VIVID STUDIO INSIDER FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2017

 VIVID RADIO HOSTS HELP ASKMEN.COM  SELECT THE BEST SEX TOYS – When AskMenwriter Jeremy Glass wanted to know about female sex toys, he went right to the source – Vivid Radio hosts. He has posted a story on the highly rated AskMen.com with the headline:  “Porn Stars Reveal Their Favorite Sex Toys… And They're Surprising.”  Glass writes, “Masturbation is a topic not broached with ease. You can’t just go up to a friend and ask them how they get off — unless you have some really good friends. On top of that, where do you find a sex toy that best fits your needs? When you have queries about sex, you gotta go to the experts: porn stars. While not every adult actress is as freaky and adventurous as our imaginations lead us to believe, the ones below all have something in common: they love masturbating. To answer the age old question, “how do porn stars get off when they’re alone?” we went straight to the source and asked our favorite ladies from Vivid Radio (and elsewhere) to tell us about their favorite sex toys..”  For example, he quotes Aiden Starr as saying:   “My favorite sex toy is the Magic Wand! It's a magical robot lover that can get you off again and again after you've worn your partner out!”   Agreeing, Annie Cruz said: "My  favorite sex toy is the Magic Wand. I don't know any woman that doesn't like it, and I never travel without it! I've lost one in a hotel in another city, and I broke one, while I was in London. I just use it A LOT. I use it so much I have to watch myself, as I can desensitize myself (temporarily) if I use it too often. It's my go-to toy for self-gratification sessions, and to be honest, I've been known to lose myself with it — an hour will pass, and I've already had 8-10 fantastic Os. Aside from that, I love utilizing it when with a partner. The combination of clitoral and internal sensations (blended orgasms as they're appropriately and actually called) is exhilarating and euphoric, leaving me in a post-orgasmic bliss every time."  April Flores had a different choice:  “My favorite sex toy is the Njoy Pure Wand. This has been my favorite toy for many years now. It is made out of hand-polished stainless steel. It is smooth and feels so wonderful as it enters me! The curved design makes it hit my G-spot in the most perfect way. There is also some weight to the toy and I sometimes play with that aspect of it by letting it fall into me. Since it is made out of steel, it often starts off cold and slowly heats up to my body temperature. This is a sensation I truly enjoy. I love this thing!”

 MORE INTERNATIONALCOVERAGE MENTIONS KIM K/RAY J TAPE -- International Business Times (IBTimes), a leading provider of business news and current events from the U.S. and around the world, is the latest media outlet to cover the Kim Kardashian/Ray J controversy. The headline on the IBTimes story by Keerthi Mohan reads: “Kim Kardashian's sex tape: As a man I tried to play my part in the situation, says Ray J.”  She writes: “The sex tape Kim Kardashian made with then boyfriend Ray J was instrumental in catapulting her to stardom, and in a recent interview the rapper revealed that he just played a part in making her famous. During an interview, Ray J was asked about Kardashian's obsession with fame, and he replied: ‘I only did my part [in making her famous]. As a man I tried to play my part in the situation. If you're intelligent you can read between the lines.’ The sex tape was made in 2003 and it leaked online in 2007. Rumors doing the rounds at the time blamed Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner for leaking it to make her daughter famous.

Shortly after the sex tape was released, Kardashian signed a $5 million settlement with Vivid Entertainment despite threatening to sue the company, and according to a new book called Kardashian Dynasty by Ian Halperin, it was all orchestrated by Jenner. ‘A mutual friend of Kim and Paris [Hilton] had advised her that if she wanted to achieve fame, a sex tape would be the way to go,; an adult industry source was quoted as saying in the book. ‘Kim had discussed the idea of producing a tape with her family beforehand.’ Another friend of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said: ‘It was Kris who engineered the deal behind the scenes and was responsible for the tape seeing the light of day.’  But according to a Vivid Entertainment representative, the sex tape was offered for sale by someone from outside Kardashian's circle. ‘A third party brought it to Vivid. [We] got in touch with the Kardashian family,’ the representative was quoted as saying in Kardashian Dynasty.´ 

The media coverage continued to mention the Vivid Celeb tape, even after Ray J quit Celebrity Big Brother. An example is the recent story in The Mirror of London in which the headline says:  “Who is Ray J? Everything you need to know about the Celebrity Big Brother  housemate who quit. The singer who appeared in Kim Kardashian's sex tape left the CBB show in the first week.”  The Mirror story goes on to say: “The rapper - famous for appearing in a sex tape with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star - was also rumored to be paid a $30,000 allowance for flights and hotels for his time outside of the house…But Ray J is most famous for his 2007 sex tape with Kim - who he dated from 2003 to 2006.

He reportedly made $50k in the week after her nude pictures for Paper magazine sparked a desire to see a bit more – driving people to watch the porno, Kim K Superstar. Since 2006 it's thought Ray J has been making $90k every three months from the tape.  According to president of Vivid Entertainment, Steven Hirsch – the increase in sales now makes it the biggest selling celeb sex tape of all time, surpassing that of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.”