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Flash Forward

Flash Forward
It may not sound sexy, but the operative word in the gay adult industry as 2010 comes to a close is “stable.” After some shaky times brought on by a struggling economy, the ship seems to have righted itself just enough for producers and distributors to catch their breath and plan for better time... More »

Let Freedon Swing: Our own Medicine

Let Freedon Swing: Our own Medicine
We are made as hell and not going to take it anymore” is an iconic line from 1976’s “Network” and has also become a call to action in many forms of networking in 2010: social, telephonic and now, right here in Gay Porn-Dum,” and saddest of all, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Wh... More »

Folsom Fun: Folsom Street Fair

Folsom Fun: Folsom Street Fair
Jack Shamama has been living in San Francisco for 15 years, and he never misses a Folsom Street Fair. He’s eagerly awaiting the 27th installment of the popular leather-lover event, which typically attracts more than 300,000 visitors from around the globe. “I say this every year: I see someth... More »

It Is a Small World, After All

It Is a Small World, After All
When looking at the worldwide opportunities in any market, the key issues go well beyond simple supply and demand to include many other factors, such as the customer’s ability to pay for your product or service. Within the adult webmastering community, this discussion typically revolved around... More »

Real Reality Shows

Real Reality Shows
"Chicken Little” starring Cockey Lockey does indeed sound like it could be the latest twink DVD sensation to make its way to the video-ondemand theaters on the Internet in the ultimate pornification of art imitating life. Though the plausibility of the title and the stage name could be mistaken fo... More »

What's up With Shemale Mania?

What's up With Shemale Mania?
Is the shemale gold rush over? After years of having only a handful of competitors in the transsexual website arena, it was no great surprise when every program whether large or small, started adding shemale sites to their roster in an effort to capitalize on what we’d known for years …... More »

Gay Dollars Make Sense - Toys for Boys

Gay Dollars Make Sense - Toys for Boys
“We’re here, we’re a formidable market segment, get used to it.” Doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as smoothly as its hyper-political inspiration, perhaps, but with manufacturers in the adult novelty industry, it wields more power than an automatic weapon. As well it should. “This... More »

The New Crossover - Queer Nation

The New Crossover - Queer Nation
What ‘s commonly thought of as a move from hardcore to mainstream movies, the term “crossover” is taking on a whole new meaning in adult as a new breed of “queer” performer is changing the face of porn. Not exclusively straight nor gay, queer talent can’t be defined by any type of se... More »

Happy Days for Gays?

Happy Days for Gays?
The adult industry is recession proof. Amateur Internet porn is the wave of the future. DVDs are going the way of the dodo. Fact or fiction? “Retailers have stated that they are being far more cautious when placing their orders,” says Christopher Thais, president and CEO of JRL Communication... More »

Let Freedom Swing: Cleaning the Closet

Let Freedom Swing: Cleaning the Closet
It arrived in an ordinary envelope but landed with a still reverberating thud. I am talking about a invitation to my, gulp, thirtieth, high school reunion – complete with a questionnaire to bring my fellow alumni from the class of 1980 up to date. The first section was easy… there is no spous... More »

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