Nominees Announced For 8th Annual StorErotica Awards

CLEARWATER, Fla.—The nominess for the 8th Annual StorErotica Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced Sunday, July 13, during the summertime ANME Founders Show in Burbank, Calif.

A complete list of nominees can be viewed at

For four years StorErotica has partnered with the producers of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo as event host for the publication’s premier bi-yearly event. Taking place July 12-14 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, the semi-annual ANME Founders Show showcases top brands in the adult toy and novelty industry. Hosting the awards this year will be well-known industry personality Kelly Shibari.
Voting for the 2014 StorErotica Awards was accepted online only at Recognizing excellence in the adult retail community, the StorErotica Awards laud those in both the brick-and-mortar storefront, distributing and manufacturing levels. The 15 categories honored this year include Novelty Company of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Fetish Company of the Year and Retailer of the Year (chain locations). New divisions joining the StorErotica Awards in 2014 include Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Body Care Line of the Year and Retail Education of the Year. This year's ballot was finalized after the pre-nomination process was complete along with gathering the opinions from a select panel of industry experts and suggestions by the StorErotica staff.
From her background in mainstream film and television production to performing in front of the camera as the sexually charged figurehead of the BBW genre, Kelly Shibari is a stereotype-breaking tour-de-force. Holding the distinct honor of being the only plus-sized performer ever molded for a Fleshlight, Shibari is also the face of harness company SpareParts Hardwear’s plus-size line, and made sexy pop culture media site Fleshbot’s Top Ten Crush Object List’for 2013. Most recently, Shibari made history and gained international media attention as the first-ever plus-size model to grace the cover of Penthouse Magazine’s Penthouse Forum.
"I'm incredibly thrilled to have been asked to host and present this year's StorErotica Awards," said Shibari. "As a fan of sex toys and lingerie, and having attended novelty expos for the past few years, being able to honor and celebrate this year's winners is going to be an absolute blast. Of course, that open bar certainly doesn't hurt either! I'm really looking forward to spending a fun evening with everyone!"
"StorErotica Magazine highly values the opinions of our readership," StorErotica’s Kristofer Kay said. "Our pre-nomination awards process ensures that no business or product is overlooked, while emulating the integrity displayed by the true experts in this industry."
The StorErotica Awards ballot will be live beginning on May 28 with voting running for two weeks.
To vote for the 2014 StorErotica Awards, visit