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Satisfying Gay VOD Consumers

Satisfying Gay VOD Consumers
In the beginning of porn, there was film. And it was good. Then, as Ronald Reagan took control of the country and the AIDS epidemic surged, "We Are the World" became the anthem of the 1980s. Then a small invention called the videocassette was created — and it was really good. Flash-forward 25 y... More »

The End of 2257?

The End of 2257?
WARNING: Your government has passed a law that states that "a married couple who videotape or photograph themselves in the bedroom engaging in sexually explicit conduct would be required to keep records, affix disclosure statements to the images, and hold their home open to government agents for rec... More »

Making Social Networks Work

Making Social Networks Work
The advent of social networks can be a pain in the financial ass, but there are ways for marketers to use them to their advantage. MySpace's audience grew 24 percent between September 2006 and September 2007, according to Nielsen Online. The top contender in the online social-networking niche now... More »

Sex Toy Trends

Sex Toy Trends
It's that time of year. Consumers are emptying out their bedside drawers and tossing out the cracked cock rings, limp dildos and rabbit vibes that no longer vibe; and they are ready and waiting for the next big thing. In an industry where "out with the old, in with the new" takes on a literal meanin... More »

Navigating the Legal Challenges

Navigating the Legal Challenges
From Northern Virginia to Southern California, federal and state prosecutors and grand juries across America continued to bring criminal obscenity charges against adult operators during 2007. Some of the cases were widely reported in the adult trade publications, while others were barely reported at... More »

Making the Sale

Making the Sale
I've seen a lot of comments on the boards of late, concerning the growing difficulties in making sales – difficulties driven by a number of factors, including one that doesn't get an awful lot of recognition: an operator's understanding of basic marketing concepts such as AIDA, as well as the psyc... More »

The Rising Tide of Technology

The Rising Tide of Technology
As 2007 neared the finish line there was a tendency among webmasters to look closely at their bottom line, even to the exclusion of some other facts and trends that may directly impact next year's balance sheet significantly. For that reason, XBIZ is taking a moment to highlight some very importa... More »

Writing for the Blue Screen

Writing for the Blue Screen
How do we recognize good screenwriting in a business that, as sales show, has no need to value it? Porn's screenwriters say that there are more differences than the presence of the word "blowbang" between the scripts of Porn Valley and Hollywood. The first rule of writing is to write what you kno... More »

FBI Halts 2257 Inspections of Secondaries

FBI Halts 2257 Inspections of Secondaries
The following article first ran in the November 2007 issue of XBIZ World Magazine. Following the 2257 inspections of five Florida-based producers in September, Special Agent Chuck Joyner, head of the FBI's 2257 inspection effort, sat down with XBIZ to clar... More »

Electric Genitals

Electric Genitals
“We hoped for virtual sex; yet we still find ourselves staring at a blank window that says, ‘buffering.’ As humans, we've always sexualized our technologies — otherwise, why was Maria from ‘Metropolis’ so damn sexy? — but our fantasies never match up with what we hope the tech will do ... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam Model Megan Kroft Dreams Big at Studio 20

Hey guys! Oh, I hate when I say that, all we cam girls say that, it’s beginning to sound so cliché. Hey! Hello! People from the industry, cam girls, cam boys, hello! I’m Megan Kroft.... More »

Rich Girls Offers Pro Cam Modeling Tips

The live camming industry offers endless opportunities to earn signficant sums of money and afford a luxurious lifestyle, but only with tireless efforts and non-stop perseverance. To be an elite cam model... More »

CBT Takes Testicular Play to the Next Level

CBT is an acronym often associated with cognitive behavioral therapy or computer-based training, but in the BDSM world CBT stands for none other than “cock and ball torture.” Those four little... More »
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