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Executive Seat: Carmen Mortazavi Reinvents California Fantasies

Executive Seat: Carmen Mortazavi Reinvents California Fantasies
California Fantasies, located in Orange County, is a manufacturer of quality cosmetic and personal products. Carmen Mortazavi, who took over California Fantasies this past June, is not one of those owners who ignores valuable information — it’s a lesson she learned from her mentors. Whi... More »

Making Magic — Magic Silk, Male Power Stay on the Cutting Edge

Making Magic — Magic Silk, Male Power Stay on the Cutting Edge
Renowned in the industry for its flashy packaging and robust offerings consisting of more than 30 collections in a variety of categories, Magic Silk was born of a rich history in the apparel business that began with brand’s male counterpart, Male Power. Sam Baker founded Male Power in 1975 in... More »

WIA Profile: Ines Petersen

WIA Profile: Ines Petersen
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 Ines Petersen, Global Operations Dir... More »

Rabbit Regime — Vibratex Masters the Rabbit Vibe and More

Rabbit Regime — Vibratex Masters the Rabbit Vibe and More
Vibratex, Inc. was started in 1983 by businessman Howard S to manufacture and distribute the dual vibrators he had been importing from Japan for his adult stores. “He was quite the entrepreneur,” Vibratex General Manager Stephanie Kienzle told XBIZ. “In the ‘70s he had gentl... More »

Ann Devine Rhinestone Collection — Precious Playthings

Ann Devine Rhinestone Collection — Precious Playthings
At September’s International Lingerie Show, XGEN Products previewed a new line under the Ann Devine banner. The lustrous new line features 38 styles of rhinestone jewelry and is the latest development for Hong Kong-based Easy Castle, which also operates the Ann Devine chain of upscale lingerie... More »

Q&A With Douglas Richter, AWEmpire.com

Q&A With Douglas Richter, AWEmpire.com
For the past four years, the charismatic Douglas Richter has helped grow AWEmpire.com’s affiliate program in the U.S. AWE operates live video sex chat sites LiveJasmin.com and CameraBoys.com and a variety of other niche webcam sites. It’s a perfect fit for the always upbeat Richter, who... More »

WIA Profile: Roxana Forenza

WIA Profile: Roxana Forenza
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. Kheper Games is known worldwide as a leader in... More »

Q&A With MojoHost’s Brad Mitchell

Q&A With MojoHost’s Brad Mitchell
In his 13 years in the biz, MojoHost President Brad Mitchell has worn a lot of hats through the years. And if you’ve been lucky enough to meet or do business with the enthusiastic Mitchell, you’d find out that he doesn’t just wear a lot of hats at the company — but lots of or... More »

Adult Drop Shop’s Jamie Horne On Making E-Commerce Easy

Adult Drop Shop’s Jamie Horne On Making E-Commerce Easy
Anyone interested in opening a retail website for adult DVDs probably got stopped in their tracks after vetting the numerous details and start-up challenges. Not anymore. Once Adult Drop Shop debuted late in 2012, wouldbe DVD retailers’ prayers were answered. Described as the most versatile a... More »

WIA Profile: Sam Godfrey

WIA Profile: Sam Godfrey
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 mid-October, Planet Earth Logistics promote... 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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