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Breathing Fire: The Dynamic Duo Behind Dragon Media

Breathing Fire: The Dynamic Duo Behind Dragon Media
It’s almost like it was destiny, these two icons of the gay porn world joining forces. The career paths of Joe Gage and Ray Dragon have followed similar trajectories, with instant industry success interrupted by a break to pursue endeavors in other areas — where they found more success b... More »

Larry the Service Guy: Eldorado CEO Places Customer First

Larry the Service Guy: Eldorado CEO Places Customer First
Outside of seeing “Deep Throat” in 1972, Larry Garland’s experience in the adult entertainment industry was non-existent. It certainly wasn’t on his mind when he was born in Connecticut or growing up in Arizona, or when he went to the University of Virginia and earned a BS in... More »

WIA Profile: Metis Black

WIA Profile: Metis Black
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. Metis Black started Tantus with the goal of sh... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Gian Carlo Scalisi

Exec Seat: Q&A With Gian Carlo Scalisi
This year has been quite an exciting one for Gian Carlo Scalisi, who has quickly molded BitterStrawberry.com into a mobile traffic network that aims to maximize profitability for clients. Scalisi, who started up the company with Carmen Lumina, is sales director of the company. Lumina is the affilia... More »

Love Redefined: Kama Sutra’s New President Leads Brand Overhaul

Love Redefined: Kama Sutra’s New President Leads Brand Overhaul
With more than 40 years of experience, Kama Sutra continues to inspire romance between loving couples in a beautiful and elegant manner. In 1969, Joe Bolstad, owner and founder of Kama Sutra, originated the first “romance” product to encourage and intensify the human connection. The Orig... More »

Exec Seat: Andy Green, XGEN Products

Exec Seat: Andy Green, XGEN Products
In only four years XGEN Products has established itself as a major player in the pleasure products industry with such high-profile brands as the Bodywand massager and the Lapdance lingerie collection. Andy Green, the company’s founder, took some time out from his busy schedule to answer a few ... More »

Super-Sized Love: Love Shack Rises From Humble Beginnings

Super-Sized Love: Love Shack Rises From Humble Beginnings
In 2002, Love Shack of Lake Charles in Louisiana opened as a 1,800-square foot store located in a strip mall. Today, the family owned and operated adult retailer sits on 7,000 square feet along the I-10, one of the most traveled interstates in the country. “It all started with a hope and a dr... More »

Exec Seat: Coyote Days, Good Vibes Purchasing Manager

Exec Seat: Coyote Days, Good Vibes Purchasing Manager
For the past decade, Coyote Days has seen pleasure products evolve into the innovative, universally appealing marketplace that it is today. Attracted by the education-based, welcoming retail atmosphere established by San Francisco-based Good Vibrations, Days was first introduced to the distinguished... More »

Exec Seat: Rodney Moore

Exec Seat: Rodney Moore
They say the smartest producers and directors in the adult industry latch onto a particular niche or fetish and add new and exciting elements to the standard formula of sex scenes. But when that foresight is combined with a true love of the genre, that’s when you see the creative genius emerge... More »

Q&A With Juicy Jay, CEO of JuicyAds

Q&A With Juicy Jay, CEO of JuicyAds
Meet Juicy Jay, one of the few CEOs who still works 12-hour days doing programming, handling support tickets, while still running his marketplace for publishers and ad buyers. Juicy Jay — who is all about “dedication and commitment” — still keeps that connection with clients... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the sex toys/pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businessmen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businesswomen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »
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