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Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1
Evidence that non-violent porn is good for society escapes notice of officials bent on crackdown. Various governments around the world, from the West to the Middle East, have launched or threaten to launch new attacks on pornography, especially on the internet. In the US, for example, for the first ... More »

Enhancing the Image of Porn

Enhancing the Image of Porn
During my daily romp around the XBiz boards I noticed a thread entitled "Air-brushing right or wrong" – so I stepped in to the thread for a look see to get an idea of what people were saying. The majority seems to feel that airbrushing in porn is acceptable, since the adult industry sells fantasi... More »

VISA Regulations: Unfair?

VISA Regulations: Unfair?
Recently, Visa passed regulations that hold Sponsors accountable for the actions of their webmasters. In viewing responses on the issue, the opinion is largely negative with Sponsors feeling this is totally unfair and unreasonable. Their feeling is understandable, but is this latest action really ... More »

Immitation is the Best Form of Flattery

Immitation is the Best Form of Flattery
Using professionally designed Web page templates can kick-start the design process, saving you both time and money. If you've never used templates before, then read this guide – it will provide a great introduction... So you’ve been scouring the Net searching your competitor’s websites to ... More »

Danger Rising - Time to Take Action

Danger Rising - Time to Take Action
The US Department of Justice has launched a dangerous attack on all adult webmasters, not just extreme ones. This article offers a couple of ideas on how we can fight back. In XBiz News 9/25/03 Editor in Chief Stephen Yagielowicz reports DOJ lawyers are preparing the next wave of assaults - 49 mo... More »

The 1% Conspiracy

The 1% Conspiracy
On October 1st, VISA’s new regulations limiting credit card charge backs to 1% of a merchant’s transactions went into effect – a move with consequences for all pay site owners. While most operators have considered charge back reduction steps to ensure their compliance with these latest VISA re... More »

Guilt By Association

Guilt By Association
This Legal Update will not be the usual collection of interesting news stories and legal tidbits. The current prosecution of Extreme Associates and the industry’s response thereto is and must be the single most important issue for adult webmasters to consider presently. That issue therefore will... More »

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 2

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 2
In the first part of this two part series, I told you that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the online adult industry – where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s now headed – and an ongoing onslaught of legal perils is not the only hurdle aspiring Net porn mongers face these days... More »

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 1

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 1
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the online adult industry – where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s headed. The broad market trend, current events, and a few really insightful comments have left me wondering if it’s all worthwhile. If you’re just starting out in this ... More »

Is The Sky Falling? Part 2

Is The Sky Falling? Part 2
After a long and tedious few months of speculation, rumors and facts being presented to those of us in the adult industry working on AEN (formerly known as AVS) sites, it seems that VISA has put a strain on AEN companies to start re-working and renaming their sites to fall under the 'Adult Entertain... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

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 »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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