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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 »

Technology Breaks The Barrier For Payment Processors

Technology Breaks The Barrier For Payment Processors
XBIZ recently asked some of the top providers of European billing services for their view on the market, and the various advantages and disadvantages of being a U.S.-based operator serving an overseas audience in 2015 — a question transcending the billing space to encompass the entire online e... More »

Brand News: How to Lose a Company's Trademark

Brand News: How to Lose a Company's Trademark
Earlier this year, in a case of first impression before the Federal Circuit, the court directly addressed “whether the offering of a service, without the actual provision of a service, is sufficient to constitute use in commerce under Lanham Act § 45, 15 U.S.C. § 1127.” The cou... More »

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 »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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