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A Debate Over Barebacking

A Debate Over Barebacking
Mentioning the term "barebacking" at any gay webmaster gathering is sure to spark a heated debate, but despite the controversy the niche continues to thrive within the gay market. At the heart of the bareback — or sex without condoms — issue is the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transm... More »

Build A Profitable Gay Site

Build A Profitable Gay Site
At industry events I am often approached — as are a lot of my colleagues in the gay adult online industry — for advice on how to enter the gay market. The questions come from very savvy and successful webmasters in the straight market who develop illogical mental blocks when confronted with same... More »

Ahead Of The Curve: Part 2

Ahead Of The Curve: Part 2
In Part 1 of this valuable series, we began a look at "What 15 Gay Adult Webmasters Are Doing to Win You Over" – here's the remainder of the comments, and wisdom, these webmasters passed on... • Brian Sokel, Online Marketing, TLAVideo.com How do you plan on keeping visitors interested?... More »

Ahead Of The Curve: Part 1

Ahead Of The Curve: Part 1
You've downloaded their streaming videos, talked dirty in their chat rooms, and ordered a walk-in closet full of their penetrating sex toys. The professionals behind your pixilated porn experience are flesh and blood human beings with one all-consuming purpose in their short mortal lives: pleasing Y... More »

Speaking Gay Internationally

Speaking Gay Internationally
The GayCrawler.com search engine team has studied the searches carried out during recent visits to their Internet directory dedicated to the gay community. This study is based on searches carried out during the months of April, May and June 2004 on more than 53,000 keywords, and was ... More »

What’s In A Niche?

What’s In A Niche?
I have seen this asked time and time again: “What’s the best niche?” Here’s your answer: There is no best niche… That’s right, there is no niche that is better than the others. Now, before we go any further, let’s define what a niche is. A niche is a specific type of adult enterta... More »

Gay IS A Niche

Gay IS A Niche
While I had some very interesting private commentary on my recent “Stephen Goes Gay?” article, one of my readers publicly commented that “Gay isn’t a niche.” He is of course wrong, and to help those who do not understand the practical implications, I present the following: My aforementi... More »

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 2

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 2
Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass, driven by surfers who know what they want and what they like – will you be able to get gay customers to pull out their credit card or checkbook, or will you needlessly back away out of fear of having your image tarnished? One of ... More »

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1
Whether you still call it the Gay Niche or fully embrace it and call it the Gay Movement - Gay Websites and their webmasters have arrived. Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass and is breaking out of the industry and the self imposed silence that has been the norm for many... More »

How to Write Press Releases

How to Write Press Releases
Do you want to know the secret of writing a news release that will get published? Here it is: My secret for publicity success, developed from rigorous self assessment, after having sent out over a million faxed news releases on behalf of over 2,000 clients: "Tell me a story, give me a local news ang... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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