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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 »

Vibrators get Japan Buzzing

Vibrators get Japan Buzzing
Japan's streets are buzzing — with the sound of vibrators. According to Shukan Post, Japan has embraced adult goods, foregoing the "sleazy" image sex toys once carried, with almost every young woman seen on the streets of Japan now carrying a vibrator in her handbag. Norie Oda, owner... More »

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas
Las Vegas officially became a city when, on May 15, 1905, 100 acres of land were auctioned off in what is now the city's downtown area. Las Vegas has since grown by leaps and bounds. According to the city's official website, the population in 1930 was 5,165; in 2004, the U.S. Census Bureau reported ... More »

A Trip to the Mall

A Trip to the Mall
As competition for affiliate loyalty and consumer dollars intensifies among online adult retailers, one company has made something of an art form out of harnessing Porn Valley's star power. MALLcom was a fixture in the news throughout the year with a slew of contests and parties featuring adult ente... More »

WIA Profile: Katie Smith

WIA Profile: Katie Smith
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 Play... More »

The Branding of Braincash

The Branding of Braincash
Talk to most Braincash affiliates and you quickly get the sense that Willam Goldman's old observation about nobody knowing anything in Hollywood holds doubly true for adult content. Noting the surging sales of interracial titles such as "Black Bros & White Ho's," Jon Blitt, general manager of th... More »

Community Appeal

Community Appeal
Affiliate programs with exciting new sales pitches and tremendous offers come and go — just a quick flash in the pan for industry veterans. New webmaster resource sites with far-reaching plans and great hopes pop up every couple of days, and many fizzle after just a few short weeks. What separates... More »

In the Pink

In the Pink
Over the last several years, the hottest trend in online adult entertainment has been reality porn sites that capitalize on the growing popularity of reality television. Applying the same gritty realism to adult content offline, we launched Pink Visual Productions, which, since its inception, has fu... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

VR Hardware: The Foundation of Immersive Technology

From cameras to headsets to controllers, software and more, virtual reality technology is more than the VR content experience itself — it also surrounds the tools that are needed to create and consume... More »

Sexperts Tout Men’s Wellness Benefits of Pleasure Products

Sex, more and more, is being discussed not only from an erotic standpoint, but also, from a health and wellness standpoint. MensHealth.com, MensJournal.com and many other mainstream websites have been... More »

Male Sex Toys Get Creative With Non-Anatomical Designs

Male toys are becoming more and more popular for both straight and gay men. While the emphasis has long been on women’s toys, today men’s products are a burgeoning market. Channel 1 Releasing... More »
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