Articles tagged with: adult industry
The recent approval of the first drug to stem the infection of HIV, Truvada, not only is a watershed for the way the disease is approached and treated but has even greater implications for the adult video industry.
It also shows that groups that claim to be anti-AIDS are, in fact, anti-porn with an agenda of nothing short than shutting the industry down.
To recap, in case you’re not up on current events, the FDA approved the use of Truvada, as method to prevent the disease. In heterosexual couples that were HIV-positive …
Once the Christmas madness is over with and once the good intentions of New Year’s resolutions have given way to the same old, same old, one more ritual of the must be observed.
That’s right, it’s that time of year — the time when porn valley uproots itself, en masse, and relocates to Las Vegas for the better part of a week in the name of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. I’ll be making the pilgrimage and yes, if you’re interested in seeing me I’ll be there.
Friday, January 20, 11 a.m. …
Tits and Ass are the Secret Ingredients
By now you’ve heard of patent trolls — lawyers that buy up vague and speculative patents on the hopes that they can sue the hell out of tech companies and walk away with a fuckton of money (for us Americans, a fuckton is metric and probably why it’s use is so rare).
When I say obvious, I mean it. There’s a patent floating around for toast. I am not kidding. Something else people are suing over: tits and ass.
I’m not kidding about this either. Hooters, …
Anniversaries are funny things. They’re just as much about time as they are about change.
I entered the adult industry on October 6, 2006 and my fifth year is rapidly closing in (if you feel the need to celebrate, feel free to take a look at my Amazon wish list, hint hint;). I came into this business with no expectations. When things were no longer fun, or if I felt that this became too much like any other job, my plan was — and still is — to move on and …
When I wrote this, the tenth anniversary of 9/11 was hours away.
Most people have heard of the Chinese saying, “May you live in interesting times.” However, what many people don’t know is that the saying is a curse. One only has to look at the last 10 years to realize that interesting times usually means times when things are in upheaval, with things always in flux and nothing is certain.
Take, for example, the case of Jon Messner. Never heard of him? Until a few weeks ago, neither had I. He’s …
Mandatory condom use is the boogeyman of the industry right now. In hushed tones throughout the valley, producers, talent and directors talk about what they’re going to do if worst comes to worst.
More often than not, someone pipes up that if it happens, they’ll just fuck LA and take their talents to South Beach or Vegas. Anywhere but LA, because the problems that are going on are LA-specific problems. It’s not like they’d follow me to Miami or Nevada, right?
I don’t agree. There’s a couple of issues here that I …
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This week: Adult’s primary testing center — Open? Closed? Consult a Magic 8 Ball? Parents freak the fuck out over an English teacher moonlighting as a romance novelist, forget their kids hate reading. The New York Times discovers sex toys.
The adult industry’s primary testing center could be closed for remodeling. Or it could be closed for good. Like so many other things about the industry, its future seems up in the air.
Pennsylvania parents think of the children when it comes to an English teacher and her side job as …