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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 »

Howard Levine: Adult’s Real Son of Anarchy

Howard Levine: Adult’s Real Son of Anarchy
There are only a handful of people in adult that everyone knows by their first name — sort of the T&A equivalent of Arnold [Schwarzenegger] or Kanye [West]. It could be because it’s such a small and incestuous industry, but it’s more likely that when someone has a question abou... More »

WIA Profile: Nancy Roberts

WIA Profile: Nancy Roberts
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 Nancy Roberts, Vice President of Bus... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

A Man’s World: Male Sex Toy Sales Continue Upward Trajectory

For many years, the very idea of a “male sex toy” was regarded by most people as something of a joke. The term brought to mind images of cheap, rubberized blowup dolls and their ludicrous puckered... More »

Sexual Enhancement Products and Shifting Consumer Attitudes

Over the history of the sexual enhancement products market, there have been two constants on which you can rely: strong sales and outrageous marketing claims. Whether the miracle promised by the manufacturers... More »

Mobile Traffic: Leading The Market Or Falling Behind?

Mobile traffic continues to generate much better sales rations than desktop traffic, and while the overall volume has not yet equalized, even on a smaller amount of traffic mobile can outperform larger... More »
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