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How to Prepare for the Next Big Thing in Adult Retail

How to Prepare for the Next Big Thing in Adult Retail
It’s here, the much-awaited bonanza that is the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. Distributors are stocked up, retailers poised and the marketing machine is set to roll selling “Fifty Shades of Grey” merchandise to a public who are curious about BDSM play in a way that they... More »

The Adult Biz and Physical Cosmology

The Adult Biz and Physical Cosmology
At some point in your youth, someone introduced you for the first time to the idea of the constantly expanding universe. Depending on the context of your introduction, it might have included analogies involving rubber bands and/or raisin cakes, and probably at least one reference to a “Big Ban... More »

Registering Your Intellectual Property

Registering Your Intellectual Property
Savvy intellectual property owners understand that effective protection and enforcement of their intellectual property requires that they register their copyrights and trademarks. Unfortunately, many of the same owners are not aware that recordation of their copyright and trademark registrations wit... More »

ATVOD: Is It Time to Choose a Side?

ATVOD: Is It Time to Choose a Side?
You may have heard of an authority tasked with the regulation of video-on-demand content across the whole of the Internet. It is ATVOD, and it is from its basement offices in Windsor that the team of four permanent employees work to police video content on the web and enforce their regulations where... More »

Will Americans Pay for Porn in 2015?

Will Americans Pay for Porn in 2015?
The U.S. market has long been among the most lucrative for online adult entertainment, but as 2015 gets underway, many operators are reporting lackluster sales — raising the question of whether or not online content consumers are still willing to become paying customers. For perspective, I loo... More »

ASACP: Forging Ahead and Continuing to Make a Difference

ASACP: Forging Ahead and Continuing to Make a Difference
A new year is upon us and I am looking forward to an exciting and innovative year for ASACP that will continue to make positive contributions to the industry as well as children, parents and educators the world over. It is clear 2014 saw a surge of activity in the war against child exploitation and ... More »

When Is a Shemale Not a Shemale?

When Is a Shemale Not a Shemale?
We work in porn. I prefer to call it adult entertainment, or erotica, but the word that most people understand is porn. Porn is a fickle business, which skirts the fringes of most societies — it doesn’t always conform to the most popular view — and has excelled in creating its own... More »

How to Use Event Marketing to Drum Up Profits

How to Use Event Marketing to Drum Up Profits
Successful retailers are always looking for cost-effective ways to find new customers for their store or website. Sales and specials are great, but are they the most effective method of ensuring long-term, repeat clientele? Event marketing is an extremely cost-effective method of creating your own m... More »

Ask the Attorneys: What Lies Around the Corner in 2015?

Ask the Attorneys: What Lies Around the Corner in 2015?
Corey Silverstein Last year I predicted that 2014 would not be the year that the adult industry saw a conclusion to the Free Speech Coalition’s battle with the U.S. Government regarding 18 U.S.C. § 2257. But for 2015 I predict that while the battle may not conclude in its entirety, this ... More »

New Beginnings: What Was Your New Year’s Resolution?

New Beginnings: What Was Your New Year’s Resolution?
We’ve just started a new year, and that’s always a good time to take a moment and reflect on new beginnings. It’s also a great opportunity to help your customers learn something new about sex, pleasure and relationships. So here’s my question for you: what new thing do you wa... More »

QUICKBITE FEATURES

Honoring an Icon: XR Brands Celebrates Gay Erotica Pioneer

Long before the growth of the gay adult film industry in the 1970s and 1980s — long before the abundance of gay adult websites that emerged in the 1990s and 2000s — there was the late Touko... More »

Q&A With Fiona Patten: Victory for the Sex Party

With a name like “The Australian Sex Party” it stands to reason that such a political organization would grab attention, raise eyebrows and in some cases be the target of scorn and criticism... More »

Mission Man: Trenton Ducati Steps Outside the Industry to Answer a Bigger Calling

When Trenton Ducati performed in the film “Addict,” it was an emotional ride that had the star philosophical — an odd feeling he wasn’t accustomed to while on set. But the experience... More »
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