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The Great Porn Dichotomy

The Great Porn Dichotomy
It was a truly bizarre conversation, the sort that I definitely never imagined that I’d ever have back when I was studying astronomy in college. It was the fall of 1997, and I was sitting in a meeting with a fairly unlikely collection of people, two seated on either side of the table, while I ... More »

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?
According the National Conference of State Legislatures, “revenge porn” is defined as “the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent, even if the photograph itself was taken with consent. A spurned spouse, girlfriend or boyfri... More »

Pleasure Products: The Brands of Europe

Pleasure Products: The Brands of Europe
Whether you want to understand how the European pleasure product industry works or you have decided on entering into this potentially lucrative area, the perception of brands within the E.U. is key to success. Brands drive retail sales and as pleasure products become part of the world of consumer p... More »

Censored by Google: What’s Next?

Censored by Google: What’s Next?
Google, a name most associated with the popular, gargantuan search engine, has been making its way into the headlines for a different and much more egregious reason: censorship across its platform of products.  The company recently made waves for prohibiting adult material on its adve... More »

ASACP: Taking a Stand Against ATVOD’s Age-check Initiatives

ASACP: Taking a Stand Against ATVOD’s Age-check Initiatives
The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is continuing to call for more thoughtful solutions to the problem of preventing minors from accessing legal adult entertainment websites, following recent actions in the U.K. that will require age verification to view porn online — ... More »

The Smartphone Revolution

The Smartphone Revolution
As a growing number of adult website operators and content marketers seek solutions for monetizing the fast-increasing number of their customers arriving via mobile devices, a wide range of intriguing data points centering on the popularity of smartphones shows their importance as the world’s ... More »

Tube Sites: Offering Full-Length Scenes, But Does It Matter?

Tube Sites: Offering Full-Length Scenes, But Does It Matter?
Tube sites receive (and perhaps rightfully so) much scorn from non-tube site owners because of their offering of full length scenes — a practice those other site owners blame for lagging subscription and DVD sales; but does offering full length clips really matter? It all depends on who you a... More »

Changes at Twitter Provide New Opportunities for Marketers

Changes at Twitter Provide New Opportunities for Marketers
Changes at popular social networking site Twitter may provide new opportunities for adult marketers who embrace this technological platform, which unites fans, performers, producers and promoters with one another. Social media expert Lauren McEwen of 7 Veils Media brought Twitter’s redesign t... More »

A Dating Landscape That’s Full of Tricks and Liability

A Dating Landscape That’s Full of Tricks and Liability
For quite a while rumors have persisted that dating sites utilize underhanded ways of interacting with new members to give a misleading sense that they are joining a much more robust community than they have visited. Free dating sites in mainstream and adult have been targeted in the past by civil ... More »

Mobile Traffic Continues Rapid Growth in Adult Dating Sector

Mobile Traffic Continues Rapid Growth in Adult Dating Sector
Mobile technology plays an increasingly vital role in the adult entertainment industry, including online adult dating. And as the adult industry gets ready to enter the Summer of 2014, important mobile trends in the dating sector include more reliance on apps as a marketing tool, a variety of niche ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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 »

Sexperts Tout Men’s Wellness Benefits of Pleasure Products

Sex, more and more, is being discussed not only from an erotic standpoint, but also, from a health and wellness standpoint. MensHealth.com, MensJournal.com and many other mainstream websites have been... More »

Male Sex Toys Get Creative With Non-Anatomical Designs

Male toys are becoming more and more popular for both straight and gay men. While the emphasis has long been on women’s toys, today men’s products are a burgeoning market. Channel 1 Releasing... More »
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