Sexuality Educator and Author, Midori, Signs with Ikigai Marketing

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San Francisco, CA - World-renowned sexuality educator and author, Midori, signed with Ikigai Marketing to handle marketing and brand building. 

“Building a team with a focus on compassionate education, ethical practice and effective teamwork is of utmost importance to me,” said Midori. “I’m excited to have Ikigai Marketing working with me to further the mission of Fire Horse Productions to bring greater joy and personal growth to the world.”

“It is a distinct honor to have the opportunity to work with someone as iconic as Midori,” said Kristel Penn. “I have great respect for how she’s changed the educational landscape of kink and made it not only accessible but inclusive to people from all walks of life. She’s living proof that it’s possible to teach others how to tie passion, skill, and heart together in a way that honors each of our individual journeys.”  

Known as the “super nova of kink” according to Dan Savage, Midori emerged from the Sex Positive movement in San Francisco in the early 1990s and soon became one of the most highly regarded presenters on sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures.

Her reputation as an authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. 

She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally, she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self-actualization, shame reduction, acceptance, and justice.

Known for her ability to teach with equal parts expertise and heart, her intensives and pop-up classes are often booked months in advance. She is best known for her transformative small-group educational intensives, Rope Dojo and ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive.  

She is the author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, Wild Side Sex, and Master Han's Daughter. She has also contributed her expertise and voice in numerous articles, columns, works of fiction, and instructional books. 

When she's not traveling and teaching, she's creating provocative and haunting art and performances. For more information about Midori, visit her official website at https://www.fhp-inc.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @PlanetMidori.

JustFor.Fans to Sponsor Wendy Williams’ Lexington T-Girl Parties

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LEXINGTON, KY - JustFor.Fans announced their event sponsorship of Wendy Williams’ Lexington T-Girl Parties. 

“I am so happy to work with Dominic and the JustFor.Fans family,” said Wendy Williams. “It’s nice to see such a big platform support the Trans community.”

Now in its 11th year, Williams’ Lexington T-Girl Parties is the longest-running trans party in the area. Visit LexingtonTGirlParties.com to learn more about her popular bi-weekly event, which takes places every first and third Friday of the month at French Connections. The event provides a discreet and safe environment for the TG community and its allies. JustFor.Fans will be sending promotional items for giveaways.

Wendy Williams is one of the most awarded TS pornstars in the industry, an AVN Hall of Famer and TEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner with a career that spans nearly twenty years. In addition to her official website, WendyWilliamsXXX.com, she has worked for nearly every major trans adult company in the industry. 

During her illustrious career, Williams has been collected a multitude of nominations and wins, including the 2009 AVN Transsexual Performer of the Year and TEA Best Solo Site award, 2010 XBIZ Transsexual Performer of the Year, 2011 XBIZ TS Website of the Year and Urban X Best TS Interracial Website award, 2012 Urban X Transsexual Interracial Performer of the Year, 2014 Feminist Porn Honored Website award, 2016 Biggie Awards Social Media Personality of the Year, and the 2017 BBW Awards Trans Star of the Year.

Williams is also the owner of her own cosmetics line, PaintedByWendy.com. She is the owner of famed LGBT bar, Roadhouse Bar, in Cookeville, TN, and currently runs the longest-running trans party in Lexington, KY. 

Follow Wendy on Twitter at @TSWendyWilliams or on Instagram @TSWendyWilliams.



Aubrey Kate Appears in Burning Angel’s First Trans Scene, Sex Cult: Act 3

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Tattooed bombshell Aubrey Kate debuts in Burning Angel’s first-ever trans scene, the upcoming “Sex Cult: Act 3.” She stars alongside the company’s heavy-hitters Joanna Angel, Katrina Jade, and Small Hands. The scene is now live on BurningAngel.com. 

“Being on Burning Angel’s set, I felt different,” said Aubrey Kate. “I felt free and safe. I was so turned on and into everyone. I’ve never done anything like this before!” 

In “Sex Cult: Act 3,” Kate finds herself in a ceremonial sex dungeon, flaunting her heavenly body when Katrina Jade enters. She is soon joined by Joanna Angel and Small Hands, turning this into an unforgettable foursome. 

