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LA Based company Extra Lunch Money have launched the newest offering into the crowdfunding market last week, with Offbeatr – Crowdfunding for the Adult Entertainment Industry.

Users can explore projects or pitch their straight, gay, or lesbian adult project idea in such categories of art, books, education, games, movies, physical products, or websites. Offbeatr gives adult product and content creators an outlet to express and fund their sexual creativity while potential supporters can explore unique projects that cater to their sexual interests.

The big difference between Offbeatr and other crowdfunding sites [besides the porn thing] is that all projects undergo a public voting period before being eligible to be on the site.

CEO of Extra Lunch Money, Ben Tao says “We screen projects that get posted to Offbeatr. But we realised, we might miss projects that have a supportive community. Putting in a public voting phase helps identify good projects we might have missed and gives project creators feedback to improve their projects so they can be successful.”

In addition to the voting phase, an Offbeatr project has two ways to raise money. The first way is through the selling of rewards, which follow the all-­‐or-­‐none funding model popularized by Kickstarter. The second way is through the selling of digital products. Project Creators can upload digital content they own like movies, ebooks, and photos, and supporters can purchase this content and download it immediately. Even if a project doesn’t reach its funding goal sales from digital products are paid out to the creator.

At the moment some of the first projects are up on the site and are currently in the “public voting” stage, a couple of them including a project called “Mandroid” – which is a pervy adult Tamagotchi for online hookups. Plus one of the more controversial topics “Got  Mormon Milk?” aims to unveil the secret gay rituals behind the suited Mormon missionaries.

 





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