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Broadband Gets Blame

Broadband Gets Blame
"Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" — survivors of the original 1960s hippie era claim ownership of the phrase, but so do the aging rockers of the 1970s and even retirees from the spandex-and-big-hair bands of the 1980s. On the other hand, adult-oriented e-commerce professionals of the new millennium c... More »

What to Expect in 2007

What to Expect in 2007
I don’t make specific forecasts about the porn industry and I am not going to start now, but I have been saying of late (and do believe) that 2007 is going to be a very divisive year, filled with an increased number of lawsuits, accusations of fraud and general mayhem. It won’t be cataclysmic (t... More »

Laughable Litigation

Laughable Litigation
While XBIZ reports on a lot of industry and Internet legal stories, more than a few have given us pause. While we by no means consider the merits of each case, we thought our readers might enjoy the top 10 cases that made us ask, "What were they thinking?" Porn on Lockdown Convicted murderer Ern... More »

A 2257 Update

A 2257 Update
The Free Speech Coalition continues to wage its ongoing battle with the federal government over 18 U.S.C. § 2257 — the extraordinarily burdensome regulatory scheme that was finally initiated after 18 years of inactivity when the FBI began inspections in September. There have been ten inspections,... More »

Looking Back – and Ahead

Looking Back – and Ahead
With 2007 already going into its second month, I've been reflecting on the recent past and planning for the near future. As part of this process, I've looked back at the most important factors that impacted my operation in 2006, as well as the factors likely to do so this year. Here are some of thos... More »

Domain Investing

Domain Investing
"Back in my day, I had to walk five miles to school in the snow barefoot..." Who hasn't heard the resident elder among our friends and family pontificate on the good old days? Well, in this time of rapid web growth, you may want to brush up on your retro domain industry lingo and start working on... More »

Centered on Adult

Centered on Adult
America has become an e-commerce culture, and nowhere has there been more of a recent demand for secure, swift and scalable electronic payment processing than in the adult industry. One of the leading providers of fully integrated e-commerce solutions is DHD Media. For more than a decade, this bo... More »

Tax Tips for Adult: 2

Tax Tips for Adult: 2
In part one, we began our look at tax issues and adult entertainment. In this conclusion, we'll look at deductions, the audit process and beyond: Some adult entrepreneurs might be reluctant to deduct sexually oriented items because they don't want to broadcast to the federal or state government t... More »

Tax Tips for Adult: 1

Tax Tips for Adult: 1
In March, the Internal Revenue Service reported that more than 1.2 million income tax returns had been audited in fiscal year 2005 in the U.S., a 21 percent increase from a year earlier. According to that IRS report, audits of high-income returns (which the IRS defined for 2005 as returns reporti... More »

Mainstream Crossover

Mainstream Crossover
Much has been written about major figures in adult entertainment who have crossed over to the mainstream in some respect. Larry Flynt and Hugh Hefner have had plenty of business pursuits that were not erotica-related, and altporn icon Joanna Angel writes a column for Spin magazine. But what about th... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
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