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Jonathan Krogman Takes MetArt to the Next Level

Jonathan Krogman Takes MetArt to the Next Level
Meet Jonathan Krogman, coowner of the MetArt Network, a group of sites that sit above the tagline, “Where flawless beauty meets art.” Simply put, MetArt’s network sites are breathtakingly beautiful, perfect for the porn connoisseur who appreciates the finer things in life — ... More »

Merchandising Mavens

Merchandising Mavens
In late summer, Pipedream Products launched a series of two-day instructional seminars designed to give its distribution partners the training and tools they need to effectively merchandise and market its award-winning brands. Over the course of a weekend, Williams Trading Company was the first of ... More »

Familiar Path In Distribution Patterns

Familiar Path In Distribution Patterns
One topic of high-level discussion at the recent XBIZ 360° Digital Media Conference in Hollywood was how shifts in the way consumers are creating, consuming and sharing entertainment media continue to hurt (and empower) the adult entertainment industry. Hurting is not killing, however; and some... More »

Penetrating Into Mainstream

Penetrating Into Mainstream
When XBIZ World requested that I write an article about the remarkable results adult marketers have when achieving mainstream attention in connection with their websites, services and hard good products, I thought it would be a great idea to co-write this piece with Wasteland’s longtime public... More »

Pleasure Products: Hello Future

Pleasure Products: Hello Future
Slate.com’s Amanda Hess attended January’s XBIZ 360° Pleasure Products Conference to discover the upcoming trends in sex toy design and mainstream convergence, and spotlights the event’s visionary keynote speaker Jimmyjane founder Ethan Imboden in a recent article. The article... More »

Glycerin is NOT a Sugar! The Sticky Situation of Glycerin in Lubes

Glycerin is NOT a Sugar! The Sticky Situation of Glycerin in Lubes
Okay, I know I might get crucified for this blog. For the majority of my 20 years in this wacky business since opening Grand Opening!, I, and most likely you, have been preaching from the pulpit that glycerin is a sugar and should be avoided in lubricants. Well, my friends, time for a little hard co... More »

FSC Responds to Complaint Filed by AHF Against Immoral Productions

FSC Responds to Complaint Filed by AHF Against Immoral Productions
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) denounces actions taken by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) as another misguided attempt to monopolize public health policy by demonizing adult industry businesses At a press conference today, AHF announced that it has filed a complaint against adult production company... More »

Invention of Lying

Invention of Lying
The Invention of Lying: ”It’s a great flick if you haven’t seen it. I think it captures the reality of today’s payment landscape. Those who make the rules, do so in the perceived environment of the consumer being truthful. This mindset is apparent when examining the rules an... More »

Feminism or Fascism: Iceland’s Stunning Ban on Pornography May Be Spreading

Feminism or Fascism: Iceland’s Stunning Ban on Pornography May Be Spreading
Iceland recently made headlines with the latest project on its allegedly progressive agenda: a nation-wide ban on pornography.  No stranger to proscribing activities related to commercializing sex, Iceland has already passed laws banning printed pornography, prostitution and stripping, and has ... More »

Exec Seat: PriveCo President Tom Nardone

Exec Seat: PriveCo President Tom Nardone
Tom Nardone launched PriveCo in 1998 at the height of the dot-com boom after seeing an opportunity in the anonymity of the Internet. Founded as Isdera Corp. in August of 1998, PriveCo set its vision of providing a retail platform for people who would prefer to purchase certain items in a private env... More »

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