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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 »

Get Better Support

Get Better Support
When it comes to getting good service, how we approach things makes all the difference. By using five simple tips you might find that other people actually seem to want to help you! Tip No. 1) Be calm. Put your feelings aside. It’s much easier for service reps and support techs to solve ... More »

Greetings From the (Temporarily) Disabled

Greetings From the (Temporarily) Disabled
Here I am - now among the ranks of the (temporarily) disabled community.  I banked into a wall during a workout and tried to break my fall with my left wrist which resulted in, well, breaking my left wrist.  Getting thrust into this realm makes me think about using sex toys when you're una... More »

Traffic: Navigating With the New Equation

Traffic: Navigating With the New Equation
Over the past few years, website operators have reported declining conversion ratios, which has affected many aspects of the online adult marketing game; making webmasters question how declining visitor value affects traffic acquisition... Consider that a site that once converted at 1:500 overall, ... More »

The Ends of the Earth – How Far Can U.S. Content producers pursue foreign infringers?

The Ends of the Earth – How Far Can U.S. Content producers pursue foreign infringers?
Introduction. We all witnessed the uproar over PIPA and SOPA at the beginning of the year.  Internet free speech advocates took to cyberspace in a call for action against these proposed laws.  Advocating for the broad principle of intellectual property protection, lobbyists for the mainst... More »

FSC Responds to DOJ Call for Comments on 2257

FSC Responds to DOJ Call for Comments on 2257
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has responded to a call by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for comments on 2257. A letter was sent to the DOJ on Tuesday in order to be ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for comments. The action follows last week’s victory in the Third Circuit court... More »

Building Better Join Pages

Building Better Join Pages
We recently asked XBIZ.net members to share some of their favorite tips for building better join pages intended to increase sales. Here’s what they had to say. While there are many factors that can affect the success of an adult membership site, its “join” page is the last chance ... More »

Mandatory Condom Law Spurs Potential Exodus

Mandatory Condom Law Spurs Potential Exodus
In late January, 2012, the city of Los Angeles passed a landmark law requiring all adult content producers to mandate the use of condoms by performers as a condition for obtaining a filming permit. This first-of-its-kind, mandatory condom law sent shock waves through the adult industry, and represen... More »

When Worlds Collide: ABC TV Covers Sssh.Com and Mommy Porn On Nightline

When Worlds Collide: ABC TV Covers Sssh.Com and Mommy Porn On Nightline
I've been in this biz since 1994 and thought I had seen it all. But, what happened over the past month set even me back on my heels as to the power of working with the mainstream media for traffic and exposure. A few months ago, just after my wife's "for women" website, Sssh.com, was featured in Ti... More »

The Condoms Have Arrived (Sort Of)

The Condoms Have Arrived (Sort Of)
As you may remember from my article last summer for XBIZ World, I declared that the condoms were coming. That declaration was in reference to the position that Cal/OSHA had taken at the June 7, 2011, meeting in Los Angeles where a strong contingency of representatives of the industry turned out to b... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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