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Take the High Road

Take the High Road
"Once, twice, three times a lady." — LIONEL RICHIE "Bitch, Bitch, Bitch, Bitch, make me rich" — TOO $HORT Indulge me for a moment as I clarify a common misunderstanding in our industry: Pork chop = piece of meat. Rump roast = piece of meat. Nude model = not a piece of meat. ... More »

AdultWhosWho.com

AdultWhosWho.com
Derek Meklir loves to travel. That's a good thing, because he's on the road constantly for his role as vice president of marketing for SK Intertainment. His most recent junket took him to the XBIZ Hollywood '07 Industry Conference, which was held at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and got hi... More »

Is the US at War With Sex?

Is the US at War With Sex?
Dr. Marty Klein is not only a certified sex therapist and a licensed marriage and family counselor who brings 26 years of experience to the table; he is also an ally of the adult entertainment industry who First Amendment attorney Lawrence G. Walters and others have used as an expert witness in cour... More »

Using Secondary Processors

Using Secondary Processors
When chatting with prospective clients about our geo-IP targeted international phone billing system, I often hear the expression "but my affiliates will kill me..." or some such from webmasters fearful of a backlash from disgruntled affiliates who might view the implementation of our solution as a t... More »

The Content Conundrum

The Content Conundrum
I've got content on my mind this month – or more properly, the perception of content, both from the perspective of the producer – as well as that of the consumer. Specifically, what's gotten me thinking are a recent New York Times story about how high-definition video could be "too real" for por... More »

Really Kinky: 2

Really Kinky: 2
Really Kinky: 2 Setting certain standards and guidelines, fake orgasms and more Joanne Cachapero In part one, we began our look at how Kink.com is championing the online fetish niche. In this conclusion, we'll look at setting certain standards and guidelines, fake orgasms and more: Adher... More »

Really Kinky: 1

Really Kinky: 1
On the fringe of adult content, fetish is touted as taboo and extreme. But box-covers that boast of BDSM often contain nothing more than typical porno fare dressed up in ball gags and latex, with some extra spanking thrown in to make it look like the real thing. Peter Acworth wants you to know th... More »

Masturbators Anonymous

Masturbators Anonymous
For most of us, our sex lives are an inherently private affair, our very own walled garden. The same applies to our customer, the surfer. His sex life is private too. It is precisely because of this, that concrete data regarding the demographics of surfers is hard to come by. The common p... More »

Crossing Over: 2

Crossing Over: 2
In part one, we began our look at the convergence of adult video production and the Internet. In this conclusion, we'll look at vignette shooting, the demographics of DVD purchasers and more: Vignette Shooting Lillo's description of the vignette-style of shooting — a collection of individual s... More »

Crossing Over: 1

Crossing Over: 1
A wise old webmaster once said, "Content is king and traffic is God." But what if you could have both in abundance? An increasing number of adult entertainment companies that have deeply entrenched roots on the Internet and are now releasing their footage onto DVDs are finding out the answer. Cou... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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