By: William Lopez, Staff Writer

CLEARWATER, FL — This year’s 11th Annual SE Awards (SE Xi) will be presented during the ANME Founders Show taking place on July 17 and will honor companies in over 20 categories.

The final ballot for the SE Awards kicked off on June 1, and StorErotica will accept votes until June 15.

SE is also excited to announce that renowned sex educator Sunny Rodgers will be hosting the evening’s awards festivities. Sunny has worked in the pleasure product industry since 2000 and received her Clinical Sexologist certification in early 2017. Sunny serves as an Ambassador for the American Sexual Health Association and is a member of the World Association of Sex Coaches. She received honorable mention for SE magazine’s “Most Influential Women of 2017” and was voted XBIZ’s 2016 “Community Figure of the Year.”

Rodgers serves as an ambassador for the American Sexual Health Association and is a member of the World Association of Sex Coaches. She received an honorable mention for SE magazine’s “Most Influential Women of 2017” and was voted the 2016 XBIZ Community Figure of the Year.

“I want to thank the StorErotica team for allowing me to be the host of their esteemed event,” said Rodgers, who is currently the brand manager and sexual health educator for the Diamond Products family of brands (Pipedream Products, Jimmyjane and Sir Richard’s). “I am deeply honored and excited for the upcoming SE Awards Show. And, I wish the best of luck to all the nominees.” said Rodgers.

The 20 returning categories honored this year will include: 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, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year, Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Body Care Line of the Year, as well as two Retailer of the Year Awards (for independent and chain locations).

Other award categories added in 2016 include Luxury Line of the Year; LGBT Company of the Year, Adult Game/Gag Gift of the Year, BDSM Product of the Year and Retailer Favorite of the Year.

A representative stated that a first for the SE Awards this year will be the Consumer’s Choice award. The award will be presented on behalf of SE’s B2C editorial partner,

Nominees were gathered from input received during the pre-nominations voting on Pre-nominations were accepted from May 5-19.

“The SE Awards is our favorite time of the year here at the magazine,” said SE’s PR manager, Kristofer Kay. “Not only do we come to celebrate the industry’s accomplishments en masse, but we’re able to distinguish those talented professionals who are striving to make our community stronger. With continued gratitude to the ANME Founders, we plan on having another wonderful evening in Burbank.” said Kay.

The Nominees for the 11 Annual SE Awards Are:

Pleasure Product Company of the Year
* Blush Novelties
* CalExotics
* Doc Johnson
* Lovehoney
* Nasstoys
* Pipedream Products
* Sportsheets International
* The Screaming O
* Topco Sales
* XR Brands

Distributor of the Year
* East Coast News
* Eldorado Trading Company
* Entrenue
* Honey’s Place
* Mike’s Worldwide
* Nalpac
* Paradise Marketing
* Sex Toy Distributing
* Williams Trading Company
* Xgen Products

Lubricant Company of the Year
* Astroglide
* Eden Lubricants
* ID Lubes
* Intimate Earth
* pjur USA
* Sliquid
* Spunk Lube
* Swiss Navy
* System Jo
* Topco Sales

New Product of the Year
* Double Teaser by Nasstoys
* Drilldo by Drilldo
* Lure Black Label by Topco Sales
* Main Squeeze by Doc Johnson
* Midnight 10 Function Vibes by Sportsheets International
* Mimic by Clandestine Devices
* Red Hot Spark by CalExotics
* Revo Stealth by Nexus
* RumbleSeat Jimmyjane by Jimmyjane
* Zorro 6.5 by Perfect Fit Brand

Fetish Company of the Year
* CB-X
* E-Stim Systems
* Gear Essentials
* Kink by Doc Johnson
* Lovehoney
* Pipedream Products
* Shots America
* Spartacus
* Sportsheets Intl.
* XR Brands

Foreign Manufacturer of the Year
* Bijoux Indiscrets
* Bodispa Wellness Products
* ElectraStim
* JoyDivision
* Kiiroo
* Lovehoney
* Nexus
* Rocks-Off
* Shunga Erotic Art
* We-Vibe

Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year
* Classic Erotica
* L.A. Pump
* MD Science Lab
* Minna Life
* pjur USA
* Rock On
* Shunga Erotic Art
* Stud 100/Pound International
* System Jo Supplement Range
* The Screaming O for Dynamo Delay Spray

Marketing Campaign of the Year
* Average Joe by Topco Sales
* Elevate U by Eldorado
* Flex Your Sex Ascend Series by Jimmyjane
* Gaia Collection Earth Day Promo by Blush Novelties
* Hex Condoms by Lelo
* King Cock World Tour by Pipedream Products
* Kink by Doc Johnson
* Make Sex Exciting Again by We-Vibe Sync
* Mini Marvels by CalExotics
* Something for Everyone Campaign by Sportsheets Intl.

