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When the Whip Comes Down

When the Whip Comes Down
As any savvy person will tell you, it takes more than just a funny hat and a profoundly perverse belief in abortion to be the pope. That same essential rule holds true in the world of fetish directors, the auteurs who bring consumers the pleasure of all that BDSM pain. In other words, it takes ex... More »

Hardcore Kink Rules

Hardcore Kink Rules
I recently wrapped directing duties on Adam & Eve's "The Surrender of O," in which delectable contract star Bree Olson smokes as the 2.0 version of the most fabled icon in kink fiction. With fellow Adam & Eve players Kayden Kross and Ava Rose, supported by a fun-loving cast of kinksters, Bree explor... More »

Kink on the Web

Kink on the Web
Imagine, if you will, the Internet as the fabled Trojan Horse. And instead of containing an invading army waiting to take over an unsuspecting city, let's say that the massive beast's structure is filled with pornography — XXX of all stripes, but particularly BDSM fetish material — with all thos... More »

Digital Piracy's Global Challenges

Digital Piracy's Global Challenges
In the 2000s, one of the adult entertainment industry's biggest challenges has been DVD piracy. But with the adult industry becoming increasingly Internet minded and download minded — with Andrew Blake, Rob Black and other directors giving up DVDs and opting for digital-only distribution — anoth... More »

Stealing Text is Illegal, Too

Stealing Text is Illegal, Too
With so much discussion of piracy, copyright protection and the rights of content producers swirling around the adult online industry these days, it is both surprising and annoying to some producers that their content rights are often completely ignored by both the pirates at large and their own com... More »

Marketing BDSM

Marketing BDSM
I don't know about you, but one of the first fantasies I had when I thought of pushing the edge of my sexual comfort zone had to do with silk scarves restraining my partner. Last time I checked, that is borderline bondage. Many people would never admit they are into bondage, because society has prog... More »

Regulating U.K. Web Erotica

Regulating U.K. Web Erotica
Editor's note: this article originally appeared in the May, 2008 issue of XBIZ World magazine In the U.K., there has been much discussion over how adult entertainment should be regulated on the Internet. Parliament has been considering some controversial legislation that would make it a felony to... More »

Glam and Gloss

Glam and Gloss
What's it like being a contract girl? In my limited view, being a contract girl is like being in a polygamist marriage: We get involved because there is a mutual attraction that doesn't quite resemble true love (the company is attracted to our waist-to-hip ratios and marketability, we are attrac... More »

Custom Videos

Custom Videos
With countless DVDs released each year and the increasing number of niches within, one would think that there would be something for everyone. But fetishes are like bellybuttons (and, for some, bellybuttons are the fetish), so it is almost impossible to satisfy the vast market and its quirks through... More »

Tackling the Tubes

Tackling the Tubes
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "How do you think the industry should deal with the tube site phenomenon?" Here's what they had to say: The key to tubes is you squeeze from the bottom, and then gradually roll them up as you use them. But if you mean Internet vide... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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