Kink.com Opens Upscale Lounge in San Francisco!

San Francisco, CA - Following over a year devoted to design and construction, Kink.com founder and president Peter Acworth has opened a high-end cocktail lounge located in San Francisco called the Armory Club. Featuring pressed tin ceilings, a lit onyx bar and cast-iron fireplace, the bar’s Victorian industrial aesthetic purposefully echoes sets from Kink’s famed Upper Floor.

“For me, the Armory Club is just an extension of the Kink lifestyle,” said Acworth. “We may produce fetish material, but we’re also a member of the community — whether you define that by geography or sexuality or sentiment. We’re as much an ethos as we are a company.”The Armory Club, which officially opened Sept 18, is as welcoming as the San Francisco Armory is imposing, but unlike its progenitor there’s nothing overtly sexual about the club.

“This really isn’t about sex or fetish,” said Kris Ramirez, the bar manager for the Armory Club, “It’s about Peter wanting to create his perfect bar, a place where he could come for a well-made cocktail after work. It has his sensibility, but the focus has always been on sophistication rather than sexuality.”

Don’t be surprised if you see James Deen or Bobbi Star pressing up against the bar with a glass of champagne after a long shoot, the company added in an announcement. The Mission District Armory Club is less than half a block from the studio itself, and has quickly become one of the best perks about working for the Kink.

That said, Acworth hopes that San Franciscans will welcome it as any other local bar, adding, “You go if you’re kink-curious, but don’t need to be dressed in leather to feel at home.”

The Armory Club
1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
www.ArmoryClub.com

Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/technology/Kink-com-Opens-Upscale-Lounge-in-SF-489957.html

Rap Star Tyga to Perform at 2013 AVN Awards

Chatsworth, CA – AVN Media Network is pleased to announce that hip-hop sensation Tyga will be performing at the 2013 AVN Awards. Get ready for Sin City to be renamed Rack City after the chart topping rapper performs at the show’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Hot on the heels of making headlines across the country after revealing exclusively to AVN that he made his triple-X fantasies a reality through directing Rack City XXX: The Movie, in which he also stars in a non-sex role, Tyga will take to the stage Jan. 19, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for what promises to be the biggest AVN Awards yet.

To purchase tickets for the 2013 AVN Awards, click here.

Tyga is hyped to perform at the awards show, an event he’s seen on TV.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun being in Vegas, going to the awards and performing on stage,” Tyga told AVN. “Once I saw it on TV I knew how big it was. It’s the 30th anniversary and I know it’s a big night. I got a little taste of porn now through doing my movie and playing the awards is going to be something else. I’m really looking forward to it and I plan on having a lot of fun.”

This year has been a landmark one for the rapper as he’s ascended to the top echelon of the hip-hop world. The 22-year-old Los Angeles native has racked up five tracks in the past year alone that have hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart including “Far Away,” “Still Got It,” “Rack City,” “Faded” and “Make It Nasty.” His biggest single, “Rack City,” went double-platinum and became a Top 10 hit.

All five of his most recent hits come on Tyga’s debut studio album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, released by Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment imprint of Cash Money Records. The disc features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Soulja Boy, Game and Pharrell Williams. Tyga recorded his first big hit with Brown on the track “Deuces,” which was a Top 20 hit and was nominated for a Grammy award.

Tyga first rose to prominence in 2007 on the remix to Fall Out Boy’s “Arm’s Race,” which also featured Kanye West and Travie McCoy, his cousin, the front man for Gym Class Heroes. When the remix became a hit, Tyga found himself performing the track on MTV’s Video Music Awards that year.

He soon entered the studio to record some guest verses for his new friend Lil Wayne before shifting the focus to his solo career. As his first single, the hooky “Coconut Juice,” climbed the charts in the spring of 2008, Tyga was hard at work on his debut album, No Introduction.

The AVN Awards historically has supported hip-hop and some of the genre’s biggest names have performed at the show including Flo Rida, Chingy, Lil’ Jon, Baby Bash and Too Short.

“This upcoming awards show is very special and is a big milestone in the company’s history,” AVN Media Network CEO Theo Sapoutzis said. “We’re planning our biggest show yet to celebrate our 30th anniversary and we couldn’t be happier that Tyga is coming to perform. It’s going to be a blast.”

The 2013 AVN Awards takes place Jan. 19, 2013 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with co-hosts Jesse Jane and Asa Akira.

Rack City XXX: The Movie, featuring Tyga in the director’s chair and in a non-sex role, stars Kristina Rose, London Keyes, Skin Diamond, Daisy Marie, Stacie Lane, Austin Taylor, Jada Fire, Ice La Fox and Havanna Ginger—the last three of whom came out of retirement specifically for this movie. The DVD is in stores today.

