CalExotics made history this week as founder and CEO Susan Colvin was inducted into the Storerotica Hall of Fame. “What an honor it is to receive such a profound award. Thank you to Storerotica, my team at CalExotics, my colleagues and friends. Your support means so much to me,” says Colvin.
Susan Colvin first made history in 1994 as she became the first woman founder of an adult novelty company. Susan’s vision was to create a brand that brought more color to the market and was inclusive for people of all sexual preferences and orientations. “I had no idea what we would be doing would change the trajectory of the adult business,” says Colvin. But she did just that and so much more.
Thanks to Susan Colvin and her team, the industry has transformed into what we see today. This includes more colorful products, body-safe materials, high-quality motors and innovative designs. But one of Susan’s most significant contributions to the industry is her focus on bringing more women into the business. “When I started CalExotics, my goal was to bring more women into adult stores and the business, but I never dreamed it would evolve into what we see today. As I look around, I feel very proud of the entire makeup of this industry. We have such a large percentage of powerful women in the business, and I am honored to have helped pave the way for this,” adds Colvin.
In addition to this monumental achievement, CalExotics was named Pleasure Product Company of the year by Storerotica Magazine. “This award is a testament to how Susan’s impact on the industry is still going strong today,” says Nichole Grossmann, Director of Marketing for CalExotics. CalExotics is one of the largest pleasure products manufacturers in the world and has been a leader in the industry for over 28 years. As a World of Pleasure, CalExotics offers an extensive array of products that span every category and price point.
CalExotics continued to expand on its success during the much-anticipated ANME event. The company debuted over 100 new items, and show attendees were eager to visit the CalExotics booth to be the first to see the newest products. “This year’s event was particularly exciting because it was the first major in-person event since January 2020. People were so excited to see each other in person and have the ability to touch and feel the products,” adds Grossmann.
CalExotics showcased some of its new collections in stunning, eye-catching displays. Some highlights include LuvMor™, a line of high-quality pleasure products along with all-natural personal care items, and Obsession, a decadent collection of premium, ultra-indulgent, turbo-charged massagers. In addition, CalExotics added to some of its most popular collections, including Butterfly Kiss, Boundless, French Kiss, Viceroy and many more.