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Marketing BDSM

Marketing BDSM
I don't know about you, but one of the first fantasies I had when I thought of pushing the edge of my sexual comfort zone had to do with silk scarves restraining my partner. Last time I checked, that is borderline bondage. Many people would never admit they are into bondage, because society has prog... More »

Regulating U.K. Web Erotica

Regulating U.K. Web Erotica
Editor's note: this article originally appeared in the May, 2008 issue of XBIZ World magazine In the U.K., there has been much discussion over how adult entertainment should be regulated on the Internet. Parliament has been considering some controversial legislation that would make it a felony to... More »

Tucker Targets Piracy

Tucker Targets Piracy
As concern over adult content piracy has grown over the past two years, a variety of strategies to combat the problem have been endorsed, ranging from purely technological solutions to legal actions targeting the pirates and those that support and do business with them. One of several adult industry... More »

Strong Mobile Marketing Growth, but...

Strong Mobile Marketing Growth, but...
JupiterResearch has reported that, beyond SMS marketing, most mobile marketing tactics are still in their infancy and will struggle to meet initial high expectations. According to a recent report, Mobile Advertising in Europe: Achieving Search and Display Revenues in the Long Term, mobile search and... More »

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 »

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