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Q&A: My Shiney Hiney Exec Jason Daniello Talks Company Growth

Q&A: My Shiney Hiney Exec Jason Daniello Talks Company Growth
With anal play becoming increasingly trendy, hygiene is of the utmost importance. With a variety of anal douches and enemas on the market, My Shiney Hiney was launched in 2014 as a line of personal hygiene products that focus on the exterior look of the anus. The original My Shiney Hiney brush set ... More »

Understanding How the Transgender Community Has Been Transformed

Understanding How the Transgender Community Has Been Transformed
When I spoke at the Bisexual Conference in San Diego back in 2003, the word “transgender” was not yet in the current vernacular. But there were many transsexual individuals in attendance, searching for like-minded people with whom to share experiences and create a community. As a sexolo... More »

Hot House Director Nick Foxx Edges His Way to the Top

Hot House Director Nick Foxx Edges His Way to the Top
Nick Foxx is happy to admit it: He loves rimming. “It’s just something I really enjoyed early on. It gets me right off. I’ve actually gotten so turned on once eating an ass that I came without touching myself,” he says. “In my eight years of directing, you have no idea... More »

WIA Profile: Courtney Rudolph

WIA Profile: Courtney Rudolph
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. For the month of August, the WIA Woman of the ... More »

Entire Team Contributes to Grand Slam Media/Adnium's Success

Entire Team Contributes to Grand Slam Media/Adnium's Success
Grand Slam Media has earned a position in the upper echelon of online media marketing by building innovative solutions that benefit advertisers and publishers of digital content. XBIZ World last month sat down with the Grand Slam team, lead by CEO Luke Hazlewood, to discuss the history, present tra... More »

Q&A With Payze's Sales Director Chris Rodger

Q&A With Payze's Sales Director Chris Rodger
Payze’s Chris Rodger arrived on the online adult scene during those golden years in the late 1990s, and he hasn’t looked back. Taking an entrepreneurial approach, the affable Rodger had a hand in launching some of the earliest solo-girl sites in the early days and later managed affiliat... More »

Q&A With Adult AdWorld's CEO, Daniel Rand

Q&A With Adult AdWorld's CEO, Daniel Rand
Daniel Rand, CEO of Adult AdWorld, got into the adult biz more than 15 years ago just be chance by recognizing a void and then capitalizing on it. Today, he can proudly boast with integrity that his company was the first adult CPM ad network. Adult AdWorld, Rand said, is run the old-fashioned way ... More »

WIA Profile: Becky Merbler

WIA Profile: Becky Merbler
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. If there is something new coming through the p... More »

Hott Products' Chris Post Discusses Development, Market Trends

Hott Products' Chris Post Discusses Development, Market Trends
Go into your local adult novelty shop and pick up a pair of edible undies. Maybe it’s a gag gift. Maybe it’s intended to spice up a sexual relationship that has started to feel rote. Maybe it’s part of a birthday or anniversary present — the details of which will be shared be... More »

WIA Profile: Natalie Pannon

WIA Profile: Natalie Pannon
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. For the month of July, the WIA Woman of the Mo... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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