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So, What’s the Real ‘Public Health Crisis’?

So, What’s the Real ‘Public Health Crisis’?
In the month since the election, we’ve seen state after state rush to condemn or regulate adult content. In South Carolina, a legislator wants mandatory filters on all computers sold in the state. Lawmakers in Virginia and Tennessee hope to see porn declared a “public health crisis,&rdq... More »

Cam World: Working in Colombia

Cam World: Working in Colombia
Colombia is going through a time of transformation, and the adult entertainment industry here is following dramatic change. At least 60 percent of its population has internet access and the number continues to increase. This has helped to expand reach of sexual content and to benefit the cam modeli... More »

Will AI Make an Even Bigger Impact in 2017?

Will AI Make an Even Bigger Impact in 2017?
2016 was a year of changes for our industry. What were the two biggest changes for you in 2016? What are you looking forward to in 2017? From my perspective there were two developments in 2016 that were more important than the others. First, there was a big rule change from Visa. Second, artificial... More »

Expanding Your Mastermind Group Should Be a Game Plan

Expanding Your Mastermind Group Should Be a Game Plan
After a decade of selling an automation software product for managing websites, it’s been interesting to follow the trends of our customers throughout the past year. At the end of every year, we always see a clear divide. Some people end their year by jumpstarting projects to get a head start... More »

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future

‘Anything Interactive’ Will Be in Industry’s Future
With the new year upon us, many people focus on resolutions and 92 percent of those who make them don’t succeed in keeping them. Others look towards the future. Looking back to the early years of porn, it was never imagined that the internet would come along and completely reshape (and mostly... More »

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette
I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance overindulgence, leaving the comfort zone, flashy rookies, meetings, hooking up, taking care of ones... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building
My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve also had the opportunity to visit and assist many locations across the county and even one club ... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights
2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s Proposition 60 defeated, we look forward to picking up the pieces and moving forward. I want to t... More »

Start Being Mobile Progressive

Start Being Mobile Progressive
With the end of the year approaching, I found myself at a loss for a timely end-of-year article idea. Enlisting the help of everyone at ElevatedX, I opened our internal communication app and fired off a chat that asked, “Any XBIZ article topic suggestions for my last one in 2016?” I sho... More »

Looking Back at Innovation in Adult

Looking Back at Innovation in Adult
Innovation has a formula. It’s created by combining ideas in a new way. The process is often called lateral thinking. You take an idea that works somewhere and try it in a new place. When Steve Jobs brought calligraphy to the Macintosh he was combining beautiful writing with computing power. I... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Lupe Martinez

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 »

Jose Sanz Weaves a Profitable Tapestry at FreeWebCams

Navigating the complexities of customer service in the camming industry is a varied and oftentimes chaotic task, pulling even the most seasoned professionals in a multitude of directions. Fortunately for... More »

Spanish Pleasure Products Brand Adrien Lastic Puts Unique Twist on Luxury Toys

What’s really in a brand name? Pleasure products manufacturer Adrien Lastic thinks it’s the perfect chance to make a big impression, especially if you’re new on the scene. “I admit... More »
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