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Witnessing Transformation – Performers into Producers

Witnessing Transformation – Performers into Producers
The beginning of a new year in the adult entertainment industry is always filled with excitement, trade shows, and hopes for success in the year ahead.  Now is also the time when the industry tries to identify upcoming trends in production and distribution of erotic content.  Fresh in the ... More »

Legal Reality: More Pooling for Porn

Legal Reality: More Pooling for Porn
Last month I reported what some very good news regarding new federal securities regulations that went into effect in September that conditionally allow start-ups and small businesses to use Internet advertising and other mass marketing means to raise investment capital for businesses. The new rules ... More »

Corpus Juris: Filming in California?

Corpus Juris: Filming in California?
In July, a federal judge largely upheld Congress’ most recent changes to 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the highly burdensome record-keeping regime that requires adult content producers to verify the age of performers by inspecting identification documents and maintaining cross-referenced records of t... More »

Crowdfunding: Pooling for Porn

Crowdfunding: Pooling for Porn
On Sept. 23, new securities regulations went into effect allowing start-ups and small businesses to use Internet advertising and other mass marketing means raise investment capital for business. The new law lifts a longstanding ban on public advertisement of private stock sales that had been in plac... More »

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep

Corpus Juris: Checking Their Rep
Through most of its history, the adult entertainment industry was reluctant to seek the aid of the judicial system to resolve business disputes. There were exceptions. Playboy, with its air of pseudo-respectability, routinely litigated cases to protect its valuable trademarks, including its bunny lo... More »

Nailing the ‘Trolls’

Nailing the ‘Trolls’
It seems like there is nothing that Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree on these days. The partisan chasm dividing the parties has practically petrified the lawmaking process in Congress. But amid all the rancor and differences, there is one issue that has not only inspired bipartisan... More »

Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Opens Friday, November 1

Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Opens Friday, November 1
Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, will open its call for nominations for the 2014 Board of Directors Friday November 1, 2013. There are five board positions up for election, out of 13 board seats. You must be an FSC member to make a nomination. Active ... More »

Looking at Liberty

Looking at Liberty
A recent opinion survey shows that that 47 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 agree with the statement that the First Amendment “goes too far in the rights that it guarantees.” The results are from an annual national survey of American attitudes about the First Amendment ... More »

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses

Unspoken Words: The Chilling Effect of NSA Surveillance Abuses
In early 2012 when the news first went mainstream that the NSA was building its “Spy Center” in Utah, public reaction was much closer to Area 51-esque skepticism than the warranted level of alarm.  However, recent events show that we can barely go a week without another accusation o... More »

Words, Consequences and Priorities: 'We Can and Should Expect Better'

Words, Consequences and Priorities: 'We Can and Should Expect Better'
No really, I'm fine...but it's the industry I'm worried aboutI have been getting a number of calls and emails of late asking me if I am okay. Friends, industry members and even some people I have never met have been showing up in force to provide kind words of support. Why do these people feel the n... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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