We Are the National Trade Association for the Adult Industry

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Our Mission

As the national trade association to the adult entertainment and pleasure products industry, our mission is to lead, protect, and support the growth and well-being of businesses and workers in the adult industry, as well as the communities to which they belong.

Our Vision

FSC’s vision is of a world in which the international adult industry, its workers and businesses, have equal rights, protections, and freedoms under the law; and where all people are protected from exploitation, and empowered by age-appropriate sexual health education.

Code of Ethics

FSC Members adhere to the industry code of ethics that details our industry’s commitments towards our people and those we serve through a responsible, ethical approach to pleasure products and adult entertainment.

Best Practices

FSC provides access to best practices, guidance documents, webinars, a strong peer to peer network, and other resources to support industry newcomers as well as strengthen existing businesses and empower industry workers.

Questions?

Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have.

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California now has fairer laws on HIV (Sacramento Bee)

Read the full article by Ayako Miyashita on SacBee.com  By modernizing these laws, California took a step toward reducing stigma around HIV, which can help people feel safe to get tested, seek care and protect themselves. Before, it was a felony for a person to engage...
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FSC Formalizes Long-Standing Age-Verification Practices

LOS ANGELES — The Free Speech Coalition formalized the industry’s long-standing age-verification practices, which preceded the enactment of 18 U.S.C. § 2257, as a “Best Practices” policy for adult producers. If at some future date, 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 18 U.S.C. §...
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N.Y.’s XXX Stores Plan to Appeal Case to U.S. Supreme Court (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Rhett Pardon on xbiz.com The lawyer representing scores of brick-and-mortar adult entertainment businesses facing an uncertain future in New York City plans to appeal to the nation’s highest court by the end of the year. “We will be filing a...
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FSC Joins Coalition of 26 in Support of Legislation To Stop Blocking Of LGBTQ Resources

The Free Speech Coalition joins a coalition of 26 human rights, civil liberties, and LGBTQQIA organizations in support of the "Don't Block LGBTQ Act" as introduced by Congressman Brad Schneider (10th District Illinois). (read the full announcement here) The “Don’t...
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How to Safely Buy a Pre-Owned Adult Domain (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Adrian DeGus on xbiz.com All the good domains are taken, and they have been for years. Years ago, it was possible to grab a handful of domains, throw up some simple content, link them all together and accumulate converting organic traffic....
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The Importance of Patents in the Sex Tech Industry (XBIZ – Opinion)

Read the full article by Maxine Lynn on xbiz.com The sex tech industry has achieved a remarkable amount of progress in the last decade. Innovation is occurring everywhere, including in the shapes of vibrators, the way their motors function, incorporation of haptics,...
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Sirkin to Argue ESPLER’s Appeal Seeking to Lift Prostitution Statute (XBIZ)

Read the full article by Rhett Pardon on XBIZ.com Louis Sirkin, the prominent adult entertainment lawyer, will stand up next week before a panel of judges at the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeal in San Francisco to argue for the legalization of prostitution in the state of...
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Banks Accused of Discriminating Against the Sex Industry (AFR)

Read the full article by Yolanda Redrup on AFR.com The big four banks [in Australia] have been accused of discriminating against businesses and workers in the adults-only sector. A new report from the Eros Association (which represents businesses from sex toy...
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FSC To Open Board Election Nominations November 20

LOS ANGELES — The Free Speech Coalition will open the nomination process for the 2018 Board of Directors Election on November 20, 2017 with an election to be held on the week of December 11, 2017. “We have been lucky in past years to have a dedicated, involved and...
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California Chemical Warning Rules Cause Headaches for Promo Firms (ASI)

Read the full article on asicentral.com   New chemical warning regulations for consumer products in California are drawing criticism from promotional product companies that assert they present onerous challenges and make companies vulnerable to lawsuits. While the new...
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