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Spencer: On Fire

Spencer: On Fire
On a cold Saturday in February, Spencer Reed arrives at a crowded Starbucks in northwest Washington. As he climbs the stairs and makes his way to a table, he draws the curious eyes of onlookers — not because they know his profession, but simply because his striking presence is impossible to ig... More »

Corbin Fisher: Straight Talk With a Gay Eye

Corbin Fisher: Straight Talk With a Gay Eye
To the many thousands of gay content fans, the name Corbin Fisher is synonymous with high quality, all-American amateur performers. And although die-hard fans may know that many of the company’s performers are not only gay and bisexual and there are also some who actually consider themselves ... More »

Naked Ambition

Naked Ambition
For NakedSword, 2010 may very well go down in history not only as the year in which the San Francisco-based company celebrated its 13th anniversary, but also, as the year in which it seriously expanded into producing original content. Naked Sword, which CEO Tim Valenti founded in 1997, has long been... More »

In the Executive Seat: Tim Valenti

In the Executive Seat: Tim Valenti
The video-on-demand (VOD) membership network, NakedSword, has been a top gay brand to online consumers for a decade. That's why AEBN, the largest adult VOD company in the business, decided to acquire NakedSword and make the firm its flagship gay product. This, and other recent partnerships, has elev... More »

Hotbod Ty Colt's Star Rises

Hotbod Ty Colt's Star Rises
Sexy, muscle-bound studs are blessedly common in gay adult, but even so, 21-year-old hotbod Ty Colt represents a particularly fine example of the type. The newly minted Falcon Studios exclusive makes his erotic film debut in the forthcoming “Asylum” — in fact, Falcon chose to trumpet Colt’s ... More »

Maleflixxx Surges Ahead

Maleflixxx Surges Ahead
It all started in the spare bedroom of Erik Schannen's condo in Toronto, Canada. Schannen, a techno-guru, had the bright idea to offer Hollywood movies online, but the market simply wasn't ready. So he switched his attention to gay adult content, and Maleflixxx was formed in 2001. It was a two-ma... More »

Curious Cameron

Curious Cameron
When gay porn impresario and Channel 1 Releasing partner Chi Chi LaRue was first contacted by her latest exclusive for All Worlds Video, Cameron Marshall, he was boyfriends with Josh Vaughn, one of her other contract studs at the time. “Well, you know he didn’t even like boys before Josh, r... More »

Sexalicious David Dakota

Sexalicious David Dakota
You know what they say about Southern California, right? You shake a palm tree and a beautiful blond falls out. That sun-kissed ideal is exemplified by sexalicious newcomer David Dakota, who looks as if he could have stepped off the set of a 1982 beach blanket romp directed by William Higgins. ... More »

Jettis Celebrates Decade of Processing

Jettis Celebrates Decade of Processing
If longevity is the key to success in online payment processing, then Jettis has earned its place among the top companies in that arena. Formed in 1998, the credit card gateway processor with offices in Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Spain is not resting on its laurels just because of a 10th anni... More »

Country Snapshot: Spain

Country Snapshot: Spain
Since Spain is my current home, I write this particular country snapshot outlining its Internet and telecoms characteristics with a degree of practical experience. Specifically, I live in the middle of nowhere; on a vacation island called Tenerife off the northern coast of Africa, which is actua... 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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