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Glam and Gloss

Glam and Gloss
What's it like being a contract girl? In my limited view, being a contract girl is like being in a polygamist marriage: We get involved because there is a mutual attraction that doesn't quite resemble true love (the company is attracted to our waist-to-hip ratios and marketability, we are attrac... More »

It's Like Watching Hot Dogs Being Made

It's Like Watching Hot Dogs Being Made
There’s nothing quite like sitting in Dodger Stadium eating a Dodger Dog smothered in mustard and onions. But, I know that the whole experience would be ruined if I ever went to a meat packing plant and watched exactly what went into that Dodger Dog. Watching laws being made is a similar expe... More »

309 Models Later

309 Models Later
One definition of the word "amateur," according to Dictionary.com is "a person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity." Just don't tell Randy Blue that. Blue is the founder of the wildly successful website RandyBlue.com, a site that is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. He ... More »

Have Star Branded Toys Gone Cold?

Have Star Branded Toys Gone Cold?
It seems there’s nothing that a celebrity endorsement won’t help sell, and sex toys and novelties are no exception. Everything from cock rings to sex dolls to sexual enhancement pills are marketed with sex stars’ faces on the packaging. This is not a new trend. Doc Johnson was selling Joh... More »

Another Round

Another Round
I've just returned from the highly successful XBIZ Summer Forum in Las Vegas and I have to say that I have a renewed sense of optimism and enthusiasm for the future of the adult entertainment industry. I had many enjoyable, enlightening (and occasionally naughty) conversations in Vegas; discussin... More »

Porn on the Road

Porn on the Road
It’s no secret that some of America’s largest corporations profit directly from adult entertainment offerings, including those made through hotel pay-per-view services — despite ongoing public protests from various religious and special interest groups. Typically targeting business travel... More »

Now That's Obscene

Now That's Obscene
The feds have indicted John Stagliano on obscenity charges, which is an act that takes a lot of chutzpah. The movies they chose to indict him on are pretty vanilla in my book, but I don't think the material is the point anymore. I think the material they choose to prosecute became beside the point y... More »

Knock it Off

Knock it Off
Like the fake Louis Vuitton bags that litter Manhattan’s streets, rip-offs can be found in almost any industry. If it’s not a designer bag, it’s a watch or a designer shirt; the fact is, copying is an inherent part of business. As the adult industry takes steps to become part of the mains... More »

State-Level Prosecutions

State-Level Prosecutions
During the George W. Bush era, federal obscenity prosecutions have been a major concern for the adult entertainment industry in the U.S. But federal prosecutors are not the only prosecutors who can charge adult entrepreneurs with obscenity; adult companies also need to be concerned about the possibi... More »

A Focus on Higher Conversion Ratios

A Focus on Higher Conversion Ratios
This article can help you learn how to pull in targeted traffic from the search engines, improve your marketing approach to be more effective and convert that new targeted traffic into sales. It is very important that once folks land in your website they can easily find what they're looking for, ... More »

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