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Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On
On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure in a very progressive state, against an opponent who had more than 10 times our budget, the app... More »

Camming Issue: An Evolving Business

Camming Issue: An Evolving Business
One of the most visual examples of the growing maturity and success of today’s live webcam industry is found in the emergence of professional cam studios. These facilities evolved from simple locations that offered high-performance cams, computers, and internet connections, to now provide a br... More »

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates
One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s, studio's or other official content licensed for publication — but of affiliate... More »

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers
It’s been 20 years since JenniCam rocked the infant internet with the first adult-oriented live cam shows, revealing the intimate details of this groundbreaking cam performer’s daily life — including her sex life, setting the stage for the growth of today’s multibillion dolla... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments
Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented values — which decades later, continues to be a key tenet of Levy’s busine... More »

Caring About Camming: Academia Takes a Closer Look

Caring About Camming: Academia Takes a Closer Look
Editor’s Note: Rachel Stuart is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent’s School of Sociology, Social Policy and Research, undertaking an investigation of some of camming’s nuances, and now currently seeking input on the subject from performers. Here’s what she told XBIZ: ... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth
The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW brand has grown to include an awards program, AWAwards, that accompanies the conference in Romania... More »

Sex Toy Distributors Bolster Retailer Success With Sex Education

Sex Toy Distributors Bolster Retailer Success With Sex Education
Adult sex education is not only valuable for consumers of sex toys and pleasure products — it is also valuable for companies that are manufacturing, distributing or selling them. Knowledge is power in the sex toys/pleasure products market, and when distributors do their part to educate retaile... More »

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

Finding the Right Payment Business Model
One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial enterprise or labor-of-love on a weekly or daily basis? Through passion or routine, it bec... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line
The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant account for them. Most merchants will pause and ask, “Why the qualifiers? ‘Domestic&rsq... More »

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