Media Registration Open for 2018 YNOT Cam Awards


Hollywood, CA – YNOT Events has opened media registration for The YNOT Cam Awards, which takes place on October 24th in the heart of Hollywood, California. Both the eligibility requirements and the press pass registration form can be found on the YNOT Cam Awards website.

Approved media outlets will gain complimentary access to all phases of the show, including the red carpet event on Vine Street, the pre-show entertainment featuring comedian Kelsey Cook, the awards show itself, and the after party.

“Historically a lot of the media focus we’ve seen on the adult entertainment industry has centered around video stars like Stormy Daniels,” explains Connor Young, CEO of YNOT. “But when it comes to adult entertainment, video is only part of the story. Our event focuses on the stars from the adult interactive sector of the business, which is where most fans are spending their money these days. There are exciting new things happening with interactive, developments that have both an economic and social impact that’s really very positive in a variety of ways.”

Adult interactive is powering the modern adult entertainment industry and it’s only going to expand. Performers of diverse backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, body types and ages are finding success as live cam performers and custom clips artists. This is a story worth talking about for business and commerce reasons, for the sake of evaluating trends in entertainment, but also for its social implications as the internet continues to change our culture in new and profound ways.

“YNOT is in a unique position with this event to broadly spotlight the entire adult interactive sector, and we’re proud to have wide backing, trust and support for this event from top performers, webcam networks, clips stores and other industry professionals,” adds Young. “This will be the premiere event for the adult interactive community, the biggest of its kind.”

Top sponsoring companies include ImLive, Chaturbate, Studio20 and Flirt4Free. Additional sponsors include iWantEmpire, FreeWebcams and Terpon. Non-sponsoring companies also being represented by nominees in attendance will include Cam4, Streamate, MyFreeCams, ManyVids, Naked, Clips4Sale, Jasmin, CamGirlDollHouse, JAHLONLINE, CamSoda, AJ Estudios, StripChat, and MyDirtyHobby.

A total of 95 interactive performers have been nominated for a YNOT Cam Award, which spans 19 categories. The show’s live audience will consist of nominees and their guests, sponsors, executives from webcam networks, studios and custom clips stores, as well as executives from peripheral services like adult novelties and technical services companies.

While the event’s live audience will be performers, executives and media only, the red carpet and award ceremony phases of the evening will be live-streamed for free to fans around the world.

For more information about the YNOT Cam Awards, please visit Awards.YNOTCam.com.

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The YNOT Cam Awards in Hollywood, California kicks off on October 24th, 2018 with a mission to recognize top webcam and clips models from the adult interactive community. The event, produced by YNOT and hosted by cam model crossover star Shawna Leneé, seeks to highlight how the interactive nature of the internet has transformed the way that fans think about adult entertainment and its performers. YNOT Cam Awards brings together top models with business professionals from the leading webcam networks, studios and service providers for a glamorous night in the heart of Hollywood. It demonstrates how interactive webcam technologies and digital marketplaces empower adult performers in ways not previously possible, and also provide fans with more authentic and rewarding experiences that better serves their needs for positive human social interaction.

‘So You Think You Know Sex’ Monthly Trivia Night Kicks off this Wednesday at Akbar

LOS ANGELES, CA - Sexologist Nicoletta Heidegger, podcaster Cam Poter, and Dr. Laurie Bennet Cook team up to host the first So You Think You Know Sex monthly trivia night this Wednesday at Akbar in Los Angeles. The event is free to the public with opportunities to win sexy prizes.

“We hope that through a fun trivia night with some of sexology’s best that we can get more folks talking and learning about sex! Come one come all,” said Nicoletta Heidegger, who is part of the Sexual Health Alliance and Sluts and Scholars podcast.

Co-host Dr. Laurie Bennet Cook from Sex Positive LA added, “Know before ya go! Sex Ed before bed is sure to give everyone a better time!”

So You Think You Know Sex is a monthly sex-themed trivia night held at the famous Akbar in Los Angeles and takes place every last Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm. Their inaugural event kicks off on June 27. Akbar is located at 4356 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90029. Visit their official website at AkbarSilverlake.com.

Co-hosts Nicoletta Heidegger, Cam Porter, and Dr. Laurie Bennet Cook offer their expertise from a wide scope of sex-positive arenas. Visit their respective websites at SlutsandScholars.com, SexTalkwithMyMom.com, and Sex Positive LA.


Nicoletta Heidegger is the founder and co-host of the popular Sluts & Scholars podcast where she discusses sex, dating, current affairs, politics, and more. Past guests include Dita Von Teese, Nina Hartley, Jessica Drake, Blair Williams, Hudsy Hawn, Dr. David Ley, and most recently Sasha Grey. She is also a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Associate based in LA and hosts a YouTube series called Staying On Top where she shares the latest sex facts, education, and research.

In addition to her podcast and work as a therapy associate, Heidegger has contributed to The Stanford Daily, Vice, Playboy Radio’s Swing with Holli & Michael, Rebecca Zahler’s Don’t Waste Your Pretty podcast, Karen Lee Poter’s Sex Talk with My Mom, Dr. Wendy Walsh, and The Positive Results Corporation.

To learn more about Nicoletta Heidegger, visit her official website at Nicolettavheidegger.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at @MsHeidegger and @slutsscholars.


Siouxsie Q and Femme Domme Fatale Host Cannabis-Themed Speakeasy Show this Saturday


Hollywood’s Femme Domme Fatale is proud to announce their second annual 1920’s  speakeasy-themed show this Saturday at Bar Sinister. The two-act event celebrates the end of cannabis prohibition in California and includes live fire and burlesque performances, as well as a costume contest with prizes from War Party Extracts and The Stockroom.

