Good Vibrations Wins Boutique Retailer of the Year at the 2011 XBiz Awards

Congratulations to Good Vibrations for their win last night at the 2011 XBiz Awards!

The San Francisco based company and online retailer won “Boutique Retailer of the Year“, which is a fitting title considering their recent opening of their fifth store in downtown SF. I followed the tweets of Good Vibration’s Buyer Guru Coyote Days, who was at the awards ceremony. Good Vibe’s COO Jackie Strano and owner Joel Kaminsky were also in attendance for XBiz events.

Other highlights include the Pleasure Product Awards. Good Vibrations started out selling vibrators and to this day continue to carry some of the best selling vibes from the top sex toy designers. It’s great to see San Francisco’s very own Jimmyjane take home two awards;  “Luxury Toy/Line of the Year” for the Form 3 and the a recognition for the entire company as “Luxury Toy Manufacturer of the Year”. LELO, another well-loved luxury/premium sex toy maker, was honored with “Excellence in Product Packaging”. And a fun male sex toy from quality toy makers Fun Factor — the sporty Cobra Libre — was awarded “Innovative Product of the Year”. What a fun male sex toy. Also of note, a very popular cock ring called the Screaming O won “Crossover Novelty Company of the Year”, and the ever popular Fleshlight tied with Baci Lingerie for “Marketing Campaign of the Year”.


Form 3 Rechargeable Waterproof Vibrator
Form 3
ALIA Insignia Rechargeable Waterproof Vibrator
LELO Toys
Cobra Libre Stimulator for Men
Cobra Libre
Screaming O Vibrating Cock Ring
Screaming O
Fleshlight Sleeve
Fleshlight Sleeve


In addition to those great toys, it was fantastic for me to see some of my friends in adult movies be recognized, including Andy San Dimas for Female Performer of the Year, Joanna Angel for her Affiliate Program, Crossover Star of the Year Riley Steele and folks at Digital Playground for Studio of the Year. I’m glad that XBiz recognizes Gay adult (wish it were a bit more queer though!) but happy to see that Gay Studio of the Year went to Titan Media and that Lucas Entertainment (yay Mr. Pam!) took home Website Studio of the Year. Also, big ups to my man Keni Styles for taking home “Acting Performance of the Year” for “Malice in Lalaland“. Check out Good Vibe’s Award-Winning Adult Movies and know that just like their quality toys, every video is also hand-selected and screened before it hits the shelf. Try out the Pay-Per Minute option if you’re curious about exploring some titles. My favorites — well, besides my own 😉 —  include Women-Directed and Queer Porn!

Here’s the entire list, from XBiz.com.


MOVIES & PRODUCTION

Studio of the Year
Digital Playground

Feature Studio of the Year
Wicked Pictures

Gonzo Studio of the Year
Elegant Angel

Parody Studio of the Year
New Sensations

European Studio of the Year
Marc Dorcel

Niche Studio of the Year
Homegrown Video

Feature Movie of the Year
Speed (Wicked Pictures)

Parody Release of the Year
The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (New Sensations)

Gonzo Release of the Year – Non-Feature
Tori, Tarra and Bobbi Love Rocco (Rocco Siffredi/Evil Angel)

Gonzo Series of the Year
Big Wet Asses (Elegant Angel)

Director of the Year – Body of Work
Lee Roy Myers

Director of the Year – Individual Project
Nicholas Steele, “Bat FXXX: Dark Night” (Bluebird Films)

Female Performer of the Year
Andy San Dimas

Male Performer of the Year
Tommy Gunn

New Starlet of the Year
Chanel Preston

New Male Performer of the Year
Flash Brown

Crossover Star of the Year
Riley Steele

MILF Performer of the Year
Lisa Ann

Performer Comeback of the Year
Dale DaBone

Acting Performance of the Year – Female
Kayden Kross, “Body Heat” (Digital Playground)

Acting Performance of the Year – Male
Keni Styles, “Malice in Lalaland” (Miss Lucifer Prod./Vivid)

Screenplay of the Year
“Rawhide 2: Dirty Deeds” (Adam & Eve Pictures), Nic Andrews

Best Cinematography
“Speed” (Wicked Pictures), Francois Clousot, Jake Jacobs & Mark Nicholson

Best Art Direction
This Ain’t Avatar XXX 3D (Hustler Video)

Best Special Effects
Bat FXXX: Dark Night (Bluebird Films)

Best Editing
“Voyeur Within” (Studio A Entertainment), Andrew Blake

Marketing Campaign of the Year
This Ain’t Avatar XXX (Hustler Video)

Ethnic Release of the Year
Black Ass Master 4 (Alexander DeVoe/Jules Jordan)

Interracial Release of the Year
Lex The Impaler 5 (Jules Jordan Video)

