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Sexual Healing: Medical Doctors Could Benefit From Sex Education

Sexual Healing: Medical Doctors Could Benefit From Sex Education
Doctors receive very little sex education as part of their professional training. Most commonly, MDs get a day or two (about 10 hours) of sex ed. Even when they are very well versed on the reproduction system (in the case of GYNs) they often won’t be provided information on other issues such a... More »

Adult 3.0: Unlocking the SexTech Market

Adult 3.0: Unlocking the SexTech Market
In the past year an impressive amount of activity continues to rise with several small firms enabling consumers to connect sexually online. While the topic may be controversial to some, the trend is clear: people are interested in connecting for immersive erotic experiences over the Internet. We cal... More »

Pushing Claims Off Through a CGL Policy

Pushing Claims Off Through a CGL Policy
Federal litigation is expensive. Even if you win your case, you can still lose by spending many thousands of dollars defending an unjustified case. The Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corp. conducted a study that shows the average cost of litigating even a low-dollar copyright infringement ... More »

How to Optimize Affiliate Traffic Globally

How to Optimize Affiliate Traffic Globally
Affiliate programs have become a major driver of revenue in an e-commerce market, which, according to Statista, is expected to grow by 13.8 percent in 2016. Many companies spend time and resources to expand their market and actively promote it across borders. However, often the importance of a broa... More »

Effects of Decision Overload, Fatigue

Effects of Decision Overload, Fatigue
The allure to publishers is there. Copy and paste some advertising code onto your website and instantly you’ll make money from an advertising network, like the one I founded over 10 years ago, JuicyAds. It could not be more easy to earn money on websites than it is today. Some publishers go a... More »

Burning Your Mark in the Minds of Customers

Burning Your Mark in the Minds of Customers
I had the pleasure of speaking on a seminar panel about branding at the recent 2016 XBIZ Show conference in Los Angeles in January. I was not originally slated to be on this panel and ironically, my being asked to participate last minute was a direct result of a branding related decision of my own t... More »

Artificially Intelligent Pricing Is Here

Artificially Intelligent Pricing Is Here
There’s a lot of talk these days about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking fear that AI will eventually destroy us and have written an open letter to call for rules to govern AI. You can sign it, too (I did). The kind of AI they are talking about is mil... More »

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights

2016 Outlook: Attorneys Share Foresights
XBIZ: What Lies Around the Corner for the Online Adult Entertainment Industry in 2016? Gregory A. Piccionelli Piccionelli & Sarno I think 2016 will be a pivotal year for the online adult entertainment business, as it will be for the broader entertainment industry as a whole. I believe it will ... More »

Adult Video Arcades, Theaters Still a Viable Investment for Retailers

Adult Video Arcades, Theaters Still a Viable Investment for Retailers
My topic for this month’s article, although a huge money-maker, is one of the least-discussed topics in this industry. Theaters and arcades can be huge profit centers for your business with very little maintenance cost and expense in general. The initial expense can be pricey but the money ca... More »

Porn Again: Adult Entertainment Can Offer Unique Educational Tools

Porn Again: Adult Entertainment Can Offer Unique Educational Tools
Nothing demonstrates the importance of sex like the risks we take to get it. How many powerful men have risked careers for a kinky night in a hotel room? How many middle-aged men have risked marriages for a few visits with a college girl? How many women and men have contracted HIV in 20 minutes of ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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