and Screaming O Bring a “Buzz and a Smile” to Oscar nominees and presenters

Posted: February 25, 2013

One of the biggest perks Academy Award nominees look forward to each year are the VIP gift bags made available to both nominees and presenters. VIP gift bags are the ultimate product placement for those looking to get their upscale goodies into the hands of A-list stars, and annually feature some of the world’s top brands. This year, female nominees and presenters had the opportunity to receive two special offerings, courtesy of and The Screaming O, which joined forces to create VIP gift bags that were handed out to female Oscar nominees and presenters at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

Sssh included a VIP membership card for one free year of membership to, the highly popular erotic website created by women for women that has been featured in Time Magazine and on ABC’s Nightline. “ offers an extensive, evolving source of information and entertainment from bold and brassy to tender and traditional,” wrote YNOT editor Kathee Brewer in a recent review of the site. “Providing a safe place for women to explore their sexuality, the company continues to grow the website’s scope in order to reach a wider audience of women interested in high quality, intelligent erotic content. Because no woman is an island, embodies a community where women can relax, enjoy, learn and feel good about being sexual, sensual beings without sacrificing personal ethics.” founder Angie Rowntree commented, “I feel honored that we were asked to participate in the Academy Awards luxury gift bag give-aways. Being joined by Screaming O with their contribution added a sexy and elegant touch. It’s great to see the line between adult and mainstream becoming less of a barrier between aspects of our culture.”

One if the goodies included is the Screaming O’s hugely popular Sexy Mirror Compact – a chic and discreet makeup compact mini case with super-powered, multi-function hidden bullet. “We are delighted to join and bring our Studio Collection ‘sexcessories’ to the 85th Academy Awards and give Hollywood’s elite something new to buzz about,” said The Screaming O president Justin Ross. “Our chic and discreet makeup compact with a hidden vibe inside is the perfect congratulatory gift for all of the nominees.” The Screaming O’s reputation is well established as a representative sex toy brand for couples romance and sex education having raised their status, in part, by promoting safe sex awareness and the importance of personal intimacy education on college campuses.

This year’s Academy Awards female nominees included Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook). Female presenters included Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovocich, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep.

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