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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 »

WIA Profile: Cathy Beardsley

WIA Profile: Cathy Beardsley
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 Cathy Beardsley, President and CEO, ... More »

California Dreamin’: Q&A With Dreamgirl International's Christopher Scharff

California Dreamin’: Q&A With Dreamgirl International's Christopher Scharff
Over the past decade Dreamgirl International has soared to the top ranks of lingerie and costume manufacturers, with 15 U.S. sales representatives and 22 international distributors. The company’s ongoing success must be attributed to the leadership of its CEO, Christopher Scharff. Scharff has... More »

WIA Profile: Amber Kukulya

WIA Profile: Amber Kukulya
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. Beginning her career in the corporate world as... More »

Glass Reinvented: Q&A With Joyful Pleasure's Keith Gordon

Glass Reinvented: Q&A With Joyful Pleasure's Keith Gordon
Founded and ran by industry veterans, Joyful Pleasure was rolled out three years ago as a boutique brand dedicated to producing unique glass pleasure products. Most widely known for its distinctive pepper-shaped dildo, Joyful Pleasure continues to grow and reinvent itself. Company owner Keith Gordon... More »

NS Novelties: Great Expectations

NS Novelties: Great Expectations
Two years ago NS Novelties launched with a selection of more than 100 new and innovative products. Distributors around the world quickly recognized how NS Novelties’ fresh and eye-catching packaging and unique product line would appeal to their customer base. “Before long, word of NS No... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A with Al Bloom, CalExotics

Exec Seat: Q&A with Al Bloom, CalExotics
In 40 years, Al Bloom has accumulated a wealth of knowledge, accomplishments and accolades within the adult industry. Credited for being instrumental in establishing the adult home video industry and its legal protection by a unified entity — the Free Speech Coalition, Bloom later moved into t... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A with Sascha Winkler, CEO of Pay4

Exec Seat: Q&A with Sascha Winkler, CEO of Pay4
Sascha Winkler, CEO of Frankfurt based Pay4 GmbH, is known as one of the most respected and sought-after authorities within the payments space. Winkler has been in the biz for more than 12 years, bringing great wisdom, knowledge and innovation to an industry that is highly dynamic and ever-changing.... More »

Sharpshooter: Director Mason Opens Up About New OpenLife Venture

Sharpshooter: Director Mason Opens Up About New OpenLife Venture
The creative force spearheading the launch of the OpenLife Entertainment production department is as mysterious as she is notorious. Mason does not often grant interviews and she never shows her face in the press. Yet her distinctive brand of adult filmmaking during the past 10-plus years has becom... More »

New Leadership: Mark ‘Blazing’ Schechter Takes Reins of ATMLA

New Leadership: Mark ‘Blazing’ Schechter Takes Reins of ATMLA
Mark “Blazing” Schechter may be new to the talent-agency game, but he’s no stranger to high-stakes business. The owner of Adult Talent Managers (ATMLA) gained invaluable experience on how to manage people and problem solve during a 20-year career in the casino industry before ente... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam Model Megan Kroft Dreams Big at Studio 20

Hey guys! Oh, I hate when I say that, all we cam girls say that, it’s beginning to sound so cliché. Hey! Hello! People from the industry, cam girls, cam boys, hello! I’m Megan Kroft.... More »

Rich Girls Offers Pro Cam Modeling Tips

The live camming industry offers endless opportunities to earn signficant sums of money and afford a luxurious lifestyle, but only with tireless efforts and non-stop perseverance. To be an elite cam model... More »

CBT Takes Testicular Play to the Next Level

CBT is an acronym often associated with cognitive behavioral therapy or computer-based training, but in the BDSM world CBT stands for none other than “cock and ball torture.” Those four little... More »
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