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Changing Landscape: Women Working In Adult Marketing

Changing Landscape: Women Working In Adult Marketing
In the past decade or two the role of women as part of the business landscape has changed substantially, and in the adult industry where femininity and passion are an important part of the actual product being sold, the role of women as marketers may be the best example of the ways societal views ar... More »

Reversing 2257 Ruling Will Be Uphill Battle

Reversing 2257 Ruling Will Be Uphill Battle
On July 18, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Baylson issued his ruling in Free Speech Coalition vs. Holder, the lawsuit that pitted Free Speech Coalition and fifteen other plaintiffs against the Justice Department over the constitutionality of the federal recordkeeping and labeling laws (18 U.S.C. ... More »

Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser Nearly Two-Thirds Sold Out, Adds Sponsors, Talent

Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser Nearly Two-Thirds Sold Out, Adds Sponsors, Talent
The Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser scheduled for July 28 is nearly two-thirds sold out. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and LATATA, with dozens of industry performers and companies taking part in a night of tournament-style bowling fun. Evil Angel ... More »

Equal Opportunity in Adult Entertainment

Equal Opportunity in Adult Entertainment
This month, XBIZ World took a look at Women In Adult, www.womeninadult.com, and the role that female executives play in the growth and operation of the adult industry at all levels — there’s no glass ceiling in porn, and if there was, it would involve some guy with a camera shooting up t... More »

Online Consumer Support

Online Consumer Support
Quickly! Can you find your customer support number? How about an email address? Can you navigate your website to find the information you would need to question a transaction or cancel a membership or seek a refund? If you can’t find these pieces of information easily, you can be sure consume... More »

The Power of Feminist Porn, What Retailers Need to Know

The Power of Feminist Porn, What Retailers Need to Know
It’s hard to simply define “feminist porn.” Some experts say it’s ethically produced movies. Others say it centers on gender equality, while others maintain that it’s adult material produced by women for women who know what women really want. Retailers want to know wha... More »

Global Freezing: Issue of Disgorgement

Global Freezing: Issue of Disgorgement
By now, everyone remotely engaged in the adult entertainment industry is aware of the devastating toll digital piracy has extracted on copyright holders. Evidence suggests that piracy has disproportionally affected the adult film industry. Adult content producers, unlike their mainstream counter par... More »

ANME Days 2 and 3: Never a Dull Moment!

ANME Days 2 and 3: Never a Dull Moment!
Okay, okay. Here's my excuse for my late post-ANME report: I was on my back for days after the end of ANME, not only recovering but testing out all the new toys. I know, I know, I'm late. I could use any excuse except that it was such a crazy good time, I needed a couple of days to recoup. Now it's ... More »

Paysites: Giving Them What They Want

Paysites: Giving Them What They Want
Imagine walking by a line of retail shops. Each shop has windows so dirty you can barely see through them. There’s plenty of signage out front but it’s so poorly written you’re not quite sure what they’re selling. You peer through the windows and you see the same dingy, worn ... More »

Feminist Porn Spreads Its Wings

Feminist Porn Spreads Its Wings
In 2006 April Flores, a young flame-haired BBW, did a few porn scenes out of curiosity. Asked to do a few more, she hesitated. “I had to step back and evaluate how would I continue doing this type of performance. I wondered, is there such a thing as feminist porn? Because if there is, I want t... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... More »
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