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Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys
The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters selling everything from low-quality and possibly toxic knock-offs to perfectly copied... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery
Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over style. As new sites continue to come to market, and established properties reinvent themselves... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving
Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates over the past couple of decades. Today, market evolution has tarnished the ease with which visit... More »

Paysite Market Not Only Strong But Growing

Paysite Market Not Only Strong But Growing
A cornerstone of the online adult entertainment industry, premium membership subscription sites, aka paysites, have made literal fortunes for both owners and affiliates alike over the past decades. Although many adult paysites have stagnated since the global recession of the late 2000s, due both to... More »

Cinematic Visionaries Push the Envelope of Adult Filmmaking

Cinematic Visionaries Push the Envelope of Adult Filmmaking
Atop the battlements stands a vanguard of brilliantly brash luminaries, a cadre of adult industry renegades who helped thwart the very death knell sounded by rampant piracy. When an internet-fueled tide swept ruinously over the ripened fruits of hard working studios, like a locust swarm threatening... More »

Veteran Producers Stay True to Vision, Adapt to Today’s Trends

Veteran Producers Stay True to Vision, Adapt to Today’s Trends
After surviving the unforgiving reign of web-based market dynamics, which scythed through the chaff and left only leanly muscled players in its wake, content has risen from the ashes. It has clawed its way back, forged into a hardened revenant bedecked as much in cutting-edge cinematography as in gl... More »

Porn Overcomes Oversaturation With Revived Focus on Content

Porn Overcomes Oversaturation With Revived Focus on Content
The advent of internet-driven content was both bane and boon to the porn industry, giving rise to a profit pendulum that rose sharply skyward, before swinging back brutally to cut revenues. Tube sites were as inevitable as Napster, and just as music producers were forced to adapt, so too has the adu... More »

Q&A: Brazilian Manufacturer Hot Flowers Expands Into the U.S.

Q&A: Brazilian Manufacturer Hot Flowers Expands Into the U.S.
Hot Flowers, an established Brazilian manufacturer has opened a distribution center in Orlando, Fla., operated by HSAINT, a group of entrepreneurs. In late May, HSAINT’s VP of sales and marketing Alexandre Enumo introduced the Hot Flowers brand to more than 30 buyers that attended the XBIZ Ret... More »

Traffic Trends: Taking a Look at Geo-Targeting

Traffic Trends: Taking a Look at Geo-Targeting
The world is a big place. Whereas traditional advertisers could easily focus on reaching local clientele through display ads such as roadside billboards and other signage, as well as print advertising in local newspapers and magazines, or even local TV sponsorships, changes in media have brought a ... More »

Traffic Trends: Adapting to New Ways of Ranking

Traffic Trends: Adapting to New Ways of Ranking
Many business owners lost interest in search engine optimization a few years ago when Google implemented patches like Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird and a seemingly endless number of methods in April of 2012 — all aimed at defeating black hat workarounds. After years of feasting on free traffic ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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