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Peak Performance — Sexual Enhancement Marketshare

Peak Performance — Sexual Enhancement Marketshare
Sexual enhancement supplements have become one of the strongest sectors of the pleasure products market. Pills, usually made from a blend of herbal ingredients, are proliferating. There are pills for bigger erections (Reload, SexVoltz), pills that boost stamina and endurance (AmErect, XploZion, Phuk... More »

DMCA, Safe Harbor — Tube Sites Take Note

DMCA, Safe Harbor — Tube Sites Take Note
On March 14, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an important ruling for companies that operate websites that allow users to upload content for display, as well as for content producers whose material is uploaded to such sites without their permission. The case, Universal Music Group ... More »

Sextoys Go Mainstream

Sextoys Go Mainstream
Look over your shoulder. The sextoys are coming! The sextoys are coming! Many of us in the adult industry already know that several kinds of toys have made their way into bricks and mortar general merchandise stores such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and the ever-conservative Walmart. Yep, Walmart. ... More »

AB 332 Stalls After Appropriations Committee Meeting

 AB 332 Stalls After Appropriations Committee Meeting
  Attorney Karen Tynan and Kink.com director Princess Donna at the state capitol   This morning in Sacramento, proposed “condom” legislation Assembly Bill 332 was presented to members of the House Appropriations Committee. Sponsor of the bill Assembly M... More »

Maximizing Profits From Paid Ads

Maximizing Profits From Paid Ads
One thing that all online marketers, regardless of market sector, have in common is an ongoing need for ways to attract and profit from visitors to their offers. For some website operators, it is simply a matter of buying and reselling traffic, in hopes of earning a profit — an unfortunately e... More »

Internet-Connected TV (Almost) Comes of Age

Internet-Connected TV (Almost) Comes of Age
A walk around the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) or a perusal of the tech news since reveals an increasing number of TVs are Internet ready; and that although the services targeting these devices may be expanding rapidly, viewers are using these TVs the way they always have; frustrating the ... More »

FSC, Industry Members Travel to Sacramento to Oppose AB 332

FSC, Industry Members Travel to Sacramento to Oppose AB 332
On Wednesday, Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke was accompanied by former performer Lydia Lee (aka Julie Meadows), producers Mo Reese and Lorenzo Marr, and FSC staff on a day-long trip to Sacramento, to stand in opposition of Assembly Bill 332, the proposed California bill that would require ba... More »

Ask The Attorney: Future of Obscenity Laws

Ask The Attorney: Future of Obscenity Laws
Will obscenity laws and enforcement exist 20 years from now? J.D. OBENBERGER 1. That every action causes an equal and opposite reaction is not just a law of physics; I think it’s true in society as well. Moral conservatives can be expected to vent their frustration and rage at an advancing l... More »

The Evolution and Diversification of Fetish Fashion

The Evolution and Diversification of Fetish Fashion
Fetish attire has come a long way since the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In those days, fetish attire was much more underground than it is now. But with BDSM depictions showing up in everything from beer commercials to sitcoms to telenovelas these days, fetish fashions are much more ubiquitous than they ... More »

Is File Sharing Theft?

Is File Sharing Theft?
The language we use to frame digital piracy matters, and the real problem is that 20th century notions of theft simply don’t apply. Copying content one did not create is not the same zero-sum game as stealing, because the owner still has his original content. And now, entire generations of &ld... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Storage Creators Discuss Growing Consumer Demand for Hygienic Options

Growing up, you probably had a few toys. When playtime came to an end, you were probably asked to put them away. Now, you are a grown up, and you probably have some toys of a different variety. But where... More »

Uncovering the Newest Trends in Alternative Billing

For adult merchants, especially adult website operators, the notion of “alternative billing” hasn’t really evolved from its Ameri-centric “anything but MasterCard or Visa”... More »

Sexual Enhancement Market Sees Growth From Couples-Friendly Approach

From cock rings and penis pumps to creams, gels and sprays, male sexual enhancement products have long been a fixture in the pleasure products/sex toys sector. But the marketing of those products has evolved... More »
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