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Online Dating Trends: Growth is Rapid

Online Dating Trends: Growth is Rapid
The U.K. and U.S. markets, often seen to mirror one another in media coverage of trend analysis, can still be worlds apart; the adult industry is no exception. Online dating is a billion dollar industry, and yet the casual dating industry remains largely understudied. Despite a strong financial perf... More »

Paysite Power: Take a Look at the Text

Paysite Power: Take a Look at the Text
As website owners we spend a lot of time thinking about page layouts and designs. Sometimes we fixate so much over wanting things to be perfect that we overlook one very crucial design element and neglect to give it the attention it deserves —text. Text serves a couple important purposes. Fir... More »

Billing: Underwriting Inconsistencies

Billing: Underwriting Inconsistencies
Do you ever wonder why your experience can be so different when working towards the same goal with two different financial partners? When you are looking for banking or merchant services you might assume that you are going to be faced with nearly the same requirements from financial partner to fina... More »

Getting Intimate: Apparel Industry Embraces its Future

Getting Intimate: Apparel Industry Embraces its Future
It is remarkable how one piece of popular fiction could have such an impact on an entire industry, but it’s undeniable: When discussing the hot trends in the intimate apparel industry, one name that many experts from top companies keep mentioning is Fifty Shades of Grey, the 2011 E. L. James n... More »

Embracing the Devil

Embracing the Devil
I’m not sure precisely when I lost my mind, as the answer changes quite a bit depending on who I ask. What am sure of is that I’ve lost it … because I’m actually beginning to think that severe government intrusion on, and strict regulation of, the adult entertainment industr... More »

Looking at Liberty

Looking at Liberty
A recent opinion survey shows that that 47 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 agree with the statement that the First Amendment “goes too far in the rights that it guarantees.” The results are from an annual national survey of American attitudes about the First Amendment ... More »

Sex and Censorship: U.K.’s Porn Filter Plan

Sex and Censorship: U.K.’s Porn Filter Plan
There are a number of differences between British and American attitudes towards free speech, which have governed the different cultures of the porn industry on each side of the Atlantic. In the U.S., with its powerful religious right, making porn has always had a political edge since its early days... More »

Censorship News: Adult eBooks took the hit this week in an awful way.

Censorship News: Adult eBooks took the hit this week in an awful way.
Yes. We knew this was coming.  Once mainstream got done gutting the porn industry for search engine results and any chance of mainstream placement, talented folks (mostly women)  that write saucy sex novels for a living were next in line to be lead into the "porn ghetto" like a post modern... More »

WIA Profile: Julia Dimambro

WIA Profile: Julia Dimambro
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. Women like Julia Dimambro, Founder And CEO of C... More »

Rough & Wilde: Director Paul Wilde Has Stepped Out of the Shadows

Rough & Wilde: Director Paul Wilde Has Stepped Out of the Shadows
It’s fitting that after Paul Wilde discovered his interest in fetish in the 1990s — when his first boyfriend introduced him to the AA Meat Market and the old Touché in Chicago — the first adult film he purchased was “Fallen Angel.” Little did he know at the time ... More »

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