ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning said that the featured sponsors serve as excellent examples of proactive corporate responsibility and ethical operation in the adult industry.
“ASACP’s featured sponsors demonstrate how caring professionals and legitimate businesses make up today’s adult entertainment and digital media industries,” Henning said. “We honor those companies that have made a commitment to child protection and encourage other caring companies and professionals to take a stand in keeping children out of and away from adult entertainment by sponsoring ASACP.”
ASACP said that its internationally recognized Child Exploitation Tipline has “processed more than one million CP reports since its inception,” while its free educational and informational resources and tools for digital media companies provide market-specific best practices guidelines and a universal code of ethics for businesses, app and website operators.
In addition, ASACP said that its Restricted To Adults (RTA) meta label “aids parents by helping prevent children’s access to adult-oriented websites and mobile apps, and is provided to all site and app publishers free of charge thanks to the generosity of the nonprofit association’s sponsors.”
ASACP said that SexSearch.com, an ASACP corporate sponsor since 2005, “is among the world’s largest dating sites. Through its affiliate program, SexSearch helps adult-oriented websites monetize their visitors via its portfolio of sites, providing opportunities for companies and connections for consumers alike.”
According to SexSearch.com, one in ten online searches are dating-related — and while many online dating sites cater to people looking for love, the majority of people want sex.
“Because of the personal nature of this service, keeping minors away is vital,” ASACP said. “So SexSearch supports ASACP and combines years of experience in the casual dating industry with a committed staff that is dedicated to providing the best customer support possible.”
Fleshlight, along with and its parent company, Interactive Life Forms, has been an ASACP sponsor since 2007.
ASACP said, “An established leader in the field of sexual health and fulfillment, Fleshlight serves as a positive example for other adult novelty companies to follow….. According to Fleshlight, in an era where vibrators have been championed as a means for female sexual freedom and enjoyment, male sex products have remained something of a dirty, unwanted cousin to their female counterparts. By providing a high-quality, discreet and tasteful product, the company hopes to help change these perceptions and to bring the topic of male sexuality into the public discourse — with a focus on providing adult novelties to adults only.”
ASACP said that GTBill, a corporate sponsor since 2009, “offers a safe and secure solution for credit card processing and global payment gateway services, with a focus on streamlining purchases across international borders. GTBill’s flexible payment solutions allow its clients to process credit cards, electronic checks, telephone orders and more.”
A.J. Almeda, marketing director for GTBill, said, “The advancement of the Internet has provided us entertainment, education and even a few guilty pleasures. It provides a certain level of freedom to enjoy what we please. But as patrons, we need to do our part to protect children from content that may not be appropriate or digestible at younger ages. GTBill is proud to (continue its) sponsorship of ASACP.”
SexSearch, Fleshlight, and GTBill, ASACP said, “represent vastly different market segments, but they all share a common goal of protecting children on the Internet and in their daily digital lives.”
Henning said, “As a nonprofit organization providing vital resources for all stakeholders — not just to its sponsors, members, and contributors — ASACP needs everyone to step up and pitch in, so it can continue to offer these services. There are many reputable companies within the industry that have not yet shown the will to stand up in this fight, and now is the time for them to join their peers is supporting ASACP and its ongoing battle for the protection of children and the industry.”
To become an ASACP sponsor, or for more information on child protection online, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.