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Paysite Power: Making the Switch to a New Content Management Platform

Paysite Power: Making the Switch to a New Content Management Platform
I was recently asked by an industry pioneer and someone reviewed by many as a production legend to give my feedback on a new design in the works for modernizing of his heavily branded paysite. Everything seemed standard until I saw a comment on the designers’ client feedback portal and saw on... More »

Uplifting Sales by Creating a Positive Work Environment

Uplifting Sales by Creating a Positive Work Environment
The attitudes of your team members are a reflection of the attitudes of management. The ultimate goal in retail stores is to provide patrons with the most positive experience possible. Attitude starts at the top and has a trickle-down effect. Your bottom line is a direct result of your team’s ... More »

Keeping It Juicy: Beyond the Conventions

Keeping It Juicy: Beyond the Conventions
Our industry is one that enables an enormous amount of travel. It’s somewhat part of the genetics of adult that we find ourselves over and over again with friends in foreign lands. I remember flying to The Island Gathering just two years ago with my girlfriend (now fiance, after a successful... More »

Dispatch From the U.K.: Britain Aims to Take More Control of Web

Dispatch From the U.K.: Britain Aims to Take More Control of Web
A 15-year old cartoon shows Uncle Sam holding a box labeled, “Control of Internet Speech.” The “corporate media” asks “how would you like this wrapped?” The two wrapping options are “Anti-terrorism” and “Protect kids.” Porn and terrorism: b... More »

Law Between the Sheets: Tradeshow Etiquette Part II

Law Between the Sheets: Tradeshow Etiquette Part II
In March of 2014, I had the pleasure of writing an article for XBIZ titled “Tradeshow Etiquette.” That article can be found online or in the March 2014 print edition of XBIZ World magazine. I was flattered by the amount of positive feedback received from that article and I am equally fl... More »

It's Become a Mobile World

It's Become a Mobile World
The long-predicted mobilization of the web is well underway, and a fait accompli in the U.S. and other major markets, such as Japan, which in both cases, are now driving more traffic to Google via mobile devices than via more traditional desktop computing platforms. While the online adult entertainm... More »

Online Reviews Can Impact a Business’ Reputation, Sales

Online Reviews Can Impact a Business’ Reputation, Sales
A few weeks ago I surprised my lucky special lady with an online purchase. This was to make up for an argument the night before in which she was of course wrong, but I felt the need to make things right nonetheless. Needless to say, time was of the essence, so I opted for the “same day deliver... More »

Getting Help: When Sexuality Professionals Face Sexual Challenges

Getting Help: When Sexuality Professionals Face Sexual Challenges
A few months ago, I wrote an article about how working in the sex retail and education worlds can affect your sex life. Now, it’s time to look the other side of the coin: how does your sex life affect your job? This isn’t something that we usually talk about, but there’s nothing t... More »

Porn Cares: Lessons for Giving to Charity

Porn Cares: Lessons for Giving to Charity
The decision whether or not your company should be active in a charitable way can be a complicated or simple one. It does not take a lot to support local or national charity in some way (even a couple hundred or thousand dollars a year), but it does take real dedication to a social mission to be con... More »

Traffic Circles: Striving for Operational Efficiency

Traffic Circles: Striving for Operational Efficiency
Change in technology is swift and can be brutal. Just ask anyone who owned a TGP/MGP site back in the late 2000s. While the rapid speed at which technological innovation occurs online can potentially destroy a company that is not prepared, it also allows new companies to create amazingly cool prod... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers, Distributors Report Growth in Male Sex Toys Market

Adult retail has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. The adult stores of the 1990s and 2000s focused heavily on porn video sales and catered to a predominantly male clientele, but these days,... More »

VR Hardware: The Foundation of Immersive Technology

From cameras to headsets to controllers, software and more, virtual reality technology is more than the VR content experience itself — it also surrounds the tools that are needed to create and consume... More »

Sexperts Tout Men’s Wellness Benefits of Pleasure Products

Sex, more and more, is being discussed not only from an erotic standpoint, but also, from a health and wellness standpoint. MensHealth.com, MensJournal.com and many other mainstream websites have been... More »
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