Adult Entertainment


  • Behind the Adult Entertainment Expo scenes Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    Adult film star Allie Haze attends the 2014 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 16, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    When the industry converges in Las Vegas every January, dozens of companies hoping to be porn's next big thing are there.

  • The economics of being an independent porn star Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Performers including Stoya and Jesse Jane are turning away from contracts and agents to run their own show.

  • Film may give adult toymakers 50 Shades of profits Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    "Fifty Shades of Grey" led to a surge in sales of sex gadgets. The industry is lusting for more after the release of the movie.

  • The return of Jenna Jameson Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Jenna Jameson, pictured here last year, is credited with helping to bring adult entertainment into the mainstream.

    After vowing never to come back, Jenna Jameson is appearing at awards shows and has an endorsement deal with Fleshlight.

  • Building the iTunes of porn Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    Two competing companies—SkweezMe and MindGeek—are trying to bring an iTunes-like pricing and distribution model to porn.

  • Adult entertainment's top stars (safe for work!) Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Adult film actress Jesse Jane.

    The porn world loves new superstars almost as much as it loves a comeback story. That is why the industry's top stars change so frequently.

  • Adult Entertainment Expo 2014 Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    Go with CNBC inside the world of the adult entertainment industry at its biggest event of the year.

  • Latest Obamacare 'fix': Turn it over to porn guys Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The vice president of Pornhub.com has offered to help fix glitches plaguing the Obamacare website.

  • Cramer blasts Abercrombie ads as ‘soft porn’ Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Jim Cramer blasted Abercrombie & Fitch ads featuring "scantily-clad" teens as "soft porn" and said he's tired of them.

  • Sex doesn't sell: Penthouse publisher goes bust Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    FriendFinder Networks, publisher of Penthouse magazine and numerous adult-entertainment websites, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday.

  • Would you advertise on a porn site? These guys do Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    An Eat24's advertisement on porn sites.

    A food delivery business called Eat24 is boasting that it has gotten a lot of bang for its buck by placing ads on porn sites.

  • HIV cases bring porn's own trade group under fire Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:30 PM ET
    Actors perform on the set of a pornographic movie in Los Angeles.

    An HIV outbreak among LA-area porn performers has put the organization that represents the industry under fire from within.

  • HIV strikes porn industry again: Now what? Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:19 PM ET
    Rod Daily

    The revelation that a second porn star has contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, will likely have little to no impact on the bottom line of major porn studios.

  • Multibillion-dollar porn industry shut by illness Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    An adult film trade group says filming would not resume until all of the performer's partners are notified and tested.

  • Google Glass Gets Its First Porn App Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 2:41 PM ET
    Google Glass T&G

    Well, that didn't take long. The first porn app has officially launched on Google Glass.

  • A report that will be voted on in the EU parliament March 12 could lay the groundwork for laws banning pornography across all media — including the Internet — and could potentially restrict free speech advocates claim.

  • The government of Iceland is drafting plans to ban pornography, in print and online, in an attempt to protect children from a tide of violent sexual imagery.

  • Search.xxx Porn Search Engine Launches Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 1:51 PM ET

    In case anyone has any difficulty finding porn on the Internet, there's now a search engine exclusively for smut. Search.xxx, which bills itself as "The Search Engine For Porn," searches for sites with the suffix .xxx, which, as one may have posited, are adult-themed.

  • Porn Through the Years Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 6:06 AM ET
    Porn Russian Nesting Dolls

    The sex industry has a deep history in various forms of culture and at various stages of media. That has proved enticing to certain collectors.

  • World's Best Internship—Interviewing Porn Stars Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 3:23 PM ET

    Hey there. Feeling lonely in your dorm room? Looking to ditch your workplace virginity? Well, it’s your lucky day, son. A porn site is looking for an intern!