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Pleasure Products 2013: Delivering the Goods

Pleasure Products 2013: Delivering the Goods
What does 2013 hold for distributors of pleasure products? Will new market trends develop or will business continue on the previous year’s trajectory? To get an overview of market outlooks we contacted representatives of seven major distribution outlets: Eldorado Trading Company, Holiday Produ... More »

Kinky Couples: Couples-friendly Retailing

Kinky Couples: Couples-friendly Retailing
Retailers have a major opportunity to engage customers in a meaningful and long-lasting way that will keep them coming back even after the spell of Christian Grey’s steely eyes wears off. XBIZ spoke with The Stockroom, Hustler, Peekay, Inc., Fairvilla Megastores, Babeland and The Pleasure Che... More »

Margin Ads Attract Banner-Blind Consumers

Margin Ads Attract Banner-Blind Consumers
AdXpansion and other adult traffic firms are jumping on the margin ad bandwagon, garnering visitors from wide screen users and more. Today’s computer users are likely to be graced with wide screen displays capable of showcasing hi-definition videos, with often underused margins — typica... More »

Africa on the Move

Africa on the Move
Boasting the world’s largest growth rate in Internet penetration between 2000-2012 — a figure exceeding 3,600 percent, according to InternetWorldStats.com — Africa is bridging the digital divide at an increasingly rapid (and mobile tech-forward) pace that can only be seen as good n... More »

Live Cam Content Fuels Adult Entertainment Today

Live Cam Content Fuels Adult Entertainment Today
Online adult entertainment marketers heading a steady mantra of “cams and dating” have come to accept that live interactive content often trumps its pre-recorded counterpart — with many consumers preferring personality over porn and demonstrating that typical photo and video conten... More »

Getting It on in Germany

Getting It on in Germany
Germany has long been considered one of the prime pastures for porn promoters — boasting a resiliently robust economy, a bawdy sense of sexuality and advanced technical infrastructure that facilitates adult ecommerce. It is a plum that is ripe for the picking. XBIZ set out to examine the siz... More »

Online Dating: Continues to Be Popular, Profitable

Online Dating: Continues to Be Popular, Profitable
Professional dating services were around long before the advent of the Internet, but the Internet has expanded the market for dating services considerably — and in 2013, the online dating sector will continue to be popular, profitable and competitive. A major trend to look forward to in onlin... More »

Live Webcams: Sector Continues To Perform Impressively Well

Live Webcams: Sector Continues To Perform Impressively Well
In 2012, live adult webcams maintained their popularity — and in 2013, they are likely to remain a robust part of the adult entertainment industry. Erotic webcams are a popular form of adult entertainment for a variety of reasons: consumers like the interactive element, and unlike adult member... More »

Discussion: Is the Adult Paysite Model Dead?

Discussion: Is the Adult Paysite Model Dead?
It is a question that most adult entertainment website operators have asked themselves and their peers over the past few years: “is the paysite business model dead?” XBIZ.net adult entertainment industry social network member Luckey Starr (www.theluckeystar.com) recently renewed the tim... More »

Retail Strategies For Selling Nouveau Chic Novelties

Retail Strategies For Selling Nouveau Chic Novelties
They look more like items you’d find in Beverly Hills than in back alleys. Highend luxury novelties from gem-studded vibrators to glitzy BDSM gear are prominent on the front page of top websites and are flying off of the shelves of brick-and-mortar retail stores. So how do savvy shopkeepers h... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Gian Carlo Tastes Sweet Success of BitterStrawberry

Time flies when you are having fun. And BitterStrawberry’s managing partner, Gian Carlo, is having fun. Not motivated by dollars and cents, Gian Carlo says his “happy place” and “true... More »

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »
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