After over two decades under the leadership of founder Peter Acworth, fetish porn site Kink.com named Alison Boden as their new CEO in May. With the change, Kink joins a small but growing number female-run operations in adult entertainment. But Boden’s background—she formerly led the company’s technology team—figures more prominently for the company than her gender, said porn director Ex Libris. “Kink has always been largely headed by strong female directors and staff… I don’t know if it will change people’s perception that Kink has a female CEO as much as it will that Kink now has a tech-focused CEO.”

Indeed, Boden’s rise punctuates a yearslong restructuring for Kink, during which the company phased out in-house shoots and sold its gritty porn fortress, the Armory, where more than 8,000 films were set over the past decade. Boden was the architect of the site’s new platform which now houses 30-plus channels, including Butt Machine BoysHogtied, and a VR vertical, all under one subversive roof. “If there is anyone who can reinvent Kink.com for the new Internet which is awash with free content, it is her,” Acworth said in a statement.

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July 6th, 2018