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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 »

Security Problems

Security Problems
Microsoft has a big problem with security. It is not simply a case of any particular deficiencies or vulnerabilities in its wares, but of the sheer volume of attacks that are carried out against its often market-leading wares — which includes a third of the web server market and nearly the entire ... More »

Vanity Unleashed

Vanity Unleashed
At July's ANME Founders Show, CalExotics' grandiose booth included a spotlighted preview of the Vanity by Jopen collection. This month, the line officially launches as Cal Exotics' brand for the sophisticated emerging mass market. Vanity by Jopen is a 12-piece collection of silicone, rechargeable... More »

Retail Biz: Double the Pleasure

Retail Biz: Double the Pleasure
The sex toy industry was founded on products that aided women with masturbation as a cure to their hysteria among other ailments. And throughout history, as women owned their sexuality, vibrators promoted sexual gratification sans the need for a partner. On the flipside, vibrators also made their wa... More »

Traffic Capers

Traffic Capers
As adult webmasters struggle to grab their share of the traffic pie, paid placement ads are becoming an increasingly popular option for reliably delivering fresh website visitors. Buying and selling traffic is a process fraught with fraudulent practices, however, and the unwary webmaster can easily ... More »

FSC: On the Forefront of Fighting for Your Bottom Line

FSC: On the Forefront of Fighting for Your Bottom Line
In a time when funding is tighter than ever, FSC has stepped up to face head on the issues negatively impacting the adult entertainment industry. Currently, is confronting a number of issues relevant to the industry. These issues include: • Working to block .xxx sponsored top-level domain (s... More »

Folsom Fun: Folsom Street Fair

Folsom Fun: Folsom Street Fair
Jack Shamama has been living in San Francisco for 15 years, and he never misses a Folsom Street Fair. He’s eagerly awaiting the 27th installment of the popular leather-lover event, which typically attracts more than 300,000 visitors from around the globe. “I say this every year: I see someth... More »

Horizontal Mambo in the Summer of ’61

Horizontal Mambo in the Summer of ’61
The very first time I was away from home for the entire summer was when I was 15 and working in the Catskill Mountains as a busboy at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, N.Y. I would be gone from the familiar streets of the Bronx as the tar melted in the gutters and the schoolyard chums cooled t... More »

Gay Dollars Make Sense - Toys for Boys

Gay Dollars Make Sense - Toys for Boys
“We’re here, we’re a formidable market segment, get used to it.” Doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as smoothly as its hyper-political inspiration, perhaps, but with manufacturers in the adult novelty industry, it wields more power than an automatic weapon. As well it should. “This... More »

The New Crossover - Queer Nation

The New Crossover - Queer Nation
What ‘s commonly thought of as a move from hardcore to mainstream movies, the term “crossover” is taking on a whole new meaning in adult as a new breed of “queer” performer is changing the face of porn. Not exclusively straight nor gay, queer talent can’t be defined by any type of se... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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