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Blackmagic UltraScope

Blackmagic UltraScope
For adult videographers concerned with producing quality footage on a budget, having access to low-cost, high-performance tools is a must — and thanks to technology, the value proposition of these tools is escalating each year. One case in point is the $695 UltraScope from Blackmagic, which lets u... More »

The CAL-OSHA Story

The CAL-OSHA Story
In 2008, Cal-OSHA began to focus its attention on the adult entertainment industry. A handful of companies were visited by Cal-OSHA and were cited for everything from exposed electrical cords to expired fire extinguishers. Most companies are unaware that OSHA requires all businesses to have a workpl... More »

Paid Placements

Paid Placements
After an eight year run, the deal between Bing and Yahoo has signaled the end of the lucrative Yahoo Search Submit Pro (Y!SSP) inclusion program. Simultaneously, an increasingly large number of affiliates are being squeezed out of the adult market and in-house traffic generation has become the prima... More »

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?
The increase in both frequency and popularity of erotic content depicting fetish activity such as bondage, discipline, sadomasochism and sadism ("BDSM") warrants some exploration from the legal side. For years, industry producers repeated the urban legend warning against the creation of any materia... More »

The New Amateurs

The New Amateurs
Many adult operators are looking at today's digital landscape in hopes of seeing glimmering specks of profitable opportunity for the year to come and beyond. While the promise of riches from the mobile market is still dangling before the eyes of many, and making most of the adult industry news headl... More »

WIA Profile: Carin Misterly

WIA Profile: Carin Misterly
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. What is your role and responsibility at LFP?... More »

Simple Rules for Success

Simple Rules for Success
Contemplating or working your way through a start-up? Not finding the success you thought you would at this stage of the game? Check these tips and see how your business model is measuring up – you might be surprised at how close you are to success and how making a few simple changes just might m... More »

Baby Boomer Blast

Baby Boomer Blast
In adult movies, "seasoned" players and "cougars" describe those performers of a certain age that are still very much sexually voracious. A currently running TV commercial for Trojan's Vibrating Touch finger massager features an elderly woman rolling her eyes in the background as a pair of younger w... More »

Trend Forecast: 2010

Trend Forecast: 2010
According to a 10-year-old New York Times article from October 2000, some 20 percent of AT&T broadband customers were paying considerable amounts of money to watch real live sex online. With speeds now considered glacially slow, cable and DSL service cost upwards of $60, and viewing a short film cou... More »

WP-Cumulus Animates Tag Clouds

WP-Cumulus Animates Tag Clouds
One of the most common types of adult websites today is the blog. Whether powered by the ubiquitous WordPress software, or any number of other blogging apps and services, the usefulness and value of the site may be easily enhanced with content categorization and tagging to identify themes or niches ... More »

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