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Icon Brands: Building an Icon

Icon Brands: Building an Icon
Launched in July 2011 as a boutique label focusing on a small number of branded lines focused on specific merchandising categories, Icon Brands starts its third year at the Summer 2013 ANME Show. The Icon Brands inventory currently offers six lines, half of which are inspired by successful productio... More »

You Want Lube With Dat?

You Want Lube With Dat?
Lube. I love it. It’s the juice of nature, the stuff that makes you go on for a long time. The perfect addition to a good round o’ sex whether you’re by yourself or with others. It’s the glue that holds sexual encounters together while keeping you apart and it’s the per... More »

How 4G Internet Access is Changing the Mobile Market

How 4G Internet Access is Changing the Mobile Market
The latest mobile technologies are breeding new services and customer expectations, with the rollout of Fourth Generation — Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) Internet access fueling much of the fire on this front. Despite the buzz surrounding the tech, many consumers don’t understand its ben... More »

Defending Toys: Sex Toy Prohibitions in the Bible Belt

Defending Toys: Sex Toy Prohibitions in the Bible Belt
From the Pleasure Chest to the Seattle-based Babeland (which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year) to the U.K.-based Ann Summers chain, sex toy sales continue to be a highly profitable part of the adult entertainment industry. Ann Summers, in fact, has credited the popularity of E.L. James&rsqu... More »

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses
In early 2012 when the news first went mainstream that the NSA was building its “Spy Center” in Utah, public reaction was much closer to Area 51-esque skepticism than the warranted level of alarm.  However, recent events show that we can barely go a week without another accusation o... More »

Corralling a Community

Corralling a Community
Many adult website operators are wondering where all the traffic went and coming up with a range of answers, from tube sites to Facebook — but the simple truth is that these Internet users have gravitated to wherever they feel the most at home, to where they find a sense of community — w... More »

Words, Consequences and Priorities: 'We Can and Should Expect Better'

Words, Consequences and Priorities: 'We Can and Should Expect Better'
No really, I'm fine...but it's the industry I'm worried aboutI have been getting a number of calls and emails of late asking me if I am okay. Friends, industry members and even some people I have never met have been showing up in force to provide kind words of support. Why do these people feel the n... More »

Dev Depot: CSS Modal — Evolution of the Console

Dev Depot: CSS Modal — Evolution of the Console
Whether it is a matter of displaying an alert notifying website visitors that there is age-inappropriate content not suitable for minors ahead, or that they can receive a bonus offer, free cam credits, or an attractive cross sale promotion, the launching of additional browser windows, often streamli... More »

On the Rise: Lorraine Weinberg’s Impulse Novelties

On the Rise: Lorraine Weinberg’s Impulse Novelties
When William S. Burroughs referred to a plastic penis as “Steely Dan” in his 1959 novel “Naked Lunch” and 15 years later when Donald Fagen and Walter Becker used the term to name their musical band, it’s doubtful they ever imagined a $10,000, diamondembedded vibrator wo... More »

Seduction Comes to Pinterest

Seduction Comes to Pinterest
Reportedly responding to complaints received from activists, artists, photographers and others in regards to its strict policy against nudity, photo sharing pin board Pinterest has now decided to allow the posting of nude images on its popular — but predominantly female audience based — ... More »

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