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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 »

Sex Ed: A Course For Retailers

Sex Ed: A Course For Retailers
To increase both sales and customer satisfaction, sex education can provide great benefits for both retailers and their clientele. At Hustler Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., marketing manager Allison Johnston believes it’s extremely important to offer sex education to shoppers. “People a... More »

Processing Power: Best Practices to Mitigate Credit Card Fraud

Processing Power: Best Practices to Mitigate Credit Card Fraud
It’s almost impossible to imagine how we ever got along without it, but it may soon be a thing of the past. Just a fond distant memory and an item destined to be in a museum exhibit. That magnetic strip on the back of your credit card isn’t up to the job anymore! First developed by IBM,... More »

Sex Ed Sells: Manufacturers Educate Consumers, Retailers

Sex Ed Sells: Manufacturers Educate Consumers, Retailers
For manufacturers of pleasure products, sex education is vital to business. Several companies have taken it upon themselves to guide consumers through sexual exploration by not just providing a wide range of tools but also the know-how to use them. Manufacturers such as CalExotics, Pipedream, Doc J... More »

Courtrooms in the Cloud: The DOJ Calls and Raises at the 3rd Circuit

Courtrooms in the Cloud: The DOJ Calls and Raises at the 3rd Circuit
On Dec. 9, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument from the parties and take a second look at the decision it rendered in May concerning the Free Speech Coalition’s constitutional attack against 18 U.S.C §§ 2257-2257A, the recordkeeping st... More »

Hardcore Market: Fixing a Fundamentally Broken Model

Hardcore Market: Fixing a Fundamentally Broken Model
In my last article I argued that we need to fundamentally change our content development and marketing strategies to re-establish adult as a relevant and profitable genre. But this claim begs a simple question: Is our industry actually capable of delivering the HBO of adult? Common reasons cited f... More »

Sex Ed Events Connect, Educate Sexperts and Consumers

Sex Ed Events Connect, Educate Sexperts and Consumers
The adult sex education field has experienced considerable growth during the digital age, and with that growth has come an abundance of conventions and conferences where sexperts can share their knowledge and expertise. Some have a heavily academic focus, while events such as the Sexual Health Expo ... More »

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