Entertainment Sex Business


  • November 2015 issues of Playboy magazine are seen on the shelf of a bookstore in Bethesda, Maryland.

    According to one marketing expert, Playboy's rebranding strategy will require it to "spin straw into gold."

  • MysteryVibe has all the characteristics of a winning startup, but finding funding was challenge, until the Rise Hong Kong tech conference.

  • Sex robot Roxxxy, made by True Companion

    Activists are campaigning against the sale of so-called sex robots, which may be "harmful and contribute to inequalities in society."

  • A group of Chinese tourists stand with shopping bags at the Canal City Hakata commercial complex in Fukuoka, Japan, on Friday, July 24, 2015. Four million Chinese tourists are expected to head to Japan this year.

    Demand from swelling Chinese tourists has buoyed demand for Okamoto condoms, the Financial Times reports.

  • Sex sells on Wall Street

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on soaring sex stocks. AshleyMadison.com, a site for cheating spouses, is preparing to go public. And RCI Hospitality, which runs men's clubs, recently reported record sales.

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    A French prosecutor asked a criminal court to acquit former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a pimping charge for his role in an organized sex ring.

  • The Brooklyn Bridge and the skyline of lower Manhattan, New York.

    A swinger's club has set up in a Financial District office building, disturbing fellow tenants and neighbors throughout the workday.

  • The Love Cloud plane

    Love Cloud Vegas is an airline where people pay to go airborne so they can join the Mile High Club.

  • Street walkers are still around, but escorts have taken to the Web and seen a surge of interest and a perceived lower risk of arrest.

  • Alix Catherine Tichleman, 26, is accused in yacht overdose death.

    Georgia police are reconsidering a 2013 heroin overdose death of a man connected to the woman charged in the death of a Google executive.

  • They already know what rock'n'roll is worth, so now Britain's statisticians are getting to grips with sex and drugs in a bid to give a broader view of the economy.

  • In an April 25, 2014 file photo, an outreach worker at Boom Health center package condoms for distribution to sex trade workers, in Bronx, N.Y.

    The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution.

  • A new business model is being adopted by prostitutes. They now do their transactions on the Internet where they feel safer and can get more money.

  • A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • Canada court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

    CTV reporter Omar Sachedina provides insight into the Canadian Supreme Court striking down anti-prostitution laws.

  • Dennis Hof, at his Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nev.

    The decline in Nevada's brothel business can be blamed on two things: Less spending money and the Internet. Yet some manage to thrive.

  • New York's most famous strip club will open a satellite establishment inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort next month - the first strip club inside an Atlantic City casino.

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

  • FBI Investigating DC Sex Scandal?

    The Daily Caller reports the FBI is investigating Senator Bob Menendez on accusations the NJ Democrat purchased prostitutes and attended sex parties in the Dominican Republic. David Marosko, The Daily Caller, offers insight.

  • On-set with Digital Playground Adult Entertainment

    A new crowd funding site called Offbeatr is a site that is specifically designed to fund adult projects and is being described as the "Kickstarter for porn."