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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 »

The Other Eight Functions

The Other Eight Functions
Doc Johnson has released (or re-released, because these things are starting to look very familiar) a ten-setting vibrator, known as the Thumper. The Thumper comes in 5" or 7" models in red and purple and, according to the press release, allows women to take control of their own pleasure. Well... More »

A Decade of Development

A Decade of Development
Editor's note: A recent question submitted to Danni Ashe's "ask danni" column in XBiz World Magazine asked "Has the industry changed for the better or worse over the past 10 years, and why?" Here's what she had to say: I believe the last 10 years has greatly changed the adult industry for the bet... More »

Wet, Detailed, & Nailed

<i>Wet, Detailed, & Nailed</i>
Trina Michaels, whom I think is just super, stars in this car customization-oriented porn film from VCA. I have not seen it, but here is what I have gleaned from the cover: 1. The cars involved are much larger than other cars; Michaels, who is tall, cannot even reach the top of the grill in full ... More »

Porn Boosts L.A.'s Economy

Porn Boosts L.A.'s Economy
Turner Jumonville has worked as director of photography on feature films, TV shows, commercials and music videos. But when he arrived in Hollywood in the mid-1990s, his first work was in the adult film industry. "I was a kid, straight out of college, trying to be a cameraman's assistant," Jumonvi... More »

Steve and the inevitable altporn backlash

Steve and the inevitable altporn backlash
While I'm not sure who coined the term altporn, or alt-anything, the problem people seem to have with it stems not from the content itself but the fact that applying "alt" to any word makes it seem as if the amended word requires a stylistic retooling. If you make altporn, then people think porn ... More »

The Urge to Merge

The Urge to Merge
If Coke and Pepsi can place their products in mainstream films, why can't an adult marketer? Wicked Pictures scored priceless exposure gratis when the makers of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" shot the protagonist enjoying himself in bed watching Stormy Daniels in Wicked's "Space Nuts." It's the latest sig... More »

Carly's Naked Ambition

Carly's <i>Naked Ambition</i>
Former AVN and XBiz scribe, porn publicist, Canadian, and blogger Carly Milne has published Naked Ambition, featuring essays by women who make, sell, and think about pornography. The book comes from contacts made during Milne's several years of carpetbagging in the industry. "I was always clear t... More »

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