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Charlotte Stokely speaks in tongues

Charlotte Stokely speaks in tongues
Hustler's Barely Legal franchise has split off into several subcategories, including Corrupted, Diet, and Clear (for Scientologists). In the sixth installment of the Corrupted series, Miss Charlotte Stokely's vagina is apparently playing host to the Holy Spirit in the same way her feet are playin... More »

Landing Pages That Convert

Landing Pages That Convert
As all adult webmasters know, it's a huge challenge to create web pages that generate sales. The website tour is the primary sales tool used by these webmasters for adult subscriber websites, but a landing page can generate much more revenue than a tour. The landing page can be described as an in... More »

WIA Profile: Karen Campbell

WIA Profile: Karen Campbell
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What is your role and responsibility at Netb... More »

Porn-by-phone: your rights as a performer

Porn-by-phone: your rights as a performer
You are a porn actor contracted to shoot video or Internet content for a day rate or a scene rate. After the shoot is over, you are asked to stay a little while longer and go through the motions for phone content. Do you get more money? This article about Vivid's adult chat service, VividNow, app... More »

Bell Rebuilds Penthouse

Bell Rebuilds Penthouse
At 37, Marc Bell is three years younger than the legendary magazine he runs, Penthouse. Yet few people achieve in a lifetime the kind of business successes that Bell has already rung up. "Marc has ideas that have always been inspiring, yet practical and grounded," says longtime Bell colleague Dan... More »

Trannies and the Constitution

Trannies and the Constitution
While it is shocking that trannies were once again excluded from the Super Bowl (aside from Ron Wood), Defiance Films, alone among the studios of its size, is attempting to rectify that by releasing the second of its Trantastic movies, subtitled Boys Will Be Girls. "I am confident that this is wh... More »

Mainstream Possibilities

Mainstream Possibilities
Webmasters who focus their efforts exclusively on adult entertainment offerings may be short-changing themselves by overlooking a major opportunity: marketing “mainstream” products and services to their website’s visitors. The reasons for marketing non-adult products and services to adult w... More »

Blue blue windows behind the stars

Blue blue windows behind the stars
Mary Carey on the Rise is Cash Markman's introduction of the formerly big and sloppy starlet in her new, trimmed-down persona. As a big and sloppy person (I spilled cocaine all over myself at breakfast and still haven't had my topless New Jack City maid hoover it off), I felt an affinity toward t... More »

Study: Runaways consider porn an option

Study: Runaways consider porn an option
At least these women look like they had a good meal before they ran away. And wasn't it time for them to leave home, anyway, since they're all over 18? Or maybe they're running away from bad marriages or stifling paralegal jobs. Sometimes people send me things out of the blue. This boxcover im... More »

The Family Business

The Family Business
Kongo Gumi of Osaka, Japan, has been building and repairing Buddhist temples for the past 1,423 years. It is the oldest family business in the world and is still operating 39 generations later. Although we in the adult industry may not claim that long of a life span, many adult professionals have lo... More »

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