Home > Features • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

Feature Articles for Adult Industry Professionals

WIA: NakedHosting Kacy

WIA: NakedHosting Kacy
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. How did you get into this business? What in ... More »

Like Vultures to a Corpse

Like Vultures to a Corpse
On June 11 a story broke that a female adult entertainment performer tested positive for HIV. And like vultures to a corpse, government officials and autocratic NPOs gathered to rip at the flesh of the adult producers, performers and AIM Healthcare. The LA County Health Department (LACPH) sprea... More »

Adventures in Servertude

Adventures in Servertude
Regardless of how the economy is treating you for better or worse, it behooves all adult operators to periodically evaluate their infrastructure and its suitability to today's needs. For some that may mean downsizing office space and staffing levels, for others it may mean going hi-def, mobile or bo... More »

Toy Me Up, Toy Me Down

Toy Me Up, Toy Me Down
The TitanMen Wreckd’em. The Rascal Ass Rod Anal Training Kit. The COLT 14-inch Thruster. They may be known in gay-biz parlance as “novelties” or “toys” but these gay adult-branded tangibles are serious business — and they are definitely meant for men. Gay porn adult toys are such bi... More »

The Mainstreaming of BDSM Gear

The Mainstreaming of BDSM Gear
What do you imagine of when you think of bondage? “Whips, chains, leather, scary, David Carradine” — these are some of the responses Todd Carter, director of sales and marketing at Sportsheets, has heard from retailers when discussing the marketing of his company’s sexual positioning product... More »

The Doc Is In

The Doc Is In
Doc Johnson makes it its policy to keep up with the Joneses, even if that sometimes means keeping up with itself. Since its inception in 1976, the adult company has made its name by making sex toys — lots and lots of sex toys. Company representatives estimated its current offerings stand at m... More »

The FSC: An Outside View

The FSC: An Outside View
Disclaimer: I write this looking at the Free Speech Coalition from the outside. While I volunteer for the FSC, and help them in any way possible from time to time, this is in no way a view of their policy. It is simply my opinion. Recently the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has come under attack fro... More »

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Google the phrase “herbal sex supplements” and you’ll likely come away with more questions than answers from the more than 500,000 results. Do they work? What’s in them? Are they safe? How do you distinguish between the myriad of products? The short answer to all of these questions... More »

Country Snapshot: USA

Country Snapshot: USA
Being a Brit, I am proud of the fact that a fellow countryman invented the protocol that has made the World Wide Web possible and de facto was instrumental in facilitating the birth of our industry. Tim Berners-Lee, you rock! Whilst the Brits might have invented it, it is now the Yanks who undoub... More »

Mom and Pop Shops

Mom and Pop Shops
In today’s adult toy market, companies with a small number of employees can carve out their own niche and thrive in the competitive market, operating from anywhere in the U.S., not just the major population hubs. We spoke with some 21st century entrepreneurs about their businesses and found some s... More »

XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The European Summit

Mar 04 - Mar 07
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

The TEA Show

Mar 05 - Mar 06
Hollywood, CA

Phoenix Forum 2017

Mar 23 - Mar 26
Tempe, Arizona

EXXXOTICA Denver

Mar 31 - Apr 02
Denver, CO.
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!