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It's About Content Licensing, Presentation and Delivery

It's About Content Licensing, Presentation and Delivery
With the days of cookie-cutter adult paysite networks fading into the past, today’s savvy site operators are busy revamping their content, as well as the ways in which this material is offered to prospects and provided to customers. To gain a better understanding of this evolution, XBIZ World... More »

Affiliate Programs Evolve With the Times

Affiliate Programs Evolve With the Times
Paysites have been a profitable part of adult e-commerce since the Bill Clinton era, but much has changed with the adult paysite model in recent years. The demand for live webcam sites has grown considerably, mobile optimization is essential and running a successful membership site is much more chal... More »

The Subscription Model is Still in Full Effect

The Subscription Model is Still in Full Effect
There is no way to candy-coat the precipitous plunge in profits endured by adult paysite owners in the wake of multiyear stagnation — where consumer fickleness, prolonged economic uncertainty, rampant piracy and shortsighted marketing conspired to topple premium Internet porn from its once lof... More »

Sex Ed: A Course For Retailers

Sex Ed: A Course For Retailers
To increase both sales and customer satisfaction, sex education can provide great benefits for both retailers and their clientele. At Hustler Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., marketing manager Allison Johnston believes it’s extremely important to offer sex education to shoppers. “People a... More »

Sex Ed Sells: Manufacturers Educate Consumers, Retailers

Sex Ed Sells: Manufacturers Educate Consumers, Retailers
For manufacturers of pleasure products, sex education is vital to business. Several companies have taken it upon themselves to guide consumers through sexual exploration by not just providing a wide range of tools but also the know-how to use them. Manufacturers such as CalExotics, Pipedream, Doc J... More »

Sex Ed Events Connect, Educate Sexperts and Consumers

Sex Ed Events Connect, Educate Sexperts and Consumers
The adult sex education field has experienced considerable growth during the digital age, and with that growth has come an abundance of conventions and conferences where sexperts can share their knowledge and expertise. Some have a heavily academic focus, while events such as the Sexual Health Expo ... More »

From Workshops to Podcasts to Books, Sexperts Are in Greater Demand

From Workshops to Podcasts to Books, Sexperts Are in Greater Demand
Adult sex education is not a brand-new phenomenon. The late Alfred C. Kinsey founded the Kinsey Institute and wrote his first “Kinsey Report” book in the late 1940s. Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s popular radio program, “Sexually Speaking,” debuted in 1982. But what has changed ... More »

Direct Debiting Remains a Popular Option, Especially In Europe

Direct Debiting Remains a Popular Option, Especially In Europe
In the U.S. and Canada, the term “alternative payments” is typically used to describe payment methods other than credit cards, including direct debiting. But in other parts of the world, especially countries in Europe, direct debiting continues to be a prominent payment option for both a... More »

Cryptocurrency In Adult, Some Companies Remain Skeptical

Cryptocurrency In Adult, Some Companies Remain Skeptical
The merits of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (also known as “digital currencies” or “alternative currencies”) have been an ongoing debate in the adult entertainment industry in 2015. Earlier this year, Porn.com reported that Bitcoin was accounting for about 5% of all sale... More »

E-Wallets Remain Plentiful In The Alternative Payment Landscape

E-Wallets Remain Plentiful In The Alternative Payment Landscape
As 2015 enters its fourth quarter, credit cards continue to dominate online payments in the U.S. and Canada. But looking at e-commerce around the globe, one finds a diverse payments landscape that also includes everything from direct debiting to direct carrier billing. And for e-commerce, another po... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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