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Latex, Leather and PVC Fetish Attire Shows Diversity in 2015

Latex, Leather and PVC Fetish Attire Shows Diversity in 2015
The popularity of “Fifty Shades of Grey” — first the E.L. James novel of 2011, and in 2015, the film — has focused attention not only on BDSM activities, but on fetish attire as well. Fetish attire, which is worn by both people who are heavily into the BDSM scene as well as p... More »

Manufacturers Discuss Growing Erotic Jewelry, Accessories Market

Manufacturers Discuss Growing Erotic Jewelry, Accessories Market
The market for erotic jewelry and pasties is shiny indeed, with customer interest — and purchases — substantially growing. For Tara Christine, owner of Tyes by Tara in Greenwood Village, Colo., her customer base is made up primarily of women in their early 20s to late 30s who “val... More »

Lingerie Manufacturers Reveal Trends Driving Demand for Hosiery

Lingerie Manufacturers Reveal Trends Driving Demand for Hosiery
Hosiery is alluring no matter how it’s worn — in public or the bedroom. From special occasion hosiery to pop culture trends, this story has legs. Zach Goode, national sales manager for Electric Eel’s Hustler Lingerie, says the allure of hosiery is its versatility and feel. “... More »

Mobile Traffic Is Now About More Than Just Direct Clicks

Mobile Traffic Is Now About More Than Just Direct Clicks
When mobile first started to find its way onto the landscape of the adult online industry, some companies reacted quickly and profited greatly. Others were slower to move forward, while many seemed to stay stuck in an earlier era pretending that desktops would remain dominant forever. Now a secondar... More »

How Mobile Site Presentation, Design Looks In 2015

How Mobile Site Presentation, Design Looks In 2015
As mobile connectivity continues to grow in popularity and responsive design becomes nearly universal, forward thinking site owners are seeking ways to stand out from the crowd on much smaller screens than when desktops were dominant. Google’s recent “Mobilegeddon” update is also m... More »

Looking At The Future Of Adult Mobile Processing

Looking At The Future Of Adult Mobile Processing
For a long time, the phrase “online adult billing” referred primarily to transactions occurring on desktop and laptop computers. But with the explosion of smartphones and tablets, more and more consumers are paying for online adult entertainment on their mobile devices. Even if they are... More »

Profit Party: Exploring Today’s Adult Home Party Business Climate

Profit Party: Exploring Today’s Adult Home Party Business Climate
Sex in America is alive and well. And, with all of the new products entering the marketplace with specific forms, features and functions, adult home parties are still the best place to teach a captive audience how to get everything from an adult toy that the manufacturer promises. Take a deeper loo... More »

The Smartphone Explosion

The Smartphone Explosion
If the history of the adult entertainment industry has taught us one thing above all else, it is that there is no room for being complacent when it comes to technology. Adult businesses were quick to monetize emerging technologies in the past, from VCRs in the 1980s to DVDs in the late 1990s to hig... More »

Forward Progress: Directors Say Technology Shaping Future

Forward Progress: Directors Say Technology Shaping Future
The greatest constant in life really is change. The pendulum always swings back and forth. Trends come and go. Everything is in a state of flux. You can view the cyclical nature of things in fashion, politics and, yes, porn. Adult features are popular, then out of style. Gonzo is the rage, then beat... More »

Transaction Truths: Navigating a Changing Paysite Environment

Transaction Truths: Navigating a Changing Paysite Environment
The online world has grown up. Gone are the days of consumers not trusting technology or being hesitant to buy products and services through the Internet. Indeed, Amazon, iTunes, smartphones, and the globalization of markets and consumers have all combined to create an environment where online buye... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary

In August, Xgen Products celebrated its seventh anniversary with a special promotion. The winner of Xgen’s Lucky 7 raffle, Xgen announced in late July, would win a three-day, two-night trip for two... More »

WIA Profile: Kristi Greer

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 »

Q&A: Dorr’s Ivan Ho Discusses Launch of Luxury Toy Line

Dorr made its debut with a sophisticated selection of vibrators and an “advanced intimate toy care system” with a UV light for disinfection. Dorr is a manufacturer, design house, engineering... More »
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