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A 2257 Update

A 2257 Update
The Free Speech Coalition continues to wage its ongoing battle with the federal government over 18 U.S.C. § 2257 — the extraordinarily burdensome regulatory scheme that was finally initiated after 18 years of inactivity when the FBI began inspections in September. There have been ten inspections,... More »

Gay Rewind

Gay Rewind
With rowdy parties, 2257 inspections, scandals, programs opening and closing and its first-ever dedicated webmaster show, 2006 was quite a year for the gay adult market. The year brought many changes to the market — some positive, some negative — but on the whole, we've seen the gay market grow ... More »

An Adult Gaming Model

An Adult Gaming Model
Editor's note: I had a chance to demo GOMA Systems' game and interface technology at the recent Mobile Adult Content Conference (MACC) in Reno and believe that forward-looking adult operators will find it well worth investigating. Here's a closer look: GOMA Systems Corporation has followed the re... More »

The Gay Video Market

The Gay Video Market
For a long time, many video stores saw the product of gay studios as something that catered to a niche market and stayed away from it, largely because of the money involved. Today, little by little, many "straight" adult video purveyors and even mainstream retailers are beginning to enter... More »

Straight Guys, Gay Surfers

Straight Guys, Gay Surfers
Performer Jack Lawrence works hard at maintaining his tanned, muscular body and rugged, All-American looks. Since 2003, he's worked in more than 400 titles. Like other adult actors, he enjoys being looked at, watched and even admired. But, unlike other straight male talent, he loves his gay male fa... More »

Sex at the Cow

Sex at the Cow
In a city where every day is Halloween and residents don't raise an eyebrow when someone prances down the street dressed as a pickle, Perry Mann's San Francisco-based Exotic Erotic Ball is still an eye-catching party. It's a happening that gives thousands of attendees a chance to revel in sexual exp... More »

Real Lesbian Porn?

Real Lesbian Porn?
It seems that one of the hardest things for adult website operators to do is persuade women to purchase porn. While some of this is due to the fact that women simply aren't conditioned to have to pay for sex, much of it has to do with what is being offered and the differences in taste between men an... More »

Straight vs. Gay

Straight vs. Gay
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several players in the gay market, "What are some key differences between doing business in the straight and gay markets?" Here's what they had to say: "When I first started in the industry five years ago, there were a number of key differences between both mar... More »

The Gay Triad

The Gay Triad
Like the spires atop the Golden Gate Bridge, there are three San Francisco companies that sit at the very peak of one of the adult industry's most lucrative genres: gay films. Raging Stallion, Titan Media and Falcon Studios are widely regarded as America's leading producers of gay content. What acco... More »

Promoting Gay Sites

Promoting Gay Sites
The differences in the gay and straight markets run much deeper than just content. While in many ways marketing is marketing no matter the product, the gay market is very different from other types of content. How program owners and affiliate managers market their programs to webmasters, therefore, ... More »

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