Sliquid Nabs Win At The 2021 AVN “O” Awards

Dallas, TX — Top, natural intimates manufacturer Sliquid (www.sliquid.com) is pleased to announce that their luxurious bubble bath collection, Sliquid Soak, has won Outstanding Body or Skin Care Line at the 2021 AVN “O” Awards.

Soak is a luxurious foaming bubble bath that comes in four distinct scents, including Cherry Blossom, Limoncello, Coconut Papaya, and Green Tea.  Formulated without any of the harsh chemicals usually associated with bath products, the ingredients in Soak combine to offer a moisturizing soak experience. Glycerin and paraben-free, Sliquid Soak is infused with aromatic essentials oils, natural sea salt, and mango and shea butter to create a luxuriant, in-home spa experience.

“This is an unbelievable honor,” says Dean Elliott, Founder and CEO of Sliquid.  “Thank you for this “O” Award!  It truly means the world to us.  I want to send out a huge thanks to our fabulous distribution partners and amazing retailers, friends, and family in the industry.  And, of course, a special thank you to everyone at AVN.”

Sliquid’s win was announced during the January 20th live-stream of the 12th annual AVN “O” Awards ceremony.  Click here for a complete list of 2021 AVN “O” Award Winners.

To place an order for the award-winning Sliquid Soak collection, email sales@sliquid.com , or contact your preferred distributor.

Follow Sliquid through social media on Twitter @Sliquid, on Facebook www.facebook.com/sliquid, and on Instagram @Sliquid.

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Sliquid Receives 4 AVN “O” Award Nominations

Dallas, TX — Top, natural intimates manufacturer Sliquid (www.sliquid.com) is pleased to announce four nominations, across 3 categories, for the 12th Annual AVN “O” Awards.

Sliquid Soak, the luxurious bubble bath that comes in four distinct scents to enthrall the senses, is nominated for ‘Outstanding Body or Skin Care Line.’  Also nominated in this category is Buck Angel’s T-Wash, part of the ground-breaking T-Collection collaboration between Sliquid and trans activist and media personality Buck Angel.  Perfect for the trans man who is looking for a more effective alternative to traditional harsh soaps, Buck Angel’s T-Wash leaves skin feeling clean and moisturized while not disrupting the body’s pH.

“I am ecstatic that my T-Wash is garnering the recognition it deserves in the industry!  I work hard to produce products that I know are going to be useful to the trans community, to address needs that are specific to our personal experience and journey through transition.  There has been such a positive reaction to the launch of the T-Collection, and especially to my T-Wash,” says Buck Angel, Sliquid partner and namesake of T-Wash.  “I have to shout out everyone at Sliquid for helping me bring this, and all my other, products to market.  And thank you to my friends at AVN for the nomination.”

Also nominated this year are RIDE ROCCO Water Based lubricant for ‘Outstanding Lubricant Product or Line’ and Sliquid Spark stimulating silicone lubricant for ‘Outstanding Supplement or Enhancement’.  RIDE ROCCO Water Based is a water-based lubricant that has been infused with seaweed extract to offer a slicker, longer-lasting experience.  Spark is Sliquid’s premium, pharmaceutical-grade silicone blend that has been infused with menthol to offer a stimulating effect for increased pleasure.

Speaking on his product’s nomination, Rocco Steele said, “I am thrilled that our water-based lubricant has received a coveted “O” Award nomination!  I would say I am completely shocked that we did it within the first year of launching the RIDE ROCCO Collection, but I am more proud than surprised.  This lube is the best lube literally the best water-based lube on the market so I knew my fans and the industry would love it.  Thanks for the nomination, AVN.”

“We are honored to be nominated among many outstanding companies and products,” says Dean Elliott, Founder and CEO of Sliquid.  Our team is dedicated to creating products that speak to a wide variety of customers, so it is wonderful to see that our LGBTQ-focused collaboration choices are succeeding and that our mainline Sliquid products are continuing to please our long-time Sliquid partners.  Best of luck to all who are nominated, and Team Sliquid wishes everyone a healthy and happy New Year.”

