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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 »

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 »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
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