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Porned Alaska

Porned Alaska
Alaska, the graphic designer whose boxcover art is often the best part of many porn movies, has a new website featuring his porn work and mainstream art. Six Months of Light vaults the designer out of his .net ghetto into .com sunshine, with all the respect and validation that implies. How many t... More »

A Brownback Sequel: 2

A Brownback Sequel: 2
In part one, we began our look at Sen. Brownback's latest proposal. In this conclusion, we'll look at alternative tactics and the possibility of another Meese Commission. Alternative Tactics Piccionelli explained that because vanilla adult entertainment has become harder to prosecute for obsceni... More »

Beware of Greeks bearing jizz

Beware of Greeks bearing jizz
Barbed Wire Kiss, the movie that launched my stellar directing career (I put my unmistakeable filmic signature on a scene between Adrianna Nicole and Tee Real in an otherwise-Benny Profane-directed movie) will be shown at the Athens (Greece) film festival. I don't like the word jizz, but it was t... More »

.$$$

.$$$
For those that have been following webmaster resource board discussions in my threads about asking for questions to present at the .XXX Panel, the #1 question is "who in the adult industry supported .XXX and what are they getting out of it?" While alot of people want to see this list of .XXX supp... More »

A Brownback Sequel: 1

A Brownback Sequel: 1
Editor's note: since this article was written, Sen. Brownback has announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the upcoming election. In October, Sen. Sam Brownback called for a new investigative government commission that would examine adult entertainment's effects on society ... More »

The Sucking Vacuum

The Sucking Vacuum
Over my 20-plus years as a writer, producer, director and sometime performer in the field of X-rated video, I've occasionally been asked how I settled on my nom de porn, Ernest Greene. Actually, it was the kind of dumb joke industry newcomers often make on the assumption that they won't be here too ... More »

Porn and spelling

Porn and spelling
As you know, women are aroused when they observe good spelling. They like to get closer to the people who do it, and are often observed fellating them. "Grams, I want to make freak on you," said my junior high school girlfriend, Thongtop Juicypants (she was from Thailand) when I won the spelling ... More »

Truth is beauty

Truth is beauty
There is always something slightly off about the women in the True dating service ads I need to navigate past in order to get to my useless MySpace page. This is the first one whom I thought might make a good addition to the Gram Ponante Towers, Yurt, and Militarized Compound above the Santa Susa... More »

Humor in erotic Web advertising

Humor in erotic Web advertising
OK, so as of late, I have been studying the traffic patterns and consumer behavior on user-generated/shared content networks. There are already several of these, such as PornoTube and many of these sites are the fastest growing traffic hubs on the adult internet. The ability of these sites to grow t... More »

My Views on .XXX

My Views on .XXX
I sent in my letter to ICANN today, expressing my views on the proposed .xxx TLD. Here’s what I had to say: I’m writing this today to express my own personal opinion of the .xxx TLD initiative, as both an adult website owner and producer of adult content. First off, the short course is tha... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Breaking the Fourth Wall: VR Production Tactics, Techniques

The tech world has long seen the cyclic debut of fabulous (and fabulously expensive) products, which initially wowed pundits and early adopters, but were left antiquated with the next round of releases. Virtual... More »

Retailers, Distributors Report Growth in Male Sex Toys Market

Adult retail has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. The adult stores of the 1990s and 2000s focused heavily on porn video sales and catered to a predominantly male clientele, but these days,... More »

VR Hardware: The Foundation of Immersive Technology

From cameras to headsets to controllers, software and more, virtual reality technology is more than the VR content experience itself — it also surrounds the tools that are needed to create and consume... More »
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