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Porn Boosts L.A.'s Economy

Porn Boosts L.A.'s Economy
Turner Jumonville has worked as director of photography on feature films, TV shows, commercials and music videos. But when he arrived in Hollywood in the mid-1990s, his first work was in the adult film industry. "I was a kid, straight out of college, trying to be a cameraman's assistant," Jumonvi... More »

The Urge to Merge

The Urge to Merge
If Coke and Pepsi can place their products in mainstream films, why can't an adult marketer? Wicked Pictures scored priceless exposure gratis when the makers of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" shot the protagonist enjoying himself in bed watching Stormy Daniels in Wicked's "Space Nuts." It's the latest sig... More »

Razzle and Dazzle

Razzle and Dazzle
In a previous article, we made mention of the number of consumers still on dialup as opposed to having Broadband access to the Internet. In that article, we quoted a 2004 JD Powers and Associates study that put dialup use at 61 percent of all Internet access in the U.S. and 73 percent when expanded ... More »

Retro Porn

Retro Porn
Classic adult is making a comeback. In a market seemingly saturated with new product, a small but growing niche of nostalgia hounds and new fans are turning back the adult film clock and playing flicks from the 1970s and 1980s like "Deep Throat" and "A Scent of Heather" on DVD, as well as streami... More »

Success Through Softness

Success Through Softness
Editor's note: A recent question submitted to Danni Ashe's "ask danni" column in XBiz World Magazine asked "Why do you choose not to publish hardcore content online?" Given the trend of many adult entertainment companies pushing ever harder material in an effort to gain market share, I felt that thi... More »

Legal Beat: October, 2005

Legal Beat: October, 2005
On Aug. 2 at U.S. District Court in Denver, Judge Walker D. Miller heard oral arguments regarding plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction in the case of Free Speech Coalition vs. Gonzales. The lawsuit seeks to restrain government enforcement of the "2257 regulations" set forth at 18 U.S.C. ¬... More »

Basic Essentials

Basic Essentials
Every new webmaster that enters this business does so with stars in his or her eyes. No more boss to call the shots, work your own hours, when you want, how you want. As time moves forward, the clock spins, the light at your desk burns longer and longer. Soon you are working 14 hours or more every d... More »

Tapping Into Cartoons

Tapping Into Cartoons
For fans of film and fantasy, the International Comic-Con is a convergence of epic proportions. On the show floor, Jedi warriors try out the newest light sabers, Klingons strut in full "Star Trek" regalia and Japanese goth-lolly girls with pink hair and lace panties leaf through the latest fanzines ... More »

Flickr: A Flash in the Pan

Flickr: A Flash in the Pan
As experiments go, it was somewhere between putting an egg in a microwave and offering free beer at a biker rally. Still, Queens, N.Y., software developer Ericson Smith says the urge to find out what happens when you merge the immediacy of Internet porn with the social classification tactic known a... More »

Demand High for VOD: 2

Demand High for VOD: 2
In part one we examined the growth of video-on-demand and its role in media convergence. In today's conclusion, we'll look at XonDemand, AEBN and affiliate marketing. XonDemand's Start Founded by an anonymous group of investors in 2003, XonDemand is a relative latecomer into the field. Ryan say... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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