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Size Matters, But It Isn’t Everything

Size Matters, But It Isn’t Everything
Most everybody wants to be the biggest kid on the block. Given the choice between owning a five-star restaurant or the hot-dog stand on the opposite street corner I suspect that most folks would opt for the more opulent alternative — and for many of those folks, it would be the wrong choice. Y... More »

ANME Show, Day One

ANME Show, Day One
Okay, I'm happy to be slappin' in a post that's got the latest and the greatest in it... so far!Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending ANME in Burbank to check out the latest in sex toys and other pleasure products that go in your body or on it. As many of you may know, the show is basically divi... More »

It’s Showtime Again!

It’s Showtime Again!
It’s the middle of July and you know what that means? The All Star Game! Whoops, already happened and the National League spanked the American League again so that means the National League takes home field advantage for the World Series (and you thought you’d only learn about sex toys o... More »

A Special Thank You from APHSS.org

A Special Thank You from APHSS.org
FSC and Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) would like to show appreciation to all that attended the APHSS.org meeting held on July 10, which addressed issues around performer testing, as well as updated information on Los Angeles’ pending mandatory condom l... More »

Pegging 101

Pegging 101
Despite a recent explosion of harness system designs and movies focusing on pegging, Charlie Glickman, Good Vibrations’ education program manager rejects any claim that this an emerging fetish. “Pegging has actually been quite popular for a while,” he says. Glickman noted the 1998... More »

APHSS.org and TTS Agree to Incorporate TTS Results into APHSS Database

APHSS.org and TTS Agree to Incorporate TTS Results into APHSS Database
Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) today announced that it will start to receive Talent Testing Service, Inc. (TTS) data into the APHSS database via an electronic transfer protocol. While TTS is a non-APHSS provider, FSC and TTS have agreed that a comprehensive i... More »

APHSS.org Meeting to be Streamed Live on XBIZ.net

APHSS.org Meeting to be Streamed Live on XBIZ.net
Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) will hold a meeting on July 10, at 1pm PDT, for industry members to discuss the topics of performer testing and the Los Angeles condom ordinance.  The meeting will take place at Majestic Plaza, 18341 Sherman Way, Ste 207,... More »

What Is Contributing to the Increasing Popularity of Fetish Products?

What Is Contributing to the Increasing Popularity of Fetish Products?
Incorporating BDSM or kinkier desires into a vanilla lifestyle is undoubtedly easier if the goods can pass as fashionable outfits or camouflage among home décor, thereby discretely delivering added value. Modern romantic reinventions in product design and female-friendly marketing are making ... More »

Decision May Signal Change For Copyright Law

Decision May Signal Change For Copyright Law
Earlier this month, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rendered what may be a crucial decision for the future of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in Viacom vs. YouTube. While the decision sent much of the case back to the New York trial court for more litigation, many portions of the 2nd Circ... More »

Optimization Key for the Mobile Market

Optimization Key for the Mobile Market
With global mobile data traffic more than doubling for the fourth year in a row, and the number of mobile-connected devices expected to exceed the world’s population in 2012, savvy adult companies are invariably looking for ways to increase their mobile offerings. Because trends in the mobile ... 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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