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Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom

Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom
The popularity of soft bondage products has grown exponentially since “Fifty Shades of Grey” took readers and filmgoers by storm. The product category is still growing and evolving, along with its target demographic, and the ways retailers are preparing for the next “Fifty Shades&r... More »

Kink Report: Fetish Gear Transcends Into Mainstream

Kink Report: Fetish Gear Transcends Into Mainstream
BDSM and fetish items were once considered l’enfant terrible of the sex toys/pleasure products market. In the past, many people who visited a sex shop to purchase a vibrator, lubes, condoms or lingerie didn’t know what to make of floggers, ballgags, leather restraints, butt plugs, blindf... More »

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Mobile Billing

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Mobile Billing
With the lion’s share of Internet use now initiated through mobile devices, it is vital for merchants to ensure that their online presence — including join pages, shopping carts and the full checkout process — are not only mobile-compatible, but mobile-friendly. At the outset, it ... More »

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Alternative Billing

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Alternative Billing
There is a wide world of opportunity for online merchants beyond the borders of the U.S. and other countries where credit and debit cards are the primary payment mechanism. To provide a way for these vast numbers of consumers to pay for products and services online, a wide range of “alternativ... More »

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Payment Processing

E-Billing 2016: Trends in Payment Processing
As the junction between consumers’ cash and merchants’ motivations, billing is a vibrant arena where laws and technologies play significant roles in shaping the limits of payment processing in the digital age — and as such, billing in a major area of concern, source of expense, and... More »

Male Sex Enhancers: Manufacturers Discuss Top Sellers

Male Sex Enhancers: Manufacturers Discuss Top Sellers
There was a time when male sex toys weren’t nearly as visible as they are now. In the 1970s and 1980s, for example, male sex toys were typically found along West 42nd Street in the old adult stores of Manhattan’s Times Square (the pre-Giuliani edition). But in 2016, sex toys for men are ... More »

Men’s Products: Sexual Health Awareness Boosts Sales

Men’s Products: Sexual Health Awareness Boosts Sales
In recent years, terms like “health and fitness,” “wellness” and “all-natural ingredients” have been used more and more in connection with men’s sex toys. These days, men’s sexual wellness is increasingly recognized as an important part of their overal... More »

Male Toys: Innovation, Quality and Variety Driving Sales

Male Toys: Innovation, Quality and Variety Driving Sales
The market for men’s sex toys is evolving, and an expanding variety of men’s products means new popular products and new trends that retailers are striving to keep up with. At Hustler Hollywood, buyer David Ballow says masturbators and dildos are its No. 1 sellers, with cock rings being... More »

Men’s Underwear Designers Discuss Style Trends

Men’s Underwear Designers Discuss Style Trends
Just like men’s outwear, men’s underwear styles follow fashion trends. What colors, styles and feel are the most appealing for today’s lifestyle? Designers and manufacturers explain. According to Matt Miller at the Jack Adams Group, their line of underwear and action wear focuses ... More »

Understanding Adult Advertising Terminology

Understanding Adult Advertising Terminology
The digital age and the innovations of Silicon Valley have brought an endless supply of new terminology into existence. Even in many countries where English is not the primary language, techies understand widely used terms like “download,” “cloud,” “software” and ... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
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