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Consumers Embracing BDSM, Fetish Products Like Never Before

Consumers Embracing BDSM, Fetish Products Like Never Before
By all accounts, consumer interest in BDSM has grown in recent years, a trend that some observers of the market attribute to the popularity of the “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy. Whatever its inspiration, increased competition within the BDSM/fetish pleasure-product sector has spawned the d... More »

White Labels Turn Gray

White Labels Turn Gray
White labels are evolving as marketers continue to refine their use is leading to some interesting new developments in the dating niche. For the uninitiated, the dating site white label phenomena started for several reasons. The main two were a matter of brand continuity and facility. Previous mark... More »

Playing for Keeps: Future of the Fetish/BDSM Market

Playing for Keeps: Future of the Fetish/BDSM Market
It doesn’t take a degree to figure it out, but Dr. Clockwork is happy to remind everyone that BDSM and fetish consumers are a very unique market. “They’re a very discerning group of people,” says the President/Mad Scientist of Dr. Clockwork’s Home for Electrical and Me... More »

Micropayments Making Headway in the Adult Space

Micropayments Making Headway in the Adult Space
For years adult online business owners have looked at payment models like iTunes with envy. Massive traffic portals that maintain payment information from a massive amount of consumers and provide one click payment functionality for content providers. Now the micropayment method of billing consumers... More »

Alternative Payments Go Beyond Cryptocurrency

Alternative Payments Go Beyond Cryptocurrency
In recent months most of the talk about payment trends has centered on bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency, but as that feeding frenzy appears to be cooling down, several other alternative forms of payment are continuing to gain greater acceptance. Unlike Bitcoin which has a lure based on anon... More »

The Importance of Diversification

The Importance of Diversification
Over the last several years, the challenging conditions of the online adult entertainment market have laid waste to more than a few companies, and left many other companies cutting back and tightening their belts just to survive. At the same time, the market’s overall decline has created oppo... More »

Company Business: .XXX Looks to Future

Company Business: .XXX Looks to Future
Despite the negative predictions of many industry naysayers, the much-storied .xxx top-level domain sponsored by ICM Registry continues finding new customers. According to ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley, the registry is in the best position and shape since its launch, with three main factors contri... More »

Strategies for Better Mobile URLs

Strategies for Better Mobile URLs
From short codes to custom addresses, URLs are becoming more mobile friendly and easier to share via social media. The simplistic nature of these customized and truncated addresses is meant to make them easier to type on small keyboards (or to speak via voice recognition systems) on a mobile device.... More »

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year

Dating Trends: Keepers for the Year
2013 was a bumper year for the casual dating industry. We saw hook-up apps like Tinder make it into the mainstream, a mobile explosion and an incredible number of new entrants to the market, as well as the formation of a number of strategic partnerships giving strength to a variety of existing brand... More »

Special Delivery: Expanding Face of Film Distribution

Special Delivery: Expanding Face of Film Distribution
“As adult movie producers, we are going through an evolution in the way content is first produced and then delivered,” said X-Play co-owner Will Ryder, “and the audience always decides what works best for them. That evolution can be seen most clearly — and often uncomfortably... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Alternative Currency; Is Regulation in Store?

Hardly a day goes by without some headline referring to developments in legal status or use of alternative currency such as bitcoin. At times it seems the virtual currency is nearly taking over the Internet.... More »

Legal Reality: Cliff Notes on 2257

Unlike producers of nonsexual content, adult content producers must comply with a complex and burdensome set of federal criminal regulations known as the 2257 regulations. For those who are not familiar... More »

Rights From Performers: Minor Role, Big Impact

A recent federal appeals court ruling has underscored, once again, why it is so important for content producers to properly acquire intellectual property rights from persons providing creative contributions... More »
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