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FDA’s Decision About 'the Pink Pill' Gives Women More Options

FDA’s Decision About 'the Pink Pill' Gives Women More Options
I’m thrilled with the FDA’s decision to put the “pink pill” on the market because women have the right to demand equality when it comes to medical treatment options! Men have had the “little blue pill” for years, and now finally there’s a new way for women t... More »

Hardcore Market: Why the Adult Industry Must Make a Great Movie

Hardcore Market: Why the Adult Industry Must Make a Great Movie
I am an accidental pornographer. I studied ancient history and classics and all of my peers thought I’d be a professor or a poet. My wife is one of the most highly trained medical professionals in the country. We live in a small town in the suburbs of San Francisco. We have two kids — a ... More »

Mobile Mania: Differences in Affiliate Management for Mobile, Desktop

Mobile Mania: Differences in Affiliate Management for Mobile, Desktop
If you think affiliate management is the same matter with every device, you better think again. Let’s take a look at the work day of a cams account manager. The affiliate needs regular updates about great landers, new banner sets and assistance with any issue at all possible times. It’s... More »

Retail Rendezvous: The Six Steps to Hosting a Great Retail Event

Retail Rendezvous: The Six Steps to Hosting a Great Retail Event
It‘s important to keep excitement in your business not only for your customers, but for your staff as well! At Deja Vu we are always trying to think of what else can be done in the adult world outside of star signings and ladies nights. We have found that the key to a successful event is staff... More »

Paysite Power: Merchant Account vs 3rd-Party Billing

Paysite Power: Merchant Account vs 3rd-Party Billing
A few months ago I wrote an article about billing that focused on merchant accounts as an alternative to third-party billing services. The intention of the piece was to promote thinking amongst larger scale paysite operators in regards to ways to lower fees. After receiving several emails following ... More »

Engaging Users: Nine Tips for Mobile Publisher Sites

Engaging Users: Nine Tips for Mobile Publisher Sites
With nearly half of all activity occurring on mobile devices it is no longer enough to simply offer an optimized website anymore. Even though smartphone screen sizes seem to be getting increasingly larger each year, especially with the growth of the phablet segment, they are still small compared to ... More »

Legal Perspectives: ‘Dancing Baby’ Case's Effects on Adult Business

Legal Perspectives: ‘Dancing Baby’ Case's Effects on Adult Business
In 2007, Stephanie Lenz went to You-Tube and posted a video of her baby running around her kitchen, pushing a toy cart, with a few seconds of Prince’s “Lets Go Crazy” playing in the background. Little did she know that this 29- second video would turn into a landmark court decision... More »

Understanding Europe's Payment Culture

Understanding Europe's Payment Culture
Online transactions are now an integral part of everyday European life. But while a few years ago everybody reasonably expected the rise of the Internet to bring European payment behavior closer in line with the U.S. or at least align across Europe, it remains as diverse as it ever was across the co... More »

Attempting to Make Sense of Alternative Payment Offerings

Attempting to Make Sense of Alternative Payment Offerings
The way we’ve paid for things has evolved over time. Life used to be simple; we’d barter. I’ll give you eggs and you give me corn. It was face to face and each party got something they needed. And while it might have been simple, it wasn’t very scalable. Then we looked for n... More »

Cooperation, Positivity Enables the Growth of the Pleasure Products Industry

Cooperation, Positivity Enables the Growth of the Pleasure Products Industry
The best part about growing older is the super swell things you learn about the world around you. A new fun fact that I just recently discovered is that people really don’t like to be told that they are wrong. They also love to point out when other people are wrong. I’m not one of those ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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