Male Pleasure Product of the Year
* Cheap Thrills by CalExotics
* Element Ms. by Sir Richard’s
* Fleshlight Launch Powered by Kiiroo
* Jack Socket XL by ElectraStim
* PDX Elite Cock Compressor Stroker by Pipedream Products
* Play Zone Kit by Perfect Fit Brand
* Tenga Vacuum Controller
* The Quest by Rocks-Off
* Verge by We-Vibe
* Vulcan Warm by Topco Sales

Body Care Line/Range of the Year
* Bomb Erotic Soaps by It’s the Bomb
* Breathe Me Kissable Body Scents by Jimmyjane
* Climax Elite by Topco Sales
* Dona by Jo
* Guy Grease by Sir Richard’s
* Hemp Seed by Earthly Body
* Jelique Tasty Twist Body Icing by Classic Erotica
* Kissable Massage Creams by Shunga
* Love on the Run by Eye of Love
* Pre/Post Hair Removal Solutions by PFB Vanish

LGBT Company of the Year
* Channel 1 Releasing
* Oxballs
* Perfect Fit Brand
* PHS International
* RodeoH
* Spareparts Hardware
* Sportsheets Intl.
* Spunk Lube
* Swiss Navy
* XR Brands/Tom of Finland

Brand Ambassador of the Year
* Luz Acosta, Jimmyjane
* Conde Aumann, The Screaming O
* Ducky DooLittle, Blush Novelties
* Kim Faubel, Clandestine Devices
* Eddie Romero, Vibratex
* Gabe Segura, Doc Johnson
* Leslie Shwartzer, Rocks-Off
* Emily Silva, Sportsheets Intl.
* Alicia Sinclair, b-Vibe
* Manon Vallee, Shunga Erotic Art

Boutique Brand of the Year
* Bijoux Indiscrets
* Empire Labs
* Jimmyjane
* Jopen
* Nu Sensuelle
* Ohmibod
* Ovo
* Sir Richard’s
* Vibratex
* We-Vibe

Luxury Line/Range of the Year
* Ascend by Jimmyjane
* Climax Elite by Topco Sales
* iVibe Select by Doc Johnson
* Master Series by XR Brands
* Midnight by Sportsheets Intl.
* Opal by Jopen
* SEX Collection by Nasstoys
* The Pleasure Collection by Coco de Mer
* Tiani by Lelo
* Vive by Shots America

Adult Game/Gag Gift Manufacturer of the Year
* Ball and Chain
* Creative Conceptions
* Empire Labs
* Hott Products
* Kheper Games
* Little Genie Productions
* OMG International
* Ozze Creations
* Pipedream Products
* Xgen Products

BDSM Product of the Year
* Edge Hand Grip Wrist Cuffs by Sportsheets Intl.
* Lust Linx by Rocks-Off”
* Maze by Bijoux Indiscrets
* Ouch! by Shots America
* Restraints and Bondage by Sir Richard’s
* Scandal by CalExotics
* Sinful Bondage by NS Novelties
* The Flex Capacitor Neon Wand by Kinklab
* The Power Banger by Kink by Doc Johnson
* Vondage by The Stockroom

Retailer Favorite of the Year
* CalExotics
* Doc Johnson
* Lovehoney
* Nasstoys
* Pipedream Products
* Sportsheets Intl.
* System Jo
* The Screaming O
* Topco Sales
* Womanizer

New Product of the Year (International)
* Choosy Vibe by Tickler
* Gvibe Mini by Fun Toys
* Nova by We-Vibe
* On the Go by Miss VV’s Mystery
* Partner by Satisfyer
* Petite Sensations by Rocks-Off
* Swann Squeeze by BMS Factory
* The Geisha’s Secret by Shunga Erotic Art
* Unicorn Multispeed Massage Wand Vibrator by Lovehoney / Tokidoki (joint venture)
* What Happens in Vegas by Je Joue

Retailer of the Year
* Adam and Eve
* Castle Megastore
* Fairvilla
* Fascinations
* Good Vibrations
* Hustler Hollywood
* Lion’s Den
* Patricia’s
* Romantix
* Tokyo Valentino

Independent Retailer of the Year
* Babeland, NY/Seattle
* Chi Chi Larue’s, West Hollywood, CA
* Feelmore Adult Gallery, Oakland, CA
* Jack and Jill Superstores, Florida
* Love Stuff and More, New Jersey
* Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis, MN
* Taboo Tabou, Chicago
* The Garden, Inc, Columbus, OH
* The Pleasure Chest, Chicago/LA/NY
* The Stockroom, LA

SE’s Consumer Choice Award

The following products were chosen for SE Award nomination by the readers of

* Doxy Massager
* Fuze Velvet
* Hot Octopuss Pulse III Solo
* Luna Beads by Lelo
* Magic Wand Rechargeable by Vibratex
* nJoy Pure Plug
* Ruby Glow by Rocks-Off
* Satisfyer Pro 2
* Tango by We-Vibe
* Womanizer W100

Retailers, all ANME attendees and exhibitors are invited to join in for food and drinks at the 11th Annual SE Awards Show. For more information, call StorErotica’s Kristofer Kay at (727) 723-8827 | | |

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