AVN 2013: The Big Winners Pt. 2: The Women

2013 AVN AwardsNot surprisingly, most eyes were firmly trained on the female nominees and guests of the 2013 AVN Awards – and for good reason. 2012 saw an industry-wide rise in quality and production, and a renewed mainstream interest in celebrating the women of adult entertainment. The winners of this year’s trophies exemplified porn’s versatility and commitment.

Everyone’s favorite bubbly blonde, Lexi Belle, took home trophies for Best Oral Sex Scene, Best Tease Performance (with Remy LaCroix), and Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Boy/Boy/Girl (with Mick Blue and Roman Nomar), while 2012 Female Performer of the Year, Brooklyn Lee, nabbed herself the other Three-Way trophy, sharing that particular spotlight with Asa Akira and James Deen. Lee also snagged Most Outrageous Sex Scene for her “Clothespin-Head” with Rocco Siffredi in John Stagliano’s Voracious: The First Season, Best Anal Sex Scene (with Manuel Ferrara), and Best Foreign Non-Feature for Brooklyn Lee: Nymphomaniac.

This year’s Female Performer of the Year award went to one of porn’s most consistently outrageous, courageous, and popular women: Asa Akira. She also took home awards for Best Double-Penetration Scene, Best Group Sex Scene (both for Asa Akira is Insatiable 3), Best POV Sex Scene (with Jules Jordan) for Asa Akira to the Limit, which also nabbed the very first Best Star Showcase award.

Best New Starlet Remy LaCroix, MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year Julia Ann, Best Actress Lily Carter, and Female Foreign Performer of the Year Aleksa Diamond were all awarded for their excellent breakthrough work this year, too, but one female-classified accolade arguably drew more attention than even them, that of Transsexual Performer of the Year. The award went to Vaniity, who now also holds the honor of being the first transsexual performer awarded onstage at an AVN Awards ceremony.

Look for more post-ceremony coverage right here at Mr. Pink’s as I cover everything from “ethnic” and “sex tape” releases to curios like Best Educational Release, as well as other notable winners throughout the next week. If the 2013 AVN Awards confirmed anything, it’s that the adult entertainment industry is not only alive and well here in the USA, but that it’s absolutely thriving!

AVN 2013: The Big Winners Pt. 1: The Men

2013 AVN AwardsNow that the porn industry’s annual celebration of all things carnal has come to an end, it’s time to congratulate those who sucked, fucked, shot, or produced their way into the winner’s circle of the 2013 AVN awards, “the Oscars of porn”, and the one event every year that combines porn, comedy, music, and red carpet garment-ogling in one pretty package.

Notable men winning awards this year weren’t just those who show the world their penis on a near-daily basis. Arguably the biggest male winner was Graham Travis, director of 2012 AVN winner Portrait of a Call Girl. This year, Travis’ Elegant Angel feature Wasteland took home awards for Best Cinematography (Alex Ladd, Carlos D., Mason), Best Drama, and Movie of the Year, as well as Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Director for Travis himself.

Axel Braun’s Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody nabbed awards for Best Art Direction, Best Parody – Comedy, Best Screenplay – Parody (Braun and Mark Logan), Best Selling/Renting Title of the Year, Best Supporting Actor (Tom Byron), Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project, Best Director – Parody for Braun (his first award in that particular category), and Best Director – Body of Work for Braun, his second in as many years.

Performers awarded trophies this year include Mark Ashley for Unsung Male Performer of the Year, Rocco Siffredi for Male Foreign Performer of the Year, Logan Pierce for Best Male Newcomer, and Steven St. Croix for Best Actor. The greater glory, that of the Male Performer of the Year went to James Deen, who in a gracious speech thanked “every director who hires [him]… any girl that will have sex with [him].” Deen also won for Crossover Star of the Year in a tie with Sunny Leone, and with one of the reasons for that accolade (Paul Schrader’s film The Canyons) inching closer to release, Deen’s star is only on the rise.

Aroused and Alone – Missy Pink’s Sex Advice

Missy Pinks at MrPinks.comDear Missy Pink,

Why can’t my boyfriend and I be on the same page in the bedroom? I like wild sex, where I can turn myself loose and really enjoy the experience, but he says I’m acting too slutty and then calls off the whole episode, leaving us both sexually frustrated. I don’t mind using toys and masturbating, I’ve always done that, but the real thing is needed too. I’m not sure what to do, other than look around for someone else that fits my horniness.

Aroused and Alone

Dear Aroused;

First of all, kudos to you for “taking matters into your own hands,” and by admitting you do. Masturbation has always had a huge taboo cloud lingering overhead, and it’s a shame. I think it started when we were growing up, scolded by someone that may have caught us with our hand around our cookie jar, making it something dirty and to be kept secret. There’s nothing wrong with getting in touch with yourself, a quick release through the middle of the afternoon never hurts, but, it’s also nice to know when the sun goes down, there will be a cock going up!

One thing people seem to forget is everyone is different, no matter how much alike our partners may seem, and the similarities are what caused the spark when you first met, we are all unique, so, we need to find strength in the differences as well. You said you enjoy being wild during sex, but is that for every time you slip between the sheets, or just on those nights when your hormones are raging and you have the need to have sex and not just make love?

Some men enjoy a woman that takes control, the one that kicks off her sneakers and slips into stilettos, digging them into the sheets and riding his erection like it’s an unbroken stallion, and then, we have the men that is led by their ego for erotica, they need to feel they’re initiating things, and doing in the way that makes them feel manly, or, it just doesn’t work, and instead of hearing heavy breathing, you hear snoring.

Just because he’s not responding to your ways doesn’t mean he doesn’t care, nor does it mean he doesn’t want you, he just wants things a bit more tame, you want them more wild, so, like every other aspect of a relationship, compromise is called for. Spend a day together, hit your favorite nature path and go for a long hike, talk about whatever comes to mind, share dinner in a casual restaurant where you both feel comfortable and then let the conversation turn to the intimacy part of your relationship. Let your partner know you’re not going to leave him just because he’s not willing to sound proof the bedroom for when you climax.

He may, for one reason or another, hold more inhibitions than you, which doesn’t mean his style of sex is wrong, or right, it’s just different, so embrace it and work it out. If you get along in all other aspects and you see a real future, then being open in your communication and even offering to be a bit more reserved if he’s a bit more assertive, a meeting in the middle if you will, is more than worth the effort.  So before you dig your teeth into his neck and kick the lamp off the nightstand, let him brush your hair back from your face and tenderly lick your nipple. Go for the give and take method of sexual pleasure, it may save your relationship and lessen the amount of money you spend on batteries for your sex toys!