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Q&A With Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart

Q&A With Sportsheets Founder Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart and the team at Sportsheets may have been in the right place at the right time, but they’ve masterfully parlayed their brand into the perfect real-life complement to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” phenomenon. In this extensive two-part interview, we sit down with the man be... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Shirley Lara of Chaturbate

Exec Seat: Q&A With Shirley Lara of Chaturbate
Shirley Lara is one of the most recognizable faces in the online adult space. Lara’s the chief operating officer of Chaturbate, the technology-progressive camsite operation that continually looks for new ways to find and retain customers. Lara is a long-timer compared to the most in the biz. ... More »

FriendFinder’s New CEO Takes Over the Reins

FriendFinder’s New CEO Takes Over the Reins
Kenny Hawk, FriendFinder Networks’ new CEO, has a certain vision for the adult dating brand and operator of Penthouse Entertainment — one with a laser-sharp focus. Hawk, who just took over the reins of one of the most technologically advanced Internet companies on the planet in late Jan... More »

Q&A With Steven Grooby, Founder of Grooby Productions

Q&A With Steven Grooby, Founder of Grooby Productions
Grooby Productions is not only a leader in the online adult space, but a pioneer as well. Since 1996, its founder, Steven Grooby, has kept the enthusiasm moving upward for the company, one that is firmly embedded as the leading purveyor in sexually explicit transgender entertainment. Grooby Product... More »

Q&A With Edward Wheeler of The Love Store

Q&A With Edward Wheeler of The Love Store
Edward Wheeler opened The Love Store in Las Vegas in 2011 with the goal of offering adult customers a luxurious and upscale retail environment. The Love Store has since expanded into three Sin City locations ranging from 7,000 to 12,5000 square feet. The Love Store’s unique shopping experience... More »

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree

WIA Profile: Angie Rowntree
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 Angie Rowntree, who is the creator a... More »

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com

Q&A With Raja Roy-Choudhury of ChargebackHelp.com
Meet Raja Roy-Choudhury, co-founder of ChargebackHelp.com, a company that prides itself with providing integrated chargeback management to scores of companies. ChargebackHelp backed by a team that has a combined 30 years of payment processing, ecommerce, affiliate website management and merchant ac... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Bryce Wagshul of FriendFinder Networks

Exec Seat: Q&A With Bryce Wagshul of FriendFinder Networks
FriendFinder Network’s signature website, AdultFriendFinder, is one hot property. The site, where adults peruse for online and offline sexual encounters, continues after nearly 20 years to rank among the 100 most popular sites in the U.S. And the company’s Cams.com site is one of the we... More »

WIA Profile: Cassie Pendleton

WIA Profile: Cassie Pendleton
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 Cassie Pendleton, who is the marketi... More »

Booming BDSM Market Incites Rapid Growth for U.K.-Based Rouge Garments

Booming BDSM Market Incites Rapid Growth for U.K.-Based Rouge Garments
There’s room in any market for a range of manufacturers from the “pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap” to the luxury and bespoke artisans. Too often in any marketplace the race to the bottom in terms of price and therefore quality is the recourse of organizations trying to ma... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Uncovering the Newest Trends in Alternative Billing

For adult merchants, especially adult website operators, the notion of “alternative billing” hasn’t really evolved from its Ameri-centric “anything but MasterCard or Visa”... More »

Sexual Enhancement Market Sees Growth From Couples-Friendly Approach

From cock rings and penis pumps to creams, gels and sprays, male sexual enhancement products have long been a fixture in the pleasure products/sex toys sector. But the marketing of those products has evolved... More »

Lubes, Lotions and Potions: Manufacturers Talk Gateway Products

Sensual body care products have strong consumer interest and plenty of appeal for customers of all types. With lubes, massage oils, creams, lotions, and sprays all bringing in significant sales, manufacturers... More »
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