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DDF Network: Europe’s Gold Standard for Glamour, Fantasy Erotica

DDF Network: Europe’s Gold Standard for Glamour, Fantasy Erotica
The online adult entertainment industry has changed considerably since the DDF Network was launched back in the 1990s. Internet connection speeds have soared, smartphones are ubiquitous, social media are used extensively, and live cam sites have become increasingly popular. But if any words capture... More »

Q&A: Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Discusses Evolution of BDSM

Q&A: Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart Discusses Evolution of BDSM
Tom Stewart, founder and CEO of Sportsheets International, a manufacturer of sex products, got into the pleasure products market more than 20 years ago with the invention of the original “Sportsheet.” After being inspired by a David Letterman episode that involved a Velcro suit, Stewart ... More »

WIA Profile: Ryann Brooks

WIA Profile: Ryann Brooks
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. More than two years ago, Ryann Brooks accepted... More »

Another Attempt to Blame Pornography

Another Attempt to Blame Pornography
And round and round the censorship wheel goes. Utah state Sen. Todd Weiler is just the latest to try and shape the marketplace of ideas to his own superstitious views of morality. Weiler proposed S.C.R. 9, seeking to have pornography declared a public health hazard. The resolution is hilariou... More »

Will Adobe Animate CC Catch On in a Big Way?

Will Adobe Animate CC Catch On in a Big Way?
Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m not one for flashy things. I do appreciate them, however, and was reminded of my affinity for flashy things as I made small talk with Alec Helmy in the valet line after the XBIZ Awards show and admired the nice cars. One pulled up and I thought, “Hm... More »

Changes in Social Media and What You Need to Know

Changes in Social Media and What You Need to Know
February was a big month for updates on social networks. Twitter updated their algorithm and is talking about expanding to 10,000 characters. Twitter added gif search. Facebook added “reactions” to their like function. Part of what keeps social media interesting is that it is always chan... More »

Stop ‘Borrowing’ Website Terms and Legal Disclaimers

Stop ‘Borrowing’ Website Terms and Legal Disclaimers
During the past decade, I have had the honor and privilege of speaking at tradeshows across the U.S. and Canada with some of the brightest entrepreneurs and many respected legal practitioners. I have spoken about various legal and business issues that the adult industry faces on a daily basis and a... More »

BDSM Expert Casey Calvert Gets Down to Business

BDSM Expert Casey Calvert Gets Down to Business
For Casey Calvert, performing sex on screen was a career choice that came naturally. Fairly petite (5’5”) with dark hair and natural 34B breasts, her credits on IAFD.com number over 200. She’s 25 years old, comfortable in her skin — and bright. The personal blog on her websit... More »

Running a Business in a Man’s World

Running a Business in a Man’s World
Recently I was honored by XBIZ as 2016 Businesswoman of the Year. It was a fun evening and a very gratifying moment for me. Getting to this point in my career took dedication and persistence and wouldn’t have been possible without lots of support from both my SegPay team and my family. Women ... More »

The Condom Battle Is Far From Over

The Condom Battle Is Far From Over
On Feb. 18, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted down new regulations for adult film performers. These regulations not only included mandatory condoms, but latex dental dams to protect the mouth and eye protection such as goggles. This was a huge victory for adult performers, and the adult industr... More »

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