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‘Sex Geek’ Reid Mihalko Takes Hands-On Approach to Sex Ed

‘Sex Geek’ Reid Mihalko Takes Hands-On Approach to Sex Ed
Sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko teaches adults how to create more self-esteem, self-confidence, and greater health and satisfaction in and out of the bedroom. Using humor, insights and solid information, Mihalko appeals to audiences of all orientations, backgrounds, ages and identities. He... More »

Traffic Trends: A Snapshot of Successful Practices

Traffic Trends: A Snapshot of Successful Practices
As the lifeblood of any internet-based enterprise, traffic, or the flow of visitors coming and then later leaving a website, is one of the most-analyzed and discussed commodities in the online ecosystem. Because the internet and its users are an evolving arena, it behooves website operators, market... More »

Q&A: Humboldt CEO Champions ‘High-Touch’ Client Service

Q&A: Humboldt CEO Champions ‘High-Touch’ Client Service
It will be monumental this month when Visa Europe moves from a 2 percent chargeback ratio to 1 percent, and Adam McDonald, president of Humboldt Merchant Services, said that his processing company is in a great position to help adult businesses navigate changing times. After all, McDonald said, Humb... More »

Retailers, Distributors Proclaim Sex Toys As Mainstream as Ever

Retailers, Distributors Proclaim Sex Toys As Mainstream as Ever
If sex toy users from the year 1986 had looked into a crystal ball, they would have been shocked by what the retail and distribution landscape would look like for sex toys and pleasure products 30 years later in 2016. They would have been surprised by the degree to which sex toys have infiltrated ma... More »

There Will Be No Walls at XBIZ Berlin

There Will Be No Walls at XBIZ Berlin
As you might have seen already on Facebook and other industry sources, TrafficPartner.com and XBIZ.com have partnered up to bring one of the biggest adult industry shows to Germany. I have been part of this industry now for more than 15 years, and I can tell you that I am beyond excited that this p... More »

Lube Manufacturers Report Healthy, Natural Ingredients as Top Priorities for Consumers

Lube Manufacturers Report Healthy, Natural Ingredients as Top Priorities for Consumers
The pleasure products sector has many facets in 2016, from fetish attire to a wide range of vibrators, dildos and other sex toys. And one area of the pleasure products sector that has continued to grow in sophistication in recent years is the market for lubricants, lotions and gels. These days, one ... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you have read my articles in the past, isn’t usually my style. The reason I do so is that I&rsqu... More »

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin
About four miles northwest of the Kremlin, three blocks off of Tsverskaya Ulitsa (a congested throughfare, which in communist times had a reputation akin to Times Square on account of reputation for commerce in flesh), in an old Georgian neighborhood, lies tree-shaded Tishkinaya Square. On that tri... More »

Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing

Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing
The toy materials debate remains one of the touchiest topics among pleasure product businesses and supporters. Sex educators, wellness organizations and sex toy bloggers aren’t giving up easily, and for good reason. Adult novelties have been traditionally produced using various types of thermo... More »

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings
With a flip-flopping public consensus on message boards, depending who you choose to listen to, you’ll be led believe that one paysite business model is better than another. Unfortunately, the silent majority don’t participate in message boards and as my last XBIZ World article covered,... More »

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