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Rising Gay Porn Stars — Who Do YOU Think They Are?

Rising Gay Porn Stars — Who Do YOU Think They Are?
Hi, everybahdy! Okay, so I’m starting work on an article for our December Porn Star Issue entitled “Top Rising Gay Stars to Look For in ’08” - or something like that. And I know a lot of the boys but I’m a little rusty as to who is truly a new face to look out for in ’08. So. I a... More »

Michael Lucas Takes on the Stallions

Michael Lucas Takes on the Stallions
Hi, everybody. Okay, so here’s the deal. XBIZ, along with virtually anyone in the adult industry, received this email from Lucas Entertainment president Michael Lucas on Thursday, November 8. It was posted on his blog and sent out to — well, everyone in his address book, I guess. I decided t... More »

A Reason For Being

A Reason For Being
I’m excited about starting up here because I will be XBIZ’s first GLBT Editor, a position the company really needed. There’s a world of good GLBT product out there and XBIZ had no one in place to acquire said product. So here I am — and I hope I am able to unite these companies with XBIZ. I ... More »

Hi Everybody

Hi Everybody
As Dr. Nick on “The Simpsons” likes to say: “Hi, everybahdy!” Let me briefly explain just who the hell I am — my name is Jeremy Spencer and I am the new GLBT Editor for XBIZ magazine. I have been in the gay adult industry for almost 10 years — I started in 1998 as a freelance review... More »

"The Intern"

"The Intern"
Once again, XBIZ Video presents two of porn's most beloved journalists discussing one of the many videos available in the adult marketplace: 'The Intern' by Lucas Entertainment. JOANNE CACHAPERO: Despite the fact that my hairdresser says I'm a gay man trapped inside a woman's body, I probably h... More »

A Girl's-Eye View of Gay Porn

A Girl's-Eye View of Gay Porn
The question frequently comes up on the adult industry message boards and beyond, often posed by straight guys seeking to build solo sites featuring themselves as models: "Do women look at these sites?" The answer they usually receive is "No, just gay guys will be checking you out." While it's true ... More »

Straights Targeting Gays

Straights Targeting Gays
"Going gay" — it's an increasingly common choice today for many adult webmasters; and one more often born of economic necessity rather than sexual preference. It's a matter of economic necessity as it is a lucrative yet under-served market segment — a rarity given the pervasive over-saturation s... More »

Gay Porn Gains Acceptance?

Gay Porn Gains Acceptance?
Jenna Jameson is a highly accomplished adult actress who has been embraced by mainstream culture to a significant degree. Her book "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" became a runaway bestseller. She was profiled in Rolling Stone and New York magazine called her a "cultural icon." I could go on and ... More »

Gay Rewind

Gay Rewind
With rowdy parties, 2257 inspections, scandals, programs opening and closing and its first-ever dedicated webmaster show, 2006 was quite a year for the gay adult market. The year brought many changes to the market — some positive, some negative — but on the whole, we've seen the gay market grow ... More »

Real Lesbian Porn?

Real Lesbian Porn?
It seems that one of the hardest things for adult website operators to do is persuade women to purchase porn. While some of this is due to the fact that women simply aren't conditioned to have to pay for sex, much of it has to do with what is being offered and the differences in taste between men an... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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