The AVN “O” Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in pleasure products during the past year.  The 12th annual ceremony is scheduled to live-stream at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 on the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) digital platform.

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The Best Lubes for Sex: Vaginal, Solo, & Anal Play

Today, we’re going to meet at the intersection of pleasure aids and sexual health — lubricants.

The fact is, lubes may look like they’re all created equally, but they are not. Shockingly, not only can the ingredients in some commonly used lubricants cause yeast infections and odors — if you’re using the wrong type of lube with your toy, it can end up creating bacterial infestations. Sexy, huh?

Read more on Rachel Wright NYC.

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What’s the Best Kind of Lube for the Sex You Want to Have?

Lube goes with sex the way cream goes with an Oreo: You just can’t have one without the other. As a certified sex educator, I can’t say enough good things about lube. Lube makes sex better. It really is that simple. It doesn’t matter how turned on you are (or aren’t), lube will still enhance your experience. Whether you’re with a partner or flying solo, always use lube.

Read more on The Body.

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The 10 Best Sex Toys to Buy Right Now, According to a Sex Therapist

Between being a sex educator, sex therapist, having my own sex life, I’m fortunate enough to have tried hundreds of sex toys.

I know it can be super overwhelming to walk into a sex shop or even search for sex toys online and get your new toy ‘discreetly shipped’ to you — only to wonder if you got the “right” toy made of the right material. There’s a general lack of sex education in the U.S., but when it comes to using sex toys and pleasure aids, there is virtually zero education.

Read more on Shape.

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The 5 Most Common Manual Masturbation Mistakes People Make, According to a Sexologist

Many have explored their own body in a hands-on way at some point or another, but those who have mastered the art of the climax without the help of a vibrator or other sex toy are true masturbatory artists. And while I have the deepest admiration for those who have magic fingers (you can picture me fluttering my digits as you read that), we can’t all be so blessed. What we can do, however, is recognize which manual masturbation mistakes are pulling a five-finger discount on your pleasure.

Read more on Well + Good.

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How to Use a Vibrator: 11 Tips for First-Timers

Figuring out how to use a vibrator can be a little overwhelming, particularly when you’re searching for your very first sex toy. Should you get that slightly intimidating-looking rabbit vibrator or that tiny little bullet vibrator?

That’s why Teen Vogue spoke to sex experts to get the best tips on how to use a vibrator—and which ones are the best for getting down as a first-timer.

If you’re a first-timer, here’s how to use a vibrator—along with some suggestions for the best ones to start your ~sexy adventure~.

Read more on Teen Vogue.

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21 O-mazing Sex Toys to Gift Yourself or Someone Special This Year

Why do we love opening gifts? It’s the thrill of guessing what’s under the wrapping, that sweet carnal release at the first tear of paper, and the warmth that lingers from knowing someone cared enough to get you something nice.

You know what does those same things? Orgasms!

So why not give the gift of O’s with a sex toy this holiday season? Rhetorical question! Assuming you and the giftee are close, there’s no good reason not to. That’s why we put together this list of 21 sex toys that totally live up to the buzz.

Read more on Greatist.

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How to Have Strap-On Sex for Beginners

Whether your interest in strap-on sex comes from your boo’s suggestion, after watching Below Her Mouth, or at the recommendation of your friendly neighborhood Instagram sex educator, there’s no question: Strap-on sex can be really freaking pleasurable.

Still, because it’s not a sex act taught in sex-ed curriculums, it rarely makes an appearance in TV and movies, and isn’t discussed in most social circles, you probably have some questions. For example: What supplies do you need for strap-on sex? How do you have good strap-on sex?

To answer all your Qs, here’s a strap-on sex guide, with the help of two sex educators.

Read more on Shape.

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The 5 Best – And Safest – Natural And Organic Lubes

With natural products trending in almost every category possible, it makes sense that natural personal lubricants are also rising in popularity.

