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Cops and Throbbers: Censorship, Regulation in the U.K. Gets Underway

Cops and Throbbers: Censorship, Regulation in the U.K. Gets Underway
Last year when I spoke on an adult entertainment industry panel I made a clear distinction between what I consider to be censorship and regulation, and I would urge you all to draw a similar line. Censorship and regulation are hugely different and people welcome both, one of them or none at all. A... More »

Women Out Front: An Important Opportunity

Women Out Front: An Important Opportunity
For years, the adult entertainment industry has had an image problem – more than one, obviously, but if there’s one critique of the industry that has spanned the entirety of its history, it’s that the industry and its products are inherently misogynist. It’s one of the oddit... More »

Someday Never Comes

Someday Never Comes
Editor’s note: The following missive is not my typically technical fare, but a hopefully inspirational cautionary tale of the inevitable future. Bear with me, for as embroiled actor and pro pudding peddler Bill Cosby used to say at the opening of his old televised cartoon series “Fat Alb... More »

Boys Will Be Boys (And Sometimes Girls, Too)

Boys Will Be Boys (And Sometimes Girls, Too)
While the question of online ad legitimacy and user profile verity or “enhancement” is not new, I found an interesting perspective on the topic in a recent article at Vice.com: “Things You Learn Designing Porn Banners For A Living,” which interviews a young Jewish girl named ... More »

ASACP Responds to Morality in Media

ASACP Responds to Morality in Media
In a recent newsletter sent out by Morality in Media entitled “Proof the Tide is Turning!” it was claimed that the adult entertainment industry is scared and “they recognize that we are coming for them and that we are collectively saying no more to sexual exploitation.” MIM c... More »

Affiliates: Achieving Success With Benchmarks

Affiliates: Achieving Success With Benchmarks
Achieving success as an affiliate is not a matter of chance, it is the result of a thoughtful process of planning and experimentation that has many facets. Regardless of your business goals or particular needs, the important thing is to have a plan for dealing with affiliate programs. This is not a... More »

Creating an In-Store Experience That Outshines Online Competition

Creating an In-Store Experience That Outshines Online Competition
I continuously am marveled and amazed about the power of the web and now smart phone apps. I know some of you are snickering at this probably simplistic statement but being a woman of a certain age, tapping the single Shazam button to know who recorded a song and then reading the lyrics in a fancy, ... More »

Retail: Heroes on the Floor

Retail: Heroes on the Floor
I’ve always thought that the hardest part about being a “caped crusader” would be having to maintain a secret identity. (Also, wearing a cape. I look horrible in capes.) Can you imagine how complicated your life would be if you actually were a superhero? One minute, you’re f... More »

The Miracle of Viral Marketing

The Miracle of Viral Marketing
I was nominated on Aug. 24 and completed the now-infamous #IceBucketChallenge the following day from sunny Las Vegas. The temperature was 97 degrees, and I believe that worked in my favor. My video speech was posted to my Facebook to be seen by family and friends, and a Tweet went out @juicyads. Li... More »

Legal Reality: Should You Have a Prenuptial Agreement?

Legal Reality: Should You Have a Prenuptial Agreement?
Summertime has passed, and like every summer, the weather was beautiful and a whole lot of people got married. That’s a good thing, for as a friend of mine once told me, “Marriage is a sacred institution. It’s something a man only does ... two or three times in his life!” Unf... 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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