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WIA Profile: Blanca Estrada-Gonzalez

Blanca Estrada-Gonzalez will be the first to tell you that she “drops panties for a living,” and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Though Magic Silk’s star saleswoman once aspired to become a medical doctor, the universe had other plans — and those plans involved jock straps, lacy undies and see-through bedroom wear for all.

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WIA Profile: Nikki Night

Nikki Night describes herself as “The Fairy Cam Mother” and it would be hard to argue that she has not earned that magical title. Night’s multifaceted adult industry career has spanned content creation, model coaching, developing XXX websites for talent, marketing and even serving as sex toy company Kiiroo’s head of model success and managing the FeelStars roster of talent.

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WIA Profile: Rebecca Buffham

Rebecca Buffham’s Women in Adult profile could not have arrived with more perfect timing. The U.K.-based sales executive is marking a full decade with pleasure brand JO. Ten years in the pleasure industry would be cause enough for celebration, but 10 years with the same company?

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WIA Profile: Natasha Inamorata

Natasha Inamorata was just a kid when she first picked up a disposable camera. She quickly became enamored with it and continued to shoot with whatever equipment she could afford. In her teens, she saved enough money to purchase a digital Canon ELPH, began taking portraits of her friends, shot an entire wedding on a point-and-shoot camera and edited the photos with Picnik.

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WIA Profile: Tori Titus-McCrobie

What happens in paradise, stays in paradise — and Tori Titus-McCrobie won’t be leaving her tropical island of career perfection anytime soon, as the longtime sales director has found her bliss selling lubricants, sex toys and condoms to fantastic folks.

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WIA Profile: Jessica Jasmin

Jessica Jasmin’s heart has always been in production, but there were a number of stops along her route to becoming creative director for Gamma Entertainment.

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WIA Profile: Ruth Arceo

In the beginning, all Ruth Arceo knew was that she dreamed of being a buyer — but when the opportunity presented itself for a career in the adult world, she found she’d struck it rich. Arceo is the lucky lady who gets to pick and choose how to line the shelves at The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood, California.

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WIA Profile: Inka Winter

Award-winning erotic filmmaker and ForPlay Films founder Inka Winter knows what she wants her films to be, and what she doesn’t want them to be. She seeks to depict sexuality that is mindful, based in human connection and trauma-informed.

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WIA Profile: Sarah Franson

When you do what you love, they say, you’ll never work a day in your life — and when your job involves educating the masses about sex toys, it’s hard not to love what you do.

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WIA Profile: Holly Randall

If you’re one of the many regular listeners to Holly Randall’s celebrated podcast, you are already familiar with her charming intro spiel: “Hi, I’m Holly Randall and welcome to my podcast, ‘Holly Randall Unfiltered.’ This is the show about sex, the adult industry and the people in it.

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WIA Profile: April Hoopes

When you do what you love, they say, you’ll never work a day in your life — and when your job involves educating the masses about sex toys, it’s hard not to love what you do. As director of sales for pleasure brand Edonista, April Hoopes would surely agree.

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WIA Profile: Siouxsie Q.

Siouxsie Q has long been a committed artist and organizer. This dual path has garnered her significant recognition for both her creative works and her advocacy. Yet one thing that stands clear in Q’s story is that her motivation transcends mere acclaim.

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WIA Profile: Brittany Vela

Nearly 15 years ago, at age 19, Brittany Vela applied for her first adult boutique job, as a sales associate for Sara’s Secret in Texas. Vela instantly fell in love with her work, the environment, and the people around her.

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WIA Profile: Danae Mucino

For a long time, Danae Mucino wasn’t sure about what she wanted to do. With one bachelor’s degree in management and human relations, plus another in marketing and event planning, she found herself working in a variety of fields, including travel, immigration and fashion.

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WIA Profile: Kim Patterson

Who ever dreamed that a chilly northern town, off the beaten path and far from North America’s most trendy cities, would turn out to be the ideal birthplace for an adult business? Kim Patterson did, 20 years ago, back when she was an aspiring retail owner with the simple ambition of running her own store.

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WIA: Sana Gaziani

Sana Gaziani has always been industrious. She worked in retail for over 20 years, first as a teenager selling chocolates door-to-door and then in multiple part-time jobs at grocery stores. She worked at cosmetics company Lush to put herself through college, where she studied to become a law clerk.

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WIA Profile: Sarah Konkel

Lingerie marketing and sales requires a special touch. In the case of Florida-based lingerie brand Oh La La Cheri, that also means a woman’s touch — namely, that of Key Account Manager Sarah Konkel.

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WIA Profile: Allie Awesome

Once upon a time, Allie Awesome was a budding theater scholar. After earning her bachelor’s degree in the thespian arts, she spent a year or so working as a stripper before starting grad school. Exploring this decidedly more erotic kind of stage introduced her to the sex workers’ rights movement, which led her to focus her graduate studies on sex work in performance.

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WIA Profile: Tracy Leone

Just under a decade ago, the adult industry — especially the DVD sector — was still blatantly a man’s world, but that didn’t stop Tracy Leone from daring to break ground with her own style of business savvy and candy-sweet approach to customer service.

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WIA Profile: Caroline Karolinko

When Caroline Karolinko joined Segpay in 2018, she did not know a lot about the adult industry. After graduating from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, she worked with autistic youth and others with behavioral disorders.

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