Hot Octopuss Receives 4 Nominations for 2015 AVN ‘O’ Awards

LONDON—Award-winning U.K.-based intimacy products innovator and creator of Pulse, the world’s first luxury “guybrator,” Hot Octopuss earned four Pleasure Products category nominations for the 2015 AVN "O" Awards.

Taking place at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 22, the "O" Awards recognize the best of the best in the pleasure products industry, including design, innovation, and marketing.

Hot Octopuss’ 2015 AVN ‘O’ Awards nominations are: Outstanding Powered Product, Outstanding Product for Men, Outstanding Innovation, and Outstanding Marketing Campaign – Sex Toy Tester Search

Co-creator of Pulse andHot Octopuss CEO Adam Lewis said, “We’re delighted AVN has recognized the technological innovation which has gone into the creation of Pulse. The U.S. public has welcomed us with open arms since Pulse first launched a year ago, and we’re very pleased it has brought pleasure not only to men, but couples too. We’re proud to be a British company offering genuinely new, design-led products, and we’re absolutely honored to receive these nominations. Thank you, AVN, from everyone here at Hot Octopuss!”

In addition to its product nominations, Hot Octopuss is recognized for its creative and tongue-in-cheek campaign for “Male Orgasm Engineers,” to test Hot Octopuss’ new range of male and couples’ products. The part-time position involved receiving prototype sex toys to review on a regular basis, and the “Engineers” required to report back with commentary. The tongue-in-cheek job listing also offered a “lifetime supply of tissues to the lucky candidate.”

“Though the job listing may be a bit cheeky, we were indeed looking for official sex toy testers here at Hot Octopuss,“ Lewis said of the campaign. “With our focus on technology, lifestyle and design, we are consistently working to develop products that represent the ultimate in luxury male and couples’ sex toys. Bringing official ‘Male Orgasm Engineers’ into our fold allowed us to conduct the proper research and development to fine-tune our current prototypes with a real user, to help create the next phase in male sex toy technology.”

Founded on medical research and patented across the world, Pulse is one of the most powerful and effective stimulators ever created. Harnessing state-of-the-art oscillating technology, via the cutting edge PulsePlate, Pulse delivers a far more intense experience than traditional vibrators through deep and powerful oscillations. Innovatively designed to also be a fantastic couple’s toy, the underside delivers dual-stimulation, whilst its hands-free design leaves partners free to focus on each other.

Worn by him but enjoyed by both, Pulse is the first sex toy on the market that is designed to be both a revolutionary male stimulator and a pioneering couple’s toy to be used during foreplay. For more information, visit or follow Pulse on Twitter at

The ‘O’ Awards are a part of the annual AVN Novelty Expo, held January 21 – 23. With 250 innovative brands, 30 workshops and seminars, 20 networking events, and more, the ANE is the industry’s premier B2B event, bringing together the latest and greatest items from a wide range of cutting edge companies. For more information, visit