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Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?

Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has approved the denial of interim injunctive relief that would have stopped enforcement of Measure B, Los Angeles county’s condom requirement for adult motion picture production. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its driving force, Michael Weinstein, ar... More »

2014: A Game of Technological Leapfrog

2014: A Game of Technological Leapfrog
With 2014 coming to an end, I found myself considering the major events and factors that influenced the adult entertainment industry during the past year. I ended up focusing on the latest technological impact on adult content consumption, distribution and production, while still considering the sig... More »

Changing Lanes: What Does ‘Sexual Health’ Mean, Anyway?

Changing Lanes: What Does ‘Sexual Health’ Mean, Anyway?
We’ve seen a lot of changes in the sex retail trade in the last few years. More women have become regular customers, more companies are embracing sex education as part of their branding, there’s increased awareness of the importance of quality design and materials, and there’s wide... More »

ASACP Looks Forward to 2015

ASACP Looks Forward to 2015
As 2014 came to a close and ASACP looks forward through 2015, it is important for us as an organization to review the challenges and accomplishments we faced during the past year and to consider how these changes will affect us going forward. Reflecting on how challenging 2014 has been for ASACP rev... More »

The Payback of Taking Back ‘Defective’ Items

The Payback of Taking Back ‘Defective’ Items
We all love a returning customer but not so much a customer that returns products. Given the nature of our industry, whether you are my favorite bricks-and-mortar kind of store or just work your magic on the Internet, returns have always been a really tricky topic to address. Do you take returns? Do... More »

What Men Want: Expanding the Realm of Male Sexual Pleasure

What Men Want: Expanding the Realm of Male Sexual Pleasure
It’s the last day of high school and I’m completely screwed. How did I manage to make it all the way through my entire senior year and forget to go to the one class I actually needed to graduate? I’m told that if I pass the final exam of the class that I never once attended, I can ... More »

Adult Biz & the Law: Violations and the Violated

Adult Biz & the Law: Violations and the Violated
In early November, Uber found itself under fire for a number of privacy violations and frankly chilling suggestions of how it can use its data. One of Uber’s executives admitted spying on a journalist, and reports leaked out about how Uber used its “God view” ability to watch well-... More »

Strategic Evolution: Vision of the Future

Strategic Evolution: Vision of the Future
Throughout the history of adult content online, screen resolutions have been debated at every step along the way. Is it too soon to switch to 1024x768? Does a responsive design for mobile really make a difference? The answer to every question along the way has been a resounding yes in hindsight. It... More »

A Fresh (Re)Start for 2015

A Fresh (Re)Start for 2015
Every New Year is another chance for a fresh start, and often, a re-start — where ongoing projects get a new lease on life — with a renewed sense of optimism and vigor on the part of their creator. Sometimes the motivation is simply to finish what you started. Sometimes it’s a matt... More »

Innovating Pleasure Products By Syncing With Mobile Technology

Innovating Pleasure Products By Syncing With Mobile Technology
Future gazing is always fraught with danger as in a few years someone is going to read this and have a good old chortle. I’ve done it myself, seeing letters I sent to magazines as a kid, indignant about some development in the field of IT, or how such and such a PC was superior to another. The... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
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