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Gay Terms

Gay Terms
A good first step in understanding a culture that's different than your own is to learn a little bit of the language. That's true whether you're going to France, the Folsom Street Fair, the Eagle Bar in San Francisco or any local GLBT Pride celebration. Destinations like the Trannywood Pictures home... More »

Gay Can Be Tapped Further

Gay Can Be Tapped Further
Getting your website in front of a first-time gay customer may not be as easy as it was, say, 10 years ago, but there's still a good portion of the market that has yet to be reached. According to some of the most successful gay site operators, saturation in the gay market is a long way off. For a... 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 »

The Gay Video Market

The Gay Video Market
For a long time, many video stores saw the product of gay studios as something that catered to a niche market and stayed away from it, largely because of the money involved. Today, little by little, many "straight" adult video purveyors and even mainstream retailers are beginning to enter... More »

Straight Guys, Gay Surfers

Straight Guys, Gay Surfers
Performer Jack Lawrence works hard at maintaining his tanned, muscular body and rugged, All-American looks. Since 2003, he's worked in more than 400 titles. Like other adult actors, he enjoys being looked at, watched and even admired. But, unlike other straight male talent, he loves his gay male fa... More »

Real Lesbian Porn?

Real Lesbian Porn?
It seems that one of the hardest things for adult website operators to do is persuade women to purchase porn. While some of this is due to the fact that women simply aren't conditioned to have to pay for sex, much of it has to do with what is being offered and the differences in taste between men an... More »

Promoting Gay Sites

Promoting Gay Sites
The differences in the gay and straight markets run much deeper than just content. While in many ways marketing is marketing no matter the product, the gay market is very different from other types of content. How program owners and affiliate managers market their programs to webmasters, therefore, ... More »

Switch Hitting

Switch Hitting
I was once asked, "Don't you have to be gay to do gay site promotions?" My answer was a resounding "No." There are many opportunities within the gay or straight market for webmasters and affiliates of any sex or sexual orientation to increase their revenue and earn some extra cash. Recent tes... More »

Adult Content Evolves

Adult Content Evolves
For webmasters, adult content has historically been more of a product, but today it seems as if the production and distribution end of the business has moved into the service sector, with traditional photo galleries and individual video clips purchased on CDs and DVDs having been largely replaced by... More »

Shooting Content 101

Shooting Content 101
Covering the basics of adult content production in a single article means that only the briefest of treatments can be given to a mind-boggling array of concerns. Having said that, there is a never-ending supply of people who are embracing low-cost, high-tech, user-friendly photo and video equ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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