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Mold Me

Mold Me
Every performer has a unique personality and devotes his or her adult career to carefully developing and perfecting an image within the industry. Shane's World's Casey Parker is the surfer-girl next door. Tommy Gunn is the chiseled action-stud. Digital Playground's Shay Jordan is the down-to-earth g... More »

Old School Goes New Media

Old School Goes New Media
Not so long ago, the adult entertainment industry was a very different place. Its major players were relatively few and easily identified, content distribution methods and sales channels were fairly limited in number, and content piracy probably ranked near the bottom of the list of pressing concern... More »

A Music and Porn Alliance

A Music and Porn Alliance
For many years, one of the music industry's favorite subjects has been the primary subject of the adult entertainment industry: sex. Rock 'n' roll has been promoting sex (sometimes overtly, sometimes subliminally) for half a century, going back to the rise of pioneers like Little Richard, Elvis Pres... More »

Niche Marketing and Distribution

Niche Marketing and Distribution
The adult entertainment industry has never been more fiercely competitive than it is in the late 2000s, and as a result, adult-oriented entrepreneurs are having to work extra hard when it comes to their marketing and promotional efforts. One of the ways that many adult businesses have been prospe... More »

Taking The Hard-product Plunge

Taking The Hard-product Plunge
We all know the adult DVD is rapidly going the way of the dinosaur, so only a fool would invest the good capital generated by its online distribution channels into an effort to market a new line of adult DVDs … right? Not so fast — unless you are prepared to label some of the adult Internet's... More »

Bi Roots

Bi Roots
In 1994, I met Chi Chi La Rue in Cannes and it forever changed the course of my career. It was during that fateful first meeting that Chi Chi asked if I would be interested in performing in a bisexual scene. It took a little explaining, as I thought I had done bisexual scenes before — having perfo... More »

User Generated Content Sites: 2

User Generated Content Sites: 2
In part one of this article, we looked at 2257, obscenity and child pornography concerns surrounding user generated content sites. In part two, we examine copyright and trademark implications, as well as how such websites can structure their terms and conditions to mitigate their legal concerns. ... More »

Media Obsolescence?

Media Obsolescence?
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Has online delivery made DVD and other hard media obsolete as a form of adult content distribution?" Here's what they had to say: It's easy to draw that correlation for many people, but I think it's like saying libraries make books... More »

User Generated Content Sites: 1

User Generated Content Sites: 1
Given the smashing success of YouTube™ and other video-sharing websites, it was inevitable that the adult industry would see a surge of similar business models involving adult material. Adult dating sites, ex-girlfriend sites, 'tube' sites, freak sites, community sites – you name it, and u... More »

What Adult Can Learn from Videogames

What Adult Can Learn from Videogames
They pay an average of $14-$20 per month and remain members for years at a time. Approximately 83 percent of them are male, 51 percent work full time, 36 percent are married and 22 percent already have children of their own. They are used to buying content online in a monthly subscriber-based pay st... 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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