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Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content
BDSM/fetish erotica has been a part of adult entertainment for generations. Bettie Page’s black-and-white videos with filmmaker/photographer Irving Klaw in the early 1950s were way ahead of their time, depicting spanking and bondage and black leather attire back when BDSM was the antithesis of... More »

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales
If the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” don’t trigger even the slightest need to roll your eyes, then you haven’t been in the pleasure products industry very long. Like every Hollywood pop phenomenon, the books and film have been overplayed and marketed to death. Despite our love... More »

Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom

Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom
The popularity of soft bondage products has grown exponentially since “Fifty Shades of Grey” took readers and filmgoers by storm. The product category is still growing and evolving, along with its target demographic, and the ways retailers are preparing for the next “Fifty Shades&r... More »

Kink Report: Fetish Gear Transcends Into Mainstream

Kink Report: Fetish Gear Transcends Into Mainstream
BDSM and fetish items were once considered l’enfant terrible of the sex toys/pleasure products market. In the past, many people who visited a sex shop to purchase a vibrator, lubes, condoms or lingerie didn’t know what to make of floggers, ballgags, leather restraints, butt plugs, blindf... More »

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Mobile Billing

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Mobile Billing
With the lion’s share of Internet use now initiated through mobile devices, it is vital for merchants to ensure that their online presence — including join pages, shopping carts and the full checkout process — are not only mobile-compatible, but mobile-friendly. At the outset, it ... More »

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Alternative Billing

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Alternative Billing
There is a wide world of opportunity for online merchants beyond the borders of the U.S. and other countries where credit and debit cards are the primary payment mechanism. To provide a way for these vast numbers of consumers to pay for products and services online, a wide range of “alternativ... More »

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Payment Processing

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Payment Processing
As the junction between consumers’ cash and merchants’ motivations, billing is a vibrant arena where laws and technologies play significant roles in shaping the limits of payment processing in the digital age — and as such, billing in a major area of concern, source of expense, and... More »

Male Sex Enhancers: Manufacturers Discuss Top Sellers

Male Sex Enhancers: Manufacturers Discuss Top Sellers
There was a time when male sex toys weren’t nearly as visible as they are now. In the 1970s and 1980s, for example, male sex toys were typically found along West 42nd Street in the old adult stores of Manhattan’s Times Square (the pre-Giuliani edition). But in 2016, sex toys for men are ... More »

Men’s Products: Sexual Health Awareness Boosts Sales

Men’s Products: Sexual Health Awareness Boosts Sales
In recent years, terms like “health and fitness,” “wellness” and “all-natural ingredients” have been used more and more in connection with men’s sex toys. These days, men’s sexual wellness is increasingly recognized as an important part of their overal... More »

Male Toys: Innovation, Quality and Variety Driving Sales

Male Toys: Innovation, Quality and Variety Driving Sales
The market for men’s sex toys is evolving, and an expanding variety of men’s products means new popular products and new trends that retailers are striving to keep up with. At Hustler Hollywood, buyer David Ballow says masturbators and dildos are its No. 1 sellers, with cock rings being... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives

Now that the number of mobile users has outpaced desktop users and Google has forced the world to mobilize with Mobilegeddon, all publishers are aware that sites have to be responsive and mobile friendly... More »

Business Models Can Trigger Regulatory Compliance

Adult website operators are typically familiar with the obligations imposed by Title 18 U.S.C. § 2257 (Section 2257) which mandates the compilation and maintenance of certain records relating to the... More »

Pirate Who Let His Guard Down Capitulates

If you follow developments in piracy closely, then you know it’s almost constantly evolving. Content theft has become big business, with some prolific pirates actually making more (in some cases... More »
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