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12 Vivid Adult Entertainment Trivia Tidbits [Pic]

These porn production giants have had a long, fascinating history that has withstood the test of time and fast-changing technology. Chances are, if you”ve watched any piece of pornography in your life (and you have, you liar) it”s been produced by Vivid. Curious why this legendary company has lasted for thirty years? Here”s twelve things you probably didn”t know about Vivid.

Vivid”s founder was barely out of his teens when he founded the company.

In 1984, Steven Hirsch founded Vivid Entertainment when he was only 23 years old. Penthouse”s founder, Bob Guccione, was 35 when he started the magazine… what the F were you doing at 23?

Hirsch was a second generation pornographer.

Porn was truly their family business. Hirsch”s father had worked for porn veteran Reuben Sturman in Ohio before moving to southern California to launch his own adult video distribution company.

Vivid changed the way America looked at porn.

By erecting an enormous billboard over Sunset Boulevard and creating “couples-friendly” videos with non-nude models on the cover, Vivid showed the world a different side to pornography. This led to the mainstreaming of porn so the industry was no longer seen as a “dirty little secret.”

Playboy and Vivid go way back.

Surprisingly, these two porn giants aren”t competitors. When Playboy TV began, they hired Vivid as their exclusive suppliers for adult content. Their backing allowed Vivid to invest more money in their productions and use film – instead of video – during their shoots. This led to better quality movies for the masses to fap to.

They were the first company to use contracts with their stars.

Back in the “wild west” days of porn, actors and actresses had no legal binding to the companies they shot with. Vivid signed their performers to contracts that provided them with steady pay, but also forbade them from filming with anyone outside the company.

They”ve released thousands of movies.

At one point, Vivid was releasing 60 movies a month. That”s two movies a day. In total, they”ve released over 2,000 titles. Their IMDb page is absolutely staggering. Can you imagine the amount of lube used? That”s a lot of lube.

Vivid has received over 300 industry awards.

Some choice awards include AVN”s “Best Educational Release: Tristan Taormino”s Expert Guide to Threesomes” in 2010 and “Best Music Soundtrack: The Bad Luck Betties” in 2009. Who knew that people actually listened to the music in adult movies?

Vivid was the first company to release porn on DVD.

When DVDs were still blossoming as the non-sh*tty alternative to VHS, Vivid took advantage of this new technology by releasing Bobby Sox in 1996. It”s a story about “an aging, alcoholic actor that comes to a small town to promote his latest movie, but becomes involved with a kinky mother and her spoiled teenage daughter.” They probably all have sex with each other.

HD and Blu-Ray? Still Vivid.

This company knows their audience well and fully realizes that people want to watch people bump uglies in high-definition. As well as releasing the first pornographic DVD, they also put out the first Blu-Ray porno and started shooting in HD before most companies caught on.

They were the first studio to introduce celebrity sex tapes.

The Pam and Tommy tape has been widely regarded as the celebrity sex tape to trump all celebrity sex tapes. Vivid was behind that. They also released the Kim Kardashian sex tape, the Kendra Wilkinson sex tape, Montana Fishburne”s sex tape, and even the “leaked” Farrah Abraham/James Deen sex tape. They”re crushing the celebrity sex tape game.

They”re all about their superhero parodies.

After the immensely successful release of Batman XXX, Vivid announced plans to continue their superhero porn parodies. Iron Man XXX, Thor XXX, Avengers XXX, and The Incredible Hulk XXX are just a few examples of what they”ve produced thus far. No superhero is safe. Maybe Aquaman, because he has historically sucked since 1941.

Vivid is a condom-optional company.

For about five years in the 2000s, Vivid wouldn”t shoot scenes with performers unless they were wearing condoms. However, since the regulation of testing procedures, they”ve given their performers the choice of whether or not to use condoms on set. They”ve also been fighting against the controversial new law, Measure B, which requires all adult movie sets to be condom mandatory.

Here”s A double bouncy gif bonus for making it all the way through:

When it comes to porn, Vivid Entertainment knows what they”re doing and have been doing it well since 1984.

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 1, 2014 at 10:56 am
    Link: 12 Vivid Adult Entertainment Trivia Tidbits - When it comes to porn, Vivid Entertainment knows what they`re doing and have been doing it well since 1984.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    i actually and genuinely don`t watch porn- depressing I find. BUT surely condoms at ALL times is a good thing?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm
    @ Madduck: That`s quite nice, actually, your not watching porn. I wonder if that`s a generational thing: seems like the whippersnappers today, male and female, view porn a lot differently than how it was seen when you and I were growing up.
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    cfwestdotie Male 18-29
    184 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    i didnt make it all the way through, scrolled down and stopped at the bounceathon(g)
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm
    i really like lexi belle as batgirl. she has the wrong hair colour though.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2014 at 9:36 pm
    "i really like lexi belle as batgirl. she has the wrong hair colour though."

    Jesus-christ-on-a-stick she`s hot!
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 2:24 am
    Hirsch is an egotistical dick but there is no arguing with his success.
    BTW, the "industry awards" typically go to the companies that spend the most advertising in the magazine.
    AVN would not exist today without Vivid`s advert dollars early on.

    Not to mention, I have 3 myself: Best All Girl feature, Best Comedy, and Best High Definition Production

    And Lexi`s been a good kocksucker since she first entered the business in 2005..... I have the video of her doing me to prove it.

    I Love Porn and thank god for Sluts. Both make the world a better place.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7597 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 5:41 am
    Not sure Squrlz- I know children ( or adults now) lie- but as far as I know only one of my four watches it- the others ( 1 m, 2 xF) agree with me in general debate- no moral objections, although one son feels it is exploitative, but it is just slightly- well- depressing. No joy or fun in it- they never laugh or giggle- no affection.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am
    no moral objections, although one son feels it is exploitative, but it is just slightly- well- depressing. No joy or fun in it- they never laugh or giggle- no affection.

    Nearly all of the time, it`s a job and they`re not good enough actors to fake it.

    Not always, though. Some porn is people having fun with people they`re actually attracted to. You`d have to watch a lot to find it, though some companies tend to make more of it.

    I think it`s most obvious with homosexual scenes in porn because there are a fair few that are so obviously someone who`s actually straight but will do homosex as a job...and make it look like job they`re bored with.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7597 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 11:48 am
    You may be right- but life is too short to search. I hate cooking programs too- if I want to eat I eat.

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