San Francisco’s pioneering sex shop Good Vibrations has been at it since 1977 and is still the best in the biz: Last night the shop won Retailer of the Year at the 5th annual StorErotica Awards, presented during the ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California and recognizing the best in the adult retail and adult products industry. Good Vibrations now operates three stores in San Francisco and one in Berkley, CA, as well as the online site GoodVibes.com. In 2009 Good Vibrations launched three separate adult film lines — HeartCore Films, PleasureEd, and Reel Queer Productions — under the umbrella of its new Good Releasing label. The shop also sponsors San Francisco’s annual IXFF Indie Erotic FIlm Festival in September.
Florida’s Fairvilla Megastore — with four locations in Orlando, Cape Canveral, and Key West — won an award for Independent Retailer of the Year.
In the adult products category, the big winner was the We-Vibe Touch, Hot Product of the Year. The Touch is a powerful sculpted waterproof and rechargeable vibrator housed in medical-grade platinum silicone, designed by engineer Bruce Murison.
Susan Colvin’s California Exotic Novelties won Manufacturer of the Year
Pipedream Products won a Special Focus Award — Glass Toy Company of the Year– for its Icicles line of hand-blown glass luxury sex toys and another — Fetish Company of the Year — for its Fetish Fantasy Series.
Intimate Organics — one of my personal favorites — won Lube Manufacturer of the Year for its line of USDA Organics Board-certified water-based lubricants, which includes Hydra Plant Cellulose Lubricant, Soothe Anti-Bacterial Anal Lubricant, Melt Warming Cinnamomum Bark, and Defense Protection Lubricant, a product which contains the ingredient carageenan, which has been shown to inhibit the infectious ability of viruses that cause cervical cancer, genital warts, and yeast infections.
Beamonstar won Sexual Enhancement Company of the Year for its popular line of products including SexVolts Rapid Male Stimulant, ExploZion Male Ejaculate Volumizer, Sweeten69 Male & Female Secretion Sweetener, and Enzyte Natural Male Enhancement for Improved Sexual Response.
The Screaming O won Marketing Campaign of the Year.
Honey’s Place won Distributor of the Year.
The ANME Show concludes today at 2pm at the Marriott Burbank Airport.
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