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Looking After Adult Talent

Looking After Adult Talent
Compare a porn star to a professional athlete. Both must possess certain physical attributes and skills. Both are employed in physically demanding jobs that require good conditioning, and at times the “players” are at risk for chronic injuries. Both can be relatively short-lived careers, and bot... More »

HotMovies Fans the Flames

HotMovies Fans the Flames
In just three years, HotMovies.com has become a dominant force in the adult video-on-demand space, and its current efforts to generate visibility in the mainstream press could be securing an even stronger position as the market for broadband and adult VOD continues to heat up. In March, Business ... More »

Being A Stud

Being A Stud
For adult star Dave Pounder, the shooting day ritual is similar to any professional athlete's warm-up regimen: a small-to-medium meal 2-3 hours before arriving on the set, a single Viagra pill 15-30 minutes before shooting, a quick shower, a zinc tablet for extra "pop," a quick sit-down with the ac... More »

A Look at Cybersocket

A Look at Cybersocket
More than nine years ago, Morgan Sommer sat on the floor of his partner's house, organizing 2,200 pieces of paper containing bits of information that would some day become the first Cybersocket Directory for the GLBT Internet. It was all part of a plan that he and his partner, co-founder and art dir... More »

U.S. Obscenity Law

U.S. Obscenity Law
When adult entertainment providers hire attorneys to review their films, magazines or websites, they frequently ask, "Could this material cause me legal problems?" But quite often it is difficult to offer a simple yes or no answer because for many years the American courts have been wrestling with w... More »

SOMA

SOMA
California's San Fernando Valley is home to so many adult production companies that it is known as Porn Valley. But 400 miles north sits another district jam-packed with adult businesses. The area of San Francisco that lies south of Market Street, dubbed SOMA by the locals, is populated by a sizable... More »

Winning the Obscenity War

Winning the Obscenity War
In 2006, the adult entertainment industry is bigger than ever. But adult entertainment also is a convenient target for politicians in some countries. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been quite vocal about his desire to greatly increase the number of obscenity prosecutions — and in Great... More »

Alternative Dating Sites

Alternative Dating Sites
Internet dating has become a major industry, and a considerable amount of publicity has been given to Match.com, eHarmony.com and other mainstream dating websites. But not all dating sites have a mainstream or vanilla orientation, and for people with more exotic leanings, alternative dating sites ha... More »

Cruising the Community

Cruising the Community
It was 10 years ago, when I first placed our sex listings on the Internet. There was no business plan behind it, and no notions that I would actually earn a living from this. I'm sure that wasn't a particularly unique perspective back then. At the time, no one seemed to be making money from the Inte... More »

Straight Flash, Gay Cash?

Straight Flash, Gay Cash?
Back in 1997, gay web content was pretty slim — mostly poorly scanned images from 1980s magazines. It seemed most of the webmasters were straight and had a real phobia about doing gay sites. At that time, I was pitching my plug-in, DickMag.com, to anyone who would take my calls. A conversation ... More »

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