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Manufacturers Discuss Approach to Lesbian Market

Manufacturers Discuss Approach to Lesbian Market
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the LGBTQ community is the mother of pleasure product innovation. As the old days of tacky packaging and toxic toys fall further into the past, lesbians have taken the lead in the evolution of sex toys. Spurred by discerning taste and a desire to create ... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Gay Market Trends

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Gay Market Trends
As 2016 continues to unfold, manufacturers are rolling out more toys and sexy gear for gay couples and for solo use. Product creators are weighing in on the evolution of this category. According to Ryan Fraga, director of sales and marketing at Oxballs, one of the most appealing new products for ga... More »

Creative Forces Expand Gay Industry’s Reach

Creative Forces Expand Gay Industry’s Reach
A handful of notable names in gay adult are breaking beyond XXX and expanding into markets and spaces previously off-limits to erotica. Internet-savvy producers, directors and stars are using their social-media reach to carve out new markets and reach a larger, more diverse audience. Here are a few ... More »

Cams Report: How Social Media Connects Users, Networks

Cams Report: How Social Media Connects Users, Networks
The rise of social media and live camming go hand-in-hand, combining the immediacy of live global publishing by anyone, anytime, anywhere, with interactivity, personalization, and a unique potential for relationship-building that provides profits for performers and satisfaction for their customers. ... More »

Cams Report: Emerging Technologies to Watch

Cams Report: Emerging Technologies to Watch
Interactivity and personalization is the secret sauce that separates live webcams from pre-recorded porn — and the pinnacle of this interaction is “immersion” or what technologists call “presence” — a feeling of actually being in a location that only exists digita... More »

Cams Report: Optimizing the Experience With Tech

Cams Report: Optimizing the Experience With Tech
Today’s live cam marketplace is evolving right alongside (and driven by) advances in the technology that powers it. While virtual reality and haptics are getting a lot of buzz these days, a range of other new technologies are making inroads into the adult webcam marketplace — or are pois... More »

Cams Report: Snapshot of the Market

Cams Report: Snapshot of the Market
One of the most popular destinations for seekers of online adult entertainment, live webcam sites have continued to grow in popularity over the years, earning legions of loyal fans and providing an income to countless affiliates, companies and performers — but the familiar face of this vibrant... More »

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content
BDSM/fetish erotica has been a part of adult entertainment for generations. Bettie Page’s black-and-white videos with filmmaker/photographer Irving Klaw in the early 1950s were way ahead of their time, depicting spanking and bondage and black leather attire back when BDSM was the antithesis of... More »

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales
If the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” don’t trigger even the slightest need to roll your eyes, then you haven’t been in the pleasure products industry very long. Like every Hollywood pop phenomenon, the books and film have been overplayed and marketed to death. Despite our love... More »

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 »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Samantha Brown

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 »

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 »
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