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WIA Profile: Lynn Swanson

WIA Profile: Lynn Swanson
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. In 30 years, Lynn Swanson has traversed the up... More »

Changing the Game: Kheper Games Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Changing the Game: Kheper Games Reaches 20-Year Milestone
June not only marked the 20th anniversary of Kheper Games, it also denoted another milestone for the company – reaching its 20 millionth game sold. Kheper Games, Inc. started in 1994 as Kheper Publishing. “I started Kheper Games, Inc. in 1994, shortly after graduating college,” K... More »

Club Inferno: Fire in the Hole

Club Inferno: Fire in the Hole
Fresh off a long and successful career in front of the camera, Christian Owen will never forget how excited he was some four years ago when he joined Hot House to start the next phase of his career. He quickly received an education he would never forget. “I had never known what fisting really... More »

WIA Profile: Kira Basciano

WIA Profile: Kira Basciano
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Kira Basciano, sales executive of Ju... More »

Electro-Stim Kings: Wayne Allen Talks Business Model and Goals

Electro-Stim Kings: Wayne Allen Talks Business Model and Goals
It’s easy to get bogged down in terrible puns when you start to talk about the intriguing area of adult that is electro-stimulation. So I will try to avoid references to “electrifying sexual experiences” and “sparks of genius.” What’s harder however is to ignore t... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Doug Wicks, CEO of Payze

Exec Seat: Q&A With Doug Wicks, CEO of Payze
Meet Doug Wicks, PhD, a familiar face among those who’ve worn their hats in the online adult industry for some time. Last August, Wicks took an equity stake in payment solutions company Payze.com, which was founded by industry vets who’ve operated processing systems since the late 1990s... More »

WIA Profile: Anne Hodder

WIA Profile: Anne Hodder
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Anne Hodder transitioned into PR and marketing... More »

Exec Seat: Dr. Clockwork, Master of His Domain

Exec Seat: Dr. Clockwork, Master of His Domain
For someone known as a mad scientist, Dr. Clockwork makes an awful lot of sense. It becomes immediately apparent when he speaks about his craft and the industry, the two entities invigorating each other like a jolt of electricity — an appropriate dynamic considering he’s the president of... More »

Q&A With EroAdvertising's Jan Huibers

Q&A With EroAdvertising's Jan Huibers
Jan Huibers, the CEO and founder of global adult advertising network EroAdvertising, knows how to reach his clients — with determined and constant innovation and development of new features, all in order to accommodate changing, fickle and hyper-competitive markets. Huibers is proud of his co... More »

WIA Profile: Lucy Vonne

WIA Profile: Lucy Vonne
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. While many professionals end up in the pleasur... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Clutter and Bad Decisions

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness never got divorced from The Blonde. I don’t know if it was merely the end of the stress and emotional drain of dealing with the process, or simply the... More »

The Art of the Upsell

Since 2006 my company Elevated X has sold CMS software used by thousands of adult pay sites including the official sites of dozens of studio brands. I like to login to my customers’ sites from time... More »

Pleasure Products, Sophistication & Sales

It’s no secret that one of the few adult industry market segments that continues to experience strong growth in revenue is the pleasure products sector. At a time in which it seems that virtually... More »
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