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Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle
In the end, she was homesick. After a string of hits with Rock Candy Films at AEBN — including two that were nominated for Gay Movie of the Year at the XBIZ Awards — award-winning director Nica Noelle decided to return to Mile High Media to launch Icon Male, a new gay studio that continu... More »

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara
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 Shirley Lara, COO of Chaturbate.com ... More »

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution
Sometimes identifying a niche can become a lifestyle business that makes a business person a little money and allows them to create a job they can be fulfilled by. But the story of Sh! Women’s Store is a little different; that of a determined woman who found a niche in a male-dominated and at ... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Epoch's Frank Gannon

Exec Seat: Q&A With Epoch's Frank Gannon
Meet the gregarious Frank Gannon, senior account manager at Epoch, one of the leading and most dynamic processors that provides its service to the adult entertainment business. Gannon is a veteran in the business, who can easily walk you through the steps that lead to prosperity. We chatted with Ga... More »

WIA Profile: April Lampert

WIA Profile: April Lampert
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. April Lampert made the smooth transition from ... More »

Q&A With Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez

Q&A With Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez
Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central founder and chief executive, got his start during the Golden Years of online porn, when membership sites were burgeoning beyond belief and content was relatively limited — at least it wasn't as diverse as it is today. Well, fast-forward 18 years, and Alvarez con... More »

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche
What happens to a company when they realize they are much more than what they’re known for? The answer is simple: they diversify their offerings and spread the word wide – that’s exactly what XR Brands is doing. What began as a niche manufacturer specializing in fetish and SM prod... More »

Dave Levine: E-Retail Maven

Dave Levine: E-Retail Maven
In this wacky world of online sex toy sales, one company stands heads and vibrators above the rest. That company is SexToy.com, founded and owned by none other than “Sex Toy Dave,” aka Dave Levine. Founded in the early days of the Internet and online sales, SexToy.com began humbly, and,... More »

Titan's Joe Gage: Gage of Success

Titan's Joe Gage: Gage of Success
Not many directors in the gay porn industry have a name that demands its own domain. Then again, Joe Gage is unlike most directors. As if the legend needed any more proof of his influence and popularity, Titan Media launched JoeGageMen.com in May to house the icon’s work with them — 10 y... More »

WIA Profile: Lauren MacEwen

WIA Profile: Lauren MacEwen
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 Lauren MacEwen, CEO of 7Veils.com H... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Sizing Up Fashion: Lingerie, Club Wear Designers Cater to Growing Segment

In 2012, the plus size lingerie market was valued at $6.5 billion and if the recent influx of larger-sized lingerie and club wear is any indication – this segment is steadily growing. Industry pundits... More »

Playing ‘Hot Potato’: Adult Biz Tries Not to Get Burned

Wikipedia will tell you that “Hot Potato” is a fast-paced, high-pressure children’s party game that involves players gathered in a circle, tossing a small object such as a beanbag or... More »

Cams: Porn's Darling Profit Center

Ask most folks familiar with today’s adult entertainment industry what they think of online porn and one of the words you are likely to hear is “cams.” Although countless consumers are... More »
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