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Boxing Day: Devinn Lane licks, whips Shane

Boxing Day: Devinn Lane licks, whips Shane
Devinn Lane has joined Shane's World as a director following what sounds like the best meeting ever. Just listen: "We had a meeting and talked about what we expected out of each other. We were all on the exact same page from the beginning," Devinn said. Even in the hyperaffectionate worlds of ... More »

Law Beat: December, 2005: 2

Law Beat: December, 2005: 2
In part one, we began looking at reasons why you should be proud of working in the adult entertainment industry and beyond. The discussion continues now in this conclusion: In 1986 the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (also known as the Meese Commission) reached the same conclusion an... More »

What color is your clam?

What color is your clam?
Because the adult industry has been around since I founded it in 1971, nowadays people have to be creative with their porn titles (for example, I'm looking at one now called Bombarded with Sperm). Back in the day, however, porn titles had the luxury of being much more direct. That is why 1986' Pi... More »

Law Beat: December, 2005: 1

Law Beat: December, 2005: 1
It's the holiday season once again, and all over the country members of the adult entertainment industry are gathering with non-industry family and friends at parties. While there is nothing special about adult industry entrepreneurs attending such get-togethers, what is unusual, and unfortunate, is... More »

Two shopping days 'til Vaginismus

Two shopping days 'til Vaginismus
Doc (not a real doctor) Johnson has announced the Torpedo Rocket Vibe which, if you are a lady, you will insert in your vagina. The five-inch vibrator comes with a suction cup base for hands-free enjoyment, so you can mount the device just about anywhere, such as a wall, a ceiling, the Space Shut... More »

Ron Jeremy to appear in something, someone

Ron Jeremy to appear in something, someone
Like you, I see Ron Jeremy wherever I go. He is America's most accessible porn star. But I am not of the age or the, er, scholarship to have ever seen him in any movie before he pulled a Leslie Nielsen and became, like Paris Hilton, myself, and Professor Richard Feynman, a celebrity unhinged from hi... More »

The Good, the Bad, and The Bossy

The Good, the Bad, and The Bossy
Colossal Entertainment, long at the front of the class struggle bus, has released Fuck the Boss, a searing exploration of hot women having sex on film. Starring my new best friend Mika Tan, Sara Stone, Angela Stone, Chanel Chavez, and Angel Eyes as Lee Van Queef, Fuck the Boss is a gonzo with qui... More »

Expounding on Expectations

Expounding on Expectations
For some readers, the questions of "why would an adult industry trade publication want to run an article on 'expectations' and why should I care about it?" will be natural ones. The simple reasons include the facts that while we all deal with expectations on both personal and professional levels, th... More »

Possibly the greatest movie of all time

Possibly the greatest movie of all time
My gripping and uncredited portrayal of crusading American Porn Journalist Gram Ponante in Jack's Playground 27 galvanized test audiences in New York, London, Paris, and Munich. "Gram's tears are the world's tears," said a visibly-shaken U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. As a battalion of Baltic... More »

TGPs Topping Out?

TGPs Topping Out?
While TGPs are sometimes considered a controversial business model, many adult professionals who have enjoyed the lasting success of running a TGP business say it is finally reaching its moment of greatest utility for webmasters. "We've really seen a shift in the market over the last year or so,"... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Retailer, Distributor Support

The pleasure products industry, at its best, is a well-oiled machine consisting of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Distributors make sure that products get from Point A to Point B, while retailers... More »

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »
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