The success Shots Europe experienced eventually beckoned expansion to America, and Ruben Deitz was the perfect man to oversee that (successful) endeavor.
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Womanizer has entered the portable sex toy market with its Womanizer 2Go, which was released at the beginning of June.
Houdini. David Copperfield. David Blaine. Is it fair to add an intimate company to the list of greatest magicians of all time? Because what Womanizer was able to pull off with the Womanizer 2Go was nothing short of magical.
Storerotica announces the winners of the 11th Annual SE Awards
Honoring the best in the adult storefront sector, and celebrating over a decade of adult retail excellence, STOREROTICA Magazine is proud to announce the winners of the 11th Annual STOREROTICA AWARDS. The SE Awards were presented at the industry gala on the evening of Monday, July 17th, during the summertime ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California. (The complete list of SE Award Winners is attached.)
Sunny Rogers, the renowned sexual health educator and Brand Manager for the Diamond Products family, took the stage as hostess for the evening’s festivities. “The 11th Annual STOREROTICA Awards will go down as one of our most memorable events,” says SE’s PR Manager, Kristofer Kay. “With more awards, more guests, and more esteem shown, to recognize the pleasure product industry is always a thrill. However, this evening was different than years prior simply because along with the celebration came the remembrance of a true legend, Larry Garland.”
In the middle of the ceremony, Mr. Garland—who passed away suddenly last January—was honored by his wife Wanda (now CEO of Eldorado Trading Company) and his son, Preston, in a brief memorial on stage.
Revering excellence in the adult retail community, the STOREROTICA Awards have revered those in the brick-and-mortar storefront, distributing and manufacturing levels. In celebration of over a decade of recognition, and as a reflection of both the industry’s and the magazine’s evolution, more than 20 categories were given out, including: Pleasure Product Company of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Fetish Company of the Year, Boutique Brand of the Year, Lubricant Company of the Year, New Product of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year, Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Retailer of the Year (for both independent and chain locations), Luxury Line of the Year, International New Product of the Year, LGBT Company of the Year, BDSM Product of the Year and Retailer Favorite of the Year.
And, as another first, the trade publication set out on its initial foray into the consumer sector with the “Consumer’s Choice” Award, which was presented on behalf of STOREROTICA's consumer publication partner, the popular blogger site, kinkly.com and their co-founder Nicole Jansen. Vibratex’s ever-popular Cordless Hitachi Magic Wand took this title.
Kay adds, “We congratulate all of this year’s winners once more, and thank all the people who continue to make the adult retail industry better year after year.”
Pleasure Products Company of the Year
Distributor of the Year
New Product of the Year
Mimic by Clandestine Devices
Fetish Company of the Year
Kink by Doc Johnson
Boutique Brand of the Year
Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year
Retail Chain of the Year
Adam and Eve
Lubricant Company of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Elevate U by Eldorado
Male Pleasure Product of the Year
Fleshlight Launch Powered by Kiiroo
Foreign Manufacturer of the Year
Body Care Product/Line of the Year
Hemp Seed by Earthly Body
LGBT Company of the Year
XR Brands for Tom of Finland
Brand Ambassador of the Year
Alicia Sinclair, b-Vibe
Luxury Line of the Year
Ascend by Jimmyjane
Adult Game/Gag Gift Manufacturer of the Year
BDSM Product of the Year
Scandal by CalExotics
International New Product of the Year
Partner by Satisfyer
Retailer Favorite of the Year
Independent Retailer of the Year
The Pleasure Chest, Chicago/LA/NYC
SE's Consumer's Choice Award presented by Kinkly.com
The Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable, Vibratex
Brings experience to credit card processing for the adult industry
Having worked with adult nightclubs for years, Miriam Ramos’ Platinum Solutions knows — and can help safeguard against — the pitfalls adult stores can face when dealing with the banks and card giants of the financial world.
Sexy” is a word you hear and read a lot in this industry. Truthfully, there is nothing “sexy” about credit card processing, fighting chargebacks or “data-breach insurance.”
Sex educator and retailer, Ducky DooLittle, spoke with women throughout the adult retail industry to glean some insight into who inspires them.
My years in the adult retail industry have gifted me with some beautiful friendships. Of course there are countless great guys in this industry but there’s nothing like ending a day at a trade show with a late night sushi dinner with the girls.