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When It Comes to Sex Toys, Gay Consumers Are the Trendsetters

When It Comes to Sex Toys, Gay Consumers Are the Trendsetters
Well educated, tech savvy, socially connected and self aware … just a few of the attributes that Jahaziel Perez — owner of DickzToyz.com — uses to describe the gay male consumer. “The gay consumer has more disposable income to spend on pleasure than heterosexual men. This m... More »

The Condom Link

The Condom Link
Lots of our clients produce gay content. For some it’s a small part of an otherwise straight enterprise, but for others, it’s their main focus and has been for years. Living and working in adult in Los Angeles, I’ve been following Measure B with particular interest because, as anyo... More »

Male-Branded Toys: No More Penis Envy

Male-Branded Toys: No More Penis Envy
Male-branded pleasure products, both straight and gay, once considered a “novelty” in the novelty business are now selling as fast as their female counterparts. Nearly all of the major novelty manufacturers have their own male star line, some, like Icon Brands, specializes in man parts ... More »

Edge Of Gay: No Signs of Slowing

Edge Of Gay: No Signs of Slowing
Barack Obama recently made history when he became the first U.S. president to openly voice his support for gay marriage, but before gay relationships progress to the marital or civil union stage, they will start at the dating stage — and gay dating websites continue to be a profitable part of ... More »

Edge Of Gay: Live Nude Dudes!

Edge Of Gay: Live Nude Dudes!
There are many ways to describe the gay porn consumer — the need for immediate gratification one of many aspects defining their purchasing habits. And with the rise of the “reality” craze — an outlet that allows consumers to not only feel like they are part of something more ... More »

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings
Joe, David and I were in Spain in September of 2008 when “Dubwya” officially announced the US economy was on life support and I feel like I have been in a bad mood ever since. The recession spiked a depression that has claimed sales, and our sanity, with it. As thought turn to Thanksgiv... More »

Erosion of Freedom

Erosion of Freedom
We begin the summer with Memorial Day, end it on Labor Day and sandwich both Gay Pride and the celebration of our nation’s independence in the between. Last month focus on Gay Pride was a personal perspective that I realize 90 percent of you can not relate to, this month, Independence Day is a... More »

Let Freedom Swing: The Shepard and His Flock

Let Freedom Swing: The Shepard and His Flock
TGIF, and Friday, Jan. 21, sure started out that way. Then I ran across a bit of news, likely unnoticed by many, but stopped me dead in my tracks: a gay marriage ban passed first test in Wyoming’s State House. It was not what happened, but where. Someone born in Casper, Wyoming, was pronounce... More »

Fight the Good Fight!

Fight the Good Fight!
It was two years ago this month when Mr. Deeds, or in our case, Larry Flynt and Joe Francis, headed to Washington on a mission: “With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of ... More »

Advertising: The Bare Facts

Advertising: The Bare Facts
The power of advertising never ceases to amaze me. Even more astonishing, considering I have made my living on in the internet for the past eight years, was the realization that I had never acquiesced mentally to include online advertising in this robust avenue of social change. Given the amount of ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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