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Does Marketing Give the Wrong Impression About Lube?

Does Marketing Give the Wrong Impression About Lube?
I really can’t tell you why I was so adamantly opposed to flossing when I was a child. I imagine the reasons were very similar to my reluctance to eating brussel sprouts or using sunscreen. There was just something about flossing that seemed to be in moral opposition to my juvenile fundamental... More »

In the Flesh: Developing Partnerships That Go Way Beyond Just Business

In the Flesh: Developing Partnerships That Go Way Beyond Just Business
There’s no denying that breakthroughs in technology have made business and life better for millions. Computers are brilliant at doing exactly what they’re told to do. If you want it to process a transaction, serve an ad or blast out a bulk email — it will do all that and more. Howe... More »

When Work Becomes an Escape

When Work Becomes an Escape
At some point all of us have lost ourselves in something. Maybe a personal goal, the love of your life, or a great job. We live, we love, we lose, we learn. Repeat endlessly and that’s the journey of life. When (or why) does our focus in one of our life aspects delve into obsession, or addict... More »

Bad Science: When Sex Research Doesn’t Matter

Bad Science: When Sex Research Doesn’t Matter
A few months back, some very well publicized research came out that claimed that the G-spot doesn’t exist. It was the latest round in the seemingly never-ending debate about the existence of the G-spot that medical folks, sexologists, and other scientists have been having ever since the public... More »

Adrien Lastic Applies European Savoir-Faire to Pleasure Product Designs

Adrien Lastic Applies European Savoir-Faire to Pleasure Product Designs
It might seem strange to begin a column about an Iberian sex toy company by talking about my family history but bear with me; it will make sense in just a moment. My great grandmother lived in one of the northern ports of England and it was there that she met and had a child with a Spanish fisherman... More »

Kicking Up Sales the Social Way

Kicking Up Sales the Social Way
As the owner of Webstream, I interact with a very diverse group of clients ranging from giant mainstream companies to individual adult entertainment webcam performers. One of the few common denominators that they all share with one another is the significance of their own unique social media presen... More »

The Staffing Equation: Finding the Right Match

The Staffing Equation: Finding the Right Match
They go by many names: employment agencies, staffing agencies, recruitment agencies, headhunters. No matter what name you prefer to use, they all share a common goal — to match employees in search of jobs to employers in search of candidates. To help you understand just how one of these agenc... More »

Legal Reality: Net Neutrality Turnaround

Legal Reality: Net Neutrality Turnaround
The net neutrality war is still far from over despite the Federal Communications Commission’s historic vote on Feb. 26 that approved a policy for an open Internet. Earlier last month, on Feb. 4, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced new proposed regulations directed to reinstate net neutrality un... More »

The Increasing Push for Online Age Verification

The Increasing Push for Online Age Verification
It is a decades-old problem facing the online adult entertainment industry: how to effectively prevent minors from viewing age-inappropriate material — a process that is especially problematic given the global nature of the Internet, and where many players see it as a problem caused by poor pa... More »

ASACP: Protecting Children, Preserving Your Business

ASACP: Protecting Children, Preserving Your Business
With the first month of 2015 coming to close, ASACP has already had a busy year, with its recent attendance at two of the major adult entertainment industry trade events, XBIZ 360 in Hollywood and the AEE/Internext events in Las Vegas. One of the highlights of attending these events was the annual ... 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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