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Speciality Pleasure Products: The Power of Uniqueness

Speciality Pleasure Products: The Power of Uniqueness
In any market sector, it pays to have a product that stands out from the crowd. When it comes to adult pleasure products, there are so many high-quality items on the market serving similar purposes and taking similar shapes that it can be difficult to fashion a product that catches the consumer&rsqu... More »

Google Tackles Tubes, Penalizes Affiliates

Google Tackles Tubes, Penalizes Affiliates
For many adult webmasters who thought they were playing by the rules, a rude awakening has left them thinking that Google doesn’t seem to care about their plight. While the search giant may indeed care less about the fortunes of adult site operators, it has recently shown that it does care ab... More »

Responsive Image Presentation Techniques

Responsive Image Presentation Techniques
For many years, specifying an image’s height and width dimensions within an HTML tag was considered a coding best practice, because this information could be used to mark a placeholder around which the rest of a page would render, while the image downloaded. This technique made it feel as tho... More »

Crystal Delights: Product Plus Personality Equals Profit

Crystal Delights: Product Plus Personality Equals Profit
In the fall of 2012, Crystal Delights — which began its corporate life as a designer of purely digital sex toys for the Second Life virtual world — unveiled plans to release the “Torch,” a double-ended, handmade glass sex toy inspired by Wicked Pictures’ “Spartacu... More »

Michigan Joins the "Revenge Porn" Ban Bandwagon

Michigan Joins the "Revenge Porn" Ban Bandwagon
I'm not sure why it took so long, but on May 1, 2014, the State of Michigan joined a growing number of states in seeking to criminalize "revenge porn". Michigan Senate Bills No. 924 and No. 925 would make it either a misdeameanor or a felony (depending on whether its the individual's first or subse... More »

Will Tech Solve the Condom Debate?

Will Tech Solve the Condom Debate?
One of the most contentious issues to hit the U.S. adult entertainment industry has been the highly politicized moves to mandate condoms and other protective barriers. Enforced under current workplace safety rules, these measures would no doubt help to increase performer safety, but at the cost of ... More »

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout
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 Kathi Stout, event director of The P... More »

Dev Depo: Clipping Magic, Masking Images Online

Dev Depo: Clipping Magic, Masking Images Online
For a wide range of web applications and users, removing an image’s background is a common yet troublesome task. While Photoshop and other tools offer powerful solutions for this chore, they can be difficult to use and are not always available to users on the go. Enter ClippingMagic.com, a fr... More »

Company Business: .XXX Looks to Future

Company Business: .XXX Looks to Future
Despite the negative predictions of many industry naysayers, the much-storied .xxx top-level domain sponsored by ICM Registry continues finding new customers. According to ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley, the registry is in the best position and shape since its launch, with three main factors contri... More »

Wide World of Gags

Wide World of Gags
The old proverb “silence is golden” has been part of the English language for centuries, and in consensual BDSM play, silence — or at least muffled moaning — is often achieved by using a gag. There are many different types of gags in BDSM, and they are a popular part of kinky... More »

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