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Adult affiliate programs are a relatively easy way for all types of brands in the adult market to expand their reach, tap into new audiences, grow their customer base and increase brand awareness.
Without a consistent stream of new customers, a lot of niche brands in the adult sector would not survive. Businesses with a tried and tested sales funnel are more than happy to pay per lead. Companies that aren’t so certain of their conversion metrics, they’ll still make campaigns profitable by paying only per sale.
Some will tell you affiliate marketing in the adult sector is difficult. The truth is, it’s only as difficult as you make it. PPC, Solo Ads, and all types of paid marketing can be tricky because mainstream platforms like Google AdWords and the Display Network won’t allow it.
The only two places you can get adult social referral traffic from is Twitter and Reddit, but on Reddit, adult links need to be tagged as NSFW (Not Safe For Work) and last year (2019) they stopped allowing paid advertising for adult programs.
All the other main social platforms, even Snapchat that’s inundated with cam models, have strict rules on the type of content you’re allowed to share, and there’s even less allowed when you’re paying for advertising. [source]
The above may seem like it’s extremely hard to make money with adult affiliate programs, but in reality, it’s the exact opposite because it’s equal ground for networking. If you know anything about blogging, you’ll know the most effective way to grow is by networking with others.
Every adult-themed blog that understands marketing will welcome pitches for guest posts and other partner collaborations such as podcasts and interviews, as long as you provide content that matches their audience interests.
Adult Affiliate Website Ideas
- Go all-in with an authority blog devoted to one type of fetish.
- Sexual education-focused sites can venture into every sector of the adult industry by sharing information like what it’s like to be a swinger, what’s involved in BDSM, and even narrow things down to vegan bondage.
- The dating scene is open to singles, married couples who want to expand their sexual experiences together and then there are the affairs websites that are popular with both men and women of all sexualities.
- Sex toys, you can find plenty for all genders who want better bedroom thrills either together or to scratch an itch when they’re apart.
- Aside from those, there’s a billion-dollar industry just for sex dolls with a diverse user base from trucker companions to dolls to serve the needs of people with disabilities.
- Cam models can partner with sex toy brands and earn commissions by recommending their favorite sex toys.
12 Adult Affiliate Programs
- Swing Lifestyle
- Prive Co
- Size Genetics
- Health Trader
- Adult Force
- Geeky Sex Toys
- Sex Doll Genie
Fleshlight has dominated the male sex toy industry for years. It was originally patented back in 1998 and the idea wasn’t solely for pleasuring guys.
The inventor Steven Shubin designed the device after his wife became pregnant and being over 40, they were advised by their Doctor that intercourse was off the table.
As an alternative, the Fleshlight was invented and it’s described in the Patent simply as a “device for discreet sperm collection”.
Discreet is a selling point, as is the fact that many porn models that have casts taken and the Fleshlights designed to represent their female parts.
For marketing, there are different avenues you can take. Couples during pregnancy, truckers on the road or other business travelers who’d rather not go down the infidelity route, and for those who find themselves in sexless relationships or marriages.
The Fleshlight affiliate program is called FNCash and it includes two sites: Fleshlight.com and Fleshjack.com which is for gay Fleshlights. The program uses 60-day cookies and pays up to 30% on all product sales from either website.
2. Swing Lifestyle
SwingLifestyle.com is the world’s largest online swinging community with millions of registered users.
Registration is free and is open to singles and couples. Like most free-to-use platforms, some features are locked and only accessible to premium members. One of those here is private messaging.
To private message other swingers, a premium account is needed. Also, any nude images of users’ profiles are blurred on the free accounts.
For those in the USA, there’s an interactive map that lets users find compatible partners by searching by State. This is where to find local swing clubs that are members-only, so no walk-ins allowed.
The mass user base of this community is so big the owners were able to expand the business by launching a travel agency devoted to swingers – ToplessTravel.com.
