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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 »

White Labels Turn Gray

White Labels Turn Gray
White labels are evolving as marketers continue to refine their use is leading to some interesting new developments in the dating niche. For the uninitiated, the dating site white label phenomena started for several reasons. The main two were a matter of brand continuity and facility. Previous mark... More »

Playing for Keeps: Future of the Fetish/BDSM Market

Playing for Keeps: Future of the Fetish/BDSM Market
It doesn’t take a degree to figure it out, but Dr. Clockwork is happy to remind everyone that BDSM and fetish consumers are a very unique market. “They’re a very discerning group of people,” says the President/Mad Scientist of Dr. Clockwork’s Home for Electrical and Me... More »

Micropayments Making Headway in the Adult Space

Micropayments Making Headway in the Adult Space
For years adult online business owners have looked at payment models like iTunes with envy. Massive traffic portals that maintain payment information from a massive amount of consumers and provide one click payment functionality for content providers. Now the micropayment method of billing consumers... More »

Alternative Payments Go Beyond Cryptocurrency

Alternative Payments Go Beyond Cryptocurrency
In recent months most of the talk about payment trends has centered on bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency, but as that feeding frenzy appears to be cooling down, several other alternative forms of payment are continuing to gain greater acceptance. Unlike Bitcoin which has a lure based on anon... More »

The Importance of Diversification

The Importance of Diversification
Over the last several years, the challenging conditions of the online adult entertainment market have laid waste to more than a few companies, and left many other companies cutting back and tightening their belts just to survive. At the same time, the market’s overall decline has created oppo... 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 »

Strategies for Better Mobile URLs

Strategies for Better Mobile URLs
From short codes to custom addresses, URLs are becoming more mobile friendly and easier to share via social media. The simplistic nature of these customized and truncated addresses is meant to make them easier to type on small keyboards (or to speak via voice recognition systems) on a mobile device.... More »

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year
2013 was a bumper year for the casual dating industry. We saw hook-up apps like Tinder make it into the mainstream, a mobile explosion and an incredible number of new entrants to the market, as well as the formation of a number of strategic partnerships giving strength to a variety of existing brand... More »

Special Delivery: Expanding Face of Film Distribution

Special Delivery: Expanding Face of Film Distribution
“As adult movie producers, we are going through an evolution in the way content is first produced and then delivered,” said X-Play co-owner Will Ryder, “and the audience always decides what works best for them. That evolution can be seen most clearly — and often uncomfortably... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Q&A With EroAdvertising's Jan Huibers

Jan Huibers, the CEO and founder of global adult advertising network EroAdvertising, knows how to reach his clients — with determined and constant innovation and development of new features, all... More »

WIA Profile: Lucy Vonne

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 »

Howard Levine: Adult’s Real Son of Anarchy

There are only a handful of people in adult that everyone knows by their first name — sort of the T&A equivalent of Arnold [Schwarzenegger] or Kanye [West]. It could be because it’s such... More »
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