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Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017
When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce, to be sure, is booming, but rather than making brick-and-mortar stores obsolete, it is co-exi... More »

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends
Executives from the leading businesses of the online adult entertainment industry recently weighed in the question, “What do you see as the likely top trends that will influence the industry?” Here's what they had to say: Gregory L. Clayman President/CEO of VS Media Inc. (Flirt4Free) O... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner
The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss what lies around the corner for the online adult entertainment industry in 2017. Here's what th... More »

2017 Outlook: Carnal Content Still King

2017 Outlook: Carnal Content Still King
With the new year upon us, XBIZ recently asked some of the adult industry’s top content experts to reveal their predictions for major trends in the year ahead. Here is what they had to say: Jack Avalanche CEO, Cherry Pimps Moving into 2017, we see the key trend still focused on better conten... More »

2017 Outlook: Technology Drives Adult Forward

2017 Outlook: Technology Drives Adult Forward
The adult industry is widely known for its driving of technology, but it is an industry that is also driven by technology itself — adopting and embracing the latest in digital media and beyond. XBIZ sought to take the pulse of the industry to discover its predictions for the year ahead. Here&r... More »

2017 Outlook: Adult’s Interactive Future

2017 Outlook: Adult’s Interactive Future
Adult entertainment, while clinging to its past formats and distribution models, is undeniably moving to a more interactive future, with two-way live content, remote controlled sex toys, increasing immersion and augmented reality bringing models into the viewer’s own environment. For a glimps... More »

Adult Distributors Reveal Strategies for Success in 2017

Adult Distributors Reveal Strategies for Success in 2017
It’s time for a look at the future: distributors are gearing up for the New Year with predictions for new product categories, the new “Fifty Shades” film release, and both vendor and consumer expectations. With 2017 just a breath away, these companies also are offering their opinio... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms
There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the settled funds to the operator. The customer was typically indifferent to the identity and locati... More »

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017
With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release of “Fifty Shades Darker” are also on the table as we enter the New Year. Victor... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017
In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion market segment, with projections that it will surpass $50 billion by 2020.” From &ldqu... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »
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