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Specialty Products: Trending to the Extreme

Specialty Products: Trending to the Extreme
While the adult entertainment industry in general has been suffering through a down market for several years, the pleasure product sector has been thriving, from established power brands to new up-and-comers. In particular, adult specialty and novelty items have boomed as an industry sub-sector, and... More »

Dev Depot: PSD Validator, Virtual Validation Comes to Photoshop

Dev Depot: PSD Validator, Virtual Validation Comes to Photoshop
Experienced web designers and coders are no strangers to online validation tools that are intended to analyze a specific URL; testing its code against established standards as a way of “grading” the site’s structural quality. This isn’t just a matter of ego on the part of tho... More »

Censorship by Money: Snuffing Out Adult Entertainment by Denial of Banking Services

Censorship by Money: Snuffing Out Adult Entertainment by Denial of Banking Services
Adult film stars are reportedly having their bank accounts systematically closed by JP Morgan Chase bank, for no other reason than their connection with porn. According to industry publications and more directly, tweets from adult film performers, Chase has been busy sending letters to hundreds of p... More »

Making the Most of Traffic Filtering Strategies

Making the Most of Traffic Filtering Strategies
Whether you’re building a new adult website or revamping an existing property one of the best places to begin is by understanding how and where it will fit in with today’s traffic ecosystem — because it doesn’t matter how good your site and offer is if nobody ever gets to see... More »

Speciality Pleasure Products: The Power of Uniqueness

Speciality Pleasure Products: The Power of Uniqueness
In any market sector, it pays to have a product that stands out from the crowd. When it comes to adult pleasure products, there are so many high-quality items on the market serving similar purposes and taking similar shapes that it can be difficult to fashion a product that catches the consumer&rsqu... More »

Google Tackles Tubes, Penalizes Affiliates

Google Tackles Tubes, Penalizes Affiliates
For many adult webmasters who thought they were playing by the rules, a rude awakening has left them thinking that Google doesn’t seem to care about their plight. While the search giant may indeed care less about the fortunes of adult site operators, it has recently shown that it does care ab... More »

Responsive Image Presentation Techniques

Responsive Image Presentation Techniques
For many years, specifying an image’s height and width dimensions within an HTML tag was considered a coding best practice, because this information could be used to mark a placeholder around which the rest of a page would render, while the image downloaded. This technique made it feel as tho... More »

Crystal Delights: Product Plus Personality Equals Profit

Crystal Delights: Product Plus Personality Equals Profit
In the fall of 2012, Crystal Delights — which began its corporate life as a designer of purely digital sex toys for the Second Life virtual world — unveiled plans to release the “Torch,” a double-ended, handmade glass sex toy inspired by Wicked Pictures’ “Spartacu... More »

Michigan Joins the "Revenge Porn" Ban Bandwagon

Michigan Joins the "Revenge Porn" Ban Bandwagon
I'm not sure why it took so long, but on May 1, 2014, the State of Michigan joined a growing number of states in seeking to criminalize "revenge porn". Michigan Senate Bills No. 924 and No. 925 would make it either a misdeameanor or a felony (depending on whether its the individual's first or subse... More »

Will Tech Solve the Condom Debate?

Will Tech Solve the Condom Debate?
One of the most contentious issues to hit the U.S. adult entertainment industry has been the highly politicized moves to mandate condoms and other protective barriers. Enforced under current workplace safety rules, these measures would no doubt help to increase performer safety, but at the cost of ... More »

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