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Will Scratch-and-Sniff Come to the Web?

Will Scratch-and-Sniff Come to the Web?
It was an interesting idea that caused quite a stir, but it was also an April fool’s joke, when Google launched its “Nose” campaign (www.google.com/landing/nose/), calling it “the new scentsation in search.” “Smelling is believing,” stated the product websi... More »

Mainstream vs. Adult Dating

Mainstream vs. Adult Dating
As the internet continues to mature and an increasingly large percentage of digital consumers become more savvy to the methods available for navigating the net, the line between mainstream and adult marketing is quickly headed toward extinction. Virtually every adult webmaster has at least dabbled a... More »

Demand for Dating

Demand for Dating
There is little doubt the online dating market – both in the adult and mainstream space – has seen tremendous growth and expansion over the past few years. You can’t watch TV for more than 30 minutes without seeing an ad for Match, eHarmony, ChristianWhite 35to36Lovers.com or some ... More »

Gearing Up: Professional Domination Comes With a Price

Gearing Up: Professional Domination Comes With a Price
Whenever one undertakes a new business venture, it is important to conduct a serious cost/benefit analysis and try to determine what the overhead will be compared to the potential profits. And that includes professional domination, which can be a very profitable part of the adult entertainment indus... More »

User Engagement and Dating Sites

User Engagement and Dating Sites
User Engagement is a term that gets used a lot to describe interactivity and ‘traffic hooks’ intentionally put in place by all kinds of digital properties in their effort to increase their audience online. Nowhere is user engagement more important than on community driven websites focuse... More »

The Adult Dating Spaces

The Adult Dating Spaces
Straight In the digital era, technology is evolving more rapidly than ever—and as technology evolves, so does online dating. The heterosexual dating market continues to evolve technologically in 2013, and while webmasters have an abundance of technology at their disposal, they are also facing... More »

A .XXX Reversal?

A .XXX Reversal?
In a move that made headlines this year, ICM Registry slashed the wholesale cost of .XXX domain names for a limited time, because of a legal settlement with adult entertainment powerhouse Manwin, fueling an upsurge in adoption of the controversial top-level domain. While the discounted price was a p... More »

Focus on Fantasy

Focus on Fantasy
The entertainment industry, adult or otherwise, is built upon a world of make believe, where what’s known as “the suspension of disbelief” brings audiences out of reality and into the realm of fantasy. This desire to live one’s dreams can be found across a variety of venues,... More »

A Better Mousetrap

A Better Mousetrap
Data, Analytics, Cross Platform Validations, Mobile. These disparate areas are all converging in the effort to thwart fraudsters and the transactions which they initiate. It wasn’t that long ago that banks were completely segmented in their operations, management and platforms that were respo... More »

DONG & FLESH: Two Words in the Biz I Could Do Without

DONG & FLESH: Two Words in the Biz I Could Do Without
You know, I’ve been in this industry over 20 years having owned Grand Opening! and before that, starting out as a sex toy aficionado ever since I was old enough to walk into a porn store. In those decades, I’ve seen so many changes and have been excited by all of them. The relatively rec... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »

Cam World: Cam Star of Month BlazeFyre Loves to Be a Pleaser

Webcam model BlazeFyre certainly is looking forward to a fruitful 2017. She just moved into new digs this past month, and is eagerly anticipating another banner year as a Chaturbate web model. The naturally... More »
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