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Precious Metal: Sensual Silver Offers Custom Jewelry

Precious Metal: Sensual Silver Offers Custom Jewelry
Brilliantly capturing the sensual feel and texture of sterling silver and artfully shaping it into shapes that complement the body and neckline, Sensual Silver began many years ago when Zia, an accomplished fine arts major, specialized in creating metal jewelry. She then met her husband, Oz, who soo... More »

Pleasure Products: Coco Revealed

Pleasure Products: Coco Revealed
At January’s ANME Show, California Exotic Novelties made novelty history by introducing reality T.V. star/model/entrepreneur Coco and her ground-breaking pleasure product collection to the industry. Now, as Coco Licious products start hitting store shelves, let’s take a closer look at th... More »

Q&A with NakedSword's Tim Valenti

Q&A with NakedSword's Tim Valenti
The explosion of free content online might have been the death knell for another gay porn company, but San Francisco’s NakedSword.com is seizing it as an opportunity. Last year, NakedSword released Travis Mathews’ “I Want Your Love,” the studio’s first foray into indepe... More »

Talent Showcase: Venus Rising

Talent Showcase: Venus Rising
Barely two years into the business, Venus Lux has already established herself in the forefront of transsexual porn stars. The 2014 XBIZ Transsexual Performer of the Year is not only beautiful and charming but smart and ambitious, a savvy businesswoman making money from something she loves to do&mdas... More »

Exec Seat: Adam Hasner

Exec Seat: Adam Hasner
Having an “uncle in the business” has been a surefire way for job-seekers to break into the industry of their dreams for decades. Especially when times are tough. So when Adam Hasner was offered a summer job at Uncle Keith Gordon’s Bizarre Video in New York in 1998, the doors swung... More »

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout
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. Women like Kathi Stout, event director of The P... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Reporo’s Rainey Stricklin

Exec Seat: Q&A With Reporo’s Rainey Stricklin
Meet Rainey Striklin, a familiar face in the world of online adult entertainment. Striklin, Reporo’s global vice president of the company’s gay market, works with publishers and advertisers that sign on to the lucrative mobile adult ad network. Striklin is a veteran of the biz, particul... More »

Q&A With ExoClick's CEO Benjamin Fonzé

Q&A With ExoClick's CEO Benjamin Fonzé
Going into its eighth year, ExoClick is quite a success story. The Barcelona-based company, one of the largest ad networks in the world, is led by CEO, Benjamin Fonzé. Fonzé, a former webmaster, started building his open ad network in December 2006 using proprietary ad serving technol... More »

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity

Laid.no: Going Global With the Beauty of Simplicity
Established in 2009 by designer Line Iren Andersen and her Managing Director/co-founder Karianne Ronning, Laid.no has quickly established a reputation for manufacturing products that are as functional and effective as they are singular and compelling in their design aesthetic. Laid doesn’t mak... More »

WIA Profile: Marina Fourier

WIA Profile: Marina Fourier
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. Twenty-six years ago Marina Fourier made a dec... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam World: A Good Grind Reaps Riches

For years, webcam modeling was taboo and considered by many as a dirty and raunchy activity. However, in today’s economy, webcam jobs are being accepted more and more by everyone across the globe.... More »

Cam World: Beauty on Point — Models Talk Tradecraft

Cam girls are the girls that are always on point — with the perfect make-up and perfect skin, the shiny hair and long nails. Given their expertise, I asked some of the girls from Studio 20 if they... More »

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »
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