Visit Tyga’s hardcore world at RackCityXXX.com.

Pictured above, left to right, are: Havana Ginger, Jada Fire, Kristina Rose, Tyga, London Keys, Ice La Fox and Skin Diamond. Photo courtesy Chris King.

Courtesy of Steve Javors and AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/video/Tyga-to-Perform-at-2013-AVN-Awards-489795.html

Larry Flynt Talks to Daily Beast About His Million-Dollar Mitt Romney Tax Offer

Los Angeles, CA – According to Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, Mitt RMoney Romney is worth far more than the $250 million he’s admitted to, and that when the candidate’s tax returns are examined (and hopefully made public, as his dad did with a dozen years of his returns), it will show that Mittens has the most golden of golden parachutes to float down on in case Obama is reelected. In fact, Flynt took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s Washington Post and Tuesday’s USA Today offering a $1 million bounty for the material.

“The only reason to not release the returns is to avoid taxes or hide assets. He’s hiding assets,” Flynt told Daily Beast reporter Lauren Ashburn. “The guy’s a multibillionaire.”

But why hide it, since everyone knows he’s got at least a quarter of a billion in assets?

“No working stiff who goes to a ballot box can relate to a billionaire,” Flynt assessed.

Tracing Flynt’s past successes, the slightly-snarky Ashburn notes that in the late ’90s, the publisher outed the sexual affairs of almost-House Speaker Bob Livingston and former Speaker Newt Gingrich, causing Livingston to follow Gingrich’s path of resignation, while in 2007, he exposed Sen. David Vitter’s use of prostitutes when his investigator found Vitter’s phone number in the address book of Deborah Jean Palfrey, the “D.C. Madam.” Vitter, who reportedly liked to dress in diapers while being serviced by a New Orleans hooker, refused calls for his resignation, and has been staunchly defended by most of the same conservatives who called for the impeachment of Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair.

Ashburn, who apparently really believes that Romney actually has a plan to “revive the country’s economy as president,” sees Flynt’s offer as possible retaliation for Romney’s having signed Morality in Media’s anti-porn pledge back in January, and of course, his party’s platform includes a plank promising that “Current laws on all forms of pornography and obscenity need to be vigorously enforced.”

But while Flynt described Romney as “like an over-the-hill Calvin Klein model who hasn’t had it up in 10 years,” he opined that the threatened crackdown on porn wouldn’t succeed.

“He can have all the fantasies he wants,” Flynt said of the candidate. “People who sit on juries don’t want to tell people what they can do in their own living rooms.”

While Flynt told Ashburn that he didn’t think Michelle Obama would allow her husband to read Hustler, he speculated that Ann Romney might, because “I think Ann might let him read it to charge his battery… If it wasn’t for those five kids, you’d say Romney could pass for a eunuch.”

But while Ashburn found Flynt to be “funnier and more politically opinionated than I expected,” she nonetheless saw Flynt’s comments on Romney’s sex life, his million-dollar offer and “sexual innuendo and mean-spirited attitude toward Romney” as “a sad attempt to drag Romney into his dirt-filled gutter.”

Of course, just one paragraph earlier, Ashburn described the American public as “a nation of voyeurs who like to know how much someone is worth,” which would seem to put all of us in that same “dirt-filled gutter.”

“In Romney’s case,” she continued, “such [tax return] information would allow people to make value judgments, to disparage his ability to speak for average Joes, to speculate about ill-gotten gains, to discredit hard work because his father was wealthy.”

Yeah! Because, y’know, why should it matter if the guy with his “finger on the button” might just possibly have hundreds of millions of dollars stashed away in banks in countries he might consider it politically expedient to bomb?

Courtesy of AVN and Mark Kernes: http://business.avn.com/articles/legal/Flynt-Talks-to-Daily-Beast-About-Million-Dollar-Romney-Tax-Offer-487619.html

Courtesy of AVN Staff and AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/video/Larry-Flynt-Offers-Up-To-1M-for-Unreleased-Romney-Tax-Returns-487402.html

Courtesy of AVN and Mark Kernes: http://business.avn.com/articles/legal/Romney-Promises-to-Vigorously-Prosecute-Pornographers-482041.html

Courtesy of AVN and Mark Kernes: http://business.avn.com/articles/legal/Prominent-Legal-Blogger-Questions-GOP-War-on-Porn-487244.html

Courtesy of Sott.net: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/242655-Antisocial-Conservatives-New-Study-Confirms-and-Extends-Earlier-Finding-Linking-Socially-Conservative-Value-Judgments-to-Anti-Social-Personality-Traits

Courtesy of Thinkprogress.org and Travis Waldron: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/09/11/828201/romney-poverty-tens-millions/?mobile=nc

Courtesy of Thinkprogress.org and Adam Peck: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/25/582721/romney-made-repeated-trips-to-bain-weighed-in-after-1999/

Images Courtesy of AP Photo and Getty Images

XO Ball & Expo Taps Hip-Hop Artists Too $hort and Clyde Carson to Perform Live!

