotics scored three 2020 XBIZ Awards earlier this month.

Hustler: The Legendary Life and Times of Larry Flynt

Nobody should take Larry Flynt for granted. After all, the man who was once dismissed as an underdog when he started Hustler magazine, gambled hard and smart and came out the winner — big-time.

CalExotics Scores 8 XBIZ 2020 Award Nominations

CalExotics scored eight nominations last month for 2020 XBIZ Awards.

CalExotics' 'Female Fab Five' Celebrate 2020 XBIZ Exec Awards Noms

CalExotics is trumpeting its “Female Fab Five,” a quintet of nominees for the 2020 XBIZ Retail Exec Awards nominees.

CalExotics Extends 1-Year Warranty Program to Full Catalog

CalExotics announced today that its entire product catalog would be backed by a one-year warranty.

CalExotics Doubles Donations to 'Living Beyond Breast Cancer' for October

For the entire month of October, CalExotics is doubling its donations to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) on all Inspire products.

CalExotics Expands Slay Collection With 3 New Additions

CalExotics has added the #ThrillMe, #TickleMe and #EnticeMe petite massagers to its trendy Slay collection.

CalExotics Debuts 2 New Red Hot 'Teaser' Massagers

CalExotics has added two new teasers — Fury and Sizzle — to it Red Hot collection.


Susan Colvin Marks Quarter Century of CalExotics Success

Twenty-five years ago, Susan Colvin became the first female founder and operator of a sex toy company when she took over a distributor’s small novelty branch by the name of Swedish Erotica, and turned it into what has become one of the pleasure product industry’s leading forces.

Ariana Rodriguez ·

CalExotics, Jopen Nominated for 8 StorErotica Awards

CalExotics and Jopen have landed eight nominations for StorErotica’s 13th annual SE Awards.

CalExotics Wins Big at Adultex

CalExotics took home two awards at Adultex, Australia’s adult industry trade show, including the prestigious Company of the Year award.

Femme Revolution: How Women Are Shaping the Future of Pleasure

As the curtain rises on another year of sex toys, the audience roars with a fervor unseen in any prior decade of dildos.

CalExotics to Kick Off Silver Anniversary Celebration at ANME

CalExotics is marking its 25th anniversary in 2019 and will kick off its silver anniversary festivities at ANME next week.

CalExotics, Jopen Celebrate 13 XBIZ Awards Nominations

CalExotics and sister company Jopen are trumpeting a baker’s dozen of 2019 XBIZ Awards nominations.


Q&A: CalExotics’ Susan Colvin Discusses New ‘Ultimate Reseller’s Resource’ Site

At this year’s January ANME Show in Burbank, Calif., CalExotics and its sister brand JOPEN had more than new products to showcase — the companies also revealed a new joint website that’s designed to serve as a one-stop shop to serve distributors and resellers.

Ariana Rodriguez ·

CalExotics' Susan Colvin Honored at XBIZ Exec Awards

Susan Colvin, founder and CEO of CalExotics, was named Chief Executive of the Year in the 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards.