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When Is a Shemale Not a Shemale?

When Is a Shemale Not a Shemale?
We work in porn. I prefer to call it adult entertainment, or erotica, but the word that most people understand is porn. Porn is a fickle business, which skirts the fringes of most societies — it doesn’t always conform to the most popular view — and has excelled in creating its own... More »

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree
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 Angie Rowntree, who is the creator a... More »

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com
Meet Raja Roy-Choudhury, co-founder of ChargebackHelp.com, a company that prides itself with providing integrated chargeback management to scores of companies. ChargebackHelp backed by a team that has a combined 30 years of payment processing, ecommerce, affiliate website management and merchant ac... More »

The Bel Ami Mystique

The Bel Ami Mystique
For as long as he can remember, Jack Shamama has been fascinated by Bel Ami. “They’ve always been one of my favorite studios, hands down,” notes the writer and producer, who also did some work for the studio. “I’ve written quite a bit about their stuff on GayPornBlog, a... More »

CPA Networks: The Next Big Boom?

CPA Networks: The Next Big Boom?
There used to be a huge difference between the payouts an affiliate program would offer their best whales compared to the tier one amounts offered to ordinary webmasters who were only able to send a few sales each month. Meanwhile many paysite owners were at the mercy of publishers charging prepaid... More »

How to Use Event Marketing to Drum Up Profits

How to Use Event Marketing to Drum Up Profits
Successful retailers are always looking for cost-effective ways to find new customers for their store or website. Sales and specials are great, but are they the most effective method of ensuring long-term, repeat clientele? Event marketing is an extremely cost-effective method of creating your own m... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Bryce Wagshul of FriendFinder Networks

Exec Seat: Q&A With Bryce Wagshul of FriendFinder Networks
FriendFinder Network’s signature website, AdultFriendFinder, is one hot property. The site, where adults peruse for online and offline sexual encounters, continues after nearly 20 years to rank among the 100 most popular sites in the U.S. And the company’s Cams.com site is one of the we... More »

Pipedream Products: The Return of Rubber

Pipedream Products: The Return of Rubber
Pipedream Products now produces American-made PVC and TPR at its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chatsworth, Calif. The manufacturer has been producing its own rubber in the U.S. since 2007, but a challenge appeared in 2013 when the internal production of the Basix collection could n... More »

Ask the Attorneys: What Lies Around the Corner in 2015?

Ask the Attorneys: What Lies Around the Corner in 2015?
Corey Silverstein Last year I predicted that 2014 would not be the year that the adult industry saw a conclusion to the Free Speech Coalition’s battle with the U.S. Government regarding 18 U.S.C. § 2257. But for 2015 I predict that while the battle may not conclude in its entirety, this ... More »

WIA Profile: Cassie Pendleton

WIA Profile: Cassie Pendleton
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 Cassie Pendleton, who is the marketi... More »

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