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AVS - Is The Sky Falling?

AVS - Is The Sky Falling?
With the recent announcement from several of the large AVS systems, including Free Age Card, Sex Key, and Gay Passport (plus speculation on and off the forums stating that Mass Pass was also aware of this happening) that they will no longer allow webmasters to use the terms “AVS, Adult Verificatio... More »

Why VISA/MC Drives Me Nuts!

Why VISA/MC Drives Me Nuts!
Tired of being manipulated, penalized, and discriminated against by the major credit card companies simply because you are an online merchant - and worse yet - in the porn business? Well, so is Doug, and if you’re like him, you’re shaking your head and wondering why… I think at this point t... More »

Library Filters: Another Perspective

Library Filters: Another Perspective
After reading my news article and opinions on the issue of filters in public libraries and the recent Supreme Court decision mandating their use, Doug from XYCash had quite a bit to say in response – and believing in equal time for dissenting opinions, I wanted to share them with you: [After re... More »

Filtering Out Public Porn

Filtering Out Public Porn
On Monday, The United States Supreme Court, in a non-unanimous ruling, declared that Congress may compel public libraries to install anti-pornography filters on their computers, stating that the use of filters does not violate the First Amendment rights of patrons, despite the fact that many legitim... More »

Forget "Bigger is Better" – "More is Better"

Forget "Bigger is Better" – "More is Better"
Most people recognize Adult Sites Against Child Pornography (ASACP) as the organization established in 1996 by Alec Helmy to help the adult site industry make a difference in the battle against child pornography. Over the years, ASACP has accepted and reviewed thousands of reports of suspected chil... More »

Santorum Uncorks the Privacy Genie

Santorum Uncorks the Privacy Genie
What is it about monogamous, heterosexual relationships that conservatives hate so much? What is it about “traditional family values” that makes a hardcore Capitalist suddenly want to clamp down on the free market, restrict consumer options, and engage in protectionist policies? What is it about... More »

A Plea For Help

A Plea For Help
Now and again I’ve opened my mail bag and shared some of the more thought-provoking emails that I’ve received with you all, and have done so for a variety of reasons. This time, it’s because I was asked for a simple favor, but one I don’t personally have the time to grant. But more than aski... More »

A Paradigm Shift in Gallery Building?

A Paradigm Shift in Gallery Building?
If anything, making galleries more appealing to the user today is getting harder and harder, which means that designers and webmasters alike are trying to find the best designs to reel them in. So wouldn’t it make the most sense, maybe, to use the web’s leading technology? What if we could b... More »

War, Peace, and Speaking Your Mind

War, Peace, and Speaking Your Mind
Editor’s Note: I received this letter Friday night from my friend and well known adult writer/activist, DarkLady, and I wanted to share her experiences speaking on a national radio show on the subject, as it is a larger tale of the price of standing up for one’s beliefs – which is something th... More »

InterNext: How Was It For You?

InterNext: How Was It For You?
Attending InterNext for the big boys is just another walk in the park, but what about the smaller players and individual webmasters attending? For those of you who can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing on the nights of January the 6th, 7th and 8th, congratulations, you're al... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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