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Joe Gage and Ray Dragon: A Dynamic Duo

Joe Gage and Ray Dragon: A Dynamic Duo
While they aren’t exactly the odd couple of gay porn, there’s a certain synergy to the way Joe Gage and Ray Dragon have found their growing groove. Call it kismet, perhaps. “Yin and Yang? It’s a mystery to both of us. Mutual respect and admiration for each other’s gift... More »

When Worlds Collide: What happens when two industry powers team up?

When Worlds Collide: What happens when two industry powers team up?
When NakedSword and Bel Ami teamed up last year to create “Dirty Rascals,” the industry and fans took note of how hot studio collaborations can be. But those two weren’t the only big shots taking the plunge, as Helix joined forces with Dominic Ford to create a film unique to both p... More »

Honoring an Icon: XR Brands Celebrates Gay Erotica Pioneer

Honoring an Icon: XR Brands Celebrates Gay Erotica Pioneer
Long before the growth of the gay adult film industry in the 1970s and 1980s — long before the abundance of gay adult websites that emerged in the 1990s and 2000s — there was the late Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. Tom of Finland. Born in the small town of Kaarina, Finland on May 8, 1920, Laaks... More »

Q&A With Fiona Patten: Victory for the Sex Party

Q&A With Fiona Patten: Victory for the Sex Party
With a name like “The Australian Sex Party” it stands to reason that such a political organization would grab attention, raise eyebrows and in some cases be the target of scorn and criticism by conservative do-gooders and moral zealots. But Australia’s maverick civil liberties pol... More »

Mission Man: Trenton Ducati Steps Outside the Industry to Answer a Bigger Calling

Mission Man: Trenton Ducati Steps Outside the Industry to Answer a Bigger Calling
When Trenton Ducati performed in the film “Addict,” it was an emotional ride that had the star philosophical — an odd feeling he wasn’t accustomed to while on set. But the experience was a welcome full circle for the man who conquered his own drug addiction and turned his lif... More »

The Bel Ami Mystique

The Bel Ami Mystique
For as long as he can remember, Jack Shamama has been fascinated by Bel Ami. “They’ve always been one of my favorite studios, hands down,” notes the writer and producer, who also did some work for the studio. “I’ve written quite a bit about their stuff on GayPornBlog, a... More »

Pipedream Products: The Return of Rubber

Pipedream Products: The Return of Rubber
Pipedream Products now produces American-made PVC and TPR at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, Calif. The manufacturer has been producing its own rubber in the U.S. since 2007, but a challenge appeared in 2013 when the internal production of the Basix collection could n... More »

Porn Studios Forecast Sizzling Parade of Projects for 2015

Porn Studios Forecast Sizzling Parade of Projects for 2015
What’s the outlook for 2015? That’s the big question in the minds of both producers and consumers of adult video entertainment as a new year dawns. An informal scan of future prospects reveals challenges and ample opportunities. XBIZ contacted more than a dozen producers, from longtime ... More »

Shades of Success: 2015 Looks Bright for Pleasure Products Sector

Shades of Success: 2015 Looks Bright for Pleasure Products Sector
With a new year upon us and the crucial Valentine’s Day holiday looming on the horizon, it’s an ideal time to look at what leading companies in the adult pleasure products sector have lined up for the months ahead. From innovative product launches to new twists on established lines, man... More »

Pleasure Products Industry Vets Share Advice, Tales of Biz Past

Pleasure Products Industry Vets Share Advice, Tales of Biz Past
Strong. Powerful. Long lasting. These words often describe the gizmos in the crazy world of adult sex toys but it also describes those people who have been in the industry for more than 15 years, mostly with the same company. They have stories, advice and insights like no others. And now, XBIZ shar... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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