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Q&A With Erotica Writer, Instructor Rachel Kramer Bussel

Q&A With Erotica Writer, Instructor Rachel Kramer Bussel
I was interested in delving into the world of erotic writing, and felt no one was better able to answer my questions than Rachel Kramer Bussel. She has been writing erotica since 1999. Bussel is a writer, editor, blogger and instructor. She is the author of the e-book “Sex & Cupcakes: A J... More »

Director’s Chair: Anton Slayer Discusses Decades-Long Career

Director’s Chair: Anton Slayer Discusses Decades-Long Career
Anton Slayer is what you mean when you call someone a mainstay. For over two decades, he’s been a pillar of the porn business — one of the hardest working, most frequently employed and always reliable directors. “I started out in late 1987,” he says, “and actually my f... More »

Q&A: TrafficStars’ Geoffrey Bonnechère

Q&A: TrafficStars’ Geoffrey Bonnechère
In February, on leap day, XBIZ.com reported that TrafficStars had inked a huge deal with xHamster.com, the second-biggest adult tube site in the world, for the exclusivity of its mobile and web ad spots. Most in the newsroom saw the deal as a monumental one — a deal that could catapult a new ... More »

WIA Profile: Alisya

WIA Profile: Alisya
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. For the month of April, the WIA Woman of the M... More »

Company Profile: ChargebackHelp Aids in Recovering Funds

Company Profile: ChargebackHelp Aids in Recovering Funds
Since the inception of credit card processing online, maintaining fairness for the consumer and the business owner in transactions that take place from remote locations has always been a difficult challenge for processors, regulators and card associations to provide. Many kinds of scams and schemes... More »

Q&A With Penthouse Affiliate Manager Rhonda Kratz

Q&A With Penthouse Affiliate Manager Rhonda Kratz
With a bond to online adult commerce going back 20 years, Rhonda Kratz says she seen it all when it comes to the industry’s evolution. Penthouse.com’s affiliate manager calls her association with the adult biz “a lifelong love affair” and looks forward to what’s ahead ... More »

Q&A With FriendFinder CEO Jon Buckheit

Q&A With FriendFinder CEO Jon Buckheit
In this exclusive XBIZ World interview, FriendFinder Networks Inc. CEO Jon Buckheit said he’s betting on new and immersive experiences to push the cams and online dating sectors ahead. In fact, Buckheit, who is moving into his second year at the helm of the 20-year-old company, noted that the... More »

CB-X’s Nikki Yates Discusses Evolution of Male Chastity Devices

CB-X’s Nikki Yates Discusses Evolution of Male Chastity Devices
Launched in 1999 by owner-designers Frank and Doris Miller, A.L. Enterprises created a consumer-friendly alternative to male chastity devices that at the time cost upwards of $1,000. By introducing male chastity devices made from a polycarbonate material, A.L. Enterprises introduced consumers to a l... More »

Masturbation: The Myth and the Movie That Explains It All

Masturbation: The Myth and the Movie That Explains It All
Nicholas Tana has written and directed the first documentary feature about masturbation, titled “Sticky: A (Self) Love Story.” “The film will teach you everything you didn’t know about masturbation in one stimulating documentary,” Tana says. “It’s a candid ... More »

Q&A: iStripper’s Richard Excoffier

Q&A: iStripper’s Richard Excoffier
These are exciting times for Totem Entertainment. Richard Excoffier, aka Rex who co-founded the company, told XBIZ World in this interview that the company is rolling out a new generation of products featuring girls in 4K Ultra HD that will transform the VirtuaGirl brand. And Excoffier said there ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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