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Peeking at Privacy Statements

Peeking at Privacy Statements
Privacy Policies are an often overlooked facet of adult Websites, but a facet that Webmasters overlook at their own peril. In an era of increasing governmental scrutiny, it behooves us all to ensure that we comply with the guidelines and mandates of those who have the ability to enforce their wishes... More »

Adverse Effects or All An Act?

Adverse Effects or All An Act?
In 1986 in the small town of Renton, Washington, adult motion picture theaters faced a monumental challenge: the Mayor of this city of 32,000 suggested to Renton City Council members that it enact a zoning ordinance to deal with adult entertainment venues. Their response? A prohibition again... More »

Dwindling Liberties v. The War On Terrorism

Dwindling Liberties v. The War On Terrorism
In light of the recent tragedy of September 11, 2001 and the war against the terrorism, that the United States and its allies have waged against Afghanistan and all the terrorist networks around the world, United States' Congress has been busy enacting new legislation to deal with the "new" threat t... More »

Pulling the Tiger's Tail...

Pulling the Tiger's Tail...
I was reading a few articles on the Web last night, following the listed hyperlinks, and doing a little research on the example sites, and thought processes behind these articles. This is one of the few times that I bother surfing anymore, flitting from site to site to take the "pulse" of what is cu... More »

The New Battle

The New Battle
"SEX." The most commonly searched word on the Internet. "SEX." A word that has sparked a controversy and perpetuated a climate of uncertainty, risk, and lucrative rewards in the ever-changing world of the Internet. As the Supreme Court gears up for another session, it has the daunting task of ... More »

Don't Let The Constitution Be Another Victim of the Terrorist Attacks

Don't Let The Constitution Be Another Victim of the Terrorist Attacks
All Americans, along with most of the members of the civilized world were shocked by the horrific events that took place in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania this past week. At times such as this, it is very easy to get emotional and demand immediate action by our government against the... More »

The War On Terrorism, and its Impact On Porn

The War On Terrorism, and its Impact On Porn
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., I began contemplating the future of online Adult Entertainment, and what impact these events (if any) would have upon our business. Here are a few thoughts: In light of these events, in this week's Webmaster Poll I... More »

Joe Versus The House

Joe Versus The House
Last weekend I had the occasion to visit my friend Joe at his three-bedroom apartment located just south of Wilshire in West Los Angeles. As I walked up the steps and knocked on the door, ready for an evening of apple martinis and lemon drops, my phone rings. I reach to answer it and am greeted by t... More »

Tough Talk from Ashcroft

Tough Talk from Ashcroft
When George W. Bush became President of the United States, he promised a Justice Department that would be "guided by principle, not politics." And so followed the nomination of Attorney General John Ashcroft, a 58-year old former governor and attorney general of the state of Missouri. Conservativ... More »

Children's Credit Card Confusions

Children's Credit Card Confusions
One of the foundations of "responsible" Adult Webmastering is obtaining some form of Age Verification before allowing access to sexually explicit material. Traditionally, this has involved the use of a valid credit card to prove the bearer's age. While Congress has acknowledged this as a an acceptab... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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