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Playing ‘Hot Potato’: Adult Biz Tries Not to Get Burned

Playing ‘Hot Potato’: Adult Biz Tries Not to Get Burned
Wikipedia will tell you that “Hot Potato” is a fast-paced, high-pressure children’s party game that involves players gathered in a circle, tossing a small object such as a beanbag or tennis ball [originally a “hot potato” it seems] to each other, while music plays. The ... More »

ASACP: Online CP is a Growing Problem

ASACP: Online CP is a Growing Problem
The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has long valued its close working relationships with global law enforcement agencies and the mutual benefit that these channels nurture. Additionally, maintaining ties with legislators ensures that all decision makers are aware of the cult... More »

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle
In the end, she was homesick. After a string of hits with Rock Candy Films at AEBN — including two that were nominated for Gay Movie of the Year at the XBIZ Awards — award-winning director Nica Noelle decided to return to Mile High Media to launch Icon Male, a new gay studio that continu... More »

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara
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. Women like Shirley Lara, COO of Chaturbate.com ... More »

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution
Sometimes identifying a niche can become a lifestyle business that makes a business person a little money and allows them to create a job they can be fulfilled by. But the story of Sh! Women’s Store is a little different; that of a determined woman who found a niche in a male-dominated and at ... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Epoch's Frank Gannon

Exec Seat: Q&A With Epoch's Frank Gannon
Meet the gregarious Frank Gannon, senior account manager at Epoch, one of the leading and most dynamic processors that provides its service to the adult entertainment business. Gannon is a veteran in the business, who can easily walk you through the steps that lead to prosperity. We chatted with Ga... More »

Brand Building: What’s In a Name?

Brand Building: What’s In a Name?
One thing I have to say about this wacky business I know and love, is that there are some pretty damn clever folks that abound in the sex toy biz. I have come across many names of products and stores that absolutely leave me in hysterics so I thought I would share them with you. Of course I have to... More »

Cams: Porn's Darling Profit Center

Cams: Porn's Darling Profit Center
Ask most folks familiar with today’s adult entertainment industry what they think of online porn and one of the words you are likely to hear is “cams.” Although countless consumers are finding all the porn they need on the endless free tube sites that seek to give away every last ... More »

Cam Biz: Social Media Offers A Hook

Cam Biz: Social Media Offers A Hook
Anyone who doubts for a minute that the adult webcam sector has come a long way need only consider the fact that the sector now has its own convention: Camming Con, which focuses on cams exclusively. These days, cam models and cam-friendly affiliates are operating in a much larger market than they w... More »

Back to the Future: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Sex Shops

Back to the Future: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Sex Shops
I woke up this morning and discovered a time machine in my backyard. It was powered by silicone lubricant and made a weird sort of “buzzing” sound whenever it landed at its designated temporal destination. With the entirely of humanity laid out before me, I found myself struggling to det... More »

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