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Webair Hosts Future

Webair Hosts Future
In 1996, Michael Christopher's ex-girlfriend asked him to design a website for her father's chiropractic insurance company. For his efforts, he was promised the impressive fee of $1,000. But there was one problem. Michael didn't know what the heck he was doing. "I was a web designer, but I rea... More »

Country Snapshot: Finland

Country Snapshot: Finland
The Republic of Finland, situated in the Scandinavian portion of Northern Europe, was recently rated the best country to live in by Reader's Digest. Bordered by Sweden, Russia and Norway, Finland has a population of about 5.3 million people, and yet covers an area of some 130,000 square miles; ma... More »

WebBilling Charges Future

WebBilling Charges Future
The U.S. dollar is being drubbed by the euro at historic levels. At this writing, the euro is a robust plus-46 percent premium against the American greenback, and people who follow the money markets say things will stay this way for a long time. While this may cause consternation in some domestic of... More »

'The Make Up' by Paradise Visuals

'The Make Up' by Paradise Visuals
Once again, XBIZ Video presents two of porn's most beloved journalists discussing one of the many products available in the adult marketplace: "The Make Up" by Paradise Visuals – Directed by Spencer Benedict and Starring Felix Vicious, Sunny Lane, Leah Luv, Kimberly Kane, Hailey Young, John West, ... More »

Under the Radar: Girls

Under the Radar: Girls
Each year hundreds of girls enter the adult business with more than visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. They want to make money, for sure, but many are also in search of something even more elusive: fame. True fame is not easily attainable through pornography. For every first-name-only ... More »

Under the Radar: Guys

Under the Radar: Guys
If it's difficult for female performers to get their names out there, then it's next to impossible for the guys. Male performers get no respect. Not only do their photos rarely appear on box covers, their names are, at best, usually listed on the back. For all the bashing the adult industry gets fro... More »

Colt Studio

Colt Studio
There's no more iconic image in gay porn than the massively built bodies of COLT Studio. For more than 40 years, the legendary all-male erotica company has presented us with hyper-butch men with massive muscles, hairy chest and square jaw, like Tom of Finland drawings come to life. But even after... More »

WIA Profile: Hazel Fruitman

WIA Profile: Hazel Fruitman
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. What did you do for a living before working ... More »

Cupid's Corner

Cupid's Corner
A look at some of the latest and greatest adult novelties from XBIZ' resident toy testers, Freddy and Eddy: SCREAM THAT O – SCREAMING O BONG O SALES CONTACT: (310) 446-1632 He Says: I've made no secret of my love for all things rings, and this intriguing item from Screaming O had me giddy... More »

'Beach House Diaries' by Men of Odyssey

'Beach House Diaries' by Men of Odyssey
XBIZ Premiere presents its latest review, featuring "Beach House Diaries" by Men of Odyssey: Directed by Jim Steel and starring Brad Benton, Cole Ryan, Romario, Tory Mason, Brant Moore, Barrett Long, Jesse Santana, Christian Owen, John Wright and Luca Alexander. Jeremy Spencer: First off, Vincent... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Retailer, Distributor Support

The pleasure products industry, at its best, is a well-oiled machine consisting of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Distributors make sure that products get from Point A to Point B, while retailers... More »

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »
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