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Before they began having sex on screen, the people in the adult entertainment industry were often working in other fields or studying to be a part of them.
Everybody has a first job — and it rarely has anything to do with how you end up making a living. That's especially true of the adult entertainment industry's biggest names.
The event features appearances by well-known actors in the industry, as well as new products and companies vying for a piece of the $14-billion adult industry.
While there are a few adult entertainment companies that are publicly traded, most are firmly closed to civilians, the industry’s term for outsiders. But one company, Pleasure Dynasty, is opening the filmmaking process.
Fabian Thylmann lacks the icon status of Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt, but he has quietly become one of the most powerful people in porn over the past two years.
As the porn industry gathers for its annual convention, there's a lot at stake. Online piracy continues to nip at the earnings of studios, and new legislation could dramatically impact how companies do business.
The L.A. City Council voted to make condom use mandatory in adult films. And adult studios are already planning how to minimize the effects of that law.
While plenty of adult stars dream of making the transition to traditional acting, their dreams rarely become reality. Here are 10 who have managed to make the transition to 'civilian' celebrity.
Some folks will argue that we shouldn't be doing this. To that I will repeat a previous argument: Like it or not, pornography is a big business (and one we've covered before). We cover big businesses. Yes, some industries are more taboo than others. But ignoring them doesn't make them any better or any worse. It just makes them less understood.
Just five of the actresses we listed among the industry's most popular last year make return appearances in 2012, as new faces have come along – and some veteran performers made a comeback.
Divorce lawyers have full coffers thanks to the dissolution of celebrity unions. What are some notable May-December celebrity divorces?
"Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.
So, which celebrities have reportedly been offered huge sums to appear in Playboy? Which have turned them down? Click ahead to find out.
Registration for the new .xxx Internet domain name kicked off on Wednesday, starting with a 50-day period during which businesses both inside and outside the adult entertainment industry can register for a .xxx domain or exclude their name from it to protect their reputation.
Layoff season has begun and it’s no secret that there’s more coming. And with the shrinking of the financial industry generally, some of you are probably going to have to think about transitioning to a new industry.
"Mainstream companies, of course, are often too risk-averse to emulate the porn industry’s embrace of new media. But even if you’re not ready to make the leap, it is worth paying attention to the porn industry – the latest tech trends in porn are a strong predictor of the next big thing for mainstream," writes the author.
After a series of false starts, the owner of Penthouse magazine and over two dozen adult Websites is finally going public.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.
Apple and Google have been wading into 'cloud computing' for internet video—but porn is jumping in head first.
As the adult entertainment industry’s stars and power brokers walked the red carpet at the recent AVN Awards in Las Vegas, we polled a few, asking them about the next big trend.