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Transaction Truths: Adapting for the Evolving Consumer

Transaction Truths: Adapting for the Evolving Consumer
For the past few years, we have all seen how consumers continue to define e-commerce through their quick adaption of new technologies to make purchases, their proclivity to shop online more and more, and their demands to buy what they want, how they want, where they want. This is not anything new to... More »

Sex University: Sex Education At Williams Trading Company

Sex University: Sex Education At Williams Trading Company
Sexual health and wellness is important for our overall happiness. Our sexuality is more than just the sex we have; it’s part of who we are. Simply put, sexuality is connected to our senses. We see a beautiful woman in lingerie, we are attracted to the scent of a musky pheromone that drives us... More »

Naked Truth: How Playboy Magazine Can Stay on Top

Naked Truth: How Playboy Magazine Can Stay on Top
How many magazines can boast having the most beautiful women in the world, movie icons, TV stars and celebrities’ strip for pictorials? Most of these famous ladies were honored to be part of the Playboy brand, which elevated their celebrity status like actress Joan Collins, who posed for Playb... More »

Keeping It Juicy: Caffeine and Porn Are Quite Addicting

Keeping It Juicy: Caffeine and Porn Are Quite Addicting
‘I need caffeine,” I groaned like a drug addict needing his next hit. After all, caffeine is the most desired drug in the world (and widely controlled) despite being commonly produced by more than 63 different plants in the world. The FDA limits caffeine to 0.02 percent of a consumable ... More »

Legal Perspectives: What the Adult Industry Owes to James Joyce

Legal Perspectives: What the Adult Industry Owes to James Joyce
The adult industry has a very good sense of history. For example, none would challenge the statement that this industry took a leading role in protecting First Amendment rights for all Americans. In the adult industry, we have our heroes and martyrs. Larry Flynt, for example, never shied away from a... More »

Processing Power: Best Practices to Mitigate Credit Card Fraud

Processing Power: Best Practices to Mitigate Credit Card Fraud
It’s almost impossible to imagine how we ever got along without it, but it may soon be a thing of the past. Just a fond distant memory and an item destined to be in a museum exhibit. That magnetic strip on the back of your credit card isn’t up to the job anymore! First developed by IBM,... More »

Courtrooms in the Cloud: The DOJ Calls and Raises at the 3rd Circuit

Courtrooms in the Cloud: The DOJ Calls and Raises at the 3rd Circuit
On Dec. 9, a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument from the parties and take a second look at the decision it rendered in May concerning the Free Speech Coalition’s constitutional attack against 18 U.S.C §§ 2257-2257A, the recordkeeping st... More »

Hardcore Market: Fixing a Fundamentally Broken Model

Hardcore Market: Fixing a Fundamentally Broken Model
In my last article I argued that we need to fundamentally change our content development and marketing strategies to re-establish adult as a relevant and profitable genre. But this claim begs a simple question: Is our industry actually capable of delivering the HBO of adult? Common reasons cited f... More »

Paysite Power: Niche Producers Still Killing It Sales-Wise

Paysite Power: Niche Producers Still Killing It Sales-Wise
For at least a decade it’s been no secret that unless you’re one of the few mass-production giants, the niche porn market is where it’s at. Even the leading studios have changed things up and moved away from the standard boilerplate scene in favor of catering to hot niches currentl... More »

Understanding the Connection Between Sex and Life in a Retail Setting

Understanding the Connection Between Sex and Life in a Retail Setting
Do you know what the most amazing and challenging thing about sex is? It’s the fact that everything connects to it. Anything in your life can affect your sexuality, and your sexuality can affect anything in your life. That’s good news because it means that when your sex life is feeling g... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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