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Lube’s Battle: The FDA’s Crackdown on Lubricant Labeling

Lube’s Battle: The FDA’s Crackdown on Lubricant Labeling
Before I happened upon the emotionally satisfying profession of selling topnotch adult “pleasure products,” I actually had aspirations of creating a series of fairy tale books. The easiest part for me was imaging the wild characters and the outrageous situations they would get themselves... More »

Sexual Products, Sexual Shame

Sexual Products, Sexual Shame
One of the amazing things about the sex retail industry is that you’re on the front lines of dealing with sexual shame. You have allies among therapists, counselors, coaches, educators, writers and plenty of other professions. But selling pleasure products puts you in a unique position that no... More »

A Focus on the Office: Building the Team You Need

A Focus on the Office: Building the Team You Need
When I founded OrbitalPay in March of 2008, I did so with the understanding that it would only be successful if I managed to assemble a team of people who were competent, capable and fully engaged with clients. There is no way to digest all of the regulatory changes, stay ahead of trend curves, sati... More »

Mobile Mania: The Right Promo Tools for Affiliates

Mobile Mania: The Right Promo Tools for Affiliates
Have you ever heard about Ethan Zuckerman? Last year this guy made a big public apology to the world. Why did he feel like doing it? For inventing the pop-up ad, one of the most common advertising tools presently available online. Sure, the pop up was invented in the 1990s and a lot has happened, ... More »

Everyday Luxury: Don’t Sell Yourself Or Your Retail Customers Short

Everyday Luxury: Don’t Sell Yourself Or Your Retail Customers Short
When people are shopping they tend to want value for their buck. That doesn’t always translate to spending as little as possible. Even if it’s perceived value most people want to know they got a “deal.” On the store level, it’s easy to arrange areas by price. This relie... More »

Paysite Power: Questioning the Affiliate Model

Paysite Power: Questioning the Affiliate Model
May of 2015 will mark my 15th year in adult. I remember it like it was yesterday, most notably how confused I was when I crossed over from mainstream design and corporate marketing. To say that the way things were done in adult was very, very different is a gross understatement. I had read about m... More »

Men’s Underwear Category Grows Up, Embraces Different Lifestyles

Men’s Underwear Category Grows Up, Embraces Different Lifestyles
If our first layer in life influences how we feel about ourselves and appeal to others, then let’s take a chance and experiment and indulge. Trends show that underwear has burst out of the constraints of its standard dictionary meaning. It’s all grown up and has become a fashion stateme... More »

Law of Sex: ‘The War on Porn’ Is Rebranded

Law of Sex: ‘The War on Porn’ Is Rebranded
On October 8, 2014, ThinkProgress.com declared the end to the War on Porn. The censors had lost and erotic media would live on. One sign that the war had been lost was the fact that annual contributions to the well-known anti-erotica group, Morality in Media, had dwindled from over $1 million in 200... More »

Will Net Neutrality Protect Your Right to Porn?

Will Net Neutrality Protect Your Right to Porn?
One of the most contentious concepts in Internet policy today is that of net neutrality — a complicated issue that is often clouded with misunderstanding and counter-intuitive thinking, with big-league players including content publishers and Internet service providers, cheering on opposite si... More »

Does Marketing Give the Wrong Impression About Lube?

Does Marketing Give the Wrong Impression About Lube?
I really can’t tell you why I was so adamantly opposed to flossing when I was a child. I imagine the reasons were very similar to my reluctance to eating brussel sprouts or using sunscreen. There was just something about flossing that seemed to be in moral opposition to my juvenile fundamental... More »

QUICKBITE FEATURES

Web Depot: Notism.io Extends Collaboration To Content Development

Calling itself “a better way to share and collaborate on design and video work,” Notism.io offers specific features for content creators and video producers not commonly found on other collaborative... More »

Retailers Gear Up for Bachelorette Season

With winter turning to spring and thoughts of summer following, one thing is guaranteed and that is the annual return of bachelorette season. While the majority of the country continues to shovel out from... More »

Web Depot: Collaborative Diagramming Made Easy With Creately

For those who are planning to build a website, flowcharting, diagramming and collaboration tools are a big part of the equation. Offering more than 50 diagrams with specialized features to help users... More »
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