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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 »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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