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Simply Sensual

Simply Sensual
Adult operators today are engaged in their own “arms race,” striving to outdo each other by continually pushing the line — with some seeking to secure market share by publishing increasingly edgy or outrageous material, while others take the high ground through elevating the bar be... More »

Zen And The Art of Porn Stardom

Zen And The Art of Porn Stardom
With the holidays upon us, I just want to take a minute and discuss your soul, your heart, and its health. This month’s article may be more appropriate for performers, but I hope marketers can take some of this to heart as well. If you’re going to be in this industry, you have got to ke... More »

A Look Ahead, Part I

A Look Ahead, Part I
The adult entertainment industry was barraged with a lot of legal news this year. The adult industry press reported stories about mass copyright infringement lawsuits, a new crop of patent troll lawsuits, health and safety regulation of adult content production in California, a terrible 2257 decisio... More »

iPhone Pulse: Will Apple Ever Get It Right?

iPhone Pulse: Will Apple Ever Get It Right?
This article was originally intended to provide a glimpse at an app or two that would allow the “up” volume control button on the side of an iPhone 3GS to fire its camera — similar to the function brought to the iPhone 4 and 4GS via the iOS5 operating system. There’s one thi... More »

Traffic: Taking a Look at the Stats

Traffic: Taking a Look at the Stats
Traffic is everything to ecommerce website operators, so it’s vital to understand how the current traffic pie is being sliced, and how adult fits in. The short course is that the once dominant American porn surfer now makes up only a minor blip in the traffic scene. The United Nations estimat... More »

APHSS.org Adds Cutting Edge Testing to its List of Healthcare Providers

APHSS.org Adds Cutting Edge Testing to its List of Healthcare Providers
Free Speech Coalition, the adult industry trade association, has announced the addition of Cutting Edge Testing, a new testing health center located in Sherman Oaks, to its APHSS.org program. The center is under the direction of infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Miao. Former Adu... More »

How to Ruin a Cold Call Opportunity

How to Ruin a Cold Call Opportunity
Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to look at the mistakes others have made and see how you shouldn't do it. Let’s focus on five of the biggest mistakes that marketers make when trying to take advantage of a cold call opportunity via social media networking sites, targeted ... More »

A Positive Prognosis

A Positive Prognosis
New Years are about looking forward and hoping for the best — but some of the most recent new years have been anything but good for the online adult entertainment industry. That situation, however, may be set to change in 2012, as evidenced by the evolving community buzz about better sales, g... More »

Mobile Apps - Engagement and Loyalty

Mobile Apps - Engagement and Loyalty
Back at the end of October we talked about developing successful mobile applications. Now let’s talk about what happens after you’ve offered that app to all your brand loyalists and new brand converts! Customer retention is more important than ever these days. While there are millions o... More »

LA City Council Approves Condom Ordinance in 9-1 Vote

LA City Council Approves Condom Ordinance in 9-1 Vote
The LA City Council voted this morning, in open session, to approve a mandatory condom ordinancethat would require adult productions to comply with condom usage on any adult set requiring a film permit in the Los Angeles City limits. The ordinance was approved 9-1. The action was cons... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam World: A Good Grind Reaps Riches

For years, webcam modeling was taboo and considered by many as a dirty and raunchy activity. However, in today’s economy, webcam jobs are being accepted more and more by everyone across the globe.... More »

Cam World: Beauty on Point — Models Talk Tradecraft

Cam girls are the girls that are always on point — with the perfect make-up and perfect skin, the shiny hair and long nails. Given their expertise, I asked some of the girls from Studio 20 if they... More »

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »
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