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Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing

Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing
The toy materials debate remains one of the touchiest topics among pleasure product businesses and supporters. Sex educators, wellness organizations and sex toy bloggers aren’t giving up easily, and for good reason. Adult novelties have been traditionally produced using various types of thermo... More »

Pleasure Products Designers Discuss Creative Inspiration

Pleasure Products Designers Discuss Creative Inspiration
Abstract sculpture, IKEA chair, or curio art? None of the above. That MFA thesis display is probably just an aisle in your local sex shop. Toy design has rapidly improved to match tech advances and artistic trends. The vibrator section of most adult boutiques more closely resembles a hall at the Get... More »

Sex Tech Experts Talk Teledildonics Boom

Sex Tech Experts Talk Teledildonics Boom
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, he unknowingly gifted the future with technology’s most eccentric advance: Teledildonics. Pleasure and electronics have breached the limits of factory-standard vibrators and spawned an industry-wide race to keep up with mainstream tech... More »

Mobile Billing's Bright Outlook

Mobile Billing's Bright Outlook
There’s no question about it: If your online adult business isn’t mobile-friendly, you’ll probably make more money sending your traffic to a site that is. In the past eight years with the advent of smartphones and tablets, online viewing preferences have radically changed the ways... More »

Future of Mobile Traffic and Advertising

Future of Mobile Traffic and Advertising
The adult industry and many mainstream verticals have seen a massive shift away from direct affiliate marketing to large CPA networks and ad revenue-based business models. Those trends along with the rapid rise of mobile are paving a new path to profitability that requires a deeper understanding of... More »

Mobile Revolution's Impact On Traffic Acquisition

Mobile Revolution's Impact On Traffic Acquisition
For companies steeped in traditional website promotion to desktop computer users, 2016’s mobile market presents some unique challenges and opportunities. Adult website owners in particular have long seen mobile as a side market — more of a distraction than an actual opportunity: after a... More »

Retailers Discuss Growth of LGBT Marketplace

Retailers Discuss Growth of LGBT Marketplace
Retailers and distributors are finding the popularity of products for gay couples and gay males in general is increasing. From marketing to new items, the category is evolving. At The Pleasure Chest, director of business development Sarah Tomchesson and buying and merchandising manager Victor Tobar... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Kelly Shibari

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... More »

XR Brands’ Rebecca Weinberg, Lynda Mort Talk Company Restructuring, Growth

The past two years has seen XR Brands evolve with the streamlining of its sales force that included the addition of multiple industry professionals, bringing a combined experience of 30-plus years to the... More »

PimpRoll: Evolving Into a Performance Network

During discussions online at XBIZ.net and elsewhere, a common theme that often emerges is the gap between some of the “old school” digital porn industry of the past, and the more modern adult... More »
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