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A Closer Look At .XXX

A Closer Look At .XXX
I've read several message board threads lately, here at XBiz, and elsewhere, that cited an AVN Online report on Utah's efforts to curb the access of online adult entertainment within the state. These threads, and the original article, tend to paint the issue of a .xxx top level domain (TLD) and gove... More »

Getting Involved

Getting Involved
For most people, their involvement in this or any other industry centers around a self-serving desire to generate a profit. There is nothing wrong with this, as it is the raison d'etre for "business" – and the cornerstone of capitalism. For some, however (and thankfully), there is an additional, h... More »

The Ultimate Attack?

The Ultimate Attack?
Like it or not, the participants in, and consumers of, our industry are reviled, and looked down upon by the mainstream world, including by those who partake of our wares and services. This is never more apparent than when one party wishes to launch a personal attack on another: rarely is a better v... More »

The Future Of The Industry

The Future Of The Industry
As a newcomer to the adult entertainment industry and the new executive director of Free Speech Coalition, I am impressed by the generous investments so many members make in this organization. Our first priority in 2005 is to renew and build upon our relationships with members, local chapters, an... More »

The Godaddy.com Ad

The Godaddy.com Ad
The recent uproar over the godaddy.com television ad, which was originally aired during the Super Bowl, shows little signs of dissipating; and is fueling a public discourse on where the line of acceptability should be drawn regarding what is, and what is not, appropriate fare for broadcaster's to di... More »

The Anti-Porn Movement

The Anti-Porn Movement
Vocal and well-respected researchers who are now actively demonizing pornography, such as Dr. Mary Anne Layden, Dr. James B. Weaver, Dr. Judith Reisman, and Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, to name only a few, are highly active, highly visible, and Reisman and Satinover are involved not only in anti-pornograp... More »

In Pursuit Of Excellence

In Pursuit Of Excellence
I was talking to my old friend, Wasteland owner Colin Rowntree, the other day, and the discussion turned to a focus on the fundamentals, and how building one site to the best of your ability and taking it as far as it will go, was a much preferable stratagem than the typical one of repeatedly "throw... More »

Freedom Isn't Free

Freedom Isn't Free
Freedom: It's something that many of those who have it take for granted, and something that those without it would kill, and die for. It's also something that many of us could preserve for ourselves, if only we paid a little more attention to what we're doing... Foremost on my mind today is tomor... More »

Bush: What Adult Can Expect

Bush: What Adult Can Expect
Needless to say, there is great concern and apprehension among webmasters and others about what another four years of the Bush Administration might mean for the adult entertainment business. While no one can predict with certainty what Bush II will bring, I believe that last November's "values drive... More »

The Day Hell Froze Over

The Day Hell Froze Over
I'm writing this article from the America West terminal at the Las Vegas airport. Internext is over until the summer show rolls around to Florida; and there's a larger than normal number of travellers heading home right now, as several of the earlier flights had been cancelled. The reason why? It wa... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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