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Live and Kicking

Live and Kicking
When Greg Clayman launched the Internet video company VS Media in 1996, the average American male had a better chance of seeing live sex performed in the Oval Office than over the Internet. Nine years later, thanks to streaming video, near-ubiquitous broadband connectivity and the ever-expanding ... More »

Flynt: A Media Hustler

Flynt: A Media Hustler
Every day, metal once used to store radioactive waste is sent to scrap-metal dealers and recycled into items you and your family use. It could be in your frying pan, your belt buckle, your dog's collar or even the braces on your child's teeth. This isn't a wild charge; it's common knowledge among... More »

WIA Profile: Chandie

WIA Profile: Chandie
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 Jenn... More »

Your Company Name

Your Company Name
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "How did you come up with your company name?" Here's what they had to say: didn't want to restrict ourselves by simply basing it on my site, VanillaCash, or the like. We wanted something fun and memorable. Monkey is one of my nic... More »

Porn Beyond Porn Valley

Porn Beyond Porn Valley
A look at the top 10 mainstream companies profiting from adult Adult entertainment is estimated to be a $12-billion-a-year industry in the United States ($56 billion worldwide), and the profits are not only being enjoyed by adult-oriented powerhouses such as Vivid Entertainment, Playboy, Wicked P... More »

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones
Keith O'Connor, one of the founding fathers of fledgling film production company Defiance Films, is sitting in an office in Calabasas, Calif., with his two partners, Anthony Simone and Norman Bentley. Upstairs is Cyberotica. "Kenny Guarino taught me so much," O'Connor told XBiz of his former boss... More »

WIA Profile: Amanda Gross

WIA Profile: Amanda Gross
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. This month we are happy to feature Amanda Gr... More »

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "How much of your success would you attribute to industry relationships?" Here's what they had to say: "Industry relationships have been a key ingredient to our success at SPACash.com. We value our relationships with industr... More »

Joe Francis

Joe Francis
Mantra Entertainment's "Girls Gone Wild" is such a ubiquitous brand name, even your mom is aware of it. Celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt flaunt "Girls Gone Wild" gear in gossip rags; "Girls Gone Wild" infomercials are famil... More »

Hustler Goes U.K.

Hustler Goes U.K.
In October 2004, adult entertainment giant Larry Flynt's plans for a major expansion in the United Kingdom got underway in Birmingham, where Flynt himself was present for the grand opening of a 6,000-square-foot Hustler Hollywood store. That store, which marked Hustler Hollywood's debut in the Unite... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers, Distributors Report Growth in Male Sex Toys Market

Adult retail has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. The adult stores of the 1990s and 2000s focused heavily on porn video sales and catered to a predominantly male clientele, but these days,... More »

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 »
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