Home > News > Tibbals Pens Piece on AdultEmpire Tour • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Tibbals Pens Piece on AdultEmpire Tour

Tibbals Pens Piece on AdultEmpire Tour
Get XBIZ News
Jul 22, 2015 11:24 AM PDT    Text size: 

PITTSBURGH — Author, sociologist and adult industry expert Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals recently penned a piece for UpRoxx.com describing her tour of Pittsburgh-based AdultEmpire’s adult DVD and sex toy and novelty warehouse.

Tibbals, who currently is celebrating the publication of her recent book, “Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment,” took a tour of Adult Empire’s three-building facility guided by company execs Megan Wozniak, Chelsea McCain and Becky Merbler.

“Now, I’ve been in plenty of warehouses before, porn-related and otherwise, and I was shocked as I made my way through this one — both by the amount of DVDs they had on hand and the diversity of DVD-related enterprises that were underway,” Tibbals said in the UpRoxx.com piece.

The column went on to discuss the company’s roots starting in 1997, the darker years during the Great Recession, and where it is today.

“AdultEmpire made it through an extremely challenging period and is now back on the upswing,” Tibbals said. “Though they dropped the ‘DVD’ from their name, they currently offer over 60,000 DVD and Blu-ray titles and 4,500 different sex toys. They expanded their VOD capabilities dramatically and boast a massive video on demand library, as well as a Netflix-like monthly subscription service — Adult Empire Unlimited — which taps over 30,000 streaming movies and 150,000 individual scenes.

“Put simply, AdultEmpire offers a staggering amount of porn. They’ve also thrown a lot of effort into building their online community — blogs and v-logs and reviews and contests and things, which was why I was there.”

To read the entire Tibbals piece, click here.


More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Grand Slam Media CEO Luke Hazlewood Hits It Out of the Park

Grand Slam Media Inc. CEO Luke Hazlewood’s view of the advertising business is one that seems to have solid roots. He says that in an ever-changing marketplace it is a better protocol to lead rather... More »

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2017

Jun 01 - Jun 03
Moscow, Russia

Cam Summit

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Lloret de Mar, Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!