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Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving
Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates over the past couple of decades. Today, market evolution has tarnished the ease with which visit... More »

Paysite Market Not Only Strong But Growing

Paysite Market Not Only Strong But Growing
A cornerstone of the online adult entertainment industry, premium membership subscription sites, aka paysites, have made literal fortunes for both owners and affiliates alike over the past decades. Although many adult paysites have stagnated since the global recession of the late 2000s, due both to... More »

WIA Profile: Brittani Feinberg

WIA Profile: Brittani Feinberg
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. HiPleasures CEO Brittani Feinberg is a sexual ... More »

Mistral Founder Sheds Light on Dark Side of Search

Mistral Founder Sheds Light on Dark Side of Search
Mistral’s traffic purveyors practice on the dark side of search. In fact, according to founder and CEO Avi Slavin, Mistral is a “discrete society,” one whose partnerships are by “invitation only.” And after 18 months, Mistral is finding its rules of engagement to be w... More »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools
Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted floor or received an unexpected jolt from an electrical outlet. We’ve learned from experienc... More »

Mobile Thriving in Ways Never Intended

Mobile Thriving in Ways Never Intended
We were isolated and more than 10 miles from anything resembling civilization. There was no cell service, Wi-Fi or internet. In that moment, we needed a connection to the outside world for something far more important than porn, email or a status update. Things had gone wrong in Peru. We are more c... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple: sign up to purchase or view a live webcam performance on any number of webcam networks, use current... More »

Q&A: CatalystCon Founder Dee Dennis Discusses Value of Sex-Positive Education

Q&A: CatalystCon Founder Dee Dennis Discusses Value of Sex-Positive Education
Dee Dennis is the founder of the sexuality conference CatalystCon, which returns to Los Angeles next month with sessions on sex work, polyamory, sex-positive parenting and more. Attended by therapists, educators, media specialists, bloggers, activists, women’s rights advocates, health professi... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance
Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality content. Unfortunately, adult often falls under the low-quality classification, due to lack of tex... More »

Cinematic Visionaries Push the Envelope of Adult Filmmaking

Cinematic Visionaries Push the Envelope of Adult Filmmaking
Atop the battlements stands a vanguard of brilliantly brash luminaries, a cadre of adult industry renegades who helped thwart the very death knell sounded by rampant piracy. When an internet-fueled tide swept ruinously over the ripened fruits of hard working studios, like a locust swarm threatening... More »

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