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Lube Manufacturers Report Healthy, Natural Ingredients as Top Priorities for Consumers

Lube Manufacturers Report Healthy, Natural Ingredients as Top Priorities for Consumers
The pleasure products sector has many facets in 2016, from fetish attire to a wide range of vibrators, dildos and other sex toys. And one area of the pleasure products sector that has continued to grow in sophistication in recent years is the market for lubricants, lotions and gels. These days, one ... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you have read my articles in the past, isn’t usually my style. The reason I do so is that I&rsqu... More »

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin
About four miles northwest of the Kremlin, three blocks off of Tsverskaya Ulitsa (a congested throughfare, which in communist times had a reputation akin to Times Square on account of reputation for commerce in flesh), in an old Georgian neighborhood, lies tree-shaded Tishkinaya Square. On that tri... More »

Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing

Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing
The toy materials debate remains one of the touchiest topics among pleasure product businesses and supporters. Sex educators, wellness organizations and sex toy bloggers aren’t giving up easily, and for good reason. Adult novelties have been traditionally produced using various types of thermo... More »

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings
With a flip-flopping public consensus on message boards, depending who you choose to listen to, you’ll be led believe that one paysite business model is better than another. Unfortunately, the silent majority don’t participate in message boards and as my last XBIZ World article covered,... More »

Pleasure Products Designers Discuss Creative Inspiration

Pleasure Products Designers Discuss Creative Inspiration
Abstract sculpture, IKEA chair, or curio art? None of the above. That MFA thesis display is probably just an aisle in your local sex shop. Toy design has rapidly improved to match tech advances and artistic trends. The vibrator section of most adult boutiques more closely resembles a hall at the Get... More »

Sure Ways to Project Revshare Profits

Sure Ways to Project Revshare Profits
Sometimes, advertising and media buying as an affiliate is like trying to play major league baseball after one at-bat on your high school team. You may not be prepared, may not have the resources, and may not have the ability, training, or skill of the more experienced players. However, it is an ill... More »

Sex Tech Experts Talk Teledildonics Boom

Sex Tech Experts Talk Teledildonics Boom
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, he unknowingly gifted the future with technology’s most eccentric advance: Teledildonics. Pleasure and electronics have breached the limits of factory-standard vibrators and spawned an industry-wide race to keep up with mainstream tech... More »

Top Myths of Dynamic Pricing

Top Myths of Dynamic Pricing
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” — John F. Kennedy Let’s bust some myths, shall we? First, what is dynamic pricing? “Showing the best price for each pro... More »

WIA Profile: Kelly Shibari

WIA Profile: Kelly Shibari
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. Kelly Shibari runs her business, ThePRSMGroup,... More »

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