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Swimming with the Sharks

Swimming with the Sharks
You might have seen the news on XBIZ today about the FSC meeting with California lawmakers over “Assembly Bill 1551, as amended, [which] creates an adult entertainment venue tax that seeks to tax the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of adult materials.” This is just one of the latest ... More »

Google’s ruling on AdSense and adult

Google’s ruling on AdSense and adult
Disclaimer: this is a topic where for conventional business reasons, I have a definite bias. Our company manages the sales of adult advertising on high traffic sites & domains. We feel that we are in a good position to help industry peers that have been or will be impacted by the Google AdSense adul... More »

Al Goldstein: Excellent campaign website for a homeless guy

Al Goldstein: Excellent campaign website for a homeless guy
Screw magazine founder Al Goldstein has announced his candidacy for President in 2008. Currently, he is both the only Jew and the only pornographer running. It is tempting to call Goldstein a joke candidate (well, it's tempting because he is a joke candidate); he hasn't filed with the Federal Ele... More »

Popping by, near Tina Tyler

Popping by, near Tina Tyler
"I am looking for the next big thing," Tina Tyler said. "As it were." The Cougar from Vancouver is launching GuysPopBy, a website to which prospective male talent can send his photos for the chance to audition for Tyler and web judges. The audition will consist of the man disrobing, getting an er... More »

Sexualizing history

Sexualizing history
We all know that the myth of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree concerned our fledgling country's castration anxiety, and who can forget what the opening of the Erie Canal was really about? Am I right? Huh? Ladies? I thought so. So today, the 232nd anniversary of the Battle of Concor... More »

A brief and non-hysterical history of the .XXX domain

A brief and non-hysterical history of the .XXX domain
If everyone from (many) conservative Christian groups to (many) Internet pornographers oppose creating a domain extension specifically for porn, though for (many) different reasons, and if the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names And Numbers (ICANN) has twice turned the proposal down, Ars Technic... More »

Something is about to happen to Lorelei Lee

Something is about to happen to Lorelei Lee
In Slave Labor Productions' Trouble x 2, a title which at first sounds like an Olsen Twins' vehicle, the delicious Lorelei Lee and Bella are treated most harshly - but respectfully - by Paige White, who probably couldn't get away with this sort of behavior in Sam Brownback's Kansas. Read the revi... More »

To walk like Gwen Diamond

To walk like Gwen Diamond
Here's Gwen Diamond from the set of Black Dicks in White Chicks #14, also starring Sophie Dee and Adrianna Nicole. Right off, the question "What makes Diamond walk this way?" occurs, and the obvious answer would be "Why, Black Dick, of course." But Diamond had not yet encountered Black Dick wh... More »

Lessons in quitting while ahead

Lessons in quitting while ahead
This image is the sexiest one in the entirety of the Kim Kardashian video, and it occurs about 30 seconds in. The dust is still settling on who made what amount of money from whom, but one can't help but think of another Vivid star, Sunny Leone. I have been watching the "Debbie Does Dallas..... More »

Paige Turner reminds me of Daisy Buchanan

Paige Turner reminds me of Daisy Buchanan
Paige Turner (get it?) stars in BadAss Pictures' Virgin Patrol 3. Virgin Patrols, as you know, are a provision of the USA PATRIOT Act and are now being, as patrols always are, "stepped up". Bob Seger wrote a song called "Turn the Page" which deals with the loneliness of the road-bound performer: ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Pleasure Product Distributors Offer Retail Advice for 2017

In 2017, the pleasure products sector is both digital and physical. Pleasure products are sold and promoted online, but they are also sold and promoted in brick-and-mortar stores — and for vibrators,... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Talk Retailer, Distributor Support

The pleasure products industry, at its best, is a well-oiled machine consisting of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Distributors make sure that products get from Point A to Point B, while retailers... More »

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »
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