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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Google the phrase “herbal sex supplements” and you’ll likely come away with more questions than answers from the more than 500,000 results. Do they work? What’s in them? Are they safe? How do you distinguish between the myriad of products? The short answer to all of these questions... More »

Mom and Pop Shops

Mom and Pop Shops
In today’s adult toy market, companies with a small number of employees can carve out their own niche and thrive in the competitive market, operating from anywhere in the U.S., not just the major population hubs. We spoke with some 21st century entrepreneurs about their businesses and found some s... More »

Dial R for Rumors

Dial R for Rumors
When it comes to lubricants, more and more health conscious people are thinking about its ingredients as opposed to solely how effective the product is. It is, after all, entering a vulnerable area of the body — the inside. In the last half decade, rumors have been floating around online questioni... More »

California Tax Law Update

California Tax Law Update
In an effort to raise revenue, the California state government made a few legislation changes this year that will likely affect every entity doing business in California: Suspending the NOL deduction and limiting the use of business credits to 50 percent of a taxpayer's tax liability for tax y... More »

Third-Party Record Keepers Beware

Third-Party Record Keepers Beware
In addition to '2257, there are two federal statutes of which aspiring third-party record keepers need to be aware. They are 18 U.S.C. § 2, aiding and abetting, and § 371, conspiracy. You will see that being a third-party record keeper may not be such a desirable line of work, especially in view o... More »

Operating High-Traffic Websites

Operating High-Traffic Websites
Our industry continues to change. More consumers are online, and websites are bigger, more dynamic and capable of more explosive growth than ever before. As our business models evolve and new technologies develop, it is important that we adapt our infrastructures to meet the demands today and the lo... More »

Two Websites are Better Than One

Two Websites are Better Than One
A recent experience prompts me to write these words of warning. In my day job I work in the cyber security field doing work for the Department of Defense (mostly) but also occasionally for the FBI — and it is a recent experience with some zealous folks at the Bureau that prompt these words of caut... More »

Obscenity Laws Around the World

Obscenity Laws Around the World
In an increasingly global economy, many American adult entertainment companies will no doubt intensify their international marketing efforts — and the more they know about obscenity laws around the world, the better off they will be. Obscenity laws can differ radically from one country to another,... More »

Working With a Third-Party Record Keeper

Working With a Third-Party Record Keeper
Of all the recent revisions to the 18 USC '2257 federal record-keeping statute, none was so welcome to amateur adult website and other small-scale/home-based operators as the allowance of third-party record keeping — a move which can dramatically increase the personal safety and privacy of these o... More »

Grasping Copyright Law

Grasping Copyright Law
Virtually every adult entertainment company is in the business of creating and/or distributing content that is subject to copyright laws. This means that nearly everyone in the business has a stake in protecting and enforcing their own copyrights and in avoiding the costly litigation that can result... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Lupe Martinez

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 »

Jose Sanz Weaves a Profitable Tapestry at FreeWebCams

Navigating the complexities of customer service in the camming industry is a varied and oftentimes chaotic task, pulling even the most seasoned professionals in a multitude of directions. Fortunately for... More »

Spanish Pleasure Products Brand Adrien Lastic Puts Unique Twist on Luxury Toys

What’s really in a brand name? Pleasure products manufacturer Adrien Lastic thinks it’s the perfect chance to make a big impression, especially if you’re new on the scene. “I admit... More »
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