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Let Freedom Swing!

Let Freedom Swing!
Every webmaster, affiliate program, tube site, MGP, blog, review portal, VOD mall or traffic hub has one thing in common; we all make our living one sale at a time. The credit card processor does not know who is gay and who is straight: to them it is just dollars and at the end of the day, all... More »

In the Executive Seat: Tim Valenti

In the Executive Seat: Tim Valenti
The video-on-demand (VOD) membership network, NakedSword, has been a top gay brand to online consumers for a decade. That's why AEBN, the largest adult VOD company in the business, decided to acquire NakedSword and make the firm its flagship gay product. This, and other recent partnerships, has elev... More »

Gay Adult Retail

Gay Adult Retail
The ever-evolving retail market is changing at such a rapid pace that tracking the latest micro-blip in consumer tastes is virtually impossible. It can be tricky enough for a brick-and-mortar retailer to keep pace with its overall consumer base, much less the interests of a sub-niche. And yet, gi... More »

From Thugz to Glamour

From Thugz to Glamour
As the adult biz moves lock, stock and barrel onto the Internet, the commonly received wisdom has been that niche companies are best positioned to take advantage of their position in the new neighborhood. But the truth is that niche companies, such as those catering to the all-black, Hispanic o... More »

The Hiring Process

The Hiring Process
In my last article, we discussed the potential legal problems with terminating or laying-off employees. However, one of the best ways to prevent legal pitfalls is to screen and hire your employees well. Often termination issues can be resolved in the screening process. Too often, employers do not... More »

Dealing With Your "Former"

Dealing With Your "Former"
One of the most hotly litigated areas of law in hard economic times is employment law, and more specifically, the termination of employees. Often, based on the pure realities of the situation, companies must downsize in order to remain competitive. However, in order not to fall into a situation that... More »

Hotbod Ty Colt's Star Rises

Hotbod Ty Colt's Star Rises
Sexy, muscle-bound studs are blessedly common in gay adult, but even so, 21-year-old hotbod Ty Colt represents a particularly fine example of the type. The newly minted Falcon Studios exclusive makes his erotic film debut in the forthcoming “Asylum” — in fact, Falcon chose to trumpet Colt’s ... More »

Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers
Wonky XXX spoofs on popular Hollywood movies, South American Slabs of beef, vintage erotica, and extreme fetish (we're talking flatulence and sounding - don't ask if you don't already know) characterized the year in gay adult entertainment. One subgenre has essentially gone quiet, skin flicks des... More »

The Foreign Profit Potential

The Foreign Profit Potential
There is money in foreign markets, but how do you get it? Can a studio simply ship a few hundred DVDs to Europe and wait for the money to roll in? If it were that simple you'd be standing in line at the bank with a deposit slip and a handful of checks. If there is one thing that everyone agrees o... More »

A New Hope for Tolerance

A New Hope for Tolerance
The adult entertainment industry has great reason to celebrate this holiday season and the reason why can be summed up in three words: President Barack Obama. Adult entertainment businesses traditionally encounter substantial governmental hostility under conservative Republican regimes. This has pa... More »

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