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Positive outlook for the New Year

Positive outlook for the New Year
Happy New Year’s to XBiz readers and the industry overall! Personally, the holidays were spent digging out from rocky mountain blizzards, a couple of times. Professionally, December was actually one of our busiest months as well as a month of intensive learning about new traffic generation and sal... More »

Shame's diminishing returns

Shame's diminishing returns
The world is changing. The threat of exposure and humiliation adds spice to many an activity, and if the shame is removed, you're stuck with an expensive prostitute you might not otherwise find attractive. The formula for China is d(one billion) where d=drab. If picking up a karaoke prostie loses... More »

Porn to Rock: 2

Porn to Rock: 2
In part one, we began our look at musicians in the adult entertainment industry with Jerry Anders, Ray Burke and Ross Horwitz. In this installment, we'll take a look at Derek Smout, Monica Mayhem and Kurt Lockwood: Derek Smout WebcamCash head account executive Derek Smout also got an early intro... More »

Can you tell me how to get to Avenue X?

Can you tell me how to get to <I>Avenue X</I>?
For a movie that had so much of an ancient language in it (in this case, Latin), I sure enjoyed Joe Gallant's Avenue X more than The Passion of the Christ or Apocalypto. For bloodshot and grim women getting it on in warehouses, Brian Surewood returning to nature (though he didn't have to go too f... More »

.XXX

.XXX
ICANN re-opened the public comment period about .XXX. Alot of pro .XXX posters at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/xxx-icm-agreement The common theme to their post, is that .XXX would be useful to block the porn sites, whether visually, in seeing .XXX, or filtering software. I personally beli... More »

Porn to Rock: 1

Porn to Rock: 1
In the early 1950s, the raucous energy of African-American rhythm and blues proved irresistible to white teens. Disc jockey Alan Freed dubbed the colorblind genre "rock and roll," a term that had as much to do with libido (check out R&B classics "Good Rocking Tonight" and "Roll With Me, Henry") as w... More »

Phone Billing Explained

Phone Billing Explained
Given the fact that the web is a truly global medium and that the majority of the world's population do not have a credit card, phone billing is a must on your join page – not least since the telephone is so ubiquitous. The dialer might have died, but the billing mechanism on which it is based... More »

Perfectly Cruel to be kind

<i>Perfectly Cruel</i> to be kind
Platinum Blue Productions is debuting the kink line "Reversed Flesh" in January with its first offering, Perfectly Cruel. As you know, everyone from Ivan Pavlov to the Cenobites used flesh reversal to turn a profit, so Mistress Aradia's new imprint has a fine pedigree. Perfectly Cruel stars Ar... More »

Mark Wood's Cameras

Mark Wood's Cameras
Mark Wood is a very down-to-earth kind of guy, but he knows his art and works at his craft. He keeps his toolbox simple, too, using a famous workhorse of a mini-DV camera, the Sony DCR-VX2000, which was introduced in summer 2000. With its excellent build quality and features that the first-generati... More »

The Return of .XXX

The Return of .XXX
In a January 5th release entitled, “ICANN Publishes Revised Proposed Agreement on .XXX,” the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers re-opened the .XXX debate. I’m not going to rehash the arguments here, pro and con, over the .XXX TLD or the politics of the particular deal being... More »

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