She continued, “We played with blood - it was very kinky and hot. I hope to be in many dark scenes like this. I feel like performers go through different phases in their careers. I’m so grateful to be at this part of my career, but a part of me is yearning for more. The opportunity to work with Burning Angel came a the perfect time. I hope to do more scenes like this soon.” 

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Aubrey Kate is one of the most well-known TS performers in the industry. In 2017, she was the first TS performer to sweep at all three major adult award shows, picking up the AVN Trans Performer of the Year, XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year, and the TEA Best Hardcore Performer. Additionally, she won the AVN Fan Choice Trans Performer of the Year and AVN Trans Cam Performer of the Year. 

In 2018, she continued her streak by scooping up three AVNs, including the coveted AVN Trans Performer of the Year award for the second year in a row. She was also Evil Angel’s first trans contract star. 

In 2019, she racked up multiple nominations at XBIZ, AVN, and the TEAs, and picked up the TEA Award for Best Scene (Girl/Boy) for her gangbang in Evil Angel’s “Aubrey Kate: TS Superstar.”

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Visit OfficialAubreyKate.com to keep up to date on Aubrey’s latest shoots, exclusive behind the scenes content, and more. Fans can also follow on Twitter @AubreyKatexxx or OnlyFans.com/AubreyKate.

Intimacy Productions Inks Deal with Ikigai Marketing

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - East coast boutique production company Intimacy Productions signed with Ikigai Marketing recently, naming Kristel Penn as their official publicist. 

“I look forward to working closely with Ikigai Marketing as we move forward to the next phase of the evolution of Intimacy Productions,” said Intimacy Productions’ CEO, Mark Irwin. “I have always done my marketing and promotions myself but there isn't enough time in the day for me to do it properly. Working with Kristel will allow Intimacy Productions to enhance its marketing presence without impacting the production side of the business.”

“As their company name suggests, Mark’s creative vision is focused on showcasing authentic intimacy in his scenes,” added Kristel Penn. “I very much appreciate the diversity of performers he features and am excited to work together. I think his work highlights a more three-dimensional depiction of how sex can be and why natural chemistry is so titillating to see on-camera.”  

Intimacy Productions was created in 2013 and has produced over 250 mainstream adult scenes, including popular performers like Violet Monroe, Jillian Janson, Kenzie Reeves, Lexi Luna, and many others. The company specializes in both mainstream and fetish girl-girl scenes, but also shoot solo and boy-girl content. Their scenes can be purchased directly from ManyVids, AEBN, Clips4Sale, and Adult Empire

Visit their official website at IntimacyProductions.com. Follow them on Twitter at @IntimacyProduct.




Lena Kelly Appears on Grooby’s TGirls.xxx

LOS ANGELES, CA - Award-winning performer Lena Kelly lights up the screen in her latest hardcore scene directed by Radius Dark for Grooby’s TGirls.xxx

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“This scene is definitely my best Grooby scene yet,” said Kelly. “Epic is so hot and I love his big cock! I think you can tell.”

In her newest scene, superstar Lena Kelly is joined by King Epicleus in an epic, toe-curling hardcore scene together. To view this scene and more, visit TGirls.xxx

Trans star Lena Kelly entered the industry in September 2016, making her media debut on Grooby’s GroobyGirls.com. Since then she has shot for numerous studios, including Evil Angel, Dogfart, Devil’s Film, Trans Angels, Kink, Grooby, Gamma, and many more. In 2018, she was nominated at the TEAs for ‘Best Hardcore Performer’, ‘Best Internet Personality’, and ‘Best Scene’. In 2019, she received multiple nominations from numerous major adult awards and took home the coveted TEA ‘Gender X Model of the Year’ Award and ‘Best Self-Producer’ Award. 


She is a multi-talented performer and producer who has garnered attention industry-wide for her entertaining storylines and unique brand of scenes. See more of her original content at her official website, LenaKelly.xxx. Fans can follow her on Twitter at @LENAKELLYXXX.