Los Angeles, CA - Siouxsie Q and the Femme Domme Fatale crew bring their speakeasy-themed show to Bar Sinister this Saturday to celebrate the end of cannabis prohibition in California.

“Legalized cannabis consumption came to the Golden State this January, and yet with the bevy of new taxes, and the looming threat of punitive federal repercussions, it's difficult to feel like prohibition has really ended,” said Siouxsie Q. “We want to ensure that we are amplifying the voices and businesses of people who have disproportionately affected by the criminalization of cannabis, and continue to create more space for the LGBTQ community, women, indigenous folks, and people of color to succeed in the new California green rush.”

Femme Domme Fatale’s Bella Bathory has hosted the event at Bar Sinister since 2014 as a way to promote visibility of queer femmes in the Los Angeles BDSM scene. Every month she brings burlesque, fire, and kink performances to the stage.

“I am so excited to have the trifecta of vintage fetish glam, marijuana madness, and amazing fire performances for this show,” added Bella Bathory. “This is our second prohibition themed show, and this time you can expect 1920's inspired costuming and jazz music, with the addition of our favorite green friend. We will also be unveiling cocktails from Buck Angel's CBD tonic line, Pride Wellness LA, for some prohibition era drinks with a CBD twist.”

Scheduled to perform that evening are Bella Bathory, Siouxsie Q, Ash Hollywood, Michael Vegas, and Daisy Ducati. Dominatrix Mistress Maia McQueen will be hosting the event, as well as the BDSM play area on stage.

Bar Sinister and Femme Domme Fatale are proud to announce their event sponsors, including indigenous owned and operated vape company War Party Extracts, CBD capsules from Elysium Infusions, and LGBTQ health and wellness cannabis line Pride Wellness LA. Trans advocate and adult performer Buck Angel will also be launching a new 1920’s themed CBD cocktail at the event.

The Stockroom is sponsoring prizes for the midnight costume contest hosted by legendary Kent Kalibur and guests are encouraged to come dressed in their finest flapper gear.

Club Bar Sinister is located at 1652 N. Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028. This month’s edition of Femme Domme Fatale will be held on April 21, from 10pm-2am. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Facebook invite can be found here.


Adult industry writer, performer, and advocate, Siouxsie Q, has been creating media about sex work since 2012 when she launched her popular podcast, The Whorecast. Since then she has written extensively for publications such as the Rolling Stone and Wired.com, and her first book Truth, Justice and the American Whore was published in May of 2016 to rave reviews. Pivoting to politics, she served as the Director of Policy and Industry Relations for The Free Speech Coalition from 2016-2017 leading the historic and winning battle against California’s Proposition 60 and further ensuring victory for adult industry workers in regulatory battles with Cal/Osha. She continues to write, teach, podcast, and perform regularly. In 2018, she was elected to the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee Board of Directors. She was nominated for the 2018 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene for her performance in Adam and Eve's polyamory themed movie, Luck of the Draw.

Follow @apacsocial or @whorenexxxtdoor @WhoreCast @TheBellaBathory on Twitter and @TheRealWhoreNextDoor @MistressBellaBathory and @apac_social on Instagram for updates and more info on how to get involved.

Paradigm Net Media to Host VR Educational Workshop for APAC Members on July 9th in Hollywood

Paradigm Net Media, the adult industry’s leading VR consultancy group, will be hosting a free educational workshop for APAC members on July 9th at 8pm at Boardners in Hollywood, CA. Presented by industry veteran, Telly, the 1.5 hour presentation will cover a wide variety of VR topics for performers to help better prepare them for the growing VR marketplace.

Los Angeles, CA - Adult industry VR expert and content creator, Telly from Paradigm Net Media, is scheduled to present an educational workshop for APAC members on July 9th at 8pm at Boardners in Hollywood, CA. Hosted by APAC, the workshop is free to attend by APAC members and all active performers (performing in the last year) by signing up to join at the event.

"The goal of this seminar is to show APAC members that VR content creation is within their reach and how the methodology of minimal viable products coupled with Paradigm Net Media's ‘Three C's’ philosophy can help them create immersive experiences for their fans,” stated Telly, technology curator for Paradigm Media. “It is our belief that only through the market of diverse erotic experiences can we generate consumer confidence in VR as a profitable and viable long-term venture.”

The extensive workshop will cover important topics like current market trends and untapped content opportunities while explaining the philosophy of minimal viable products and how APAC members can create their own content using readily available hardware. Telly will outline new technologies in the marketplace, including YouTube’s recent addition of 3D180 to their VR offerings, and a general overview of Paradigm Net Media’s trials and tribulations in creating a workflow for achieving a concept they coin as the “Three C’s of importance” for VR: comfort, content, and clarity.

Telly continued, “We believe the best way to elevate the VR niche in porn is by sharing information and resources with others: what works, what doesn’t work, and the idea that success can be shared without dilution of profits. We’re particularly excited about the opportunity to present this workshop to APAC members, as we’re seeing more and more performers taking content creation into their own hands. We’d like to help create a more diverse content landscape in porn, which in turn, can potentially turn into higher profits for both VR producers and performers. We are very thankful for Ela Darling and everyone at APAC for allowing us this opportunity to converse and share with our industry friends.”

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

Paradigm Net Media, Inc. is a consulting company with a specialty in VR video content creation, post-production, digital product strategy, and B2B collaboration. Visit their official website at http://www.paradigmnetmedia.com.