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Carol Queen Remembers Industry Pioneer, Good Vibes Founder Joani Blank

Carol Queen Remembers Industry Pioneer, Good Vibes Founder Joani Blank
Joani Blank, who founded Good Vibrations in 1977, has died. She was 79 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just over two months before. True to form for a woman who promoted her business with the phrase “If you want something done right, do it yourself,” Joani died at home, wi... More »

2016 Focus on Europe: Live Cams

2016 Focus on Europe: Live Cams
Among the most vibrant adult industry market segments, the live webcam industry provides fans with connection, customization, interactivity, and an emotional experience that “porn” simply cannot match — while providing opportunity for performers and studios, cam companies, their af... More »

The Pleasure Chest Reflects on Its Legacy, Growth on 45th Anniversary

The Pleasure Chest Reflects on Its Legacy, Growth on 45th Anniversary
The conventional image of a sex shop conjures up dim lighting, frosted windows and embarrassed customers darting from aisle to aisle. Not so at the Pleasure Chest. Warm, radiant light fills the space, elegant floral arrangements greet your entry, splashes of red catch your eye and an energized and k... More »

2016 Focus on Europe: Processing Trends

2016 Focus on Europe: Processing Trends
When it comes to turning an online offer into cold, hard cash, banks and billing companies, and the payment processing services they provide, are all necessary ingredients — with these professional firms delivering the dollars regardless of who the consumer is, or the currency they are using. ... More »

Studio 20 Owner Plants Roots in California

Studio 20 Owner Plants Roots in California
This past summer, live cam brand Studio 20 planted roots in North American with a production facility in Hollywood, Calif. It’s a remarkable studio that houses 14 sets where glamour cam models provide a live, adult experience to their online visitors, just like the four other established Stud... More »

Clean Light Labs President Carrie Martz Discusses Uvee Sanitizing System

Clean Light Labs President Carrie Martz Discusses Uvee Sanitizing System
Clean Light Laboratories has come up with a UVC light system, the Uvee, designed to kill up to 99 percent of infection-causing germs, and scientifically tested by a master biochemist. Carrie Martz, who has 30-plus years of experience in marketing, advertising and branding, founded the company behin... More »

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

Boundaries of Language in Advertising
The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water. What wasn't planned was being on the Inca Trail with a broken foot. A rescue call went out and I ... More »

WIA Profile: Samantha Brown

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 the industry's most influential female executives. Two years ago Samantha Brown embarked on a new... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?
Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m not expecting the adult site market to look drastically different in five years on a wh... More »

Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary

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 to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel included. When the contest was announced, Xgen Products Pre... More »

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