Foreign Male Performer of the Year
Rocco Siffredi

Foreign Female Performer of the Year
Katsuni

Gay Studio of the Year
Titan Media

Gay Movie of the Year
Brutal (Raging Stallion)

Gay Director of the Year
Joe Gage

Gay Performer of the Year
Spencer Reed

Transsexual Release of the Year
America’s Next Top Tranny: Season 6 (Goodfellas/Devil’s Film)

Transexual Performer of the Year
Mia Isabella

WEB & TECH

Affiliate Program of the Year – Multi-Platform
CECash

Affiliate Program of the Year – Single-Platform
BlazingBucks

Emerging Affiliate Program of the Year
Smart Bucks

Studio Affiliate Program of the Year
BangBros (Bang Productions)

Porn Star Affiliate Program of the Year
FameDollars

Solo Girl Affiliate Program of the Year
TwistysCash

European Affiliate Program of the Year
AdultWebmasterEmpire (AWE)

Gay Affiliate Program of the Year
(tie) Buddy Profits and PrideBucks

Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year
Joanna Angel Bucks

Dating Affiliate Program of the Year
AdultFriendFinder

Retail Affiliate Program of the Year
FN Cash (Fleshlight)

VOD Company of the Year
AEBN/NakedSword

Live Cam Company of the Year
Streamate

Content Licensor of the Year
SexEntertain

Web Host of the Year
MojoHost

Design Studio of the Year
(tie) Dickmans Design and Wyldesites

Billing Company of the Year – IPSP
CCBill

Billing Company of the Year – Merchant Services
CommerceGate-DHD Media

Billing Company of the Year – Alternative
Webbilling.com

Software Company of the Year
TooMuchMedia

Traffic Services Company of the Year
JuicyAds

Mobile Company of the Year
TopBucks Mobile/Pink Visual

Gay Web Company of the Year
Lucas Entertainment

Innovative Web Product of the Year
AdultCentro

Progressive Web Company of the Year
Pimproll

Virtual Sex Product of the Year
Vstroker

Marketing Campaign of the Year
eMerchantPay

Web Babe of the Year
Gisele (GotGisele.com)

VOD Site of the Year
HotMovies.com

Live Cam Site of the Year
MyFreeCams.com

Dating Site of the Year
WildMatch.com

Retail Site of the Year
SexToy.com

Portal/Review Site of the Year
(tie) TheBestPorn.com and FreeOnes.com

Studio Site of the Year
EvilAngel.com

Porn Star Site of the Year
Tori Black (ToriBlack.com)

MILF Site of the Year
Kelly Madison (KellyMadison.com)

Solo Girl Site of the Year
Met-Art.com

Gay Site of the Year
CorbinFisher.com

Specialty Site of the Year
Wasteland.com

PLEASURE PRODUCTS

Toy Manufacturer of the Year
California Exotic Novelties

Luxury Toy Manufacturer of the Year
JimmyJane

Alternative Product of the Year
Mia Isabella Collection (Pipedream Products)

Innovative Product of the Year
Cobra Libre (Fun Factory USA)

Sexual Enhancement Product Manufacturer of the Year
Sex Voltz (Beamonstar)

Stimulant/Lubricant Company of the Year
Shunga

Lingerie Manufacturer of the Year
Baci Lingerie

Crossover Novelty Company of the Year
The Screaming O

Excellence in Product Packaging
LELO

Marketing Campaign of the Year
(tie) Baci Lingerie and Fleshlight

Luxury Toy/Line of the Year
Form 3 (JimmyJane)

RETAIL & DISTRIBUTION

Retailer of the Year
Castle Megastore

Boutique Retailer of the Year
Good Vibrations

Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year
IVD/East Coast News

Specialty Distributor/Wholesaler of the Year
Stockroom


SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

Woman of the Year
Allison Vivas, Pink Visual

Man of the Year
John Stagliano, Evil Angel

Industry Pioneer – Web
Mitch Farber, Netbilling
Dan Hogue, DateCamCash
Allan Henning, Dating Gold

Industry Pioneer – Video
Patrick Collins, Elegant Angel

Industry Pioneer – Novelty
Susan Colvin, California Exotic Novelties

Executive Leadership Award – Web
Brad Estes, Video Secrets
Harmik Gharapetian, Epoch

Executive Leadership Award – Video
Moose, Girlfriends Films

Executive Leadership Award – Novelty
Dennis Paradise, Paradise Marketing

Executive Leadership Award – Retail
Theresa Flynt, Hustler Hollywood

Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Moran, Lion’s Den

ASACP Service Recognition Award
Scott Rabinowitz, CyberStampede
John Van Arnham

FSC Leadership Award
Colin Rowntree, Wasteland.com

Eros Progressive Business Awards
Angelo Abela, Sexyland

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