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Kink on the Web

Kink on the Web
Imagine, if you will, the Internet as the fabled Trojan Horse. And instead of containing an invading army waiting to take over an unsuspecting city, let's say that the massive beast's structure is filled with pornography — XXX of all stripes, but particularly BDSM fetish material — with all thos... More »

Digital Piracy's Global Challenges

Digital Piracy's Global Challenges
In the 2000s, one of the adult entertainment industry's biggest challenges has been DVD piracy. But with the adult industry becoming increasingly Internet minded and download minded — with Andrew Blake, Rob Black and other directors giving up DVDs and opting for digital-only distribution — anoth... More »

CPanel Keeps it Simple

CPanel Keeps it Simple
During the 1990s, when adult content providers moved toward the Internet and away from brick-and-mortar business solutions, webmasters were largely forced to use old Unix-based tools to manage their websites. FTP, TELNET, and cron were the commands of the first adult webmasters. As the Internet ... More »

AICO Gets it Done Down Under

AICO Gets it Done Down Under
While coordinated and cooperative anti-piracy efforts are a relatively new development for the U.S. sector of the adult entertainment industry, the Australia-based Adult Industry Copyright Association (AICO) has been actively fighting piracy in that country since 2003. In a recent interview with ... More »

Stealing Text is Illegal, Too

Stealing Text is Illegal, Too
With so much discussion of piracy, copyright protection and the rights of content producers swirling around the adult online industry these days, it is both surprising and annoying to some producers that their content rights are often completely ignored by both the pirates at large and their own com... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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