However, the world of natural lubricants is surprisingly complex and you shouldn’t necessarily begin using a random lubricant just because the word “natural” or “organic” is displayed on the label.

While we don’t know what your specific preferences are, we’ve found the five best natural and organic personal lubricants to make your search easier.

Read more on Women’s Health Interactive.

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Sliquid Receives 5 Nominations For The 2021 XBIZ Awards

Dallas TX — Top, natural intimates’ manufacturer Sliquid (www.sliquid.com) is pleased to announce five nominations for the 2021 XBIZ Awards in the Pleasure Products and Retail & Distribution categories.

“The entire Sliquid team is proud to receive these nominations for our brand and products,” said Sliquid Founder and CEO, Dean Elliott.  “We are in great company in these categories, so I wish the best of luck to our fellow nominees.  A special thank you to our friends at XBIZ.  We look forward to bringing home a highly-coveted XBIZ statue, or two.”

Sliquid, as a whole, is nominated in the highly competitive categories of Sex Lubricant Company of the Year and Sexual Health and Wellness Company of the Year.  In regard to their three product nods, Buck Angels T-Stim is nominated for Sex Enhancement Product of the Year, RIDE ROCCO Silicone for Sex Lubricant of the Year, and Sliquid Soak for Sensual Bath and Body Product of the Year.

“Having our company and products nominated by XBIZ is always an honor” said Colin Roy, Senior Vice President of Sliquid. “That being said, this year’s recognition is even sweeter because the team has worked so hard to ensure that we continue to deliver quality products and service in the face of the many challenges the retail and distribution space has been facing.  Thank you XBIZ, and good luck to all the nominees. 

Click here for a complete list of nominees. Voting is now open; click here to cast a ballot.

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Sliquid Receives 3 Nominations For The 2021 XBIZ Exec Awards

Dallas — Top natural intimates manufacturer Sliquid (www.sliquid.com) is pleased to announce that 3 members of their executive team have received individual nominations for the 2021 XBIZ Exec Awards.

The XBIZ Exec Awards spotlight outstanding business leaders who play key roles in the success of progressive brands. Sliquid’s three nominations include Colin Roy for the “Senior Leadership Award,” Erik Vasquez for “Marketing Executive of the Year,” and company owner Dean Elliott for “Businessman of the Year.”

“This is some much welcome news to bring this crazy year to a close,” says Dean Elliott, Sliquid Founder and CEO.  “It’s always an honor to be recognized alongside so many deserving industry leaders, including members of my own stellar executive team.  I want to also take this opportunity to say that I am very proud of my entire Sliquid family for pushing through the uncertainty of the past year to come out the other side strong and ready to take on 2021.  Thank you to our friends at XBIZ and good luck to all that are in the running.”

Nominated for this year’s Senior Leadership Award is Colin Roy, Senior Vice President of Sliquid.  Having been with the company for over 15 years, Colin holds the distinct title of being Sliquid’s first employee.  Of his nomination, Colin says, “I am honored to be nominated among such an amazing group of people.  Many thanks to my Sliquid team for making me look great!  Also, a big thanks to XBIZ and everyone who submitted my name in this category.  I appreciate the recognition.”

Erik Vasquez is Sliquid’s Marketing Director, overseeing all of the company’s print, digital, and social media marketing efforts.  Upon hearing the news that he is nominated for Marketing Executive of the Year, he said, “I am beyond honored to be nominated this year, especially among such talented folks in my category.  I believe an executive is only as successful as the people that they lead, so I must give credit and thanks to my amazing, dedicated marketing team that works endlessly to pump out all the creative you see from Sliquid.  Congrats to my fellow colleagues who are nominated and thank you to the wonderful staff at XBIZ.”

XBIZ Exec Awards nominees were selected based on several factors including leadership, business acumen, community influence and overall career success as submitted by industry members via the adult industry social network XBIZ.net.  The 2021 XBIZ Exec Awards, presented by Satisfyer, will be presented in January as part of the debut virtual edition of the XBIZ Honors ceremony.

