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A Look at E-tailing

A Look at E-tailing
Whether you're an established retailer seeking to extend your brand online, a web-based operator seeking to diversify revenue streams or an entrepreneur looking for a suitable business model, opportunities abound in the world of online retail, or "e-tail." Unlike subscription sales, video-on-dema... More »

A New Formula

A New Formula
Early this year, Jack Mardack hit the road to do some marketing for Earl Miller. Mardack, who had already been an affiliate manager and webmaster of AdultFriendFinder.com, visited some strip clubs during the marketing trek and found something he wasn't expecting. "I was surprised to see how much ... More »

The Crossover

The Crossover
Less than two years ago, Pamela Butkowski was working in mainstream distribution, and wondering how she could get into something new that would take advantage of her marketing background. At the close of 2005, the Cleveland native saw her chance. DVDs For A Buck, an adult DVD program that had been o... More »

JT's Stockroom

JT's Stockroom
Adult fetish retailer JT's Stockroom is arguably the oldest sex toy company on the Internet — its store was online back when the World Wide Web was merely a sparkle in the eyes of Internet shoppers. Stockroom founder Joel Tucker began his fetish store — at the time called JT Toys — in 1988 ... More »

Legal Bear in the Woods

Legal Bear in the Woods
There are hundreds of stories of how mainstream professionals find their way into the adult business. Most will admit it's by accident. Renowned litigation attorney Paul Berra is no different. His path into the adult industry certainly was accidental. As one of the outstanding litigants at the hi... More »

Brand Extension

Brand Extension
When SilverCash launched SilverSinema, it became one of the few online companies to take the plunge into DVD sales. The move coincided with the 10th anniversary of SilverCash's online launch, so it's a celebration of sorts. It's also a major diversification move that has some other online companies ... More »

Women Don't Need a "G-Shot"

Women Don't Need a "G-Shot"
The so-called "G-Shot" procedure is the latest in a long line of medical or pharmacological interventions in sexual pleasure or functioning. Yes, it is the latest Big Thing in the sex world to debunk. A Los Angeles plastic surgeon has come up with a new enhancement strategy that he's teaching to ... More »

A Look at Workers' Comp

A Look at Workers' Comp
The "mainstreaming" of adult may mean wider markets and increased revenue to some content producers. For performers, going mainstream promises recognition and legitimacy beyond being stereotyped as a mere adult star. Even as the adult business environment becomes more corporate, few are ready to ... More »

50 Years After 'Roth'

50 Years After 'Roth'
2007 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most consequential rulings in U.S. history: the Supreme Court's 1957 decision in the case Roth vs. U.S. A major turning point for American obscenity law, the Roth ruling (a 6-3 decision) made it more difficult for prosecutors to get obscenity convicti... More »

Porn's Future on Wall St.

Porn's Future on Wall St.
Porn has taken mainstream media by storm. Stars routinely cross over into small acting roles in TV and film, and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have tracked developments in the business in surprising depth. Mainstream coverage, though, differs from mainstream business, and survivin... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Cam World: Q&A With Studio 20’s Andra Chirnogeanu

One of the blue-ribbon studios in the cam biz is Studio 20, which is now a global brand, with locations on both sides of the Atlantic — from Romania to Hollywood, Calif. Of course, with every strong... More »

Cam World: Model of Month Jenny Blighe Is Red-Hot

Have you found out about MyFreeCams sensation Jenny Blighe, the fiery Arkansas redhead? For the past four years, Blighe’s been camming on an almost-daily basis on MyFreeCams, building a loyal fan... More »

Justin Sayne Leather Expands Team, Gears Up for Eventful 2017

When Justin Sayne looks back on 2016, he will likely remember it as a year in which his Arizona-based company, Justin Sayne Leather, grew by leaps and bounds. Important new hires joined the company, Sayne... More »
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