San Francisco, CA – Hip-hop artists Too $hort and Clyde Carson will perform their hit songs at the XO Ball & Expo, which takes place September 21 and 22. Targeting sexually curious adults, the XO Ball & Expo is one of the largest lifestyle events in the country. The sexy lyrics of Too $hort and Carson, popular Bay Area natives, are the perfect complement to XO’s exciting entertainment lineup.

Too $hort and Clyde Carson will take the stage during Saturday’s XO Ball. For more information about entertainment performances at XO Ball & Expo in San Francisco, visit here.

Tickets are now on sale for the XO Ball & Expo at or through Ticket Master.

“We are extremely excited to add local favorites Too Short and Clyde Carson to our Ball Saturday night,” said XO Ball & Expo Entertainment Director Cindy Cheer. “They round out a diverse lineup, which includes burlesque dancing, aerial acrobatics, and more. We are committed to throwing San Francisco’s sexiest event of the year.”

Known for his trademark funk grooves and sexually explicit style, Too $hort began his career in Oakland, California at the age of 14. Too Short’s hits include “Blow the Whistle,” “The Ghetto,” and “Shake that Monkey.” Over his acclaimed career, Too Short’s has collaborated with Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Scarface, Lil’ Jon, Snoop Dogg and others.

Clyde Carson is one of the founding emcees of Bay Area hip-hop group, The Team. The group is best known for hit songs “It’s Gettin’ Hot” and “Hyphy Juice (The Remix).” Carson recently signed with Capitol / EMI Records via the Black Wall Street Records.

XO Ball & Expo will attract thousands of open-minded consumers. The event welcomes adults over the age of 18—men, women, couples, and groups who are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender. XO Ball & Expo, the ultimate experience in adult entertainment does not discriminate and is dedicated to attracting a wide and diverse audience to an event that is sex-positive and seductive.

During the two-day event, festivities will include musical acts, drag shows, stage shows, seminars, contests, burlesque, girl/girl wrestling, adult celebrities, S&M performances and more. To stay up to date with the evolving entertainment schedule, visit here.

XO Ball & Expo’s exhibitor list will include a varied collection of the best sensual products and services offered. Featuring the common theme of sexy, everything from fashion, erotica, art, games, aphrodisiacs, novelties, travel, leather, kink, cosmetics, jewelry, relaxation services, dungeon play, and more will be available to consumers. For more information about exhibiting at XO Ball & Expo, visit here.

The sexiest event in San Francisco’s history is open for documentation by credentialed media. XO Ball & Expo offers unique and exciting stories engaging viewers, listeners, and readers. To pre-register for media credentials, visit here.

Additional information about XO Ball & Expo is listed on the site of AVN Media, the official media sponsor of the expo.

XO Ball & Expo is produced by Mega Productions. The events giant also produces the famed Body Art Expo® and Hempcon. To download the official logo of the XO Ball & Expo, visit here or here.

Mega Productions utilizes social networking platforms to provide attendees and media with continuous event updates. To follow XO Ball & Expo on Twitter and Facebook, visit here and here.

Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/company-news/XO-Ball-Expo-Taps-Hip-Hop-Artists-Too-hort-Clyde-Carson-485537.html

Fleshlight Announces the Release of the Amazing Vstroker

Austin, TX - Great Scott, the future is here! The world may still be waiting for hover-boards, but until then, there is the all-new Vstroker.

Fleshlight has begun selling the next big product in the adult toy industry, the Vstroker. The Vstroker is an individually personalized, fully interactive male sex toy accessory. When partnered with a Fleshlight product, the Vstroker attachment studies the user’s penetration and and the Fleshlight product’s motion, transmitting a signal to a designated computer via wireless USB connection.

The Vstroker’s cutting edge technology takes point-of-view pornography to a whole new level.

Accompanied by live-action cinema interactivity on a Mac or PC, the user is in total control of every thrust. The Vstroker breaks the barrier between dreams and reality, by virtually bringing the look, feel and motion of the user’s favorite adult star into the privacy of their own home. By combining these two award-winning products, the Fleshlight and Vstroker put the user in control of the motion and speed, a total interactivity experience.

