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Brittany Andrews

Brittany Andrews
Brittany Andrews remembers a defining moment early in her onscreen career. In the film "Internal Affairs," she performed a scene with Jon Dough - the only scene she has ever performed without using a condom. "I ended up calling my mom. I was in tears. I made a statement in that phone call; little... More »

Favorite Adult Films

Favorite Adult Films
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "As a business professional who has seen it all, what is your all-time favorite adult film?" Here's what they had to say: "I would have to say that one of my personal favorites is from Pink Visual's DVD line called 'Her Firs... More »

WIA Profile: Karen Campbell

WIA Profile: Karen Campbell
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. What is your role and responsibility at Netb... More »

Bell Rebuilds Penthouse

Bell Rebuilds Penthouse
At 37, Marc Bell is three years younger than the legendary magazine he runs, Penthouse. Yet few people achieve in a lifetime the kind of business successes that Bell has already rung up. "Marc has ideas that have always been inspiring, yet practical and grounded," says longtime Bell colleague Dan... More »

The Family Business

The Family Business
Kongo Gumi of Osaka, Japan, has been building and repairing Buddhist temples for the past 1,423 years. It is the oldest family business in the world and is still operating 39 generations later. Although we in the adult industry may not claim that long of a life span, many adult professionals have lo... More »

Cruising the Community

Cruising the Community
It was 10 years ago, when I first placed our sex listings on the Internet. There was no business plan behind it, and no notions that I would actually earn a living from this. I'm sure that wasn't a particularly unique perspective back then. At the time, no one seemed to be making money from the Inte... More »

Oscar B. Goodman

Oscar B. Goodman
A few years ago, city lawmakers urged Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman to crack down on the legendary Crazy Horse Too, where they claimed prostitution was taking place. Instead, the mayor proposed the strip club be allowed to expand. Goodman also led an effort to lower the legal age for Vegas stripp... More »

Candida Royalle

Candida Royalle
Candida Royalle is a bit of an anomaly in the world of adult entertainment. She is a successful businesswoman who has built a 30-year career, both in front of and behind the camera, in a primarily male-dominated field. And she has done it by making movies and sex toys geared specifically toward wo... More »

Eric Edwards

Eric Edwards
Eric Edwards is talking over a speakerphone from his new home in a small mountain village 4,500 feet above Los Angeles. "These days, I just kick back and coast with my cancer, enjoying the silence of the mountains. The adult film legend — the only actor to have performed sex on film in the 1... More »

Producer Peter North

Producer Peter North
When Peter North made his first adult film in 1984, you could say he made a splash —literally — by delivering a money shot so prolific that many believed it had to be a special effects trick. Producers and fans alike took notice, and a star was born. In the 20-plus years since, North has perfor... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: Juan Bustos Eyes Technological Challenges, Opportunities

Today’s live cam industry is based upon technology — but it is also driving technology and the business models it enables, bringing both challenges and opportunities to the companies competing... More »

Camming Issue: Studio 20 Snapshot

As one of camming’s most vibrant capitals, Romania boasts a bevy of beautiful and talented models, along with an advanced technological infrastructure and professional cam studios that support this... More »

Camming Issue: An Evolving Business

One of the most visual examples of the growing maturity and success of today’s live webcam industry is found in the emergence of professional cam studios. These facilities evolved from simple locations... More »
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