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Future of Affiliates

Future of Affiliates
Show of hands — How many people think doing business online is different from offline? Silly question, of course, but there are some false differences that I think are escaping our notice. One in particular that troubles me relates to affiliate marketing and what it means to be an affiliate. Mr... More »

Sense and Civility

Sense and Civility
It’s all been said before, but it bears repeating: How you act online can impact your bottom line in many ways; including raising you to heightened levels of popularity and prosperity, or plunging you into the depths of isolation and professional poverty. For anyone who has spent any time on ad... More »

Burn-to-DVD

Burn-to-DVD
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "Do you think that burn-to-DVD is the next killer app for the adult industry?" Here's what they had to say: "I don't really have a straight answer since it depends on how fast technology advances. I think it will do really w... More »

Pole Position 5: My cigarillo is precarious

<i>Pole Position 5</I>: My cigarillo is precarious
Lexington Steele threatens to drop ashes on the lens of his camera in his latest Point-of-View epic, Pole Position 5. Steele, a three-time AVN Performer of the Year, brushed aside concerns that pointing the camera at his own face when, with all due respect, there were other things to look at, wa... More »

Tucker: a tran and his breasts

Tucker: a tran and his breasts
In addition to my appearance in Jack's Playground 27, one of the most riveting cinematic images of the last two decades was Ted Levine's "tucking" sequence in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. Colossal Pictures' new tranny line, He's My Girl, features some tucking of its own, as Brazilian shemales... More »

My Take on Mobile Porn

My Take on Mobile Porn
From cave drawings to primitive figurines, early woodcuts to slick, glossy magazines, seedy theatres to DVD-powered home theaters with big-screen, high-definition displays, adult entertainment has taken many forms and has been delivered via many form factors over the past several thousand years. ... More »

Barely Legal's spirit stick

<i>Barely Legal</i>'s spirit stick
When I was growing up in Bombay Beach, our cheerleaders were plump and ravenous, full of biscuits and desire for your friend Gram. We called them The Decline of Egypt because they could never complete a pyramid. For the first time anywhere, Hustler explores the erotic possibilities of cheerleader... More »

We're All in This Together

We're All in This Together
A panel at a recent tradeshow included two of the biggest names in the industry (on the straight side). I have a lot of respect for these men, both for their success and for the very public leadership roles they play in the industry. That's why I was so disappointed to hear them make such huge effor... More »

Jenna: "King (of Kings) Me."

Jenna: "King (of Kings) Me."
Jenna Jameson's image recently appeared in a checkers game in Florida, prompting Mary, Mother of God, to quip, "Why do I only get tacos?" The 2021-Year-Old Virgin has had difficulty distributing her image, often settling for clamshell fountains, burritos, or steam patterns on institutional window... More »

Trade publication news

Trade publication news
I and people like me are featured in an article about porn blogging in the latest XBiz Video magazine. If you are unable to afford an address to which the free publication can be sent, the gist is this: everybody is happy this whole InterWeb thing is working out. In other industry-leading trade p... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »
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