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A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you have read my articles in the past, isn’t usually my style. The reason I do so is that I&rsqu... More »

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin
About four miles northwest of the Kremlin, three blocks off of Tsverskaya Ulitsa (a congested throughfare, which in communist times had a reputation akin to Times Square on account of reputation for commerce in flesh), in an old Georgian neighborhood, lies tree-shaded Tishkinaya Square. On that tri... More »

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings
With a flip-flopping public consensus on message boards, depending who you choose to listen to, you’ll be led believe that one paysite business model is better than another. Unfortunately, the silent majority don’t participate in message boards and as my last XBIZ World article covered,... More »

Sure Ways to Project Revshare Profits

Sure Ways to Project Revshare Profits
Sometimes, advertising and media buying as an affiliate is like trying to play major league baseball after one at-bat on your high school team. You may not be prepared, may not have the resources, and may not have the ability, training, or skill of the more experienced players. However, it is an ill... More »

Top Myths of Dynamic Pricing

Top Myths of Dynamic Pricing
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” — John F. Kennedy Let’s bust some myths, shall we? First, what is dynamic pricing? “Showing the best price for each pro... More »

Tweets Stretching Past 140 Characters, Allowing Better Writing

Tweets Stretching Past 140 Characters, Allowing Better Writing
Twitter is never boring. It is on of the few social networks that is truly evolving to the needs of their users. Facebook stated a long time ago that they do not care what their users want or think of their features. They make changes and adjustments according to company needs, not the interest of ... More »

Today’s Realities With Paysite Entrepreneurship

Today’s Realities With Paysite Entrepreneurship
The online adult entertainment industry has come a long way these last few years. We weathered several storms in the form of content saturation and devaluing from a decade of low barrier to entry, rampant piracy, free tube sites, a bad U.S. economy (and all that comes with it) and trying to sell to... More »

The Cam Space Keeps Evolving

The Cam Space Keeps Evolving
There has been an ongoing evolution in the live cam industry, which is now almost two decades old. There are multiple business models that have worked and continue to work in the cam space — free chat, paid private chat and cam site social networks. The latest trend is for cam models to dema... More »

The Underestimated Value of Content

The Underestimated Value of Content
Back in the early 2000s, I was lucky enough to be working in a very creative digital design agency in New York. In these heady “media” days, the standard slogan was always: “content is king.”’ It was always up there in the value chain. Content was, and still is, the ke... More »

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt
Make no mistake about it, if you are an online business operator, legal compliance should be at the top of your list of priorities. For the better part of the past decade I have preached about the importance of being cognizant of the Federal Trade Commission and its various powers. Once again, the ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Lube Manufacturers Report Healthy, Natural Ingredients as Top Priorities for Consumers

The pleasure products sector has many facets in 2016, from fetish attire to a wide range of vibrators, dildos and other sex toys. And one area of the pleasure products sector that has continued to grow... More »

Consumer Demands for Safety Revolutionize Sex Toy Manufacturing

The toy materials debate remains one of the touchiest topics among pleasure product businesses and supporters. Sex educators, wellness organizations and sex toy bloggers aren’t giving up easily,... More »

Pleasure Products Designers Discuss Creative Inspiration

Abstract sculpture, IKEA chair, or curio art? None of the above. That MFA thesis display is probably just an aisle in your local sex shop. Toy design has rapidly improved to match tech advances and artistic... More »
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