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Executive Seat: Industry Leader

Executive Seat: Industry Leader
Among the most respected companies in adult entertainment, Pink Visual is an acknowledged industry leader, taking a vital role in a number of issues, including efforts to combat content piracy, protect performers and spearhead technological development. Allison Vivas, a vivacious young lady with ... More »

Lex Marks His Spot

Lex Marks His Spot
Mercenaries have historically been considered a clever bunch. They performed their services for the highest bidder (with the best resources) and as a result usually gained a personal reputation for being on the winners’ side and shared in the spoils. The inspiration for Lexington Steele to nam... More »

WIA Profile: Shirley (Punker Barbie)

WIA Profile: Shirley (Punker Barbie)
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. How did you get into the business? I was ... More »

Girlfriends Films Does Hungary

Girlfriends Films Does Hungary
Girlfriends Films is among the premier purveyors of lesbian porn, and a true Third Millennium success story. The Internet Adult Film Database shows “Dressing Room Lingerie 1 & 2” coming out in 2001, then a gradual increase in annual releases through mid-decade. After that comes a veritable explo... More »

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 »

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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