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Tricks of the Trade: Mighty Real

Tricks of the Trade: Mighty Real
My name is Shine Louise Houston and I am producer, director and founder of Pink and White Productions. We have produced four explicit queer feature films, and we run two queer pornographic websites, CrashPadSeries.com and PinkLabel.tv. We will also be expanding our operations in the next few years. ... More »

Marc Dorcel: French Porn Heavyweight Toasts Milestone Year

Marc Dorcel: French Porn Heavyweight Toasts Milestone Year
It takes the kind of mettle to withstand economic downturns, changes in consumer buying trends, new technologies — and in the adult industry, coping with ever-changing laws and attacks from conservative zealots — to succeed as an international brand for 35 years. But Marc Dorcel, France... More »

Crowded House: Falcon Studios Group is a Gay Porn Juggernaut

Crowded House: Falcon Studios Group is a Gay Porn Juggernaut
It’s fitting, really, that the stars aligned this way — a sort of poetic symmetry about how the lineage of gay porn’s biggest names have found themselves under one roof. In early July, Hot House president Steven Scarborough announced his retirement from the industry — leaving... More »

Bryan Ockert: Controlled Chaos

Bryan Ockert: Controlled Chaos
It’s no small miracle that Bryan Ockert even has time to talk about his passion. For all intents, ChaosMen is a one-man band that has its creator working 16-hour days, seven days a week. Multiply that by nearly 10 years, and you have an idea of how very tired the president/producer must be. &... More »

WIA Profile: Kristen Denton

WIA Profile: Kristen Denton
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. Kristen Denton is one of the hardest working p... More »

Empire of Love: Q&A With Kama Sutra Founder, Joe Bolstad

Empire of Love: Q&A With Kama Sutra Founder, Joe Bolstad
Forty-five years ago, in 1969, Joe Bolstad was the trailblazer for a whole new concept of intimacy products that are thriving today. During the July ANME Founders Show, Kama Sutra invited clients and colleagues to celebrate its milestone. In this interview, Bolstad discusses his illustrious career. ... More »

WIA Profile: Laura Cebrián

WIA Profile: Laura Cebrián
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. Women like Laura Cebrián, European Accou... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With AdXpansion's Nigel Williams

Exec Seat: Q&A With AdXpansion's Nigel Williams
Since its launch in late 2009, AdXpansion has built its brand by providing innovative features and powerful optimization tools — all guided by its visionary company vice president, Nigel Williams. Williams, well known throughout the online adult business for his leading role at the adult cont... More »

Beamonstar Products Bringing Booming E-Cig Biz to Adult

Beamonstar Products Bringing Booming E-Cig Biz to Adult
Award-winning Beamonstar Products is known industry-wide as the first to bring the booming male sexual enhancement market to adult retailers. Now, Beamonstar is at it again with its recent foray into the e-cig business. Since 2006, Beamonstar Products has supplied some of the most successful male e... More »

Q&A With SegPay's Cathy Beardsley

Q&A With SegPay's Cathy Beardsley
It didn’t take long for SegPay CEO Cathy Beardsley to turn the startup high-risk biller into a profitable company. After all, Beardsley’s a veteran processing executive who has more than a dozen years of experience leading and managing payment processing companies. At SegPay, Beardsley o... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Learning From the Mistakes of Others

Watching the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal play out, I’m dumbstruck by how inept and counterproductive the NFL’s handling of the situation has been. From the start, the NFL has violated essentially... More »

Law of Sex: Fighting Private Censorship

Government censorship in the Internet age has been a consistent focal point for free speech advocates. Recent examples of censorship by the American government can be egregious, including the curtailment... More »

Apple Seeding Mobile With Rapid Growth

There was a time where any announcement from Apple was enough on its own to make the tech world shake with anticipation. Then, after the passing of Steve Jobs, that excitement seemed to cool – until... More »
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