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Flash Forward

Flash Forward
It may not sound sexy, but the operative word in the gay adult industry as 2010 comes to a close is “stable.” After some shaky times brought on by a struggling economy, the ship seems to have righted itself just enough for producers and distributors to catch their breath and plan for better time... More »

Toying With the Future

Toying With the Future
In looking to the future, many adult novelty manufacturers foresee a growing marketplace that extends beyond adult retail. In 2010, several companies took significant steps toward producing pleasure items that appeal to a greater demographic and are now looking to the New Year to focus on further ex... More »

Savvy Outlook

Savvy Outlook
It may not be as sexy, exciting or titillating as most aspects of the adult industry but savvy marketing — the spark that ignites the sale of every XXX product — remains the hot button for video studio strategies for 2011. And although we’ve seen encouraging developments in 2010 like the p... More »

Web Designers See Simpler Mobile Designs

Web Designers See Simpler Mobile Designs
As the popularity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices continues to soar, website designers are shifting their focus to functionality versus aesthetics. “Technology evolves fast but always in the path of what users need,” IDSAdult.com CEO Jey P said. “Same thing with web design... More »

Evolving Distribution

Evolving Distribution
Aside from handling the daily operations of a store, retailers must keep up with all the hottest new releases, keeping in mind their customers, for the perfect inventory to stock. While select large chain stores have come a long way in establishing their locations, they bask in the opportunity to de... More »

A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times
Is it just me? I mean, seriously. Is it just me or is every woman I see everywhere I look — on the street, at the laundromat, supermarket and bowling alley — all the gals I see look like porn stars, wanna-be porn stars, on the fence about being a porn star or simply a look-alike fan emulating po... More »

ASACP: Personal Reflections After 8 Years

ASACP: Personal Reflections After 8 Years
Every once in a while, I ask myself why I am doing this job. We have to focus on the worst of the worst: people who sexually abuse children, the criminals who profit from it, and the sick people who view and buy these images, which fuels this repetitive cycle. Viewing images of babies being pene... More »

FSC: Wickedly Wonderful

FSC: Wickedly Wonderful
Rarely do readers of adult trade publications see Steve Orenstein’s name highlighted in news and promotional articles. While the head of one of the most prominent and successful adult production studios, Steve often works behind the scenes, encouraging the performers and his ever-capable staff to ... More »

Crossing the Atlantic

Crossing the Atlantic
Michael Lucas remembers the days when the All-American beach boy was the iconic gay sex symbol. But as the 1990s settled in, the industry started to see more penetration of foreign models. Spearheaded by the huge popularity of Lukas Ridgeston, the movement offered more opportunities than ever before... More »

Exporting Excitement

Exporting Excitement
World domination is the ultimate goal for any powerful brand. When it comes to sex toys, wideranging international tastes can open doors to success not available in the homeland as well as inspire new product designs. Transcending borders to reach new customers is nothing new among U.S.- based sex t... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

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... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
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