Emerges from Beta Phase

SAN DIEGO — Online community developer Visual Ventures, LLC announced that, the visual erotic guide for the gay community, has emerged from the beta phase much earlier than anticipated.

During the beta phase, VeroticMen exceeded company growth expectations by adding almost 1,000 participating members in a matter of weeks and maintaining a 98.9 percent up-time ratio.

“This rate of growth reinforced what we discovered during our prelaunch marketing research,” said Brian Krogstad, senior vice president of marketing. “There is significant demand from the gay community for a discreet place where like-minded gay and bisexual adults can easily find, interact with and meet other gay or bisexual adults.

“During the beta phase, our members have praised the VeroticMen site,” he said. “They say that ‘VeroticMen is sort of like MySpace — but much better.’

“Such positive feedback is attributed to the rich set of features provided for the community members,” Krogstad said. “These features include member pictures, videos, member advertising areas, instant messaging, mail messaging, groups, forums, group chat, and video chat via webcam.”

“To promote continued growth for the exclusive VeroticMen community, we have also decided to launch an affiliate program effective immediately,” said Mark Fischer, vice president of marketing. “This provides an opportunity for webmasters to promote the VeroticMen community and rapidly expand its global member base, enabling an even greater selection of community members to interact with.”

VeroticMen can be accessed online by visiting

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