Swedish pleasure product manufacturer LELO won Best Product Line for Women at the 2013 AVN Awards for its high-end LELO Insignia line of waterproof cordless personal massagers, including the new Smart Wand, the Tiani 2 and Oden 2 couples massagers, and the Lyla 2 reomote-controlled massager, as well as the popular Alia, Isla, and Soraya massagers. Jopen won Best Product Line for Men with its Ego by Jopen line of vibrating men's rings and prostate massagers.
Other winners in the Pleasure Products categories at the 30th anniversary awards gala included Fleshlight (Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large), Jopen (Best Pleasure Manufacturer – Medium), and Jimmyjane (Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Small). Pjur USA won Best Lubiricant, Baci Lingerie won in the Best Lingerie or Apparel category, Sportsheets won Best Fetish Manufacturer, and The Screaming O won Best Enhancement Manufacturer.
Adam & Eve's Phil Harvey was awarded the second annual AVN Visionary Award, presented by last year's winner, Vivid Entertainment founder Steve Hirsch.
"When I was first asked to choose the recipient of the second annual Visionary Award, I could think of no one more deserving than Phil Harvey," Hirsch said, in his introduction (Harvey was not present to accept the award in person, due to illness). "No single person has done more than Phil to promote everything that is good about our business. Phil is the most knowledgeable, reasonable, intelligent, fair, decent and open-minded person I've ever met. He is brilliant, sensitive, passionate, determined and successful; Phil is totally committed to the importance and preservation of American freedom, and the free enterprise system. Our industry has never seen anyone quite like Phil Harvey. He is truly one of a kind, a leader, a trailblazer and absolutely a visionary."
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