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Alexander DeVoe: Devoted to Porn

Alexander DeVoe: Devoted to Porn
You know porn is in your blood when you’re given cameras and equipment to shoot a TV show, but wind up shooting sex instead. Mainstream filmmaking may have been Alexander DeVoe’s first passion, but after a stint shooting a local Hawaiian, cable-access, political show, the director happi... More »

WIA Profile: Kristen Kaye

WIA Profile: Kristen Kaye
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. How did you get into the business? After a wo... More »

Payoneer Expands in Adult

Payoneer Expands in Adult
Payment processing in online adult entertainment already was a crowded arena when Payoneer.com decided to toss its hat into the ring not long ago. The competition was beyond stiff. It was stifling. Established giants like CCBill and several other companies seemed to have a stranglehold on the market... More »

Mallcom.com Celebrates 15 Years

Mallcom.com Celebrates 15 Years
The parents of Jerry Aharony wanted him to be a lawyer. He was headed for that life 15 years ago when something funny happened. He created a hugely successful company instead. “I was in law school 15 years ago when I started this thing,” remembers Aharony, CEO of the Mallcom.com affilia... More »

CE Cash: Into the Dating Game

CE Cash: Into the Dating Game
When CE Cash launched City-Sex.com in January 2010, it was a major expansion for the Los Angeles based company. CE Cash, which has been in business since 1996 and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, has long been recognized as a leader in affiliate marketing on the adult Internet. But with t... More »

WIA Profile: Liz Wright

WIA Profile: Liz Wright
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. How did you get into the business? After abou... More »

The Doc Is In

The Doc Is In
A trip to Doc Johnson’s headquarters in North Hollywood, Calif., is the juxtaposition of the senses where fantasy meets realism and the company’s 35-year history meets the future of sensual product design, manufacturing and marketing. Doc Johnson CEO Ron Braverman said that he founded t... More »

Shelly Sandau Displays Versatility at Lion’s Den Superstores

Shelly Sandau Displays Versatility at Lion’s Den Superstores
His colleagues call him “Mr. Fix-It.” Shelly Sandau calls himself “a man of many hats.” Currently, the versatile veteran of the Lion’s Den Adult Superstores runs the DVD warehouse, handles sales and marketing and also oversees the purchasing team of the heavyweight ret... More »

Swurve Puts Moves on Dating

Swurve Puts Moves on Dating
There used to be a notion that women are generally passive about initiating sexual relationships, and that they view them mainly as avenues toward long-lasting romance. But one woman refused to believe it. Instead, Michelle Crash went with her instincts. She rolled up her sleeves and created a evolu... More »

WIA Profile: Melissa Campos

WIA Profile: Melissa Campos
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. Louisiana native Melissa Campos parlayed what ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Storage Creators Discuss Growing Consumer Demand for Hygienic Options

Growing up, you probably had a few toys. When playtime came to an end, you were probably asked to put them away. Now, you are a grown up, and you probably have some toys of a different variety. But where... More »

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 »
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