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The War On Adult?

The War On Adult?
On Dec. 1 in Washington, former CIA Director George Tenet addressed an information-system security conference, warning that al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations could use the Internet to carry out cyber attacks against the United States and calling for greater Internet governance. Tenet as... More »

The German Sex Industry

The German Sex Industry
What a difference a decade makes! Germany, once perceived as having one of the most tolerant attitudes to porn, is now one of the most regulated markets. Anyone wishing to sell into Europe's largest market must now adhere to the rules as laid down by the government. Your tours must be 'FSK16' – ... More »

Blogging For Bucks

Blogging For Bucks
Michael Stabile knows his porn. He is about as wired into the gay porn industry as anyone can be, what with all the people he talks to each day, the press releases he reads and the deals with insiders he strikes. The upshot? His gay porn blog gets around 30,000 unique visitors per day and brings ... More »

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property
Editor's note: Whether it's the pilfering of photo and or video content, entire websites or business practices, the online world, both mainstream and adult, is rife with issues of intellectual property infringement. As some of the basic factors involved are often the subject of confusion, I present ... More »

Site Branding Via Favicon

Site Branding Via Favicon
Several people have asked me about logo branding with an image that appears in a user's address bar. While I personally removed the Favorite Icon from most of my hosts (in the process of creating a more presentable graphic), it is an important factor for establishing branding for your website. Th... More »

Packaging Porn For Women

Packaging Porn For Women
As sex is becoming more mainstream, women are becoming increasingly curious and less shy about how the Internet can help meet their needs. Surveys show that one in three visitors to adult sites are women, which suggests that women are looking for more ways to enjoy sexual pleasure as well as und... More »

The Best Affiliate Program

The Best Affiliate Program
There's a discussion thread currently running on our message board which has a member asking the question "Who is your most productive affiliate?" While the question seems to be asking program owners who their top affiliate is, the body of his post indicates that he's interested in knowing what the ... More »

The Adult DVD Market: 2

The Adult DVD Market: 2
In Part 1, we examined adult's role in spurring market penetration of DVD players and the evolution of the DVD rental by mail model. In this conclusion, we'll look at the future of online DVD rentals, and the implications for production and distribution channels. Rosy Future? Mike is optimistic ... More »

The Adult DVD Market: 1

The Adult DVD Market: 1
When Jeffrey J. Douglas stood before a gathering of mainstream video software executives in Iowa in 1998, he was faced with a group of decision makers trying to figure how to get consumers to buy newfangled DVD players. The executives were hungry for content to lead the charge — but not necessa... More »

Constitutional Obscenity?

Constitutional Obscenity?
In a few short hours, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on "Obscenity Prosecution and the Constitution" – a hearing which will only hear one side of the debate... As previously reported by ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends

Executives from the leading businesses of the online adult entertainment industry recently weighed in the question, “What do you see as the likely top trends that will influence the industry?”... More »
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