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"It's Our Business."

"It's Our Business."
I was hanging out in Hollywood with an eminent pornographer. He had some examples of his work in DVD and magazine form. He was handing them to me on the street, describing each one as he went. "This is all anal, this one I'm using a different name, this one isn't even out yet," etc. In the middle... More »

An Epoch Story: 2

An Epoch Story: 2
In part one, we looked at how Paycom sticks to its Southern Roots. Today, we'll look at some of the challenges it faced in the early days and the opportunities they face today: XBIZ: What were some of the challenges you faced in the early days? Clay: Our biggest hurdle in the beginning was tha... More »

Report: Bitches Evil

Report: Bitches Evil
"At the end of the day, I want people to jack off," says Nectar/1st Strike director Damien Rossi (aka fetish photographer Ben Hoffman). Why he wants people to wait until the end of the day probably has something to do with his religion or maybe a mainstream day job, but the former Vivid stills photo... More »

An Epoch Story: 1

An Epoch Story: 1
Paycom's offices occupy a building in Marina del Rey, Calif., but the company's roots are in Huntsville, Ala., where fate brought together two ambitious kids more than three decades ago. Founders Clay Andrews and Joel Hall had no way of knowing when they met through a mutual friend at age five th... More »

Girls to be Spanked

Girls to be Spanked
I can't really think of any other examples to back this up, but nowhere but the porn world is justice meted out so fairly and immediately. Take the case of Spank Me, I'm a Bad Girl, a spankfest on so many levels, starring Alektra Blue, Candi, Brooke, Avena Lee, and Alicia. "These women freely adm... More »

An Open Invitation

An Open Invitation
Brittany Andrews woke up one morning and knew something didn't feel right. "I had this stalking problem and woke up that morning really nervous," Andrews said. As an adult performer, Andrews has her share of experience with obsessive fans and unwanted attention from strangers. But on that da... More »

Bring Me a Cheeseburger

Bring Me a Cheeseburger
Ever since Patrick Stewart introduced Salt 'n' Pepa on Saturday Night Live (Charlie Rocket R.I.P.), I have harbored the desire to hear famous people saying characteristic or uncharacteristic things. You can imagine my disappointment, then, that in my three audiences with Larry Flynt, he did not o... More »

The Balancing Act: 1

The Balancing Act: 1
These are perilous times for legitimate adult web operators as they try to understand and manage the huge array of new regulations as well as the hostile political environment they now find surrounding their livelihood. Massive changes are often wrought with unplanned work, procedural uncertainty, a... More »

Melt Your Cap

Melt Your Cap
As winter approaches and the temperature in this hellish divot known as Porn Valley sinks to a frigid 67 degrees, companies are rolling out their seasonal fare, such as Eon McKai's All Hallows Steve and my own Squanto and the Cum Dumpster. It was about a thousand degrees out in Calabasas a few mo... More »

Cross Platform Design

Cross Platform Design
It's a sad day in every web designer's life when you first see the web page you so carefully crafted to perfection displayed on a different computer using a different operating system, web browser, screen resolution and color depth. It's like looking at a work of art turned into a jumbled mass of co... More »

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