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FSC Response to AHF Signature Submission to Get Condom Initiative on L.A. County Ballot

FSC Response to AHF Signature Submission to Get Condom Initiative on L.A. County Ballot
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) today issued this response to AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) earlier announcement (contained in the press release at this link). AHF reported that they have submitted 360,000 petition signatures in a continuing effort to mandate the use of condoms on adult pro... More »

Ms. Duke Goes to Washington

Ms. Duke Goes to Washington
FSC Executive Director visited Washington D.C. this week, to lobby legislators on behalf of the adult entertainment industry.... More »

L.A. Condom Ordinance: Council Refers Implementation Plan Development to Arts, Parks, Health & Aging

L.A. Condom Ordinance: Council Refers Implementation Plan Development to Arts, Parks, Health & Aging
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) was notified today by the L.A. City Administrator’s Office that the L.A. City Council has referred development of enforcement strategy for the city condom ordinance to the Arts, Parks, Health & Aging Committee. Until recently, the development of a... More »

Success Breeds Success

Success Breeds Success
No strangers to controversy, XBIZ events have always featured a wide variety of informative and thought provoking speakers that provide viewpoints that could be considered “beyond the norm” for much of the adult entertainment industry. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Fed... More »

Working With 3rd-Party Service Providers

Working With 3rd-Party Service Providers
For many companies the question of “how can we save money and reduce overhead?” arises as part of an internal optimization process that typically involves the re-negotiation of services with third-party providers, as well as an analysis of other operational costs. They say that “t... More »

Is the Affiliate Model Dead?

Is the Affiliate Model Dead?
The question was asked at the recent adult entertainment Virtual convention, and has been asked elsewhere before — including on the XBiZ.net industry forum: is the adult affiliate model dead? The short answer is “no,” but it’s not quite as easy as all that. First, realize t... More »

Businesses and Blogs: A Love-Hate Relationship

Businesses and Blogs: A Love-Hate Relationship
In researching the role of sex bloggers for the debut of the NoveltyBiz section’s Blogger Spotlight, I reached out to some of the professionals I assumed were benefitting from the increased attention that sex toys were getting thanks to the rise of the blogosphere. However, I was introduced to... More »

Porn Customer Service and The Golden Rule

Porn Customer Service and The Golden Rule
Customer service is always going to be important, regardless of what type of business you’re in. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling widgets, a service, or viewable entertainment — you are always going to interact with customers in one way or another if you are looking to mak... More »

Working Group Postpones Results of Report on Condom Ordinance Enforcement

Working Group Postpones Results of Report on Condom Ordinance Enforcement
At the City Administrator’s office this morning, the Working Group on the City of Los Angeles Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Ordinance met to review a report on enforcement strategy for condom ordinance on adult sets. The meeting was started and it was announced that the W... More »

Adult Retailers Turn to Smoking Accessories for Traffic Boost, Diversification

Adult Retailers Turn to Smoking Accessories for Traffic Boost, Diversification
Ushered in by the evolving landscape of adult retail, smoking accessories are emerging as a category that is attracting a new crop of young adult males that may otherwise be too ashamed to shop at the local adult store. Phallix Glass founder Rick Plank told XBIZ that while his company started out m... 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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