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Paving the Way: Adult Video Provide Empowerment for Plus Size Fans

Paving the Way: Adult Video Provide Empowerment for Plus Size Fans
With more attention being given to the plus size market (BBWs) it’s interesting to note that marketers, distributors and makers of adult merchandise, whether it be adult movies or novelties, must now give consideration on how to market to this segment. Women who identify as plus-size have long... More »

Are You a Pornographer?

Are You a Pornographer?
At a party a few weeks back, one of my older sisters introduced me to a friend of hers in part by identifying me as “a successful Internet pornographer.” After the obligatory grimace and sigh, I quickly noted that my sister was wrong on at least two fronts in that statement; I’m ne... More »

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 »

Sex, Lies, & Sex Tapes

Sex, Lies, & Sex Tapes
Sex, drugs & rock ‘n roll. That used to be the unofficial motto of Hollywood. And it worked. For years, the so-called scandals of celebrities in public were enough to keep tabloid headlines fresh, interesting and attractive to readers. Now though, it’s 2014: we’ve seen it all a... 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 ‘Hot Potato’: 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 Traveler’s 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 »

PROFILES & BIOS

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »

WIA Profile: Carmen Miller-Branch

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 »
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