The Swing Lifestyle affiliate program pays a 50% recurring commission on all paid membership options and the minimum threshold for payment is just $50. No details are provided about the cookie length for referrals.
All members, premium or free, have access to the affiliate program. If you don’t want to register as a user, you can register as a new affiliate.
3. Prive Co
Priveco.com is the company behind a number of adult stores and a few of them have affiliate programs managed on the ShareaSale.com network.
ShopinPrivate.com is their most trafficked store. It caters to all the weird things people are too embarrassed to go into a shop and buy, but it’s also appealing to a wider audience who’d rather have guaranteed discreet delivery.
The Shop in Private store uses 60-day cookies and pays a 10.87% commission.
The affiliate program is on Shareasale.com and CJ.com so if you’d rather use the CJ.com network, log in and search for it there. Otherwise…
Bachelorette.com is for bachelorette party supplies and pays 15.2% commission using 90-day cookies.
Sign up to promote this as an affiliate here.
Vibrators.com pays 15.4% commission with a cookie duration of 180-days.
Sign up for this affiliate program here.
Naturally, the more targeted your traffic is to each website, the higher your conversions will be.
Btw: You’ll do better in the long run if you don’t follow Prive Co’s marketing advice for affiliates. They encourage you to cheat! The affiliate program terms are deliberately loose as they’d rather have an independent sales force breaking the rules with absolutely no comeback on their brands. (See point 4 here and don’t do that)
The Stockroom is among the longest-running online stores catering to the BDSM industry as well as a range of sex toys. They were making and selling sex toys since before the internet.
Another niche you can venture into using the Stockroom’s affiliate program is what they call “Vondage”. Vegan bondage.
The Stockroom affiliate program pays a 10% commission on all their products and payments are paid monthly after you’ve met the minimum threshold of $50.
To register for the affiliate program, you first need to create a customer account, then sign up for the affiliate program. When you do, you can use the deep links to feature whatever products you want to promote. This is ideal for adding a niche category store to an adult blog.
Bongacash.com is the affiliate platform for Bongacams.com, one of the largest cam sites online.
They accept international traffic and don’t have any banned countries. To help you target your campaigns better, they’ll even give you geo banners already translated into 24 languages and there are video live stream banners too.
There’s enough tools provided to build an entire affiliated cam site white-labeled through bongacash.com.
You can even choose how you’d prefer to earn. The email sign up pays up to $4.50 per lead and there’s no credit card needed, just a confirmed email. The other option is revenue share that pays you 25% commission on everything your referral spends while their account is active.
If you have other adult affiliates in your network, they also have a 2nd tier affiliate program that pays you 5% of their earnings too.
If building a niche cam site is something you’re interested in, check out Bongacash.com.
6. Size Genetics
Did you know that if a guy has a penis is less than 2.8 inches, it’s actually diagnosed as having a micropenis? So says health.com, but Cleveland Clinic says that’s rare. Nevertheless, a lot of dudes want to go bigger and add girth.
Surgery is the most expensive option and the riskiest. Unless it’s an absolute necessity, most men won’t want a surgeon going near their man-bits.
The far safer and less costly option is to go with a penis extender. Size Genetics has been the most popular brand for six years running in this category.
The Size Genetics penis extender is cleared by the FDA and is a medical type 1 device. Over a half-million users swear by its effectiveness for penis enlargement.
Whether your site focuses on men’s health or the male psyche for bigger and thicker, this could be a good fit. As could an entire review site just for these products.
The Size Genetics affiliate program is privately managed using the Post Affiliate Pro software. They pay affiliates 50% commission and use lifetime cookies.
7. Health Trader
Health Trader is an affiliate network where you’ll find a variety of supplements.
While not all their supplements are related to adult explicit websites, there are products that would suit those registering for dating sites such as anti-aging supplements, and hair loss affiliate programs.
For the adult sector, they also have categories of products catering to premature ejaculation, penis enlargement, breast enlargement, and impotence.
