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Sofie Rockland: Creating an Experience

Sofie Rockland: Creating an Experience
The marriage of fashion and eroticism can be interpreted in many ways. However the Sofie Rockland’s 210th Experience bodycare line and collection of erotic boxes is among the most obvious. Founded by Sofie Rockland, an international fashion designer who studied under the Master Koetsier Found... More »

Placing Regulations on Adult Sites

Placing Regulations on Adult Sites
As stories of the government’s assault on the adult industry based on obscenity prosecutions and 2257 inspections fade into legend, a new legal boogieman may be waiting in the shadows. It is known by several names including the “FTC,” state “Consumer Protection Divisions,&rdq... More »

Acquiring Online Businesses

Acquiring Online Businesses
2013 was a busy year in the online adult industry; especially in terms of business purchases, sales and mergers. Online businesses were purchased at record prices in 2013 and I expect that 2014 will continue the trend. This is the first of a series in which I will discuss some of the more important... More »

Is It Legal to Shoot Porn in Your State?

Is It Legal to Shoot Porn in Your State?
This is the first of a series of articles comparing and contrasting the legal, political, and economic landscapes in California, Nevada, and Florida as they relate to adult film production. Historically, the vast majority of adult film production took place in Southern California — more speci... More »

Legal Reality: Warning! Net Neutrality is Terminated — This is Not a Test

Legal Reality: Warning! Net Neutrality is Terminated — This is Not a Test
On Jan. 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a ruling of monumental importance. In its long awaited decision in the case of Verizon vs. Federal Communications Commission the court effectively ended what has come to be known as “net neutrality.” ... More »

When It Comes to Sex Toys, Gay Consumers Are the Trendsetters

When It Comes to Sex Toys, Gay Consumers Are the Trendsetters
Well educated, tech savvy, socially connected and self aware … just a few of the attributes that Jahaziel Perez — owner of DickzToyz.com — uses to describe the gay male consumer. “The gay consumer has more disposable income to spend on pleasure than heterosexual men. This m... More »

Dev Depot: Media Query Builder, Queries Made Easy

Dev Depot: Media Query Builder, Queries Made Easy
One of the most powerful features of cascading style sheets (CSS) for modern website development is the use of media queries — an interrogatory used to determine the characteristics of a display device. For one easy example, media queries will provide a “printer friendly” version ... More »

WIA Profile: Julie Larson

WIA Profile: Julie Larson
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Julie Larson, Director of Business D... More »

Q&A With Brian Shuster, Founder of Utherverse Inc.

Q&A With Brian Shuster, Founder of Utherverse Inc.
Later this month, thousands of attendees will together enjoy a wide range of exhibitors and speakers at AEVC by just trekking over to their nearest desktop or device. Now in its third year, the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention has become a stomping ground for porn stars and Internet business ... More »

Back to Basics: Model Releases

Back to Basics: Model Releases
There is an almost intuitive knowledge among those members of the adult entertainment community who create images for Internet publication that model releases are necessary for some purpose or another, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding and confusion about what, exactly, model releases ar... More »

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