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Porn-Producing Countries: 1

Porn-Producing Countries: 1
Although greatly restricted or banned outright in some parts of the world, adult entertainment is a far-reaching industry that prospers on several different continents. The adult entertainment industry is thriving in North and South America and is equally successful in parts of Asia and all over Eur... More »

Al Goldstein... Today

Al Goldstein... Today
With Al Goldstein, it's hard to tell where the schtick stops and the pain starts. A self-described "tired old Jew that needs Viagra to get a stiff dick," the 68-year-old founder of Screw Magazine delivers his life story in such a tight, Lenny Bruce-like rhythm that it almost makes you laugh out of i... More »

Dance Circuit Stars: 2

Dance Circuit Stars: 2
In this conclusion of our two-part series on porn stars working the dance club circuit, we'll another look at the fans and the challenges of satisfying their demands. Star Struck Fans show up bearing personal gifts for their favorite stars. They send flowers and bizarre notes or make odd or oner... More »

Dance Circuit Stars: 1

Dance Circuit Stars: 1
At 9 o'clock on a recent Saturday night, Usher's "Yeah!" blasted over the sound system at the Spearmint Rhino strip club in Oxnard, Calif., and porn star Nikki Benz strutted onto the stage in a pink plaid schoolgirl outfit. For the next 10 minutes and three songs, men threw wads of cash at Benz w... More »

2257 Compliance Pains

2257 Compliance Pains
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What was the most difficult part of updating your records to comply with the new 2257 federal record-keeping regulations?" Here's what they had to say: "The hardest part of the new 2257 law has been a lack of clarity in wha... More »

Latin America and Adult

Latin America and Adult
When it comes to adult entertainment, Latin America is a highly diverse part of the world that can, depending on the country or the municipality, be either very tolerant or very restrictive. On the one hand Brazil boasts one of the largest, most successful adult entertainment industries in the world... More »

Persian Kitty

Persian Kitty
Persian Kitty creator Beth Mansfield doesn't keep the highest profile in the adult business, but the success of her link farm is testament to the wisdom of getting into a market early and keeping things consistent. XBiz caught up with the webmistress as her homegrown website approaches its 10th bir... More »

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?
In the 1981 documentary titled "Exhausted," porn legend John Holmes is asked how he thinks people will look at his films in a hundred years. "No one has ever asked me that," Holmes replied sheepishly. "I kind of hope I'm on the late, late show. Seriously. Like Bogart… Bog... More »

Adult Content: East to West

Adult Content: East to West
Unlike the Cold War and the gangster rap battles of the 1990s, the East vs. West debate in porn has never turned violent, but the difference in the product coming from both coasts in terms of performers, budgets and overall style is as huge as the difference between Reagan and Andropov or Tupac and ... More »

Bill Margold Speaks: 2

Bill Margold Speaks: 2
In part one we looked at "The Plimpton of Porn" and his refusal to compromise his beliefs. In today's conclusion, we'll look at Margold's concept of a tax on adult products and notion of imposing a 21-year-old minimum on adult performers. One belief Margold won't compromise on is his concept of a... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »
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