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Virtual Worlds

Virtual Worlds
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Do you see virtual worlds like Second Life as competition for adult websites or as complementary entities where adult companies can advertise and sell products?" Here's what they had to say: I don't know much about Second Life, bu... More »

Specialty Production

Specialty Production
Veteran porn salesman Dean Sussman says that every adult store he's visited for the past 20 years has the same type of customers in them. "The adult store will never die," he said, "because there will always be the type of guy who wants his porn from the store." Sussman is right, and stores also ... More »

BDSM Shakes Up Vanilla Porn

BDSM Shakes Up Vanilla Porn
There was a time when bondage and sadomasochism were practically unheard of in vanilla erotica. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, BDSM was seldom discussed in Penthouse, Playboy or Oui — and standard adult films stuck to what BDSM players refer to as "vanilla sex" (that is, heterosexual or gay sex that... More »

The Sound and Fury

The Sound and Fury
The debate pitting social responsibility against commercial viability vis-à-vis sexually explicit content seems never louder than when someone tosses a mention of so-called "extreme" content into the middle of it. While it's not exactly a hot-button issue in the adult-entertainment industry, the "e... More »

Tube Life

Tube Life
This time it was Twistys turn to publicize their position with regard to Tube sites. Shap did the dirty work and expressed his company's stance very articulately on GFY. Still, as expected, he was immediately set upon by the mob as if he'd just announced the opening of a child porn brokerage. Others... More »

Combating Piracy

Combating Piracy
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Which do you think will be most effective in combating content piracy — taking legal action against pirates, a technological solution, or some combination of both?" Here's what they had to say: Who steals content in the first pl... More »

Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?
The adult industry made the all important transition from public porno movie theaters to in-the-home entertainment during the "Big '80s" as advancements in technology ranging from the VCR to the Internet propelled the industry to new heights in every financial category. Some seem to think the skin b... More »

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles
It's no secret that the online adult entertainment industry has been characterized by change throughout its relatively short and stellar history. And while oftentimes difficult to adapt to, evolving with these changes and the challenges they present can be rewarding on levels other than the purely f... More »

Latinas: Exotic or Authentic?

Latinas: Exotic or Authentic?
In recent months the number of newly-launched independent sites and large network offerings aimed at monetizing the Latina content niche, or micro-niches within it, have been growing with sizzling speed and varied amounts of success. As Hollywood Latina actresses like Salma Hayek and Penelope Cru... More »

SiteGrinder 2: Name Layers, Get A Site

SiteGrinder 2: Name Layers, Get A Site
It's a dilemma faced by many users: Whether you are a photographer, amateur adult site operator, accomplished designer lacking in HTML knowledge or someone who despite your non-webmaster roots wants to put your work on the web — how do you do it? While a variety of issues from hosting to FTP wi... 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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