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A Reason For Being

A Reason For Being
I’m excited about starting up here because I will be XBIZ’s first GLBT Editor, a position the company really needed. There’s a world of good GLBT product out there and XBIZ had no one in place to acquire said product. So here I am — and I hope I am able to unite these companies with XBIZ. I ... More »

Hi Everybody

Hi Everybody
As Dr. Nick on “The Simpsons” likes to say: “Hi, everybahdy!” Let me briefly explain just who the hell I am — my name is Jeremy Spencer and I am the new GLBT Editor for XBIZ magazine. I have been in the gay adult industry for almost 10 years — I started in 1998 as a freelance review... More »

"The Intern"

"The Intern"
Once again, XBIZ Video presents two of porn's most beloved journalists discussing one of the many videos available in the adult marketplace: 'The Intern' by Lucas Entertainment. JOANNE CACHAPERO: Despite the fact that my hairdresser says I'm a gay man trapped inside a woman's body, I probably h... More »

A Girl's-Eye View of Gay Porn

A Girl's-Eye View of Gay Porn
The question frequently comes up on the adult industry message boards and beyond, often posed by straight guys seeking to build solo sites featuring themselves as models: "Do women look at these sites?" The answer they usually receive is "No, just gay guys will be checking you out." While it's true ... More »

Straights Targeting Gays

Straights Targeting Gays
"Going gay" — it's an increasingly common choice today for many adult webmasters; and one more often born of economic necessity rather than sexual preference. It's a matter of economic necessity as it is a lucrative yet under-served market segment — a rarity given the pervasive over-saturation s... More »

Gay Porn Gains Acceptance?

Gay Porn Gains Acceptance?
Jenna Jameson is a highly accomplished adult actress who has been embraced by mainstream culture to a significant degree. Her book "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" became a runaway bestseller. She was profiled in Rolling Stone and New York magazine called her a "cultural icon." I could go on and ... More »

Gay Rewind

Gay Rewind
With rowdy parties, 2257 inspections, scandals, programs opening and closing and its first-ever dedicated webmaster show, 2006 was quite a year for the gay adult market. The year brought many changes to the market — some positive, some negative — but on the whole, we've seen the gay market grow ... More »

Real Lesbian Porn?

Real Lesbian Porn?
It seems that one of the hardest things for adult website operators to do is persuade women to purchase porn. While some of this is due to the fact that women simply aren't conditioned to have to pay for sex, much of it has to do with what is being offered and the differences in taste between men an... More »

Straight vs. Gay

Straight vs. Gay
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several players in the gay market, "What are some key differences between doing business in the straight and gay markets?" Here's what they had to say: "When I first started in the industry five years ago, there were a number of key differences between both mar... More »

Stephen Goes Gay?

Stephen Goes Gay?
While the title might be an obvious ploy to garner a few extra page views, the underlying message that “Even the ‘straightest’ of adult Webmasters can (and should) profitably and inoffensively integrate gay offerings into their marketing mix…” is one that must be heeded if maximizing profi... 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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