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Super-Sized Love: Love Shack Rises From Humble Beginnings

Super-Sized Love: Love Shack Rises From Humble Beginnings
In 2002, Love Shack of Lake Charles in Louisiana opened as a 1,800-square foot store located in a strip mall. Today, the family owned and operated adult retailer sits on 7,000 square feet along the I-10, one of the most traveled interstates in the country. “It all started with a hope and a dr... More »

Exec Seat: Coyote Days, Good Vibes Purchasing Manager

Exec Seat: Coyote Days, Good Vibes Purchasing Manager
For the past decade, Coyote Days has seen pleasure products evolve into the innovative, universally appealing marketplace that it is today. Attracted by the education-based, welcoming retail atmosphere established by San Francisco-based Good Vibrations, Days was first introduced to the distinguished... More »

Exec Seat: Rodney Moore

Exec Seat: Rodney Moore
They say the smartest producers and directors in the adult industry latch onto a particular niche or fetish and add new and exciting elements to the standard formula of sex scenes. But when that foresight is combined with a true love of the genre, that’s when you see the creative genius emerge... More »

Q&A With Juicy Jay, CEO of JuicyAds

Q&A With Juicy Jay, CEO of JuicyAds
Meet Juicy Jay, one of the few CEOs who still works 12-hour days doing programming, handling support tickets, while still running his marketplace for publishers and ad buyers. Juicy Jay — who is all about “dedication and commitment” — still keeps that connection with clients... More »

Renewed Dedication: Joy Hollywood Gets Back on Track

Renewed Dedication: Joy Hollywood Gets Back on Track
Joy Hollywood was launched in 2004, however is set to make major moves this year with Kim Gordon as executive director. Launched by her father, industry vet Keith Gordon and his partners, Joy Hollywood now serves online retailers as a drop-ship distributor. “Our company principle is that we a... More »

WIA Profile: Michelle Lockhart

WIA Profile: Michelle Lockhart
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 Michelle Lockhart, Vice President Of... More »

WIA Profile: Kimberley Gordon

WIA Profile: Kimberley Gordon
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. Kimberley Gordon may be a young executive but ... More »

‘Evil Slut Clique’ Uncovered, Q&A With ESC Forever

‘Evil Slut Clique’ Uncovered, Q&A With ESC Forever
Instrumental in the development of CatalystCon, ESC Forever, aka the “Evil Sluts,” Lilith and Jezebel expanded their online blog into a media consulting firm that specializes in social media. In this exclusive Q&A, the Evil Sluts divulge what makes their services unique. Where did t... More »

Q&A With Pink Visual's Allison Vivas

Q&A With Pink Visual's Allison Vivas
Pink Visual CEO Allison Vivas is a true warrior in this wild and wooly industry of adult entertainment that is historically and predominately led by males. Vivas is proud she works in this biz, and she does a great job in running Pink Visual, as well its other divisions, TopBucks, DMCA Force and Plu... More »

Tristan Taormino in Person

Tristan Taormino in Person
Tristan Taormino has taken more than a few people aback with her invariably sunny disposition. Instead of the take-no-prisoners feminist some expect, they find her brimming with charm, humor and high-fizz energy (fellow feminist Susie Bright calls her “a force of nature”). Her people-fr... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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