different than any other weekend!)
I told you I can rattle off a string of features that make the
Monica Lewinsky Cigar-shaped dildo unique from other products in its
market, you might wonder how I spend my free time. (As if you don't
already.) On the other hand, perhaps you realize I spent last weekend
in Las Vegas, checking out all of the latest and greatest in gizmos
and gadgetry as well as, yes, adult entertainment. (Only being in
Vegas makes that
January 5-8, the Computer Electronics Show (CES) and the Video Sales
and Distributors Association (VSDA) were joined in Sin City by the
Adult Entertainment Expo, and I was on hand for it all. Getting to
preview Microsoft's new Xbox, co-presented by the company's CEO Bill
Gates and WWF superstar The Rock should have been excitement enough.
How about rubbing shoulders with the best and brightest-- not to
mention the most scantily clad-- in the adult entertainment industry?
Viva, Las Vegas!
greatest take-away from the weekend, however, wasn't the latest
improvements in personal lubricants or how many adult stars I was
able to meet. Instead, it was the marriage I noticed between
information received at the "mainstream" CES shows and the
story emerging from the Adult Expo.
more and more adult entertainers acting as their own webmistresses,
the industry has grown increasingly sophisticated. E-commerce
millionaires aren't exclusively bespeckled MIT and Stanford grads
like you read about in the Wall Street Journal. Just look at past YourMVP
covergirl Danni Ashe if you need further proof.
epiphany from the weekend can be boiled down to an increasingly
evident fact about the Internet industry. Almost daily, software
companies and so-called "legitimate" dot-coms are failing,
yet the online adult industry is booming and remains profitable. At
the same time, adult industries lead the way in innovations and
value-added features which will, eventually, be used in mainstream
such as streaming media and video on demand were discussed just as
excitedly at CES, by Internet geeks, as often, it seems, as they were
by adult entertainers at their expo. Oddly, technology is emerging
most prominently-- and more quickly--in the adult realms! Porn sites,
hungry to serve new and increasingly profitable features to their
paying customers, have nothing to lose by offering the most cutting-edge
technologies. On-demand, pay-per-view video is now available through
some sites--a technology that mainstream video sites are only
beginning to consider offering.
our launch, YourMVP.net
has addressed allegations that we are a "porn site." We
support individuals in that industry, even featuring many on our
site, but at it's core, YourMVP
is far from "porn." After seeing how the black sheep of the
Internet family are actually leading the way with so many interesting
and innovative advances-- while staying in the financial black--the
comparison could be viewed in a whole new light.
still consider ourselves far removed from "adult"
entertainers at the base of what information is provided. However,
once the reaction to those sites' content is put in check and dealt
with on a moral level, it is easier to see such sites for what they
are: successful customer-oriented businesses.
that is a business model we aspire to in the near future, I'm
suddenly a little less inclined to be adamant in denying comparisons
to adult entertainment. In fact, presenting users with the hottest
information, the most interactive content, and being profitable in
the process, is an ideology more businesses should lean toward.
for that Monica Lewinsky apparatus . . . well, that's an emerging
technology they can keep.