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Edge Of Gay: No Signs of Slowing

Edge Of Gay: No Signs of Slowing
Barack Obama recently made history when he became the first U.S. president to openly voice his support for gay marriage, but before gay relationships progress to the marital or civil union stage, they will start at the dating stage — and gay dating websites continue to be a profitable part of ... More »

Edge Of Gay: The Content Kings

Edge Of Gay: The Content Kings
He isn’t an old-timer, but it’s safe to say that Michael Stabile has been around the block a few times. The industry guru first came to prominence in 2004, co-writing the serial Wet Palms for Jet Set and Naked Sword — a series that forever changed the gay porn content landscape and... More »

Edge Of Gay: Live Nude Dudes!

Edge Of Gay: Live Nude Dudes!
There are many ways to describe the gay porn consumer — the need for immediate gratification one of many aspects defining their purchasing habits. And with the rise of the “reality” craze — an outlet that allows consumers to not only feel like they are part of something more ... More »

Edge Of Gay: Of Machines and Men

Edge Of Gay: Of Machines and Men
Remember the good old days when the only way to get your gay porn was through the mail, the kind that a postman had to physically deliver? Neither do most of the gay porn consumers who have drastically altered the industry’s business model over the last decade, forcing companies both big and s... More »

Jon Blitt Aims to Stay Miles Ahead of the Competition

Jon Blitt Aims to Stay Miles Ahead of the Competition
It almost seems as if it came out of nowhere to become one of the industry’s major players. But it’s been slow, steady growth on both the distribution and production sides that have led Mile High Media to the successful position it holds today. Created as an adult movie distribution com... More »

Bridging the Real and Virtual Worlds

Bridging the Real and Virtual Worlds
Take one look at nearly any venue’s event calendar and you’ll quickly realize that like-minded folks like to get together; and the adult entertainment industry and its fans and operatives, are no exception to this — as evidenced by countless business gatherings, porn star meet-and-... More »

Size Matters, But It Isn’t Everything

Size Matters, But It Isn’t Everything
Most everybody wants to be the biggest kid on the block. Given the choice between owning a five-star restaurant or the hot-dog stand on the opposite street corner I suspect that most folks would opt for the more opulent alternative — and for many of those folks, it would be the wrong choice. Y... More »

FSC: Duke Voices Industry Concerns in D.C.

FSC: Duke Voices Industry Concerns in D.C.
Late May, I spent a couple of days in D.C. bringing adult industry concerns to our elected officials and regulatory experts. Topping the list of topics covered was copyright infringement, the 2257 record-keeping law and concern over the push for mandatory condom regulation. I met with both Republica... More »

Verotel Clamps Down on Small Merchants. Are Other IPSPs Next?

Verotel Clamps Down on Small Merchants. Are Other IPSPs Next?
For the smallest players in the industry as well as the largest, access to cost-effective online billing technology is vital for running a smooth and profitable site. Like any of a website’s mission-critical infrastructure, costs play a role in selection and redundancy; with many smaller merch... More »

Diversity For Dollars

Diversity For Dollars
While their mainstream media viewing may be more closely related, there is often an understandably vast divide between the preferred adult entertainment choices of straight and gay audiences. But beyond the obvious differences in their content choices, are there underlying, identifiable trends in vi... More »

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