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Sexy Comes in All Sizes

Sexy Comes in All Sizes
It all goes back to Rubens. You remember — Peter Paul Rubens. He was that Flemish/Baroque painter dude (from the 17th century, for all of you wannabe historians out there), who regularly paid homage to hourglass-figured chicks by giving ‘em immortality via, now legendary, paintings such ... More »

Sizing Up Fashion: Lingerie, Club Wear Designers Cater to Growing Segment

Sizing Up Fashion: Lingerie, Club Wear Designers Cater to Growing Segment
In 2012, the plus size lingerie market was valued at $6.5 billion and if the recent influx of larger-sized lingerie and club wear is any indication – this segment is steadily growing. Industry pundits say the growth has been fueled by the increase in more diverse body types and the acceptance... More »

Playing ‘Hot Potato’: Adult Biz Tries Not to Get Burned

Playing âHot Potatoâ: Adult Biz Tries Not to Get Burned
Wikipedia will tell you that “Hot Potato” is a fast-paced, high-pressure children’s party game that involves players gathered in a circle, tossing a small object such as a beanbag or tennis ball [originally a “hot potato” it seems] to each other, while music plays. The ... More »

Cams: Porn's Darling Profit Center

Cams: Porn's Darling Profit Center
Ask most folks familiar with today’s adult entertainment industry what they think of online porn and one of the words you are likely to hear is “cams.” Although countless consumers are finding all the porn they need on the endless free tube sites that seek to give away every last ... More »

Back to the Future: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Sex Shops

Back to the Future: A Time Travelerâs Guide to Sex Shops
I woke up this morning and discovered a time machine in my backyard. It was powered by silicone lubricant and made a weird sort of “buzzing” sound whenever it landed at its designated temporal destination. With the entirely of humanity laid out before me, I found myself struggling to det... More »

White Labels: What They Do Well and Why

White Labels: What They Do Well and Why
In recent months White Label marketing has come under fire consistently from Search Engines and affiliates who have been utilizing them improperly as traffic generation tools rather than as the brandable-landers they were intended to be from the start. In December 2013 Matt Cutts made the bold stat... More »

The Cam Biz: Traffic, Billing Push Live Cam Growth

The Cam Biz: Traffic, Billing Push Live Cam Growth
The live webcam sector has enjoyed tremendous growth in the adult entertainment industry, evolving into a field that is much more profitable, diverse and technologically sophisticated than it was during the early days of erotic webcams. The cam sector has also grown increasingly competitive, and it... More »

Google: Online Adult’s Latest Challenge

Google: Online Adultâs Latest Challenge
Google’s changes will put money in their pocket, as well as yours. If you are working in the adult industry and do any business with Google, you have undoubtedly run into some sort of problems over the years. Dropped positions from the algorithm changes, deceptive marketing and optimization p... More »

How to Gain Memberships by Touting Your Credentials

How to Gain Memberships by Touting Your Credentials
In past XBIZ Premiere articles I’ve touched on the fact that many of adult’s major producers aren’t making the most use of their brand power. When a web surfer is clicking around, be it on a tube site, Google or typing in names of video companies, production companies have a tremen... More »

Hosting Talk: Scaling Back Intelligently

Hosting Talk: Scaling Back Intelligently
While some Internet-based adult companies continue to thrive, it’s no secret that the last six or seven years have seen the downsize of many adult companies and their affiliate programs with extensive (yet necessary) cost cutting. Staying competitive and comfortably afloat in this industry req... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle

In the end, she was homesick. After a string of hits with Rock Candy Films at AEBN — including two that were nominated for Gay Movie of the Year at the XBIZ Awards — award-winning director... More »

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara

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... More »

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution

Sometimes identifying a niche can become a lifestyle business that makes a business person a little money and allows them to create a job they can be fulfilled by. But the story of Sh! Women’s Store... More »
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