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Director's Chair: Hard As Steele

Director's Chair: Hard As Steele
With all of the “glamour” aside, any porn director will tell you it’s tough enough to get performers to deliver a steamy scene, have it lit correctly, block the shot and make sure they capture the cum shot. But when a movie has 61 performers, nine scenes and six orgies the task becomes dow... More »

WIA Profile: Samantha Lewis

WIA Profile: Samantha Lewis
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. In this special Spotlight edition of Woman o... More »

Executive Seat: Farber's Market

Executive Seat: Farber's Market
In January 1997, Mitch Farber entered the online adult arena with his own website, and was surprised to learn that there was no decent credit card processing company to be found that provided all of the services to handle realtime processing and customer service affordably. All of them charged a... More »

Bob Christian: Mad Hatter of Adam & Eve

Bob Christian: Mad Hatter of Adam & Eve
Adam & Eve, the flagship firm of PHE, Inc., which was founded in 1970 by Phil Harvey, is among the well-known companies in the adult industry. In addition to operating retail stores, Adam & Eve produces videos with original titles and contract stars, including such high-profile ones as Teagan Presle... More »

WIA Profile: Giana Taylor

WIA Profile: Giana Taylor
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. What is your background, professional and/or... More »

Company Profile: Metro Has a New Look

Company Profile: Metro Has a New Look
When Metro opened its doors 40 years ago, there was no Internet. In fact, there was no video. If customers wanted to see models move, they had to purchase Super-8 film, invest in a projector and a collapsible screen, and watch in a darkened room. How times have changed. And how Metro has changed ... More »

Director's Chair: David Lord

Director's Chair: David Lord
Born in the Inland Empire, David Lord moved with his family to the San Fernando Valley when he was 12. From then until he was 18, it was life in the Valley but quite unlike like “That 70s Show.” There were, well, issues – broken home, divorced parents, teen angst fueled by playing in rock band... More »

Company Profile: From Italy With Love

Company Profile: From Italy With Love
The adult affiliate program RIVCash has been a phenomenal success in Europe, owing mainly to its webcam site, RIVcams.com. The Italybased firm, RIV — initials for an Italian phrase meaning “girls for sale” — decided to stretch its muscles and enter the U.S. market last year. Although the... More »

Executive Seat: Graham Travis - Making Movies

Executive Seat: Graham Travis - Making Movies
Elegant Angel is ready to unleash its creativity. And like the sexy superheroes portrayed in its recent movies the powerful force behind the extraordinary plans is General Manager Graham Travis. Through what sometimes appears at time to be superhuman abilities, Travis runs nearly every aspect of... More »

WIA Profile: Courtney Trouble

WIA Profile: Courtney Trouble
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. What is your role and responsibility at Cour... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »
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