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Bridging the Real and Virtual Worlds

Bridging the Real and Virtual Worlds
Take one look at nearly any venue’s event calendar and you’ll quickly realize that like-minded folks like to get together; and the adult entertainment industry and its fans and operatives, are no exception to this — as evidenced by countless business gatherings, porn star meet-and-... More »

Size Matters, But It Isn’t Everything

Size Matters, But It Isn’t Everything
Most everybody wants to be the biggest kid on the block. Given the choice between owning a five-star restaurant or the hot-dog stand on the opposite street corner I suspect that most folks would opt for the more opulent alternative — and for many of those folks, it would be the wrong choice. Y... More »

FSC: Duke Voices Industry Concerns in D.C.

FSC: Duke Voices Industry Concerns in D.C.
Late May, I spent a couple of days in D.C. bringing adult industry concerns to our elected officials and regulatory experts. Topping the list of topics covered was copyright infringement, the 2257 record-keeping law and concern over the push for mandatory condom regulation. I met with both Republica... More »

Verotel Clamps Down on Small Merchants. Are Other IPSPs Next?

Verotel Clamps Down on Small Merchants. Are Other IPSPs Next?
For the smallest players in the industry as well as the largest, access to cost-effective online billing technology is vital for running a smooth and profitable site. Like any of a website’s mission-critical infrastructure, costs play a role in selection and redundancy; with many smaller merch... More »

Diversity For Dollars

Diversity For Dollars
While their mainstream media viewing may be more closely related, there is often an understandably vast divide between the preferred adult entertainment choices of straight and gay audiences. But beyond the obvious differences in their content choices, are there underlying, identifiable trends in vi... More »

ANME Show, Day One

ANME Show, Day One
Okay, I'm happy to be slappin' in a post that's got the latest and the greatest in it... so far!Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending ANME in Burbank to check out the latest in sex toys and other pleasure products that go in your body or on it. As many of you may know, the show is basically divi... More »

Kinky Community

Kinky Community
BetweenMySheets.com (originally called Between the Sheets) was started as part of a large blog network circa 2006. A year later Rori, the blog’s current mastermind, took it over from its previous owner and what started as her personal blog covering a range of BDSM and dominant and submissive t... More »

WIA Profile: Hilda Tuel

WIA Profile: Hilda Tuel
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. How did you get into the business? I had alwa... More »

It’s Showtime Again!

It’s Showtime Again!
It’s the middle of July and you know what that means? The All Star Game! Whoops, already happened and the National League spanked the American League again so that means the National League takes home field advantage for the World Series (and you thought you’d only learn about sex toys o... More »

A Special Thank You from APHSS.org

A Special Thank You from APHSS.org
FSC and Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) would like to show appreciation to all that attended the APHSS.org meeting held on July 10, which addressed issues around performer testing, as well as updated information on Los Angeles’ pending mandatory condom l... More »

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