As the Health Trader platform is a network representing various retailers, cookie length and commissions vary by product. In general, you can expect to see commissions start from 10% and the minimum payment threshold of $100.
Crakrevenue has been around since 2010, fought a drawn-out legal battle over patents in the CPA industry and won the fight.
To date, the network has paid out over $250M in affiliate commissions, won over 20 awards including making it into the top five CPA networks ranked by mthink.com’s Blue Book.
Even if you choose not to partner with Crakrevenue, for whatever reason, at least Google search the string “site:Crakrevenue.com adult” and you’ll get a gleam into all things adult marketing related.
- Adult SEO Guides,
- Snapchat marketing
- Adult media buying
- Building an adult audience
- Right through to the best adult themes for WordPress
They have the guides and to date, they already have over 35,000 affiliates, many of which are using their adult affiliate programs to monetize their site traffic.
Some of the programs here are exclusive. They cover dating, adult cams, erectile dysfunction, and a big one is the adult gaming sector.
As it is a network, different programs will have different terms, but whichever program you promote, earnings are tracked and paid twice monthly.
It’ll come as no surprise to you that most porn sites are for male consumption. An average of 30% of porn viewers is either women or couples who enjoy watching together.
Sssh.com caters to feminist erotica. The types that have a storyline to them. All the content is female inspired and ethically produced.
If your audience is female or couples, such as a site that takes the adult lifestyle magazine angle, Sssh.com could be a good fit.
For payouts, you can use their pay per lead program to earn $20 per new sign up, or alternatively on a pay per sale basis that nets you 50% recurring commissions for as long as your referrals remain active subscribers.
They also have a webmaster referral program that pays 10% of affiliate earnings from anyone you refer who signs up to the Sssh.com affiliate program.
The minimum payout is $50 and that’s paid out on the 15th of the month.
10. Adult Force
AdultForce.com is based in Canada and has a smaller number of adult programs in the network than most others, but the ones they do have are popular brands.
It’s through here you’ll be able to earn commissions from promoting the likes of Brazzers, Reality Kings, DP Digital Playground, Babes.com, Sean Cody and likely their most popular – Pornhub Premium.
Judging by the few online reviews the company has, the few problems reported by affiliates relate to fraudulent traffic. That’s going to happen on any network though.
What they do have is dedicated managers, good programs to promote and they’re now paying Net 15, which just means fortnightly payments instead of monthly.
11. Geeky Sex Toys
Geeky Sex Toys is a husband and wife business based in Australia. They make their own sex toys based on fiction and fantasy such as Game of Moans, Orgasms of the Galaxy, and Doctor Screw.
If they’ve not thought of the sex toys for geeks to spice up the bedroom, chances are, they’ll make it if they can if someone asks. But, this idea was mentioned back in an interview in 2017, so don’t go promoting made-to-order sex toys until you confirm that’s still the case.
The Geeky Sex Toys affiliate program has a 30-day referral window and pays a 10% commission across all their products.
12. Sex Doll Genie
If you’re looking for high ticket items you can sell as an affiliate, sex dolls may be your golden ticket. These real-life silicon dolls fetch in the region of $2,000 to $10,000 each.
For some buyers, they are a relationship substitute, whereas for others, they’re the 3rd party alternative to a threesome without emotional baggage. They can also serve as companions for long-distance truckers and be helpful for people with disabilities.
Sex dolls is a popular industry and there is room to narrow down the types of dolls you promote to a specific audience demographic.
The Sex Dolls Genie website is a husband and wife run business that has over 1,300 dolls catering to a variety of looks, ages (all above 18), genders and sizes.
The SDG affiliate program pays you 18% commission of the entire order and not just the doll. There’s a whole range of customizations customers can choose to add if they like.
* source notes: Channel members report by Heather Montgomery, CEO, and Founder of Pleazeme.com – a relatively new adult social network for over 21s. If your country is restricted, email Channels@Pleazeme.com to ask about membership and/or a copy of the social media marketing report.