NORTHWOOD, Iowa — Gay adult site Badpuppy.com is celebrating its 19th anniversary this week.
It was May 17, 1995, when founder Bill Pinyon turned on gay porn fans by displaying solo-boy images on his membership site.
Members, of course, had to dial in for a connection in the late 1990s. But, slowly, over time, the site evolved with solo videos, hardcore videos and then streaming videos.
"We may be turning 19, but we are acting like a new company again," Pinyon said. “We have been through tough times in the past, but the future of Badpuppy is very bright.”
Pinyon said that Badpuppy, still a teenager, is proud of its history and high retention rates, with many members still renewing after more than 15 years.
Company President Chad Belville said that the franchise has gone through "huge changes" in the past three months, including relaunched websites ClubAmateurUSA.com and Badpuppy.com, as well as a new host coming online this week.
"In the next few months we are going to correct some previous missteps, start new promotions, and bulk up the offerings in our member’s areas," Belville said. “We have a very strong brand and a loyal customer base to build on. Badpuppy is going to be ready for a really big bash for our 20th anniversary next year.
Jeremy Koster, Badpuppy’s newest team member and affiliate manager, said that the company has new promotions lined up to celebrate the anniversary.
“We are going to debut some great affiliate promotions, starting at just five joins, so every affiliate will be able to get a bonus,” he said.