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BDSM Shakes Up Vanilla Porn

BDSM Shakes Up Vanilla Porn
There was a time when bondage and sadomasochism were practically unheard of in vanilla erotica. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, BDSM was seldom discussed in Penthouse, Playboy or Oui — and standard adult films stuck to what BDSM players refer to as "vanilla sex" (that is, heterosexual or gay sex that... More »

As Sweet as Moire (*) Candy

As Sweet as Moire (*) Candy
This might seem like an odd time to enter the DVD competition with high-end product, but everyone knows that true artists don’t do things just because the market says it’s a good time. And with Moiré(*)Candy, there are two artists at work, so anything is possible. The company combines the ... More »

Daring to be Great

Daring to be Great
Some companies just make it look easy. Daring Media Group entered the market in October 2006, and the Barcelona-based company was purchased almost immediately by European adult retailing giant Beate Uhse. Rather than toy with releases of varying quality, Daring immediately hit the market with t... More »

The XBIZ Events

The XBIZ Events
For someone who rarely goes out at night, the first week of February was quite the party week for me. Two nights in a row I was invited to events put on by XBIZ. Though XBIZ hosted both events, they were conspicuously different. The first night was the XBIZ 100 dinner, a deliciously decadent m... More »

The Mistique is no Mystery

The Mistique is no Mystery
Most Americans get their news and information from a few shallow reservoirs of knowledge, primarily newspapers, tabloids, television and movies. About other countries and cultures — even ones as putatively close as America’s largest trading partner, Japan — the American public knows precious l... More »

WIA Profile: Joanna Angel

WIA Profile: Joanna Angel
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 Burn... More »

Chef Jeff Makes Lemonade

Chef Jeff Makes Lemonade
If luck is when preparation meets opportunity, Geoff Mena of iBangPornstars is a lucky man. A former tennis professional, Mena, aka Chef Jeff, has been in the adult business since 1999, when he and his then-wife started an amateur website. He hosted Internet radio shows, established and edited a... More »

Asian Invasion: 154 Years and Counting

Asian Invasion: 154 Years and Counting
On March 31, 1854, Commodore Perry negotiated the first treaty between Japan and the United States. Within 90 years, Japan had industrialized sufficiently to win the Russo-Japanese War, invade mainland China, march through the Far East and then, in 1941, bomb Pearl Harbor. Then World War II commence... More »

Marketing Alt-Porn

Marketing Alt-Porn
As the adult Internet becomes increasingly competitive, some adult webmasters will inevitably broaden their focus in the hope of attracting new customers. That could mean adding gay websites after having specialized in heterosexual erotica; it could mean branching out into BDSM/fetish websites after... More »

Significant Change Could Be Right Around the Corner

Significant Change Could Be Right Around the Corner
This election year, each of the presidential candidates has endeavored mightily to be identified in the voters’ minds as the candidate of “change.” That fact is not terribly surprising, given that this year’s crop of presidential contestants has been confronted with an American electorate th... More »

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