Voting for the 2020 XBIZ Retail Exec Awards is now open.  Industry members may cast their votes here.

For the complete list of nominees, click here. Visit the XBIZ Exec Awards website here.

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Sliquid Debuts New Sizes of Spark Silicone Stimulating Lubricant

Sliquid Debuts New Sizes of Spark Silicone Stimulating Lubricant

Dallas, TX — Top, natural intimates’ manufacturer Sliquid (www.sliquid.com) is pleased to announce the release of a 2-ounce, 8.5-ounce, and .17-ounce option of their award-winning Sliquid Naturals Spark.

Sliquid Spark, which burst onto the market with much fanfare at last summer’s ANME Founders Show in Burbank, now has three additional sizes to accompany its popular 4.2-ounce bottle.  Spark, which gets its name the heightened sensation it provides the user during intimacy, begins with Sliquid’s wildly popular silicone formulation for Sliquid Silver and incorporates natural food-grade menthol into the mix. This addition of menthol provides a cooling effect upon application that begins to warm with friction.  Sliquid Spark offers the benefits of being 100% waterproof, ultra-slick, sheer, and long-lasting, with just the right amount of tingle to enhance all types of intimate encounters.

“Spark is not just your average stimulating lubricant,” says Dean Elliott, Founder, and CEO of Sliquid.  “It’s the reigning 2020 Sex Lubricant of the Year!”  Sex Lubricant of the Year, the title that Elliott is referring to, is one that Spark earned at the 2020 XBIZ Awards this past January.  Taking a trophy in the highly competitive Pleasure Products segment of the awards, Sliquid Spark was voted top new lubricant by industry peers and insiders.  And while the industry and customers certainly gave their stamp of approval and accolades to the performance of this new luxury lubricant, it was clear that there was a demand for a larger variety of sizes.

“In a year that can certainly use a ‘spark,’ especially with the holidays right around the corner, I love the idea of introducing a little bit of fun for sexy time and gift-giving,” quipped Michelle Marcus, VP of Sales and Merchandising for Sliquid.  The new sizes of Sliquid Spark are debuting a month ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, arguably the busiest and most profitable time for adult retailers, offering plenty of time to place orders before the holiday shopping season begins to pick up.

“The moment we debuted our newest award-winning, menthol-infused silicone formula, the response was overwhelming across the board, so it makes sense to offer it in our 8.5-ounce bottle for those that simply cannot get enough, and our 2-ounce bottle for those that prefer a more convenient travel-size, perfect for on-the-go,” says Marcus.  “For those not quite ready to ‘bottle up’, we have also rolled out our one-time-use sample size pillows, which is very exciting too!  Creating an intimate bundle for the holidays is the perfect way to hint an ‘I Love You’ with a sexy twist on gift-giving, and what’s not to love about that?!”


As with all other Sliquid products, Spark is 100% vegan-friendly and manufactured and bottled in the United States. With the addition of these new SKUS, Sliquid Spark is now available in 4 sizes, including the .17-ounce pillow packet size that is perfect for point-of-sale merchandising to encourage upselling with the purchase of toys and other intimacy items. All four SKUs, including the original 4.2-ounce bottle, are ready to ship direct from Sliquid, or via your preferred distributor. 

Elliott adds, “Our loyal customers had asked for a stimulating silicone product for what feels like forever.  Last year was the perfect time for us to give them what they wanted so the team went to work on the formula and delivered a truly stellar product that has been embraced by the industry and customers alike.  There are various types of lubricant users out there.  Some use more. Some use less.  Either way, Sliquid is happy to offer an ideal size to suit every one of our customer’s needs.”

For product and/or ordering information, please email sales@sliquid.com or visit sliquid.com.


To learn more about Sliquid visit sliquid.com. Follow Sliquid through social media on Twitter and Instagram @Sliquid, on Facebook www.facebook.com/sliquid, and on YouTube www.youtube.com/user/sliquidintimate.

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