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Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.
Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, was first introduced to the European Union Parliament in 2012 an... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Could Adult Content Be Banned?
Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization, on firmer footing than we have been in years. In the past year, we’ve stabilized our b... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite being able to obtain them for as little as a few hundred bucks a month. I envy this group becaus... More »

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance
Our lives have changed immeasurably in the past 100 years. Think of the wealthiest, most powerful person 100 years ago. It was probably John D. Rockefeller. In inflation-adjusted terms he is the wealthiest businessman in history. He had something like $320 billion in today’s dollars. That&rsq... More »

Camming Builds Self-Esteem, Economic Independence

Camming Builds Self-Esteem, Economic Independence
Self-esteem is all about appreciating your best attributes and having the courage to improve the rest. Knowing what factors can impact your confidence is crucial to having a healthy life, especially for girls who dare to become webcam models. After all, society often stigmatizes non-mainstream work ... More »

Dr. Marty Klein Confronts America’s 'Porn Panic' in Latest Book

Dr. Marty Klein Confronts America’s 'Porn Panic' in Latest Book
Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, Dr. Marty Klein has been a voice of sexual advocacy both for his clients and the American public for more than 35 years. The award-winning author/speaker/therapist has given 1,000 keynote speeches and lectures to countless organizat... More »

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff
The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras. However, in the world of the “internet of things” it’s more likely that your s... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales
The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases are made on a mobile device means ensuring your website is mobile-friendly and provides a pro... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away
I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those categories have been in their 60s. So there’s still time. Swimming, skiing, sprinting and ... More »

Generating More Revenue With Native Ads

Generating More Revenue With Native Ads
Publishers and advertisers both have different wants and needs when it comes to advertising. Publishers are looking to increase revenues and maximizing their fill rates, while advertisers are looking for excellent targeting and high-quality traffic. Native advertising is the format that provides the... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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