Home > Features > Pinterest Clones Seek to Popularize Porn • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Pinterest Clones Seek to Popularize Porn

Pinterest Clones Seek to Popularize Porn

October 9, 2012
Text size: 
View in Digital Mag
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 168 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.

" What will be harder to do is to stand out from the fast swelling throng of similar sites. "

They say that you can easily have too much of a good thing. Many first-time tequila drinkers know this fact first-hand; as do adult affiliates facing a global glut of free porn.

Despite this hard-won knowledge, however, building another free adult website is as easy as ordering another margarita (especially when it is as simple as installing a script); but in both examples, the happiness of “having another one” may quickly fade into regret.

Take for example the growing wave of adult Pinterest knock-offs — among the most popular of webmaster fads since some guy pointed at YouTube and said, “We should do that with adult videos!”

Although it is doubtful that Pinterest clones will ever become as popular as tube sites, the current adult affiliate arena is wholeheartedly embracing them, saturating the market.

For example, current adult pin-boards include high-profile properties such as Sex.com and the newly launched Porntack.com; plus Pintease.com, Pornterest.net, Snatchly.com — the list goes on and is growing — as these next generation pic-posts take center stage.

The problem is that it is one thing to get girls to click on tasty pictures of cakes and candies all day, with legitimate users sharing their favorite images and developing a sense of community around themselves; and quite another thing to develop, grow and sustain a legitimate adult pin-board that isn’t simply populated by marketers spamming tired porn.

Having said that, this author believes that less orthodox pin-board implementations, especially those focusing on unique visual metaphors for accessing and navigating adult multimedia content, may garner substantial traction, especially among mouse-free mobile users that can point, pull and swipe their way across your site using a small touch screen.

Likewise, incorporating pin-board elements into a blog or forum, where discussions may be centered on the pinned content, could boost many communities’ appeal.

Still, a variety of available WordPress themes and stand alone scripts put the power of pin-board porn possibilities into anyone’s hands. For example, Pinterestclones.com, Pin-MeScript.com, Pintastic.com, and Pinnect from UniProgy.com, all provide easy market entry points, allowing anyone to get in the game.

What will be harder to do is to stand out from the fast swelling throng of similar sites.


Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,... More »

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers

It’s been 20 years since JenniCam rocked the infant internet with the first adult-oriented live cam shows, revealing the intimate details of this groundbreaking cam performer’s daily life —... More »

Caring About Camming: Academia Takes a Closer Look

Editor’s Note: Rachel Stuart is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent’s School of Sociology, Social Policy and Research, undertaking an investigation of some of camming’s nuances,... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!