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You're not the boss of me

You're not the boss of me
Sativa Rose, whom I first saw in Whores Don't Wear Panties, is pictured here adorning a high-concept project called Pump My Tits, Fill My Hole. Sativa looks like Lindsay Lohan gone right, and she probably doesn't drive over paparazzi, either. There is something that troubles me about this pict... More »

Leasing Logic

Leasing Logic
Unless you happen to be one of the lucky few adult retailers who owns the property where your store is located, you will from time to time have to deal with leases. And no matter how astute a business person you are, you are likely to have a difficult time understanding all the intricacies of a comm... More »

Adult Retail Meets Internet

Adult Retail Meets Internet
Over the last decade, adult retailers, like their mainstream counterparts, have experienced revolutionary changes in merchandising because of the Internet. On the mainstream side, figures compiled during the holiday shopping season are a traditional indicator of consumer trends. For the months of N... More »

Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD

Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD
There's a storm brewing over the next generation of high-definition video, and the entire entertainment industry is waiting to find out whether it will hit U.S. shores as a Category 5 or fizzle out at sea. Sony's Blu-ray DVD technology is going head to head with the Toshiba-developed HD-DVD syste... More »

The web is a cruel mistress

The web is a cruel mistress
Ironheaddirectrix Tina Tyler writes that the site I'd listed as hers in a recent insightful and provocative post was instead one maintained by people pirating her image. Like the language of Mordor, I shan't utter the bogus site name here. "It's owned by some bastards who are using my name and lik... More »

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand
While the days of the lone webmaster toiling endlessly to produce, develop and market a profitable adult entertainment website are not over, there are definitely fewer and fewer successful operations being run today by a "one man band" responsible for everything from graphics and design to coding, s... More »

The Contractor gives good fountainhead

<i>The Contractor</i> gives good fountainhead
As a 32nd-degree mason, I appreciate all pornography involving the building trades and grouting. When I stand outside the Home Depot every Saturday morning hoping someone will hire me, it is often with thoughts that I'll be caulking alongside Austyn Moore and Carmen Luvana. It is just my luck tha... More »

Brittany Andrews

Brittany Andrews
Brittany Andrews remembers a defining moment early in her onscreen career. In the film "Internal Affairs," she performed a scene with Jon Dough - the only scene she has ever performed without using a condom. "I ended up calling my mom. I was in tears. I made a statement in that phone call; little... More »

That dick stays in the picture

That dick stays in the picture
Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is releasing a three-CD audiobook entitled My Life & Freaky Times. Campbell is best known for leading the group 2 Live Crew to multiplatinum sales based not on the quality of the record but the controversy surrounding the lyrics. I bought that record in 1989 (when ... More »

Mission Critical: 2

Mission Critical: 2
In part one we began our look ahead at the critical issues facing the industry in 2006. In this conclusion, we'll examine the impact of the the midterm elections, the introduction of revolutionary products and more. The Midterm Elections It is difficult to overstate the importance of the midterm... More »

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