Aubrey Kate Nominated for NightMoves Award

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Blonde bombshell performer Aubrey Kate scooped up a nomination for NightMoves’ ‘Best Transsexual Performer’ Award. Winners will be announced on October 13, 2019, at the 27th Annual NightMoves Awards in Tampa, FL.

“It’s an honor to be nominated for a NightMoves Award,” said Kate. “It’s an honor to be nominated alongside my sisters. I’ve worked really hard this past year and regardless of who wins, I’m honored to be included with so many people I admire and respect in our industry.” 

Fans are encouraged to vote for Kate on NightMoves’ National Ballot here: https://nightmovesonline.com/vote-now/

Aubrey Kate is one of the most well-known TS performers in the industry. In 2017, she was the first TS performer to sweep at all three major adult award shows, picking up the AVN Trans Performer of the Year, XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year, and the TEA Best Hardcore Performer. Additionally, she won the AVN Fan Choice Trans Performer of the Year and AVN Trans Cam Performer of the Year. 

In 2018, she continued her streak by scooping up three AVNs, including the coveted AVN Trans Performer of the Year award for the second year in a row. She was also Evil Angel’s first trans contract star. 

In 2019, she racked up multiple nominations at XBIZ, AVN, and the TEAs, and picked up the TEA Award for Best Scene (Girl/Boy) for her gangbang in Evil Angel’s “Aubrey Kate: TS Superstar.”

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Visit OfficialAubreyKate.com to keep up to date on Aubrey’s latest shoots, exclusive behind the scenes content, and more. Fans can also follow on Twitter @AubreyKatexxx or OnlyFans.com/AubreyKate.

Kristel Penn Featured on Streamate Official Podcast

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Grooby’s longtime Marketing and Editorial Director, Kristel Penn, talks shop in the latest episode of Streamate’s official podcast, titled ‘Trans Erotica with Kristel Penn’. The episode is available to listen on Soundcloud

“I was really honored to be asked to be included in this discussion,” said Penn. “Everyone was very welcoming and brought to the table a unique view on each issue we touched upon. I know I personally learned a lot from everyone and it was honestly just fun to chat with other industry folks about our experiences in and outside of work.”

In the podcast, Penn discusses gender identity, how the trans adult industry has evolved during her time in the industry and some of the issues it faces, and the topics like privilege and intersectionality. She also shares her lighthearted story about coming out and some other adventures working at Grooby.

Listen to the episode here: https://soundcloud.com/streamate/episode-19-trans-erotica-with-kristel-penn?in=streamate/sets/sm-podcast

ABOUT GROOBY
Founded in 1996, Grooby is the leading producer of trans erotica. In addition to operating over 30 membership sites, the company produces nearly 50 DVDs a year and hosts the annual TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) held in Hollywood, CA. More information about the three-day event can be found at theTEAShow.com.

In 2017, the company took over the editorial content for Transformation, the world’s most popular transgender lifestyle magazine. For more information, visit Grooby.com or follow them on Twitter at @GroobyDotcom.



Aubrey Kate Snags Urban X Award Nomination, Wins at XRCO

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Adult industry’s blonde bombshell and multi-award winning performer, Aubrey Kate, scooped up a nomination for the Urban X Awards ‘Trans Performer of the Year’ category. The announcement follows her recent win at the XRCO Awards for ‘Trans Performer of the Year.’ 

“It’s an honor to be nominated among so many of the industry’s best trans performers,” said Aubrey Kate. “I’m excited to see who will win at this year’s show and hope I take home the honor, but know the competition in this category is tight!” 

Fans are encouraged to vote daily at this link: https://urbanxawards.com/2019-voting/

She added, “I also want to thank XRCO for naming me the first winner of their trans category. I’ve always vowed to work as hard as I can in our industry, so to be honored by our industry’s top adult critics is an honor I do not take lightly.” 

To note, this is the first year XRCO included a ‘Trans Performer of the Year’ category. 

Aubrey Kate is one of the most well-known TS performers in the industry. In 2017, she was the first TS performer to sweep at all three major adult award shows, picking up the AVN Trans Performer of the Year, XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year, and the TEA Best Hardcore Performer. Additionally, she won the AVN Fan Choice Trans Performer of the Year and AVN Trans Cam Performer of the Year. 

