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Michelle Aston's mixed messages

Michelle Aston's mixed messages
We expect our porn stars to be straightforward and to not play games with us. This is the mandate with which they were created by the United Nations in 1948. Observe, then, Michelle Aston, who says she wants to blow you and says she has a vagina but in fact would rip your nuts off on her nailed c... More »

WIA Profile: Lea Busick

WIA Profile: Lea Busick
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 did you do prior to working in the adul... More »

An awkward conversation with Heather Vandeven about her rubberized vagina

An awkward conversation with Heather Vandeven about her rubberized vagina
Recently I talked with Penthouse/Ninnworx moonlighter Heather Vandeven about the Topco replica of her ladypartsTM. "You mean my pussy and ass?" she asked sweetly. "Yes," I said. "They actually covered my pussy and ass with goop," she said, "and made a model of them. Then they did it to my f... More »

Taking the Heat

Taking the Heat
One definition of insanity, usually attributed to Albert Einstein, is "continuing to do the same thing over and over, and then expecting different results." While the oft-used phrase is not really a medical definition of mental pathology, it sure describes the insane behavior of Congress in its e... More »

Trade Show Tips

Trade Show Tips
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked several adult industry players "What do you do to maximize the benefits of attending industry trade shows?" Here's what they had to say: Attending industry trade shows, even infrequently, is a crucial step in growing your business, your contact base and stre... More »

Riley Shy deserves medal, towel

Riley Shy deserves medal, towel
Todd Todd is a photographer who pretty much knows everybody in the adult business. When I was new to AVN in 2003, he took me around the convention floor and introduced me to every performer in the building, including these ladies. Photographers need to keep the action moving so their subjects do... More »

Verotel

Verotel
Website Billing. Global Charge. iBill. GloBill. My Virtual Card/Pay Monde. Those are just a few of the Internet billing companies that have gone out of business in the last three years, a sure sign of how dangerous this part of the online industry can be. And yet, there are billing companies l... More »

Male performers protest L.A. Direct Models' discrimination

Male performers protest L.A. Direct Models' discrimination
Talent agency L.A. Direct Models, which recently instituted a "Girl of the Month" award, is under attack by some members of its male talent roster for "creating an environment in which women are alone singled out for praise." L.A. Direct has recognized Alexis Love and Harmony in recent months, gr... More »

Memoirs of a Modern-Day Mika Tan Geisha Madame

Memoirs of a <strike>Modern-Day</strike> <strike>Mika Tan</strike> <strike>Geisha</strike> Madame
While Shy Love does not set pen to paper or address the camera in Sinsation's Memoirs of a Madame, thus making the title misleading, the movie does reveal little-known truths about upscale escort services previously possessed only by viewers of late-night Skinemax: 1. Bordellos comprise a rigid h... More »

Government-Sanctioned Copyright Infringement?

Government-Sanctioned Copyright Infringement?
A little-known dispute between the island nation of Antigua and the United States may turn into a major headache for media companies, including those in the adult entertainment industry. Specifically, Antigua is threatening to withdraw its agreement to protect United States copyright and other inte... More »

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