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Think: Be Careful What You Wish For

Think: Be Careful What You Wish For
Reading over the news about the U.K.’s Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 and the Communications Act of 2003 that it amended, one thought kept reverberating through my head: Thank you, 1st Amendment! As a three judge panel from the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals demonstrated recently with... More »

Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just a Couples’ Celebration

Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just a Couples’ Celebration
‘Tis the season for love at your friendly neighborhood sex shop! This is not to say that there isn’t a particular sense of yearning and passion that haunts your stores the other 11 months out of the year. You just can’t deny that there’s something different about the vibe (pu... More »

Paysite Power: Hype or the Next Big Thing?

Paysite Power: Hype or the Next Big Thing?
As we start anew in 2015 and kick off what will no doubt be an eventful and exciting year for adult businesses we can expect the same old year/new-year discussions of trends and the “next big thing” as people try to figure out how to get rich or stay rich. My prediction is that the next... More »

Piracy Journal: An Industry Coming of Age

Piracy Journal: An Industry Coming of Age
I have been ruminating about this column for some time. It started when I read an unflattering article in a mainstream publication after the XBIZ EU show in London about how the industry appeared to be “on its death bed.” The author talked about a “disappointingly beige” conf... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Jake Jaxson, CEO of CockyBoys

Exec Seat: Q&A With Jake Jaxson, CEO of CockyBoys
It’s easier to see in hindsight, those moments signaling important turning points in the evolution of a studio. CockyBoys has been around since 2007, but few people in the industry were as familiar with the name Jake Jaxson when he took over the company in 2010. “Name of the Game” ... More »

Q&A With iFriends' Jaime Joseph: Making the Most of Valentine’s Day

Q&A With iFriends' Jaime Joseph: Making the Most of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is no longer just a Hallmark holiday. Companies like iFriends see it as prime time to connect with the masses with special events, free promotions and higher payouts for its affiliates. XBIZ World checked in with Jaime Joseph, iFriends director of email marketing and model lia... More »

Legal Reality: Texas Kickstarts New Crowdfunding Era

Legal Reality: Texas Kickstarts New Crowdfunding Era
Well, it’s the beginning of 2015 and the Securities and Exchange Commission still has not finalized long-awaited federal crowdfunding rules. The SEC is now nearly two full years past the congressionally mandated deadline to provide final enabling rules for the online crowdfunding provisions o... More »

New U.K. Regs Will Set Back Women in Porn

New U.K. Regs Will Set Back Women in Porn
Porn is “the last glass ceiling for women,” Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke has often told me — and it’s a sentiment I whole-heartedly share. From the attack on Christy Mack and the ensuing mainstream narrative that reduced her to an inevitable victim to the puerile outi... More »

Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?

Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has approved the denial of interim injunctive relief that would have stopped enforcement of Measure B, Los Angeles county’s condom requirement for adult motion picture production. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its driving force, Michael Weinstein, ar... More »

LoversPremium Collection Sets Out to Bridge Mainstream, Erotic Markets

LoversPremium Collection Sets Out to Bridge Mainstream, Erotic Markets
In mid-August, Eropartner Distribution introduced the world to the LoversPremium, Passion & Romance “Head Relax Massagers” collection from manufacturer Concepts of Love. According to the company, the new brand was developed for couples that want to achieve more intimate pleasure. Th... More »

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