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Midterm Porn Politics: 1

Midterm Porn Politics: 1
It is not a secret that the regulatory environment for the adult entertainment industry has become markedly more hostile in recent years. In fact, if you keep up with the news and commentary generated by the industry media, you may feel that you are at war with your own government. In the past coup... More »

Tapping Into a New Corner

Tapping Into a New Corner
Last year, several Virgin Megastore locations in the U.S. unveiled COLT Corners, branded kiosks featuring DVDs and other branded products from COLT Studio Group. "We have COLT Corners going into more than 15 stores across the U.S.," COLT President and Creative Director John Rutherford told XBIZ ... More »

Hardcore Content: 2

Hardcore Content: 2
In part one, we'll look at hardcore content, the definition of obscenity and the Miller test. In this conculsion, we'll look at Internet issues, self-censorship and beyond. Internet Issues Unlike a magazine or video, the infinite nature of works displayed on the Internet — with capabilities fo... More »

Hardcore Content: 1

Hardcore Content: 1
Hardcore content. It’s not hard to find, if you know where to look. Websites like CumFarters. com or PornJackass.com feature some of the most extreme hardcore content available online. At CockBrutality.com, the words “gaping,” “pissing” and “choking” often appear. On Khan Tusion’s... More »

Looking After Adult Talent

Looking After Adult Talent
Compare a porn star to a professional athlete. Both must possess certain physical attributes and skills. Both are employed in physically demanding jobs that require good conditioning, and at times the “players” are at risk for chronic injuries. Both can be relatively short-lived careers, and bot... More »

U.S. Obscenity Law

U.S. Obscenity Law
When adult entertainment providers hire attorneys to review their films, magazines or websites, they frequently ask, "Could this material cause me legal problems?" But quite often it is difficult to offer a simple yes or no answer because for many years the American courts have been wrestling with w... More »

Winning the Obscenity War

Winning the Obscenity War
In 2006, the adult entertainment industry is bigger than ever. But adult entertainment also is a convenient target for politicians in some countries. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been quite vocal about his desire to greatly increase the number of obscenity prosecutions — and in Great... More »

Straight Flash, Gay Cash?

Straight Flash, Gay Cash?
Back in 1997, gay web content was pretty slim — mostly poorly scanned images from 1980s magazines. It seemed most of the webmasters were straight and had a real phobia about doing gay sites. At that time, I was pitching my plug-in, DickMag.com, to anyone who would take my calls. A conversation ... More »

Adult Content: East to West

Adult Content: East to West
Unlike the Cold War and the gangster rap battles of the 1990s, the East vs. West debate in porn has never turned violent, but the difference in the product coming from both coasts in terms of performers, budgets and overall style is as huge as the difference between Reagan and Andropov or Tupac and ... More »

Top Gay Affiliate Programs

Top Gay Affiliate Programs
When researching referral programs, content providers and online cinemas, it is easy to get caught in a web of bad information and fraudulent sites. There are so many programs being offered in this market that it is increasingly difficult to identify one that will meet your needs, provide high conv... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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