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WIA Profile: Joy King

WIA Profile: Joy King
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 Wick... More »

Bunny Winks at ICS Deal

Bunny Winks at ICS Deal
Playboy's recent $12 million acquisition of ICS Inc., parent company of Adult.com and GFY.com, hardly registered on Wall Street. But its significance for the adult world shouldn't be overlooked. What's behind the deal? Why is a basically traditional media company suddenly snapping up an Internet fi... More »

Ron Jeremy

Ron Jeremy
For Ron Jeremy, it's the last remaining unfulfilled fantasy: a bubbling hot tub, five girls in various stages of nakedness, a big sandwich in one hand and a Miller Lite in the other. Or maybe an American Express card. Jeremy isn't too picky. Given his ample physique, Jeremy, 52, admits pitching l... More »

Book 'Em

Book 'Em
If they ever come up with a cellphone chip that can be implanted in the skull and operated hands-free by the brain's electrical impulses, Derek Hay would be an ideal candidate to beta test it. As a talent agent, actor and director in the adult industry, he's a multitasking phenomenon who's in const... More »

Joe Gallant's Dirty Movies

Joe Gallant's Dirty Movies
They used to call them "dirty" movies in the 1970s, when viewing an adult film was synonymous with the musty darkness of the Pussycat Theatre, raincoats and grainy images of triple-X footage shot on Super 8. Producer/director/performer Joe Gallant is happily continuing the "dirty" tradition of ad... More »

The Evolution of Buttman

The Evolution of Buttman
Evil Angel is an adult film production and distribution company with a legacy of innovation, and founder/president/creative force John "Buttman" Stagliano knows it. "I always feel the need to top myself in every way, shape and form in every area. Otherwise, it's not fun," Stagliano said from a ce... More »

Larry's Point Woman

Larry's Point Woman
Liz Flynt looks like a small China doll behind an ornate wooden desk on the top floor of the Larry Flynt Publications' building in Beverly Hills, Calif. She is polite, even sweet. Handing a visitor a bottle of boutique-style Voss spring water, she confides, "It's what Mr. Flynt drinks." T... More »

Shy Love

Shy Love
It's difficult to stir controversy when talking about adult stars, partly because most people consider what adult performers do for a living to be so scandalous that any revealing tidbits about their past or personal life pale in comparison. But that doesn't mean we're above trying. So, in a blatan... More »

WIA Profile: Tera Lord Masters

WIA Profile: Tera Lord Masters
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 Guer... More »

Holiday Season Sales

Holiday Season Sales
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What affect does the holiday season have on your sales?" Here's what they had to say: "Like most other product retailers, the holidays are very good to us. During this time, people are looking to buy tangible gifts for thei... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Lubes, Lotions and Potions: Manufacturers Talk Gateway Products

Sensual body care products have strong consumer interest and plenty of appeal for customers of all types. With lubes, massage oils, creams, lotions, and sprays all bringing in significant sales, manufacturers... More »

Cam World: Top Models Often Reinvent Their Rooms

Throughout my travels this year, after meeting with many cam models and studios, I’ve observed a recurring theme among the crème de la crème — in order to stay on top, they often... More »

Adult Biz Faces More Obstacles Past Prop. 60 Battle

On Feb. 1, I completed 365 days as the Free Speech Coalition’s executive director. It was a turbulent first year, and when I received the 2017 XBIZ Industry Leadership Award I was startled, humbled... More »
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