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2016 Retail Report: Trends in Distribution

2016 Retail Report: Trends in Distribution
Whether their focus is physical or digital — or a combination of the two — distributors remain an important part of the adult entertainment industry. And that certainly holds true in the sex toys/pleasure products sector, which in 2016, benefits from a combination of physical and digital... More »

2016 Retail Report: Mobile Advances, Data Analysis Fueling E-Commerce

2016 Retail Report: Mobile Advances, Data Analysis Fueling E-Commerce
For many years, brick-and-mortar sex shops dominated the sale of sex toys, pleasure products and adult videos or magazines. Adam & Eve, a company that was way ahead of its time, had a lucrative adult mail-order business back in the 1970s and 1980s, but for the most part, brick-and-mortar stores ... More »

2016 Retail Report: New Year Trends

2016 Retail Report: New Year Trends
The digital revolution has had a profound effect on the sale and distribution of physical adult items, resulting in a long list of websites that specialize in selling sex toys and pleasure products online. But adult e-commerce has not eliminated the need for brick-and-mortar adult stores. In fact, b... More »

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights
XBIZ: What Lies Around the Corner for the Online Adult Entertainment Industry in 2016? Gregory A. Piccionelli Piccionelli & Sarno I think 2016 will be a pivotal year for the online adult entertainment business, as it will be for the broader entertainment industry as a whole. I believe it will ... More »

2016 Outlook: Virtual Reality Forecast

2016 Outlook: Virtual Reality Forecast
Technology has evolved throughout history, but in the digital age, it has been evolving at an especially rapid pace. For today’s adult entrepreneur, adapting to technological changes is both a necessity and a never-ending battle — and companies that don’t change with the times tec... More »

2016 Outlook: Online Dating in the New Year

2016 Outlook: Online Dating in the New Year
Professional dating services existed long before the advent of the Internet. But the digital era has taken the concept of professional dating services to a whole new level, making it considerably more sophisticated and diverse than it was in the past. As digital technology continues to evolve, so do... More »

2016 Outlook: Mobile Mania Continues

2016 Outlook: Mobile Mania Continues
Ten years ago, back when George W. Bush was serving his second term as president of the U.S., Tony Blair was still prime minister of the U.K. and rapper Kanye West was burning up the Billboard charts, many people in the adult entertainment industry had a very different relationship with their mobile... More »

2016 Outlook: New Year Paysite Trends

2016 Outlook: New Year Paysite Trends
For many years, the membership website model reigned supreme for online adult entertainment. A long list of Internet-based adult companies made a fortune catering to customers who were happy to be billed on a monthly basis for access to downloadable erotica. But these days, the membership model fin... More »

2016 Outlook: Technology Keeps Traffic Flowing

2016 Outlook: Technology Keeps Traffic Flowing
There are certain words that can elicit a very happy response from online adult entrepreneurs — words like “conversion” and “retention.” Another word that they like hearing is “traffic,” especially when it is traffic of a profitable, high-quality nature. An... More »

2016 Outlook: Live Cams Keep Blazing

2016 Outlook: Live Cams Keep Blazing
In recent years, the adult webcam sector has been one of the most impressive success stories of the adult entertainment industry. Live webcam sites have become increasingly profitable, and the number of adult models who earn their living from cam work exclusively has grown by leaps and bounds. The ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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