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Manufacturers Discuss Approach to Lesbian Market

Manufacturers Discuss Approach to Lesbian Market
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the LGBTQ community is the mother of pleasure product innovation. As the old days of tacky packaging and toxic toys fall further into the past, lesbians have taken the lead in the evolution of sex toys. Spurred by discerning taste and a desire to create ... More »

The Underestimated Value of Content

The Underestimated Value of Content
Back in the early 2000s, I was lucky enough to be working in a very creative digital design agency in New York. In these heady “media” days, the standard slogan was always: “content is king.”’ It was always up there in the value chain. Content was, and still is, the ke... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Gay Market Trends

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Gay Market Trends
As 2016 continues to unfold, manufacturers are rolling out more toys and sexy gear for gay couples and for solo use. Product creators are weighing in on the evolution of this category. According to Ryan Fraga, director of sales and marketing at Oxballs, one of the most appealing new products for ga... More »

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt
Make no mistake about it, if you are an online business operator, legal compliance should be at the top of your list of priorities. For the better part of the past decade I have preached about the importance of being cognizant of the Federal Trade Commission and its various powers. Once again, the ... More »

Creative Forces Expand Gay Industry’s Reach

Creative Forces Expand Gay Industry’s Reach
A handful of notable names in gay adult are breaking beyond XXX and expanding into markets and spaces previously off-limits to erotica. Internet-savvy producers, directors and stars are using their social-media reach to carve out new markets and reach a larger, more diverse audience. Here are a few ... More »

WIA Profile: Jasmine James

WIA Profile: Jasmine James
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. Jasmine James, Flirt4Free’s business dev... More »

CherryPimps: Forging a Path With Daily Live Shows

CherryPimps: Forging a Path With Daily Live Shows
So many premium brands started out in the free site affiliate days of adult online entertainment and attempted to make the transition from that side of the business to become successful content programs themselves. Some made it, others did not, and an even smaller handful have managed to thrive in ... More »

CEO Andy Wullmer ‘The Captain’ Steadily Guides SGM

CEO Andy Wullmer ‘The Captain’ Steadily Guides SGM
Andy Wullmer probably doesn’t need any introduction. After all, you’ll see him at nearly every trade show, networking with industry peers or weighing in on the issues of the day on the numerous panels he speaks on. With his larger-than-life persona, Wullmer, also known as “The Cap... More »

Q&A: Nexus Range Discusses Return to U.S. Market

Q&A: Nexus Range Discusses Return to U.S. Market
After five years, U.K.-based pleasure products brand Nexus is back in the U.S. with its full range for men and women. On May 15 the legal agreement prohibiting the sale of particular items in the U.S. comes to an end, and retailers will be able to purchase Nexus products from distributors nationwid... More »

Cams Report: How Social Media Connects Users, Networks

Cams Report: How Social Media Connects Users, Networks
The rise of social media and live camming go hand-in-hand, combining the immediacy of live global publishing by anyone, anytime, anywhere, with interactivity, personalization, and a unique potential for relationship-building that provides profits for performers and satisfaction for their customers. ... More »

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