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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 »

Edge Of Gay: The Content Kings

Edge Of Gay: The Content Kings
He isn’t an old-timer, but it’s safe to say that Michael Stabile has been around the block a few times. The industry guru first came to prominence in 2004, co-writing the serial Wet Palms for Jet Set and Naked Sword — a series that forever changed the gay porn content landscape and... More »

Edge Of Gay: Of Machines and Men

Edge Of Gay: Of Machines and Men
Remember the good old days when the only way to get your gay porn was through the mail, the kind that a postman had to physically deliver? Neither do most of the gay porn consumers who have drastically altered the industry’s business model over the last decade, forcing companies both big and s... More »

Gay Adult Retail

Gay Adult Retail
The ever-evolving retail market is changing at such a rapid pace that tracking the latest micro-blip in consumer tastes is virtually impossible. It can be tricky enough for a brick-and-mortar retailer to keep pace with its overall consumer base, much less the interests of a sub-niche. And yet, gi... More »

The Hiring Process

The Hiring Process
In my last article, we discussed the potential legal problems with terminating or laying-off employees. However, one of the best ways to prevent legal pitfalls is to screen and hire your employees well. Often termination issues can be resolved in the screening process. Too often, employers do not... More »

Dealing With Your "Former"

Dealing With Your "Former"
One of the most hotly litigated areas of law in hard economic times is employment law, and more specifically, the termination of employees. Often, based on the pure realities of the situation, companies must downsize in order to remain competitive. However, in order not to fall into a situation that... More »

The Foreign Profit Potential

The Foreign Profit Potential
There is money in foreign markets, but how do you get it? Can a studio simply ship a few hundred DVDs to Europe and wait for the money to roll in? If it were that simple you'd be standing in line at the bank with a deposit slip and a handful of checks. If there is one thing that everyone agrees o... More »

A New Hope for Tolerance

A New Hope for Tolerance
The adult entertainment industry has great reason to celebrate this holiday season and the reason why can be summed up in three words: President Barack Obama. Adult entertainment businesses traditionally encounter substantial governmental hostility under conservative Republican regimes. This has pa... More »

Considering Inbound Transactions

Considering Inbound Transactions
Is your company in Canada or the Netherlands Antilles but doing business in the U.S.? Are you considering a company outside the U.S. that would be using an office in the U.S.? Then this brief overview should be of interest to you. Too often we run across owners of a business or a web-based site w... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Grand Slam Media CEO Luke Hazlewood Hits It Out of the Park

Grand Slam Media Inc. CEO Luke Hazlewood’s view of the advertising business is one that seems to have solid roots. He says that in an ever-changing marketplace it is a better protocol to lead rather... More »

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »
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