For more information, visit Fleshlight.com/vstroker.

Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/novelty/Fleshlight-Announces-Release-of-Vstroker-485023.html

Bill Clinton Poses for Photo With Porn Stars Brooklyn Lee and Tasha Reign

Monte Carlo, Monaco - Former President Bill Clinton is known for being a fan of the female form, so it’s no surprise he cracked a wide grin tonight upon meeting adult stars Brooklyn Lee and Tasha Reign.

The two starlets are in Monte Carlo to attend the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, which begins tomorrow.

Tonight, however, the two were attending a gala event at a casino, according to TMZ, when they bumped into the 42nd President of the United States. Numerous celebrities, including Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, were at the event as well.

Lee, the 2012 AVN Awards winner for Best New Starlet, posted a photo to her Twitter account of her and Reign with Clinton. Lee is particularly fetching in a blue dress—something Mr. Clinton might know a little bit about.

“Tasha and I had a great time partying in Monte Carlo at Bill and the Prince’s charity benefit,” Lee told AVN from Monte Carlo. “Mr. Clinton was super friendly, and from what I felt, he’s in terrific shape.”

Follow Lee on Twitter @brooklynleexxx; follow Reign @tashareign.

Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/video/Bill-Clinton-Rubs-Elbows-With-Brooklyn-Lee-Tasha-Reign-476233.html

XO Ball and Expo Erotic Sexy Fetish Costume Ball and Party September 21st and 22nd in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - XO Ball & Expo will be an experience that will excite your senses. This adults-only event features everything sexy, sultry and tantalizing. Shopping. Entertainment. Art. Special Adult Celebrity Appearances. Contests. Interactive Play. VIP Access. And so much More! Don’t Miss It!

XO BALL & EXPO EROTIC SEXY FETISH COSTUME BALL & PARTY – SEPT 21-22, 2012 in SAN FRANCISCO at the Cow Palace, 2600 GENEVA AVE., DALY CITY CA. 94104

EXHIBITORS, SEMINARS & STAGE SHOWS INCLUDING:

  • Go-go dancers
  • Girl on girl wrestling
  • Sexy costume ball contest
  • S&M performances
  • Adult Celebrities
  • Bands
  • Burlesque
  • Artshow

Go to XO Ball and Expo’s website for more information, updates and upcoming ticket information.

Mega Productions is a professional corporation specializing in the planning and production of consumer trade shows and musical events. Since opening its doors in 1992, Mega Productions has established itself as an industry leader. Drawing from 20 years of event production experience, Mega Productions excels at every facet of the business – from customer service to booth setup, from working with union labor to booth sales, from public relations to advertising and marketing, we have the experience and long-standing relationships across various business sectors needed to deliver successful events.

Many of their shows have been highly publicized. Over the last 10 years, Mega Productions’ Body Art Expo® has been featured on major news and media outlets including: KABC, KNBC, KCBS, KCAL, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Gabriel Tribune, Japanese TV, French TV, Chinese TV, various cable shows, and others.

They produce as many as 50 shows annually including computer shows, bridal shows, home shows, speed-sports expos, music festivals and tattoo expos. They have produced many high profiled engineering job fairs catered to Fortune-500 companies such as IBM, Hughes Aircraft Company, TRW, Walt Disney Corporation, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Hewlett Packard. Most recently they produced a highly successful New Year’s Eve Electronic Music Event that featured international, world-renowned artists.

Mega Productions understands that there is nothing more important to the success of an event than advertising, and in order to be successful in the trade show business it has to be done right! We have established strong ties with major media companies including radio, outdoor billboard, television, and newspaper companies, such as CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor, KROQ, KPWR, KLOS, KIIS, Jack FM, KCAL, OC Register, LA Weekly, and Daily News. Our Body Art Expo® are often advertised with bright pink freeway billboards throughout California and other U.S. cities, a widely recognized symbol that has become synonymous with Mega Productions’ excellence.

Mega Productions’ commitment to excellence is something they wake up with every day. With decades of experience and a passion for their craft, they’ve had a great number of successes and intend to keep doing so for many more decades to come. So whether you are planning on attending XO Ball & Expo, Hempcon, Body Art Expo® or any other events, you can be assured that it will be a high-quality, fun-filled event worth coming back to again and again.

 

Porn Star Britney Amber Feature Dances at Crazy Horse San Francisco April 12th through 14th!

Britney Amber Does 3 Nights at San Francisco's Crazy Horse This Week!

