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Take Hold Of The Future

Take Hold Of The Future
Million dollar ideas often occur at the most unexpected times. Witness the case of Andrew S., majority owner of VSex.com, who received his inspiration while attending a convention of video game freaks. Knowing that Andrew was involved in the adult entertainment field, many of the gamers repeated the... More »

On the Set: Borden Makes ‘Hollywood Icons Come to Life’

On the Set: Borden Makes ‘Hollywood Icons Come to Life’
McKenzie Lee sits at a small table surrounded by giant aqua blue Tiffany boxes. Her little black cocktail dress is accentuated by a string of pearls, black elbow-length gloves, and a stylish updo kept in place by a shiny tiara. Though she’s never seen “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — or any othe... More »

Horny for the Holidays

Horny for the Holidays
The holiday season is the busiest time for retailers as sexy stocking-stuffers and high-end pleasure products fly off the shelves as presents for friends and lovers. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations staff sexologist and chief cultural officer, said that with the holidays being all about gift-giving,... More »

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 »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as a $15 billion... More »
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