Sportsheets Sweeps 3 Coveted Categories at Annual XBIZ & AVN Awards
Manufacturer honored as 2014 Best Fetish & Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer
Sportsheets swept three coveted categories at the 2014 AVN and XBIZ awards, taking home statues for Best Fetish Manufacturer, Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large, and Fetish Pleasure Product of the Year for its Expandable Spreader Bar. These sought-after awards are reserved for creators of unique and top-quality products designed with purpose, and Sportsheets is proud to have been recognized for its success in this competitive market.
“We’d like to thank AVN, XBIZ and our industry peers for their ongoing support as the Sportsheets brand has expanded into what it is today,” Sportsheets founder and CEO Tom Stewart said. “This year, we are proudly celebrating our 21st year in business – and the 5thanniversary of our Sex In the Shower collection – and these awards prove our hard work and determination never fails to pay off.”
Sportsheets was named Best Fetish Manufacturer and Best Pleasure Product Manufacturer – Large at the recent AVN Awards in Las Vegas, showcasing the company’s achievement in developing best-selling restraints, floggers and other soft bondage essentials, as well as positioning tools and shower-sex accessories that shoppers ask for by name.
“Sportsheets is an industry leader with a proven track record of supplying innovative and creative products that cater to a variety of sexual levels and lifestyles,” said Sherri Shaulis, senior editor of pleasure products for AVN. “[Company executives] Tom and Julie [Stewart] have opened the fetish division to include entry-level, soft-bondage and easy-to-use restraint systems, taking these products into the mainstream retail realm and broadening their customer base to include stores that never before would have considered stocking this product category.”
XBIZ recognized Sportsheets’ Expandable Spreader Bar for its adjustable, portable and durable construction, bringing couples an easy-to-use and versatile bondage tool. Extendable up to 37 inches, the Expandable Spreader Bar includes cuffs for the ankles or wrists, making it fun and easy to experiment with a variety of strict restraint positions. Sportsheets Sales Manager Cheri Curry-Poe accepted the award on behalf of the team.
“Sportsheets’ catalog is full of well-crafted and marketable bondage and fetish-related tools, and choosing just one to highlight was a challenge in and of itself,” XBIZ Associate Managing Editor Ariana Rodriguez said. “The Expandable Spreader Bar is an original design that provides an accessible alternative for shoppers looking to explore this kind of intimate play, keeping couples connected in more ways than one.
For more information about Sportsheets, please visit http://www.sportsheets.com.
Sportsheets International has helped ordinary couples find new pleasure and explore new positions together with specialized “relationship tools” since 1993, when the Sportsheet Bondage Bed Sheet sexual positioning and restraint system broke into the market. The company now offers more than 350 specialty items, including the Sportsheets Premium restraints, sexual positioning products, and strap-on harnesses; the award winning Sex&Mischief line of products for beginners; the Manbound collection for gay couples; Naughty Night Out bachelorette line; Tease the Season Christmas novelties; XOXO2U Collection of Sportsheets-inspired romance; and the award-winning Sex in The Shower collection. All of the company’s brands individually and collectively support its goal of Keeping Couples Connected!”