Britney Amber Does 3 Nights at San Francisco's Crazy Horse This Week!

San Francisco, CA - Britney Amber is feature dancing this Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14 at the Crazy Horse Gentlemen’s Club in San Francisco.

Show times for her performances are 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on Thursday and 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

When she’s not taking the stage, she will be available for lap dances and photos with her fans. She will also be selling photos and DVDs to club goers.

“I’ve always wanted to dance at the Crazy Horse and now it’s happening,” Amber said. “This is my fourth feature dancing gig this year and each event keeps getting better. If you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area and you’re a fan, you know where you need to be this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I’ve got eight sets over three nights, so you’ll get more than a few chances to see me take the stage.”

Amber is the cover girl for Immoral Productions’ latest films “B is for Baby Whore” and “Wheel of Debauchery Volume 8.”

In the next few weeks, she will be relaunching her site, BritneyAmberxxx.com, through PUBA.

The Crazy Horse is located at 980 Market St., in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

For more information about the club, visit the Crazy Horse San Francisco Website.

Courtesy of XBIZ: http://www.xbiz.com/news/146926

FUBAR and AVN Announce Queen’s Day Cruise in Amsterdam on April 30th

FUBAR and AVN Announce Queen's Day Cruise in Amsterdam on April 30th!

FUBAR and AVN Announce Queen's Day Cruise in Amsterdam on April 30th!

Amsterdam, NL – FUBAR Webmasters and AVN are pleased to announce the revival of a popular adult webmaster tradition from past shows. The Queen’s Day Cruise—a special invite-only, adult webmaster event—will take place April 30, 2012. Queen’s Day is the annual Dutch celebration of the Queen Mum’s birthday, when a million citizens pack the streets of Amsterdam and crowd onto canal-cruising boats for a full day of uninhibited drinking and singing.

“Queen’s Day is one of the largest events in Europe and a memorable experience,” said FUBAR CEO Julius Kedvessy. “These canal cruises have been a webmaster favorite for years and they really never get old, because the scale of the holiday is something that you have to experience to believe. I want to thank AVN for helping organize this event, and of course extend my utmost gratitude to this year’s sponsors—FN Cash, EroAdvertising, Broker Babe, My Dirty Hobby and FreeOnes. ”

Some invites may still be available and can be requested by interested parties by contacting the sponsors directly.

Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/technology/FUBAR-AVN-Announce-Queen-s-Day-Cruise-in-Amsterdam-April-30-472662.html

The Erotic Service Providers Union Announces The Hookers Ball!

Exciting Spring fundraiser punk rock show to support ESPU Legal Action Fund

San Francisco, CA - The Erotic Service Providers Union, in conjunction with Margo St. James’ Hookers Ball, is proud to announce a special benefit “Punk Rock Show” that will support ESPU’s legal action to expand sexual freedom rights by continuing to challenge anti-prostitution laws. Funds acquired during this event will to go ESPU’s legal fund.

According to Maxine Doogan, organizer of the ESPU, “The spring fundraiser has a serious intent, which is to raise funds for our next effort to end the war on whores by gaining our sexual freedom not only for commercial sex workers and our customers but also for the larger public.”

Doogan was one of the main proponents of Proposition K, the 2008 San Francisco ballot initiative that sought to decriminalize prostitution as a gateway to on-the-job protection and safety measures for erotic service providers.

The ESPU is honored to have the support of Margo St. James’ Hookers Ball as a co-sponsor in continuing the fight for sexual freedom rights. There is a natural association with the original feminist activist and pioneer of sex-positive feminism sparking the call for the decriminalization of prostitution by founding COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), which headed up similar legal actions in the past.

“By associating ourselves with the mother of the prostitutes rights movement to bring more prominent our labor rights prospective, we can better access support through our already existing structures,” Doogan concluded.

For up-to-the-minute event schedules, please click here. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Erotic Service Providers Union seeks to gain agency on behalf of all erotic service providers regarding their occupational, health, safety, social, civil and economic rights.

The ESPU’s and Hookers Ball Punk Show takes place Saturday, April 14th, 2012, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, located at the corner of 17th and Wisconsin, San Francisco, CA. Telephone 415-252-1330. Admission: $10-$50 sliding scale. Tickets are available online here.

Bands will include Meathook and the Vital Organs, Get Shot!, Inferno of Joy and The Crunchees. There will also be a performance by the DanceFloorJunkie Dolls Burlesque Show, and a raffle with sex toy prizes for the winners.

For directions, please click here.

Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/legal/The-Erotic-Service-Providers-Union-Announces-The-Hookers-Ball-471265.html

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