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Paul Fishbein: AVN & Beyond - Ep 48

July 2, 201876 min
Looking at Paul Fishbein you’d never guess he’s “the porn guy.” Fresh out of college in the early 80s Paul was working at a video store when he spotted an unaddressed need in the adult movie industry. He went on to found AVN-- the magazine, organization, and awards show otherwise known as “The Oscars of Porn.” Paul shares stories from the heyday of x-rated moviemaking and the personal tragedy that prompted his exit from that world. He also gives us a peek into his new career producing mainstream TV and film-- what it was like to feature Whoopi Goldberg in a documentary about porn, why Jeff Goldblum is a dream interview, the scoop on behind-the-scenes turbulence on the set of Sex with Sunny Megatron & more. Ken & Sunny answer a listener question about DDLG relationships plus Sunny discovers a disturbing Facebook loophole that enables dick pic senders. Call in your BDSM & sex advice questions to our voicemail line 773-MUFF-TOY (we may play your message on air) or by email to To support American Sex podcast, please visit (plus you’ll get all episodes early, secret episodes, bonus stories from guests, blooper reels, stuff in the mail & more!) Enter our monthly sex toy giveaway at Get friendly with us on Twitter at @AmericanSexPod or visit or Join our mailing list by texting MEGATRON to 444999 Sunny & Ken, xo! ____________________________________ Episode 48 Links The Butterfly Effect Podcast free on Audible with 30-day trial Daddy Dom Little Girl (DDLG) article Sunny Megatron Instagram/IGTV (please help us get to 10k to unlock more business features!) $100 off Midori’s Forte Femme July (New York) or August (San Fransisco) - use code sunny COPE Conference Ohio July 2018 (we're teaching!) Episode 48 Sponsor & Giveaway Info 10% off your entire order with code SUNNY. Peepshow Toys is small, independently owned online pleasure products retailer committed to selling only quality products made of body-safe, non-toxic materials, at fair prices. Peepshow Toys carries a number of “indie” sex toy brands like The Butters, Split Peaches and Funkit Toys - companies that are similarly committed to offering body-safe, quality sex toys. Pretty Love Ford clitoral silicone stimulator giveaway ($69 value) provided by Castle Megastore. Entrants must be over 18, US resident, no purchase necessary. Visit the giveaway page for details and to enter:  20% off your order at when you use code SUNNY at checkout (limited restrictions apply)

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