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Paysite Power: Niche Producers Still Killing It Sales-Wise

Paysite Power: Niche Producers Still Killing It Sales-Wise
For at least a decade it’s been no secret that unless you’re one of the few mass-production giants, the niche porn market is where it’s at. Even the leading studios have changed things up and moved away from the standard boilerplate scene in favor of catering to hot niches currentl... More »

From Workshops to Podcasts to Books, Sexperts Are in Greater Demand

From Workshops to Podcasts to Books, Sexperts Are in Greater Demand
Adult sex education is not a brand-new phenomenon. The late Alfred C. Kinsey founded the Kinsey Institute and wrote his first “Kinsey Report” book in the late 1940s. Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s popular radio program, “Sexually Speaking,” debuted in 1982. But what has changed ... More »

WIA Profile: Carole

WIA Profile: Carole
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. XBIZ just caught up with Carole, the longtime ... More »

JuicyAds: Ad Network Still Going Strong After Nearly a Decade

JuicyAds: Ad Network Still Going Strong After Nearly a Decade
Juicy Jay has witnessed many changes in the adult entertainment industry since 2006, the year he founded the online advertising network JuicyAds. The smartphone revolution has taken adult entertainment by storm, social media have exploded in popularity, and many of the online adult companies that w... More »

WIA Profile: Elcke Wieffering

WIA Profile: Elcke Wieffering
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. Elcke Wieffering says that when she first disc... More »

Web Depot: Photon Accelerates Image Downloads While Saving Bandwidth

Web Depot: Photon Accelerates Image Downloads While Saving Bandwidth
Jetpack Photon is a free image acceleration and editing service for WordPress powered sites using the popular Jetpack plugin. Photon reduces the load on the site’s server, providing faster image loading for visitors while processing images without changing the originals or the information in t... More »

Direct Debiting Remains a Popular Option, Especially In Europe

Direct Debiting Remains a Popular Option, Especially In Europe
In the U.S. and Canada, the term “alternative payments” is typically used to describe payment methods other than credit cards, including direct debiting. But in other parts of the world, especially countries in Europe, direct debiting continues to be a prominent payment option for both a... More »

Cryptocurrency In Adult, Some Companies Remain Skeptical

Cryptocurrency In Adult, Some Companies Remain Skeptical
The merits of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (also known as “digital currencies” or “alternative currencies”) have been an ongoing debate in the adult entertainment industry in 2015. Earlier this year, Porn.com reported that Bitcoin was accounting for about 5% of all sale... More »

Understanding the Connection Between Sex and Life in a Retail Setting

Understanding the Connection Between Sex and Life in a Retail Setting
Do you know what the most amazing and challenging thing about sex is? It’s the fact that everything connects to it. Anything in your life can affect your sexuality, and your sexuality can affect anything in your life. That’s good news because it means that when your sex life is feeling g... More »

E-Wallets Remain Plentiful In The Alternative Payment Landscape

E-Wallets Remain Plentiful In The Alternative Payment Landscape
As 2015 enters its fourth quarter, credit cards continue to dominate online payments in the U.S. and Canada. But looking at e-commerce around the globe, one finds a diverse payments landscape that also includes everything from direct debiting to direct carrier billing. And for e-commerce, another po... More »

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