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Thexis Hits Gay Target Market

Thexis Hits Gay Target Market
When one thinks of fetish videos, an image often comes to mind of a large, hairy men engaging in rough hardcore sex. Not necessarily, says Thexis LLC. Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thexis LLC puts its focus on the younger men in the industry: pretty boys in the 18-23 category who just happen to ... More »

The Public World of Private

The Public World of Private
Private Media Group is such a major player in the international DVD market it would be easy to assume the company has been putting out adult videos since the VCR. But it wasn’t until 1992 that the company released its first videos with the Private Video Magazine series. Today it claims to own the ... More »

As Sweet as Moire (*) Candy

As Sweet as Moire (*) Candy
This might seem like an odd time to enter the DVD competition with high-end product, but everyone knows that true artists don’t do things just because the market says it’s a good time. And with Moiré(*)Candy, there are two artists at work, so anything is possible. The company combines the ... More »

Daring to be Great

Daring to be Great
Some companies just make it look easy. Daring Media Group entered the market in October 2006, and the Barcelona-based company was purchased almost immediately by European adult retailing giant Beate Uhse. Rather than toy with releases of varying quality, Daring immediately hit the market with t... More »

WIA Profile: Joanna Angel

WIA Profile: Joanna Angel
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 Burn... More »

Chef Jeff Makes Lemonade

Chef Jeff Makes Lemonade
If luck is when preparation meets opportunity, Geoff Mena of iBangPornstars is a lucky man. A former tennis professional, Mena, aka Chef Jeff, has been in the adult business since 1999, when he and his then-wife started an amateur website. He hosted Internet radio shows, established and edited a... More »

WIA Profile: Diane Duke

WIA Profile: Diane Duke
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 did you do for a living prior to coming... More »

Channel 69 Video

Channel 69 Video
Ami Ben really knows his customers. And they know exactly what to expect of the niche products that Ben's Channel 69 Video produces. "They all know my company has the best specialty products," Ben says. "If they want the best of the niches, they come to me. Once I get that kind of customer, they'... More »

Filmco Gets Weird

Filmco Gets Weird
When Abraham Lincoln uttered the wise phrase, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time," it's doubtful he had forced lactating, double penetration, dwarf action or granny gang bangs in mind. Y... More »

Rodney Moore

Rodney Moore
Rodney Moore has a lot of firsts on his résumé. He was among the early pioneers of both POV and gonzo. His eponymous website was part of the first wave of cybersexuality and has been serving it up nonstop since 1997. In Internet time, that's the Stone Age. Moore has been nominated for lots of a... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
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