In 2018, she continued her streak by scooping up three AVNs, including the coveted AVN Trans Performer of the Year award for the second year in a row. She was also Evil Angel’s first trans contract star. 

In 2019, she racked up multiple nominations at XBIZ, AVN, and the TEAs, and picked up the TEA Award for Best Scene (Girl/Boy) for her gangbang in Evil Angel’s “Aubrey Kate: TS Superstar.”

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Visit OfficialAubreyKate.com to keep up to date on Aubrey’s latest shoots, exclusive behind the scenes content, and more. Fans can also follow on Twitter @AubreyKatexxx or OnlyFans.com/AubreyKate.

Aubrey Kate Shines in New Scenes

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Multi-award winning performer Aubrey Kate appears in new scenes with Trans Angels, Evil Angel, and Smash Pictures, with more to follow. 

“I’ve been working non-stop for months now with many of my favorites,” says Kate. “I hope my fans will go out and support these companies and watch my scenes directly on their sites. I’d love to know what they think! I have much more coming in the months and am excited to share it with my fans.” 

Aubrey Kate is one of the most well-known TS performers in the industry. In 2017, she was the first TS performer to sweep at all three major adult award shows, picking up the AVN Trans Performer of the Year, XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year, and the TEA Best Hardcore Performer. Additionally, she won the AVN Fan Choice Trans Performer of the Year and AVN Trans Cam Performer of the Year. 

In 2018, she continued her streak by scooping up three AVNs, including the coveted AVN Trans Performer of the Year award for the second year in a row. She was also Evil Angel’s first trans contract star. 

In 2019, she racked up multiple nominations at XBIZ, AVN, and the TEAs, and picked up the TEA Award for Best Scene (Girl/Boy) for her gangbang in Evil Angel’s “Aubrey Kate: TS Superstar.”

Press inquiries can be directed to kristelpenn@ikigaimarketing.com.

Visit OfficialAubreyKate.com to keep up to date on Aubrey’s latest shoots, exclusive behind the scenes content, and more. Fans can also follow on Twitter @AubreyKatexxx or OnlyFans.com/AubreyKate.


Wendy Williams Nominated for Urban X Award

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Multi-award winning performer and industry icon Wendy Williams received a nomination for the Urban X Awards’ “Trans Performer of the Year” category. The winner will be announced at their awards show in Hollywood on August 18, 2019. 

“After almost two decades in the adult industry, to still be considered for awards is truly amazing,” says Wendy Williams. “The Urban X Awards celebrate diversity across the Industry and I look forward to attending and being part of this event.”

Williams is a previous winner of the Urban X Awards and a longtime supporter of the event. 

Wendy Williams is one of the most awarded TS pornstars in the industry, an AVN Hall of Famer and TEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner with a career that spans nearly twenty years. In addition to her official website, WendyWilliamsXXX.com, she has worked for nearly every major trans adult company in the industry. 

Recently Williams was also interviewed for MyFavoritePornstar.com. The piece can be read in its entirety at this link: https://myfavoritepornstar.com/wendy-williams/

During her illustrious career, Williams has been collected a multitude of nominations and wins, including the 2009 AVN Transsexual Performer of the Year and TEA Best Solo Site award, 2010 XBIZ Transsexual Performer of the Year, 2011 XBIZ TS Website of the Year and Urban X Best TS Interracial Website award, 2012 Urban X Transsexual Interracial Performer of the Year, 2014 Feminist Porn Honored Website award, 2016 Biggie Awards Social Media Personality of the Year, and the 2017 BBW Awards Trans Star of the Year. 

Williams is also the owner of her own cosmetics line, PaintedByWendy.com. She is the owner of famed LGBT bar, Roadhouse Bar, in Cookeville, TN, and currently runs the longest-running trans party in Lexington, KY. Visit LexingtonTGirlParties.com to learn more about her popular bi-weekly event. 

Follow Wendy on Twitter at @TSWendyWilliams or on Instagram @TSWendyWilliams.