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Photos: Behind The Scenes At The Sex Awards (SFW)

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The inaugural edition of The Sex Awards, which is kind of like a People's Choice Awards for porn, was taped in October at Avalon Hollywood.

The event, hosted Jessica Drake, is the first fan-voted porn awards show to air on television: over 100,000 fans cast their votes across 17 categories. The show, produced by X3Sixty Network and AVN Media Network, is set to air this week and the following three months on Showtime. LAist had exclusive all-access to the show and its rehearsal.

The Sex Awards were rather aptly named. During the show, presenters as well as winners kissed, and stars Riley Reid and Riley Steele flashed the cameras while onstage. Afterwards, Ron Jeremy posed for photos with topless women, and there was a sexual act on the red carpet at Bardot in full view of revelers.

Ron Jeremy received the Lifetime Achievement Award and joked that it was "the polite way of saying, 'Get the fuck out.'" Notoriously stage-frightened James Deen won Hottest Adult Stud, while Asa Akira won a trifecta of awards, including Porn's Perfect Girl/Girl Screen Couple (with Jessica Drake), Adult Movie of the Year ("Asa Akira is Insatiable 3"), and Porn Star of the Year.

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A complete list of winners follows.

Favorite Porn Star Website:
Alexis Texas (

Favorite Adult Website:

Webcam Girl of the Year:
Little Red Bunny

Hottest Adult Stud:
James Deen

Hottest Sex Scene:
"Evil Anal 16," Evil Angel; Chanel Preston, Phoenix Marie & Manuel Ferrara

Favorite Sex Toy For Women:
Magic Wand, Vibratex

Favorite Sex Toy For Men:
Kayden Kross Fleshlight, Fleshlight

Porn's Best Body:
Riley Steele

Sexiest Adult Star:
Ashley Fires

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Porn's Perfect Boy/Girl Screen Couple:
Riley Steele & Erik Everhard

Hottest New Girl:
Bonnie Rotten

Favorite Director:
Max Candy

Greatest Celebrity Sex Tape of All-Time:
"1 Night in Paris," Red Light District

Porn's Perfect Girl/Girl Screen Couple (tie):
Jessica Drake & Asa Akira
Remy LaCroix & Riley Reid

Adult Movie of the Year:
"Asa Akira is Insatiable 3," Elegant Angel

Adult Parody of the Year:
"The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody," Vivid Entertainment

Porn Star of the Year:
Asa Akira