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WIA Profile: Melissa Campos

WIA Profile: Melissa Campos
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 Melissa Campos, Business Development... More »

Falcon Studios Reflects on Merger

Falcon Studios Reflects on Merger
They heard the rumblings from some Falcon diehards in late 2010, when AEBN acquired the legendary studio and merged it with Raging Stallion to form a super duo. The two properties had loyal fan bases — many of them overlapping — but decidedly different aesthetics, the merge causing panic... More »

WIA Profile: Ariana Rodriguez

WIA Profile: Ariana Rodriguez
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. Ariana Rodriguez currently serves as editor of... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A with OrbitalPay's Karen Campbell

Exec Seat: Q&A with OrbitalPay's Karen Campbell
Karen Campbell, who holds the title of vice president of business development of OrbitalPay Inc. and Global Electronic Technology Inc., truly is a leading executive in the online processing sector. Last month, Campbell raced to the stage at XBIZ EU and enthusiastically collected an honor well deser... More »

The Leather Man Carries 48-Year Legacy

The Leather Man Carries 48-Year Legacy
If New York City resident Chuck Mueller had owned a crystal ball when he opened The Leather Man back in June 1965, he would have been pleasantly surprised to learn that his West Village store (which has a largely gay clientele and specializes in leather fetish attire and BDSM items) would still be i... More »

MILF Star Tanya Tate Broadens Her Horizons

MILF Star Tanya Tate Broadens Her Horizons
Tanya Tate was 29 when she entered porn, an age when most performers are looking at retirement. Yet she quickly made up for lost time and constructed a multi-faceted, bi-national career as performer, producer-director, publicist and media star. The U.K.-born beauty is recognized as one of the indus... More »

Born Again: Bizarre Video, Fetish’s First Family is Back

Born Again: Bizarre Video, Fetish’s First Family is Back
When the late Morty Gordon began buying up available video companies in 1984, fetish films in no way shape or form included extreme, niche-driven content that’s today’s norm. Although he knew the movies for the most part were considered “bizarre,” he felt it in his bones that... More »

Director's Chair: B. Skow Breaks New Ground for Girlfriends Films

Director's Chair: B. Skow Breaks New Ground for Girlfriends Films
One year and thirty-something movies into his deal to be an exclusive director for Girlfriends Films, B. Skow believes he’s just getting warmed up. Skow last October took Girlfriends Films to a place where it had never gone before—hardcore boy/girl porn—with the release of “... More »

Q&A With Laurent, Affil4You's Mobile Strategist

Q&A With Laurent, Affil4You's Mobile Strategist
Meet Laurent, managing director of Affil4You, an award winning mobile affiliate program and billing solution that has a particular stronghold on the French market. As leaders in mobile adult content throughout numerous European regions, Affil4You offers webmasters and other adult traffic holders it... More »

Lucas Kazan: Gay Porn, Italian Style

Lucas Kazan: Gay Porn, Italian Style
From the beginning, Lucas Kazan has in many ways been a welcome outsider in the adult industry — an artistic genius sitting in the corner, a true romantic creating his own unique vision. Since starting Lucas Kazan Productions in 1998, his output has unfolded slowly and with style, his emphasi... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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 »

Male Sex Toys Get Creative With Non-Anatomical Designs

Male toys are becoming more and more popular for both straight and gay men. While the emphasis has long been on women’s toys, today men’s products are a burgeoning market. Channel 1 Releasing... More »

Manufacturers Recreate Lifelike Sex for Male Masturbation

Sex is sex, even when you have it with yourself. Wherever that little love dance goes, sex toys are sure to help guide you on the journey. When it comes to men, the industry appears to have thrown its... More »
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