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Karl Edwards Looks Back

Karl Edwards Looks Back
With its cool ocean breezes, lesbian-dominated cultural scene and spotty cellphone coverage, Provincetown, Mass., is just about the perfect place for a Canadian gay porn impresario looking to get away from it all and prepare for the next nine-month Ontario winter. That is, until the cellphone cove... More »

Michael Ninn

Michael Ninn
You can find plenty of other places to get a full biography of Michael Ninn. This column isn't about the directors as much as it's about what they do, how they use the available filmmaking technology to take the vision from their minds to the screens. Just a bit of background, however, will help you... More »

Danni.com Turns 10

Danni.com Turns 10
The year was 1996. "Independence Day," starring Will Smith, kept scores of people entertained at the multiplexes, Mariah Carey was at the top of the pop charts, and Bill Clinton was president. It was a time when hungry Internet entrepreneurs viewed the web as their generation's new frontier. Dan... More »

Harvey Helps Others

Harvey Helps Others
Do a Google search on the name Phil Harvey and an interesting variety of descriptions comes up. One sees phrases like "porn impresario" and "sex toy merchant," but the word "philanthropist" also appears a lot, and all of the above are accurate. As the president of Phil Harvey Enterprises (PHE) an... More »

Brave New World of Gay VOD

Brave New World of Gay VOD
No gay adult producer needs to be told that the industry is changing. A flat DVD market, increased competition from smaller, amateur studios coupled with the quick penetration of broadband, both at home and abroad, all threaten the current business model. While only a small percentage of profits for... More »

Diversify or Specialize?

Diversify or Specialize?
In an industry that has pounded a steady drumbeat of "niche, niche, niche," over the past few years, it's no wonder that many webmasters have fallen into one of two camps: those who embrace diversity — attempting to satisfy fans with ever-smaller micro-niche content — and those who focus on spec... More »

Lori Anderson Evolves

Lori Anderson Evolves
There are many challenges faced by 'mom and pop' operators of adult webmaster affiliate programs today, especially those that heavily feature a single model who is also expected to be an integral part of the business. In our case, the program is Internet Entertainment's "LotzaDollars," run by Lori A... More »

Stacey Hirsch

Stacey Hirsch
The young woman's straight, dark, lustrous hair cascades down her back, framing a tawny face with smiling brown eyes and a radiant smile. She relaxes in her chair, luscious body evident under a low-cut, skinny-strapped top. She was once known as Raylene, Vivid Girl, winner of an AVN award for best ... More »

Brett Brando

Brett Brando
At the 2006 Adult Entertainment Expo, writer Kevin Capps covered the event for Las Vegas' Citylife magazine and website. The Naughty America booth, staffed by "pretty young things" and director Brett Brando, got "the most points for originality and adherence to theme." The booth ... More »

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations
San Francisco-based sex retailer Good Vibrations became successful almost in spite of itself. When original owner Joani Blank founded the company in 1977, the focus was not on revenue or even turning a profit. "We don't see ourselves as a sex toy company and never have, from day one," say... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam World: A Good Grind Reaps Riches

For years, webcam modeling was taboo and considered by many as a dirty and raunchy activity. However, in today’s economy, webcam jobs are being accepted more and more by everyone across the globe.... More »

Cam World: Beauty on Point — Models Talk Tradecraft

Cam girls are the girls that are always on point — with the perfect make-up and perfect skin, the shiny hair and long nails. Given their expertise, I asked some of the girls from Studio 20 if they... More »

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »
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