With this years awards being split into 2 main classifications, and for that matter 2 arenas, adult productions (primarily DVD actors, actresses and manufacturers) and sex toys. While the appeal of the DVD awards was tempting I kept to my short and spent a weekend searching out the new items and also keeping a keen eye on the lobbyists in the market.
The first day was expo day and looked like an upmarket vehicle boots sale, albeit the items where glossy and brand-new and the tables where adorned with vibrators, dildos, stap-ons and all manner of sex toys, a few of which I had a hard time working out which method they went on and just what they did.
The big guns where out in force with Doc Jonson commanding a prime spot in the arena, the big push (if that's the right word) was on their new series of Pretty End butt plugs and a variety of Pretty Jenna Jameson vibrators and dildos. The most interesting feature of the brand-new ranges where the pale pastel colors picked with each can be found in an overall of six various colors and the most interesting of these was the G-spot "Brianna" range, and the people and gals at Doc Johnson where kind enough to let me have one in attractive Baby Blue color. Evaluation on this to follow no doubt, but hey it's been a hectic week and well, I have not had time to road test it yet - embarassment on me! UK Adult Toys
Proceeding to the awards on day 2 of the occasion and there was a little surprise, however not in fairness a huge one, in the very best female dabble the Rabbit Pearl vibrator coming in at number one with I'm informed a big bulk vote.
One interesting male sex toy that seems to have made a revival and indeed got Best in Class for Male Sex Toy as voted by readers of Heat magazine was the Penisator, an unusual device that slips over the penis and can be utilized alone or throughout intercourse. A simple concept with preferred experiences for both parties.
Finest selling toy of 2006, no rewards for thinking this one and with around the world sales in the millions the classic Rabbit Vibrator romped home with a comfy victory in this class. Runner up went to the new range of Glow in the Dark beads from Nasstoys and third place went to an individual favourite, California Exotics "Shanes World Hottie".
With presence of in excess of 50,000 people in one weekend the show has actually been a huge hit once again and it was great to see old faces and great to see great deals of new faces too. So let's anticipate a year of new interesting items to tickle all our fancies and fatasies and look forward to Expo 2020 in Denmark.