As they walked the Red Carpet at this year's AVN Awards, we asked the stars their thoughts on the impact of social media on their careers – and the industry.
A look at the players and forces shaping the industry in the digital age.
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.
If sin sells — and sex sells, as the success of Internet pornography industry and its annual convention more than demonstrate — then does it follow that investing in sin makes sense?
Is it a good way to influence behavior and/or raise revenue, just like tobacco and alcohol?
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.
Some of the power players in porn are familiar names, but a significant number have very low public profiles. Here's a look at the industry's power brokers.
From her modest Oklahoma home to the center stage of the adult film world.CNBC's "Business of Pleasure" takes you backstage and at home with mega Porn Star Jesse Jane.