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Anti-Fraud Measures, Mobile Optimization Are High Priorities

Anti-Fraud Measures, Mobile Optimization Are High Priorities
When Larry Flynt launched Hustler back in 1974, paying for erotica was often accomplished with a very simple question: cash or charge? But in the digital age, paying for erotica is much more complex and nuanced. And adult paysites have a lot to consider as 2015 winds down, from geo-targeting to the ... More »

Naked Truth: How Playboy Magazine Can Stay on Top

Naked Truth: How Playboy Magazine Can Stay on Top
How many magazines can boast having the most beautiful women in the world, movie icons, TV stars and celebrities’ strip for pictorials? Most of these famous ladies were honored to be part of the Playboy brand, which elevated their celebrity status like actress Joan Collins, who posed for Playb... More »

It's About Content Licensing, Presentation and Delivery

It's About Content Licensing, Presentation and Delivery
With the days of cookie-cutter adult paysite networks fading into the past, today’s savvy site operators are busy revamping their content, as well as the ways in which this material is offered to prospects and provided to customers. To gain a better understanding of this evolution, XBIZ World... More »

Affiliate Programs Evolve With the Times

Affiliate Programs Evolve With the Times
Paysites have been a profitable part of adult e-commerce since the Bill Clinton era, but much has changed with the adult paysite model in recent years. The demand for live webcam sites has grown considerably, mobile optimization is essential and running a successful membership site is much more chal... More »

Q&A With PHS International's CEO Chuck Harnish

Q&A With PHS International's CEO Chuck Harnish
Established in the early 80s, PHS International has been — and continues to be — on a path of progression, evolving with the needs of the marketplace. When Jim Horne founded the company, it was called Professional Healthcare Supply and served as a small healthcare company. He met Chuck H... More »

The Subscription Model is Still in Full Effect

The Subscription Model is Still in Full Effect
There is no way to candy-coat the precipitous plunge in profits endured by adult paysite owners in the wake of multiyear stagnation — where consumer fickleness, prolonged economic uncertainty, rampant piracy and shortsighted marketing conspired to topple premium Internet porn from its once lof... More »

WIA Profile: Kimberly A. Harchuck

WIA Profile: Kimberly A. Harchuck
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. Kimberly A. Harchuck is an associate with Walt... More »

Q&A With Vendo's Managing Director Thierry Arrondo

Q&A With Vendo's Managing Director Thierry Arrondo
The team at Vendo loves challenges. Just ask the scores of happy clients who’ve asked the payment processor to come up with new solutions to increase sales and customer lifetime value. As Vendo continues placing its imprint in online adult circles, breaking the conventional mold of traditiona... More »

Keeping It Juicy: Caffeine and Porn Are Quite Addicting

Keeping It Juicy: Caffeine and Porn Are Quite Addicting
‘I need caffeine,” I groaned like a drug addict needing his next hit. After all, caffeine is the most desired drug in the world (and widely controlled) despite being commonly produced by more than 63 different plants in the world. The FDA limits caffeine to 0.02 percent of a consumable ... More »

Legal Perspectives: What the Adult Industry Owes to James Joyce

Legal Perspectives: What the Adult Industry Owes to James Joyce
The adult industry has a very good sense of history. For example, none would challenge the statement that this industry took a leading role in protecting First Amendment rights for all Americans. In the adult industry, we have our heroes and martyrs. Larry Flynt, for example, never shied away from a... More »

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