A Look at the Challenges Sex Toy Startups Face After Launch

A Look at the Challenges Sex Toy Startups Face After Launch

Often when the topic of business startups comes up, the focus tends to lean toward tips and advice for the beginner phase — how to get your idea off the page and into reality. While that is of course an important step in any business journey, it certainly isn’t the finish line.

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Thu, 2 March 2023

The Rise of Indie Paysites

The Rise of Indie Paysites

In many ways, the online adult industry can trace its genesis to indie paysites back in the 1990s and early 2000s. After all, even the big-name studios started off small before scaling up to a robust size.

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Wed, 1 March 2023

Tips for Including Diversity in Your Product Photography

Tips for Including Diversity in Your Product Photography

There are as many body types in the world as there are people. Every single body is unique. Truly reflecting your customers therefore requires a commitment to improving representation.

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Tue, 28 February 2023

Choosing High-Risk Merchant Services

Choosing High-Risk Merchant Services

The demand for adult content is booming, and merchants in the industry are under pressure to meet customer demands regarding both products and services while also ensuring the whole customer experience is simple, pleasant and — most importantly — secure.

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Mon, 27 February 2023

How to Introduce Retail Customers to Violet Wands

How to Introduce Retail Customers to Violet Wands

With pretty tubes filled with neon colors, arcing electricity with an ear-tingling crackle and zap, violet wands look futuristic and exciting. Yet the idea of a sex toy using electricity for stimulation is also intimidating to many people.

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Sun, 26 February 2023

Analyzing the Impact of Louisiana's HB 142

Analyzing the Impact of Louisiana's HB 142

On Jan. 1 of this year, Louisiana’s controversial age verification law, HB 142, took effect. HB 142 was introduced in the Louisiana Legislature in February 2022 by its primary author, Representative Laurie Schlegel, who claims that she is a “certified sex addiction therapist,” including “addiction” to pornography.

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Sat, 25 February 2023

The Open Road of Open Banking

The Open Road of Open Banking

This month, we take a deep dive into what open banking is, and how it impacts us all as we accelerate in the payments fast lane.

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Fri, 24 February 2023

Sex Is a Part of Life, So Why Is Silicon Valley So Afraid of It?

Sex Is a Part of Life, So Why Is Silicon Valley So Afraid of It?

Sex is a fundamental part of life. That ought to be an uncontroversial statement. Yet my experience as co-founder of a sex tech brand with a mission to destigmatize sex and pleasure is that we have entered a new era of censorship.

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Thu, 23 February 2023

The Six Stages of a Startup

The Six Stages of a Startup

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge with your most recent business idea. What now? Knowing how to get to where you want to go is essential, and that path winds through the many life stages of a business.

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Wed, 22 February 2023

How Glass Is Crossing Over Into Multiple Product Categories

How Glass Is Crossing Over Into Multiple Product Categories

Glass sex toys account for some of the most eye-catching, head-turning, breathtaking adult products available today. They are not just pretty to look at, either. Glass toys offer quite a few benefits that other toy materials can’t replicate, and they look and feel uniquely luxurious.

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Tue, 21 February 2023

Performer-Turned-Attorney Stephan Ferris Talks Sex Work, Memoir

Performer-Turned-Attorney Stephan Ferris Talks Sex Work, Memoir

Adult industry attorney Stephan Ferris, aka performer Blue Bailey, is on the phone with XBIZ to promote his new memoir, “Blue Movie.” The book is a frank, unsparing account of Ferris’ battles with addiction as he pushed the limits of his sexuality as a gay adult entertainer.

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Mon, 20 February 2023

Tasha Reign Reflects on Life as a Creator, Author and Mother

Tasha Reign Reflects on Life as a Creator, Author and Mother

Tasha Reign counts herself lucky to have been a performer and creator in the adult industry for over a decade.

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Sat, 18 February 2023

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