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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 »

Cams Sector Placing Focus on Mobile in 2015

Cams Sector Placing Focus on Mobile in 2015
Throughout 2014, live webcams remained one of the most robust sectors of the adult entertainment industry. And as 2015 progresses, prominent cam trends to be on the lookout for include mobile optimization, widespread use of social media as a marketing/promotional tool, and new promotions in developi... More »

New Beginnings: What Was Your New Year’s Resolution?

New Beginnings: What Was Your New Year’s Resolution?
We’ve just started a new year, and that’s always a good time to take a moment and reflect on new beginnings. It’s also a great opportunity to help your customers learn something new about sex, pleasure and relationships. So here’s my question for you: what new thing do you wa... More »

Mobile: Fight for Platform Supremacy Drags On

Mobile: Fight for Platform Supremacy Drags On
Mobile connectivity has now matured and seems to be used by nearly everyone, but the fight for platform supremacy continues to rage across carriers, continents, device manufacturers and software systems. While some adult specific moves in 2014 were significant to open up new carriers, channels and ... More »

Mobile, Niche Marketing a Priority for Dating Sites in 2015

Mobile, Niche Marketing a Priority for Dating Sites in 2015
Professional matchmaking has been around for centuries, but in recent years, Internet dating has taken it to a whole new level. The online dating sector continues to evolve as technology evolves, and noteworthy adult dating trends to look out for in 2015 include increased use of mobile devices, cont... More »

Booming BDSM Market Incites Rapid Growth for U.K.-Based Rouge Garments

Booming BDSM Market Incites Rapid Growth for U.K.-Based Rouge Garments
There’s room in any market for a range of manufacturers from the “pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap” to the luxury and bespoke artisans. Too often in any marketplace the race to the bottom in terms of price and therefore quality is the recourse of organizations trying to ma... More »

In 2015 Paysites Focus on the Hunt for Traffic Sources

In 2015 Paysites Focus on the Hunt for Traffic Sources
The adult membership website model made a long list of webmasters rich in the 1990s and 2000s. But in recent years, the paysite sector has become increasingly challenging. Paysites find themselves competing with everything from free adult sites to webcam sites, which have turned out to be one of the... More »

New Technology, VAT Rules are the Focus of Billing in 2015

New Technology, VAT Rules are the Focus of Billing in 2015
As adult entertainment continues to evolve, so do the methods in which consumers pay for it. 2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year for adult billing, and major trends to watch out for in the new year range from new VAT regulations in the E.U. to chip-and-PIN technology making its long-awaited... More »

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