Adult Empire looks back at 2023.

A Look Back at 2023 in Porn and Sex

What was wild, sexy, and new in 2023? Find out in this retrospective, which looks at Adult Empire’s year through the lens of the AE blog.

January

  • 1/7: AVN announces its award winners.
  • 1/14: XBIZ announces its award winners.
  • 1/17: VICE interviews classic pornstar Ginger Lynn in a notable mainstream crossover.
  • 1/17: Porn noises are inadvertently played over the loudspeaker at a British soccer match.
  • 1/20: Mainstream actor Topher Grace tweets about the porn spoof of That ’70s Show. (He later deleted the tweet.)

February

  • 2/1: Adult Empire releases a series of video interviews shot at the 2024 award expos.
  • 2/14: Pornstars reveal their fantasy Valentine’s Day date in an AE blog.

March

  • 3/1: The BBC censors a reference to the porn term “BBC.”
  • 3/14: Adult Empire introduces a new way to browse: the porn clips database, featuring 1.2 million individual porn scenes.
  • 3/15: Seth Rogen name-drops the AVN Awards on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • 3/24: The clips database introduces a search feature.
  • 3/29: Adult Empire interviews classic star Hyapatia Lee.

April

  • 4/13: Pornstar Antonio Moreno announces he is running for mayor of his small town.
  • 4/24: Adult Empire interviews porn director Bloomer Yang.
  • 4/25: XRCO announces its nominations.

May

June

 

July

  • 7/7: Adult Empire releases a series of humorous porn-themed commercials on its official YouTube channel

August

  • 8/23: Dorcel releases its More trailer.
  • 8/23: Adult Empire launches its TikTok channel.
  • 8/30: Dorcel’s More debuts on Adult Empire as a worldwide premiere.

September

  • 9/8: Adult Empire interviews Stormy Daniels and Barrett Blade upon the release of their new movie Redemption.
  • 9/25: John Stagliano and Sheena Shaw release their gooner-themed movie.

October

  • 10/2: Pornstars talk all things coffee in a new Adult Empire video mashup.

November

  • 11/20: Adult Empire releases a series of video interviews conducted at Exxxotica in New Jersey.

December

Adult Empire presents its 2023 awards.

  • 12/5: Adult Empire announces the winners of its annual awards.

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