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Retailers Discuss Growth of LGBT Marketplace

Retailers Discuss Growth of LGBT Marketplace
Retailers and distributors are finding the popularity of products for gay couples and gay males in general is increasing. From marketing to new items, the category is evolving. At The Pleasure Chest, director of business development Sarah Tomchesson and buying and merchandising manager Victor Tobar... More »

Today’s Realities With Paysite Entrepreneurship

Today’s Realities With Paysite Entrepreneurship
The online adult entertainment industry has come a long way these last few years. We weathered several storms in the form of content saturation and devaluing from a decade of low barrier to entry, rampant piracy, free tube sites, a bad U.S. economy (and all that comes with it) and trying to sell to... More »

The Cam Space Keeps Evolving

The Cam Space Keeps Evolving
There has been an ongoing evolution in the live cam industry, which is now almost two decades old. There are multiple business models that have worked and continue to work in the cam space — free chat, paid private chat and cam site social networks. The latest trend is for cam models to dema... More »

Manufacturers Discuss Approach to Lesbian Market

Manufacturers Discuss Approach to Lesbian Market
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the LGBTQ community is the mother of pleasure product innovation. As the old days of tacky packaging and toxic toys fall further into the past, lesbians have taken the lead in the evolution of sex toys. Spurred by discerning taste and a desire to create ... More »

The Underestimated Value of Content

The Underestimated Value of Content
Back in the early 2000s, I was lucky enough to be working in a very creative digital design agency in New York. In these heady “media” days, the standard slogan was always: “content is king.”’ It was always up there in the value chain. Content was, and still is, the ke... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Gay Market Trends

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Gay Market Trends
As 2016 continues to unfold, manufacturers are rolling out more toys and sexy gear for gay couples and for solo use. Product creators are weighing in on the evolution of this category. According to Ryan Fraga, director of sales and marketing at Oxballs, one of the most appealing new products for ga... More »

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt
Make no mistake about it, if you are an online business operator, legal compliance should be at the top of your list of priorities. For the better part of the past decade I have preached about the importance of being cognizant of the Federal Trade Commission and its various powers. Once again, the ... More »

Creative Forces Expand Gay Industry’s Reach

Creative Forces Expand Gay Industry’s Reach
A handful of notable names in gay adult are breaking beyond XXX and expanding into markets and spaces previously off-limits to erotica. Internet-savvy producers, directors and stars are using their social-media reach to carve out new markets and reach a larger, more diverse audience. Here are a few ... More »

WIA Profile: Jasmine James

WIA Profile: Jasmine James
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Jasmine James, Flirt4Free’s business dev... More »

CherryPimps: Forging a Path With Daily Live Shows

CherryPimps: Forging a Path With Daily Live Shows
So many premium brands started out in the free site affiliate days of adult online entertainment and attempted to make the transition from that side of the business to become successful content programs themselves. Some made it, others did not, and an even smaller handful have managed to thrive in ... More »

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