I came across this post in Variety today. It’s disconcerting; I’m saddened to hear it. I met these guys–sharp, amicable fellows–more than a year ago at VRLA, and was impressed by their platform. More recently, this past August, our affiliate manager reached out to them, and we sat down and had a Skype call about the viability of promoting our VR porn site BaDoinkVR.

I explained plainly: “I understand your hesitance (and I do). However, we can come up with a solution that will not risk tarnishing your brand, and it will provide you with some much-needed cash.”

Though reticent, they expressed interest, and said they would get back in touch with us. It was a productive conversation. I was actually optimistic, but nothing came of it. And now they’re gone.

As I said, I get it, but it is vexing to know–and I acknowledge there were likely nuances I’m not privy to, and I’m also being reductive–that facing an existential crisis, companies would rather die than consider aligning themselves with a perfectly legal, above-board, well-respected company in the adult entertainment space.