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Gay Porn Gains Acceptance?

Gay Porn Gains Acceptance?
Jenna Jameson is a highly accomplished adult actress who has been embraced by mainstream culture to a significant degree. Her book "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" became a runaway bestseller. She was profiled in Rolling Stone and New York magazine called her a "cultural icon." I could go on and ... More »

Pistol Media

Pistol Media
Some of the most successful online adult companies began as tiny operations out of somebody's spare bedroom. But when Pistol Media President Brian Randall started his company five years ago, he didn't even have a spare bedroom. "It was funny," Randall said. "I had two desks in my living room: one... More »

Marketing Tranny Material

Marketing Tranny Material
The box-covers fall onto two types: In one the model is coyly posed to draw attention away from a suspicious bulge in the bikini bottom. In the other, the model is nude, or in an open negligee or undone bikini, revealing breasts and, as the eye wanders down the torso, a penis. Transsexual videos,... More »

Branching Out

Branching Out
In early 2007, Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, and the Washington-based marketing / public relations firm Witeck-Combs Communications announced the results of a joint report on the buying power of what Witeck-Combs CEO Bob Witeck broadly defined as "America's diverse gay, lesbian, ... More »

John Bruno

John Bruno
In the mid-1970s, as California's Governator was flexing for Athletic Model Guild photographs and an adoring gay audience, Charles Holmes was starting up Falcon Studios in San Francisco with a bevy of blond surfers. Over the next 30-plus years, as the adult industry grew exponentially, it became app... More »

Gay Niches

Gay Niches
Thanks to the Internet sexually explicit gay material has never been more plentiful or more diverse than it is today — and one of the things that is making the gay adult Internet so diverse and eclectic is the popularity of niche marketing. Madame Watson, co-owner of the gay-friendly adult comp... More »

The Bareback Controversy

The Bareback Controversy
A fantasy is the one place where you shouldn't have to play by the rules. This premise is the cornerstone of the entire adult industry because it's a business of providing consumers with the stuff that fantasies are made of, enabling them to visualize experiences they could probably never access ... More »

Gay Can Be Tapped Further

Gay Can Be Tapped Further
Getting your website in front of a first-time gay customer may not be as easy as it was, say, 10 years ago, but there's still a good portion of the market that has yet to be reached. According to some of the most successful gay site operators, saturation in the gay market is a long way off. For a... More »

Gay Industry Awards

Gay Industry Awards
Hot House Entertainment, the San Francisco-based company that faced bankruptcy not five years ago, received the most trophies at this year's 16th Annual Grabby Awards. Their blockbuster prison tale "Justice," starring Shane Rollins, received five awards, including Best Video at Gay Chicago's annu... More »

GAYVN Summit Notebook

GAYVN Summit Notebook
With the gap between video and online rapidly shrinking, the inaugural GAYVN Summit focused on topics spanning across industry lines. Evolving technologies, targeted marketing, content production for changing distribution formats and legal issues were discussed in seven panels over two days. C... More »

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