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An Adult Sanctuary: 2

An Adult Sanctuary: 2
In part one we looked at the motivations of Americans – especially producers of adult materials – contemplating a possible move to Canada. In today's conclusion, we'll look at the realities of relocating in order to escape US laws. "When it comes to plain vanilla depictions of sexual activity... More »

An Adult Sanctuary: 1

An Adult Sanctuary: 1
After President Bush's re-election, there was much talk of many liberal Americans contemplating a possible move to Canada. The Canadian government's immigration website reported a sudden increase in inquiries from the United States from roughly 20,000 per day to 115,000, and three months after the e... More »

Responding to Emergencies

Responding to Emergencies
After a massive tsunami ravaged coastal areas of southern Asia and eastern Africa on Dec. 26 — claiming, according to some estimates, more than 300,000 lives — an abundance of adult-oriented businesses were quick to respond to the tragedy. YNOT Radio joined forces with ARS head Mark De for an on... More »

The Most Downloaded Exec: 3

The Most Downloaded Exec: 3
In part two we learned about Danni's leap from web surfer to webmistress. In today's conclusion of our exclusive interview with Danni Ashe, we'll take a deeper look into her empire: XBIZ: Why do you think you've been able to grow a small site into such an extensive enterprise? DA: We've achiev... More »

The Most Downloaded Exec: 2

The Most Downloaded Exec: 2
XBiz recently had an opportunity to learn more about Ashe's back-story and find out what she has in mind for her third act. XBIZ: How long did you feature dance before launching Danni's Hard Drive? DANNI ASHE: I started my career as a stripper, first in Seattle and then Texas. I danced, off a... More »

The Most Downloaded Exec: 1

The Most Downloaded Exec: 1
F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. He was drunk at the time, of course, on his way to committing suicide on the alcohol installment plan, which may explain why he was so laughably wrong. Case in point: Danni Ashe. In Act I, Ashe played a big-breast model and f... More »

Talent Agencies: Part 2

Talent Agencies: Part 2
In part one we examined the increase of available adult talent and the impact of the Internet on traditional talent agencies. Today, we'll look at recruiting hardcore talent and the glut of "agents." For Mark Spiegler, owner of Spiegler Girls, recruiting isn't something that he's interested in. ... More »

Talent Agencies: Part 1

Talent Agencies: Part 1
While there are still a fair amount of performers who go the freelance route, there is a strong contingent of talent that support the Hollywood method of signing up with an agency to gain entry into adult entertainment's hallowed halls. These days, starlets have a multitude of companies to choose fr... More »

Porn Star Karaoke

Porn Star Karaoke
Porn star Keiko, featured in "Art School Sluts" and "Interracial Tag Team Ballerina," is murdering Rickie Lee Jones onstage, just like she did last week. A crowd of admirers applauds and she gets a kiss from her husband, Rob Longshot, who has just done a similar number on a song ... More »

A Verification Alternative

A Verification Alternative
On July 3, 1995, a Time magazine cover featured a green-faced boy, eyes agog, staring at a computer screen with a huge caption that blared, "On a Screen Near You: Cyberporn." The article caused an instant uproar across the country, but nowhere was the reaction more intense than in Washington. Sen... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

XR Brands Demystifies Puppy Play Fetish

Role play is one of the best ways to reenergize your sex life. It gives us license to shed inhibitions and express who we truly are in the bedroom. And as many of us can attest, playing a character that’s... More »

‘Fifty Shades’: A Marketing Phenomenon

The statistics suggest that at its peak, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was selling every second on average. Even years after its 2011 debut, the books have entered the all-time bestseller... More »

Avoiding a Crash Landing While Making Changes

Recently I had lunch with Peter, one of the most successful business coaches in Europe. We sat outside at a cafe a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea. It was the middle of winter but the clouds... More »
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