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#FMFeline: Lola Bastinado tops adult industry entrepreneurs

#FMFeline: Lola Bastinado tops adult industry entrepreneurs

#FMFeline: Lola Bastinado tops adult industry entrepreneurs

Lola Bastinado rules in a male-dominated industry

Internationally-known media personality and sex educator Lola Bastinado is regularly sought after by Penthouse Magazine, “The Howard Stern Show,” Playboy TV, and other outlets for her expertise and candid advice. Additionally, she hosts top adult events worldwide, and is the owner of Miss Lola’s House [MLH] Studios– an adult events and education company based in NYC. Bastinado’s empire extends to the Sybarite Awards, of which she is creator and executive producer. The People’s Choice Awards for the adult industry, the Sybarite Awards honors leading websites, events, products, and venues, as voted for by the public. While she jet sets across the globe, she remains connected to her loyal fans through her social media, sex advice columns, and photo and video content on LolaBastinado.com. Read more about #FMFeline Lola Bastinado in this exclusive FM Hip Hop interview!


FM HIP HOP: Do you think it is more or less difficult for women in adult entertainment to own their own businesses compared to women in other industries? 

LOLA BASTINADO: As women in general, especially women of color, being an executive is always an up-road battle. However, being a female executive in a male-dominated industry such as the adult industry has its unique challenges. Often times when you walk into a room, folks will automatically assume since you’re a female… you’re “talent.” However, over the years I’ve learned that rather than take offense and fight the often sexist assumption, I simply just shift my paradigm and use it to my advantage.

FM: What distinguishes Miss Lola’s House from its competitors?

LB: Me. There’s only ONE Miss Lola [laughs]. My company focuses on the empowerment and education of women and their partners. MLH Studios produces a wide range of multimedia as well as educational workshops, and a spectrum of interactive adult-themed soirees. Over the last decade I’ve been fortunate to build an ever-growing and loyal fan base.

FM: What is the most common problem that you hear from couples?

LB: As a sex educator and sex advice columnist/relationship expert, if I had a dime for how many times someone asked me: ‘How do I make my partner [have a] threesome?’ I’d be Lola “Winfrey” [laughs]. My advice: Open the lines of communication! You NEVER “make” another do anything they do not want to indulge in organically. Once the lines of communication are open, you learn A LOT. Not only about your partner, but yourself and you together as a unit.

FM: What is a simple way for less adventures couples to add more spice to their relationship?

LB: To put it simply: Back to basics. Date again. Being mindful to take the time to focus on only the two of you is paramount. Don’t fall into the same routine. It’s easy to [do]– we all do it at some point. To enjoy the fruits of a thriving relationship, one must appreciate all the time, commitment and hard work invested. Remember the excitement you shared in the beginning? Rekindle it. Send your lover enticing “sext” messages throughout the day. Buy new lingerie. Make time for your partner, and for yourself. Carve out ONE day/night for just the two of you. No work. No kids. No family. No friends. No cell phones. Just the two of you.

FM: How do you keep business and pleasure separate?

LB: Easy. Business is business, plain and simple. Simply because I work in the adult industry as an executive and media personality doesn’t mean there’s sex jumping off on the boardroom table in our morning meetings. The adult industry is a business like any other– we still have payroll, marketing, and distribution meetings, fiscal planning, and lawyers and accountants we answer to. As any other business owner out there, there’s time for business and time for pleasure. My business just ironically brings others lots of pleasure [laughs].

FM: What are your current projects and upcoming events?

LB: 2017 has been a great [year] for MLH Studios. Our productions have expanded outside the realm of the adult industry. Currently we are producing two new general market television shows that are on the air via Time Warner: “Comedy Sex Show” and “Lola & Ski.” Check your local listings.

I will be also appearing and teaching my signature Erotic Educational Couples Courses this summer:

June 29-July 7- Hedonism II – Negril, Jamaica
Aug. 14- 20- Desire Pearl & Desire Riveria Maya – Cancun, Mexico
Sep. 26- Venice, Italy
Sept. 27- Bologna (Ravenna), Italy
Sep. 28- Split, Croatia
Sep. 29- Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sep. 30- Zadar, Croatia
Oct.1- Koper, Slovenia
Oct. 2- Venice, Italy
Oct. 3- Venice, Italy

For more information visit LolaBastinado.com, or follow Lola Bastinado on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

 

Brownie Marie | IG: @browniemarie| Twitter: @mz_brownie

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Brownie Marie

June 8th, 2017

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