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AHF Gets it Wrong Again: Confirmatory Syphilis Test is Negative

AHF Gets it Wrong Again: Confirmatory Syphilis Test is Negative
FSC (Free Speech Coalition) wishes to report that, once again, AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) has gotten it wrong. Results from two separate confirmatory tests, conducted by the original testing facility for the performer in question show that the patient is negative for syphilis. Do... More »

Dildos and Domination — The Legalities of Domme Strap-On Play

Dildos and Domination — The Legalities of Domme Strap-On Play
Pegging has come a long way since the 1970s. When pegging (a woman anally penetrating a man with a strap-on dildo) was included in the 1976 adult film favorite “The Opening of Misty Beethoven,” that scene was controversial even in the adult entertainment industry. But these days, pegging... More »

Coming Together as an Industry Has Never Been So Important

Coming Together as an Industry Has Never Been So Important
2013 is seeing a surge of activity in the war against child exploitation and unauthorized access to age-restricted materials on the Internet, making headlines and causing many cries for action against the adult entertainment industry, which continues to be wrongfully painted with the brush of balder... More »

Humping Over the Summer Slump

Humping Over the Summer Slump
Okay, so I know my blog is all about sex toys and this one is too. In fact, it’s especially for those brick-and-mortar types – which was my passion for 12 years of my life during my time at my award-winning store, Grand Opening! Twelve years of sticking the key in the door, hoping that c... More »

FSC Statement on Possible Syphilis Case

FSC Statement on Possible Syphilis Case
In response to media reports of a possible incidence of a positive syphilis test being returned for an adult performer, FSC (which operates APHSS.org) has released the following statement: “FSC wishes to address rumors of a syphilis ‘outbreak’ in the adult industry. ... More »

Member Spotlight: Pipedream’s Nick Orlandino

Member Spotlight: Pipedream’s Nick Orlandino
Every week, FSC members are asked to answer a few questions for the FSC’s X-Press newsletter Member Spotlight. This new feature helps you get to know your colleagues better, as well as their perspectives on the industry. In the spotlight this week, Pipedream Products CEO Nick Or... More »

Criminalizing Online Innovation: State Attorneys General Seek to Amend Section 230

Criminalizing Online Innovation: State Attorneys General Seek to Amend Section 230
Deceptively invoking the ‘save the children’ mantra yet again, State AG’s are reigniting the battle against online escort advertising websites, this time calling on Congress to amend one of the Internet’s few statutory guardians: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.... More »

Porn Star Bowling Event a Great Success

Porn Star Bowling Event a Great Success
The Porn Star Bowling fundraiser on Sunday night was a great success, drawing upwards of 300 adult industry members and fans together for an evening of fun. Co-hosted by the Licensed Adult Talent Agents Trade Association (LATATA) and Free Speech Coalition (FSC), both organizations bene... More »

Ten Adult Website Traffic Essentials

Ten Adult Website Traffic Essentials
Adult website traffic sources don’t need to be new, unique or revolutionary in order for them to yield solid results — although it helps. This can lead to newer site operators ignoring tried and true traffic generation techniques, such as the following 10 adult traffic channels that will... More »

Young People Diss First Amendment; Porn Arrests Continue

Young People Diss First Amendment; Porn Arrests Continue
Since 1997, the First Amendment Center has supported an annual survey of American attitudes about the First Amendment. Can you name the five rights guaranteed by the first amendment? (See below *) Only 2/3 of Americans can name one. After freedom of speech, familiarity with the First Amendment (FA)... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

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 »
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