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The Taxman Cometh for Every Business

February may be the month of romance, but it is also a time when we need to think about something that inspires very little love: taxes. April is not far away, and the taxman is always waiting. This year, federal and most state income taxes are due Monday, April 15.

Cathy Beardsley ·
opinion

Why Getting Back to In-Person Events Is Imperative for Pleasure Biz

Even before COVID-19, consumers were increasingly shopping online. Then, during the pandemic, many of us store owners and suppliers became very accustomed to leaning back and managing business from behind a screen.

Sean Quinn ·
opinion

The Continuous Journey of Legal Compliance in Adult

The adult entertainment industry is teeming with opportunity but is also fraught with challenges, from anticipating consumer behavior to keeping up with technological innovation. The most labyrinthine of all challenges, however, is the world of legal compliance.

Corey D. Silverstein ·
opinion

What Pleasure Brands Need to Know About Celebrity Endorsements

The right celebrity endorsement could skyrocket your brand into profitable relevance. The wrong one could send your brand crashing down into obscurity. While the allure of celebrity endorsements is obvious, less obvious are the risks that come with handing over the responsibility for your brand’s reputation to a third party.

Kathryn Byberg ·
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Alexzandra Kekesi Takes Charge as Aylo's Head of Community and Brand

While Alexzandra Kekesi was earning her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University, feminist thinkers influenced her deeply, inspiring her passion for sex work advocacy.

Alejandro Freixes ·
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Collaboration Done Differently: Adult Time Discusses Ambassador Program

Since the launch of Adult Time in 2019, award-winning director and chief creative officer Bree Mills has actively explored collaborative opportunities with members of the performer community, seeking out talent whose values align with the company’s and who appreciate the type of content Mills creates for the multibrand platform.

Alejandro Freixes ·
trends

The Next Wave: Pleasure Industry Execs Forecast 2024

The dawn of 2024 is upon us and the adult retail biz is buzzing with anticipation, looking forward to seeing what new, innovative pleasure products, lubricants and sensual cosmetic lines will hit the market in the coming year.

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Q&A: Seska Discusses Enduring Legacy as a Timeless Creator

Seska was raised in the suburbs of Montreal, where she experienced what she describes as a “quintessential middle-class upbringing.” An awkward nerd keen to do well in school, she was fascinated by sex ed but only had her first kiss when she was 18.

Alejandro Freixes ·
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WIA Profile: April Hoopes

When you do what you love, they say, you’ll never work a day in your life — and when your job involves educating the masses about sex toys, it’s hard not to love what you do. As director of sales for pleasure brand Edonista, April Hoopes would surely agree.

Women In Adult ·
opinion

Basics Boot Camp for New Streamers, Creators

Success as a creator requires maximizing your visibility, expanding your audience, producing appealing content and getting the most out of that content. Let’s break down how to approach these tasks using some of the most effective tools in your creator tool belt.

Megan Stokes ·
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Bathmate's Tim Brown Talks Legal Standards of Penis Pump Production

Since the company’s inception in 2006, Bathmate has delivered myriad iterations of the brand’s namesake: a hydrotherapy pump utilizing warm water and suction to take advantage of the penis’s naturally hydraulic erectile function.

Colleen Godin ·
opinion

10 Habits to Practice for Successful Camming

In the evolving landscape of live shows, creators are continually seeking innovative ways to engage audiences and enhance their online presence. As we step into 2024, here are 10 habits to help you step up your game, boost the success of your shows and kick off the new year with a real bang.

Vanna Faye ·
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Nasstoys Marks 45 Years of Pioneering in the Pleasure Industry

Longtime pleasure products manufacturer Nasstoys, known for its vast variety of adult products and supplements, is commemorating 45 years in the business of making people happy.

Kim Airs ·
opinion

How to Make a Great Jerk-Off Instruction Vid

First things first: JOI stands for “jerk-off instructions.” Many fans love it when creators provide explicit instructions on self-pleasure, so it’s a frequent request. In a JOI video, the creator guides viewers on the precise steps to take for self-gratification.

Eva ·
opinion

Selling Tactile Stimulation With Textured Toys

Tactile stimulation plays a pivotal role in elevating intimate encounters. As consumers recognize and explore the link between diverse, expansive sensory engagement and enhanced pleasure, we are seeing a shift toward products that go beyond basic functionality.

Carly S. ·
opinion

Establishing Boundaries to Maximize Professional Success, Personal Happiness

It’s the beginning of 2024, and independent creators continue to redefine industry success through unprecedented earnings and growing mainstream recognition.

Laura Desiree ·
opinion

How Mainstream Can Show Respect in Its Appropriation of Fetish Wear

Once upon a time, fetish wear was strictly confined to kink communities and subcultures. However, it has now made its way onto the catwalk and even mainstream Instagram and TikTok. This visibility of fetish clothing raises important questions about respect for its origins and the cultural significance of fetish wear.

Countess Diamond ·
opinion

Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is a silent yet formidable foe that many of us encounter at some point in our lives. It doesn’t discriminate by gender, profession or even accomplishments.

Carly David ·
opinion

How to Leverage Social Media to Increase Retail Foot Traffic, Sales

These days it can feel like everybody is interacting on a screen of some kind, with less IRL engagement than ever. This can be especially frustrating for brick-and-mortar business owners, because while social media followers are great, you need in-person foot traffic to keep your business going.

Eric Lee ·
opinion

Content Ideas to Entice Fans and Earn Big on Valentine's Day

For many content creators, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate friendship, love and sensuality with their fans. If you’re thinking of jumping on that V-Day bandwagon, here are some tips for making the most of this special day.

Eva ·
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