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Really Kinky: 2

Really Kinky: 2
Really Kinky: 2 Setting certain standards and guidelines, fake orgasms and more Joanne Cachapero In part one, we began our look at how Kink.com is championing the online fetish niche. In this conclusion, we'll look at setting certain standards and guidelines, fake orgasms and more: Adher... More »

Really Kinky: 1

Really Kinky: 1
On the fringe of adult content, fetish is touted as taboo and extreme. But box-covers that boast of BDSM often contain nothing more than typical porno fare dressed up in ball gags and latex, with some extra spanking thrown in to make it look like the real thing. Peter Acworth wants you to know th... More »

Will Rider's Camera

Will Rider's Camera
With the introduction of the DVX100 in December 2002, and its successor, the DVX100A, in June 2004, Panasonic instantly became the most popular camera company with indie digital filmmakers. It was priced under $4000, and besides the $5000 Canon XL2, the next-lowest cost 24p video camera at the time ... More »

New Horizons

New Horizons
Director Will Rider gets a kick out of being a leading-edge kind of guy in a "hands on" way, the sort who keeps up on all the latest filmmaking gear and other new technology by actually using it — not by being a tech-talking geek. Along with plenty of other folks, geeks and otherwise, Ri... More »

The Roosevelt

The Roosevelt
When attendees of the XBIZ Hollywood '07 Industry Conference arrived at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Feb. 7, they stepped into history. The stately, Spanish-style structure at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. is more than just another landmark along the world-famous Walk of Fame; it is part of the very fabric ... More »

Adult in the City of Angels

Adult in the City of Angels
The adult entertainment industry is an international success story, with prosperous adult companies making their mark in places ranging from Seattle to São Paulo. But the city that continues to reign supreme as the adult entertainment capital of the world is, without question, Los Angeles, which... More »

Gail Harris

Gail Harris
The proprietors of Santa Anita Racetrack are lucky that Gail Harris doesn't play the ponies. With her savvy for picking winners, the track would be hers by now. Owner of the image library Falcon Foto, Harris is one of those people in the adult business who maintains a low profile but has built an... More »

The View From Paris

The View From Paris
On one level, it's no surprise that a successful adult affiliate site operates out of Paris. Look at all the contributions France has made to romance and sex: Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, French kissing, French postcards. But TotemCash and its products would not exist if France didn't also... More »

Paul Cambria: 2

Paul Cambria: 2
In part one, we began our discussion with famed adult lawyer Paul Cambria. In this conclusion, we'll continue with a look at the evolution of juries, obscenity cases and beyond: XBIZ: One thing 1st Amendment attorney Clyde DeWitt has pointed out about the evolution of juries in obscenity cases is... More »

Paul Cambria: 1

Paul Cambria: 1
Paul J. Cambria Jr. has witnessed quite a few changes in the adult entertainment industry over the years. When the famous Buffalo, N.Y.- based attorney (who is a senior partner in the firm of Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury & Cambria, LLP) first met longtime client Larry Flynt in the 1970... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends

Executives from the leading businesses of the online adult entertainment industry recently weighed in the question, “What do you see as the likely top trends that will influence the industry?”... More »
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