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Protecting The Children

Protecting The Children
Given the political climate in Washington these days, adult content publishers need to look at their greatest vulnerability: exposing minors to potentially harmful materials. While "keeping the kids out" is a daunting challenge (considering that many of the kids want in, and will do whatever it take... More »

Mobile Content Laws: 2

Mobile Content Laws: 2
In Part 1, we looked at the growth of mobile technology and how entrepreneurs are exploiting the medium. Today, we'll examine the laws surrounding the distribution of adult content via mobile networks. Know the law. Many of the laws that pertain to the distribution of adult content via the web... More »

Mobile Content Laws: 1

Mobile Content Laws: 1
Unlike our computers, we take mobile telephones with us practically everywhere we go. That fact is one of the reasons why many analysts believe that soon more people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices than from home or office computers. I agree with this view of the future. In fact, ... More »

Trouble in Toyland

Trouble in Toyland
The sex toy industry has been caught up in a flurry of lawsuits lately, at the heart of which is ownership, control and presentation of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo, which has been a yearly flagship event for sex toy manufacturers. Sex toy makers California Exotic Novelties, Doc Johnson, ... More »

Dixie Dildos

Dixie Dildos
When I was a preteen, I read a story about using fruits and vegetables as masturbatory devices. The article offered the uses of cucumbers and other phallic low-fat delicacies for penetration. Mother Nature's bounty provided equally for penetrating, too; the article described how to hollow various me... More »

Penis Pills in Courtrooms

Penis Pills in Courtrooms
According to several studies, the average erect penis is just over 5 inches long and less than 5 inches in circumference. But, like the crappie pulled out of the lake on a weekend fishing trip, things seem to get bigger with the telling. As a result, men don't know where they stand in the size depa... More »

Will Mobile Adult Boom? 2

Will Mobile Adult Boom? 2
In Part 1 we examined regulatory and technological barriers to the widespread exploitation of adult mobile content. Now we'll look at industry perception and the role that content plays in the mobile equation: Industry Perception Regardless of the state of mobile networks, much of the fate of mo... More »

Will Mobile Adult Boom? 1

Will Mobile Adult Boom? 1
In the past few years, cellphones have come a long way. Far from being mere mobile telephones, the devices are now used for taking pictures, playing graphics-heavy games, checking movie times or the weather and watching increasingly high-quality video. But if the history of previous technologies lik... More »

Obscenity Battles Continue

Obscenity Battles Continue
"It's a new day out there, and they ought not be pursuing this type of material when it goes to consenting adults." So spoke my friend and colleague Louis Sirkin, Rob Zicari's defense attorney, in an interview on ABC's "Nightline" in the wake of his stunning victory in United Sta... More »

State of Spyware

State of Spyware
In the frontier days of the Internet, webmasters didn't have to worry much about whether people knew they were using spyware because nobody, including the government, seemed to be paying much attention. But all that has changed as the spread of spyware — and public outrage against it — has becom... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

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... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
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