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Pistol Media

Pistol Media
Some of the most successful online adult companies began as tiny operations out of somebody's spare bedroom. But when Pistol Media President Brian Randall started his company five years ago, he didn't even have a spare bedroom. "It was funny," Randall said. "I had two desks in my living room: one... More »

John Bruno

John Bruno
In the mid-1970s, as California's Governator was flexing for Athletic Model Guild photographs and an adoring gay audience, Charles Holmes was starting up Falcon Studios in San Francisco with a bevy of blond surfers. Over the next 30-plus years, as the adult industry grew exponentially, it became app... More »

Gay Industry Awards

Gay Industry Awards
Hot House Entertainment, the San Francisco-based company that faced bankruptcy not five years ago, received the most trophies at this year's 16th Annual Grabby Awards. Their blockbuster prison tale "Justice," starring Shane Rollins, received five awards, including Best Video at Gay Chicago's annu... More »

GAYVN Summit Notebook

GAYVN Summit Notebook
With the gap between video and online rapidly shrinking, the inaugural GAYVN Summit focused on topics spanning across industry lines. Evolving technologies, targeted marketing, content production for changing distribution formats and legal issues were discussed in seven panels over two days. C... More »

An Adult Gaming Model

An Adult Gaming Model
Editor's note: I had a chance to demo GOMA Systems' game and interface technology at the recent Mobile Adult Content Conference (MACC) in Reno and believe that forward-looking adult operators will find it well worth investigating. Here's a closer look: GOMA Systems Corporation has followed the re... More »

Straight Guys, Gay Surfers

Straight Guys, Gay Surfers
Performer Jack Lawrence works hard at maintaining his tanned, muscular body and rugged, All-American looks. Since 2003, he's worked in more than 400 titles. Like other adult actors, he enjoys being looked at, watched and even admired. But, unlike other straight male talent, he loves his gay male fa... More »

Sex at the Cow

Sex at the Cow
In a city where every day is Halloween and residents don't raise an eyebrow when someone prances down the street dressed as a pickle, Perry Mann's San Francisco-based Exotic Erotic Ball is still an eye-catching party. It's a happening that gives thousands of attendees a chance to revel in sexual exp... More »

The Gay Triad

The Gay Triad
Like the spires atop the Golden Gate Bridge, there are three San Francisco companies that sit at the very peak of one of the adult industry's most lucrative genres: gay films. Raging Stallion, Titan Media and Falcon Studios are widely regarded as America's leading producers of gay content. What acco... More »

Brave New World of Gay VOD

Brave New World of Gay VOD
No gay adult producer needs to be told that the industry is changing. A flat DVD market, increased competition from smaller, amateur studios coupled with the quick penetration of broadband, both at home and abroad, all threaten the current business model. While only a small percentage of profits for... More »

Exotic Erotic Ball

Exotic Erotic Ball
The Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo made its official debut in New York City recently, marking founder Perry Mann's return to his roots in the Big Apple and a chance to bring an event to the East Coast that has become a yearly mainstay for San Francisco's sexually liberated. A few weeks before the fi... 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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