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The United States of Consumers

The United States of Consumers
It seems every year during the fall, a lot of attention within our industry shifts to Europe … with good reason. Yes, there are a number of tradeshows many of us attend to network with peers and strengthen and forge business relationships. And there are more than 500 million consumers within ... More »

More to Love: Products Made for Larger Consumers, BBW Fans

More to Love: Products Made for Larger Consumers, BBW Fans
It used to be that plus-sized items were made for larger women and, in the adult lingerie industry, for many a cross dresser as well. But the demand for adult products catering to larger women continues to grow both within the lingerie world as well as in the adult novelty sector. A simple search of... More »

Cam Technology Trends: Bye-bye Walled Gardens

Cam Technology Trends: Bye-bye Walled Gardens
Years ago the infrastructure required to provide live streaming adult video content was expensive, littered with bugs and came with an exceptionally high bandwidth bill, making it cost prohibitive for all but a few pioneering brands with deep pockets. Now that technological know-how and the commodit... More »

Not Done Yet: Porn Execs Ponder DVD Market

Not Done Yet: Porn Execs Ponder DVD Market
Once the centerpiece of content-driven revenue streams, the market for adult DVDs has taken a figurative beating over recent years, driven by factors ranging from profligate digital piracy to the advent of technologies that have greatly diminished the relevance of physical media in all entertainment... More »

The Fabulous Mobile Market

The Fabulous Mobile Market
The phrase “content is king” has often been used in connection with erotica that is created with desktop computers in mind, and the phrase is still applicable. But as the summer of 2014 heats up, more and more adult content is being designed specifically for smartphones and other mobile... More »

A Man’s World: Male Sex Toy Sales Continue Upward Trajectory

A Manâs World: Male Sex Toy Sales Continue Upward Trajectory
For many years, the very idea of a “male sex toy” was regarded by most people as something of a joke. The term brought to mind images of cheap, rubberized blowup dolls and their ludicrous puckered mouths, or clumsy penis pumps that looked more like medieval torture devices than something... More »

Sexual Enhancement Products and Shifting Consumer Attitudes

Sexual Enhancement Products and Shifting Consumer Attitudes
Over the history of the sexual enhancement products market, there have been two constants on which you can rely: strong sales and outrageous marketing claims. Whether the miracle promised by the manufacturers of items like penis enlargement pills was manifest or implied in its marketing claims, comp... More »

Mobile Traffic: Leading The Market Or Falling Behind?

Mobile Traffic: Leading The Market Or Falling Behind?
Mobile traffic continues to generate much better sales rations than desktop traffic, and while the overall volume has not yet equalized, even on a smaller amount of traffic mobile can outperform larger desktop impression acquisitions by a very wide margin. The issue for marketers is now the fact th... More »

Traffic: Finding Tomorrow's Money Today

Traffic: Finding Tomorrow's Money Today
In a challenging and unsure market like the one that the online adult entertainment sector has become, companies must find opportunities for growth wherever they arise. Just as they do for mainstream businesses and entrepreneurs, emerging markets represent a potential means for adult businesses to g... More »

Consumers Embracing BDSM, Fetish Products Like Never Before

Consumers Embracing BDSM, Fetish Products Like Never Before
By all accounts, consumer interest in BDSM has grown in recent years, a trend that some observers of the market attribute to the popularity of the “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy. Whatever its inspiration, increased competition within the BDSM/fetish pleasure-product sector has spawned the d... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Reality: Sound Music Deals

Music is a big part of just about every kind of entertainment. It is, for example, an integral component of most motion picture productions from mega-budget movies to micro-budget indie films. Even a relatively... More »

Best Practices for the Live Webcam Space

As the live webcam business continues to surge in popularity, more attention will be focused on operators and performers by law enforcement and other government agencies. The best time to consider operational... More »

Legal Reality: SAVE — Will It Be Law?

The 113th U.S. Congress has been frequently called the “Do-Nothing Congress.” By many accounts, that label is well-deserved. The legislative paralysis that has set in due to the intense partisan... More »
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