Thursday, December 31, 2009

Marketing the Ultimate Kiss (continued)

One of the visitors to my web site confirmed something that had been nagging me for a while. The phrase "suck cock" is actually too vulgar for a product description. I was going to use the phrase because Google already sends people searching on the phrase to my web site. But I wasn't happy with it.

I make an effort to write quality erotic hypnosis, not porn. And yesterday, one of my web site visitors confirmed my suspicion that the phrase would probably scare away more customers than it would attract. So I rewrote the description using classy (well less vulgar) terms like fellatio and oral sex.

I also rewrote the description to appeal to women directly instead of husbands and boyfriends. Still don't know which approach is best, but I think I'll go with this for now.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

You may also like...

Up until now, I organized the web site to emphasize that each recording stands on its own. There's no sequence to the recordings, no prerequisites. Potential new listeners can start with any recording and still enjoy it.

But this article recommends cross linking the pages on your site to improve search engine optimization and cross-product marketing. And let's face it, as great as my recordings are, people still have to find my site and become aware of my products before they'll even consider buying. So I'm going to add a little section on the bottom of each recording page that recommends similar recordings... or recordings that will appeal to similar tastes.

Personally, I think the pages are getting to be too visually busy. I'll have to adjust the design or remove some stuff soon.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Marketing the Ultimate Kiss (working title)

I often write the web page description for a new recording while I'm writing the script. It helps me clarify my intended goals and audience for the script. (I usually don't integrate the page into the web site until the script is complete and I start rehearsing, but my web design program uploads the page every time I make a change.)

So while I'm writing a hypnosis recording to help women enjoy sucking cock more. I decide that the target audience for the recording will be women who are willing to perform fellatio, but don't really enjoy it. And the goal of this hypnosis script will be to reframe the experience so that the women can feel more pleasure while sucking cock. Then they'll become eager to suck for their own pleasure as well as the man's pleasure.

But I'm thinking that those women wouldn't buy the recording for themselves. More likely boyfriends, husbands, and doms will buy the recording for their women. So I wrote the web page description to appeal to men with "reluctant" wives or girlfriends.

Now I wonder: Did I make a good assumption? Are guys the right marketing targets, or would women buy this recording for themselves if I used a different description?

Any opinions?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

got the computer back

Got the computer back, but they wiped the hard drive. So now I have to rebuild it. I'm pretty sure I have most of my data files backed up. But reconfiguring the wireless, mail, and software preferences is going to be time consuming.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

computer problems, but not completely dead

The screen on my laptop stopped working; it appears that the graphics card failed. I sent it in for repairs.

I still have my previous computer, and I can use it while I wait for my primary computer to be fixed. Unfortunately, this older computer doesn't have wireless and won't run the latest versions of yahoo messenger and firefox. So my internet access is a bit limited for a week or so.

Fortunately, I also have backup copies of all my scripts. So I can keep rehearsing Demon Seed and writing Ultimate Kiss (love of fellatio) . I'm roughly 1/3 through the Ultimate Kiss script, but still figuring out how the rest of it will proceed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Idea for an addiction fantasy

This weekend I read the old Daredevil graphic novel, Hell to Pay. The villain, Mr. Fear, used several chemical concoctions to make women deathly afraid of disappointing him. Their fear made them his puppets; he used 3 girls for sex, and two for murder. And it reminded me of the standard cop-show plot where pimps get a girl hooked on coke, meth or some other drug, and use the addiction to enslave them and whore them out.

I always liked the idea of making women addicted to my hypnotic control. But I didn't think I could write the fantasy in a way that would appeal to women. That is, until I read Hell to Pay and I saw that the girls being used felt totally humiliated. Since a lot of women do seem to fantasize about sexual humiliation, maybe I could combine the ideas of addiction and humiliation in to a single story. Make the listener feel both aroused and humiliated as they beg to be hypnotized in front of a group of women.

Still not sure how many women this fantasy would appeal to, but I jotted down a outline for a script, and saved it with the working title Trance junkie. I'll come back to it after I finish the fellatio and bisexual fantasies.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kwan Yin's Hypnotic Limits

One of my customers just informed me that Goddess Kwan Yin passed away last year. While active as a hypnodomme, she maintained, which is now gone. Remnants of the web site remain in obscure archives, but her advice was often good enough to warrant being preserved where people will actually read it. So I copied her page, Hypnotic Limits, on my site. This page is about safety during online hypnosis and contains some good, basic advice for beginners.

I'll see about posting her FAQ as well. (Her FAQ was considerably different than mine. )

Friday, November 20, 2009

updated description for better marketing

Building the Perfect Fetish sells about half as well as my other "for women" recordings. Yet, most of the people who have bought it have loved it. So I have to assume the problem is in my marketing, either the title, description, or the sample.

A few months ago, I thought about changing the title, but honestly couldn't think of a better one. I ended up just adding the word "Hypnosis" to the title, which wasn't a real change. I did changed the audio sample, but that didn't increase sales. So today I rewrote the description. Hopefully this will make the recording appealing to a larger audience.

Marketing has never been my strong suit. Earlier this year, I read a couple of marketing books, Blue Ocean Strategy and Waiting for your Cat to Bark. I also occasionally read Holly Buchanan's blog about marketing to women, but I haven't been able to apply much of what I read. Little-to-none of it seems to apply to my type of product. (Or I just don't understand marketing.)

If this doesn't help, I'll probably have to resign myself to the fact that Building the Perfect Fetish just has a limited appeal; until a Trickster god gets a marketing guru addicted to my voice.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Started taking guitar lessons today

I've always liked to lay a track of classical guitar music under my recordings. But I've also always been very much aware of how limited my playing is. It's very difficult for me to find songs that I can play and that fit the mood of the recordings. So I started taking lessons again.

I've taken a few lessons in the past, but I've been on my own since I bought a nylon string guitar. It's been almost two years, and I've never gotten as comfortable with the instrument as I'd like. Teachers that specialize in classical music are a bit difficult to find in the Detroit area, but I think I found someone who'll help me improve.

One of my biggest problems has always been the shape of my fingernails. Never felt like I had that right. It felt funny to have a guy hold my hand and file down the nails like he was giving me a manicure, but it did improve the tone of my playing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The brain works in mysterious ways

A few weeks ago, I sat down to start a hypnosis script for getting a woman to love sucking cock. But it just wouldn't flow. So I started writing Demon Seed instead. That script flowed out so freely, I thought the momentum would carry me through the next script. So I started working on Reoriented, to introduce straight women to bisexuality. The introduction flowed nicely, but when I got just a little beyond that, it started looking like a dead end. I have to rethink the approach.

So today I took another look at the fellatio script, and guess what. The introduction just came together. So now I have two partial scripts and I'm not sure which one will my ridiculously undisciplined mind will be able to complete first. It's almost like my conscious mind and subconscious mind are operating in two different tracks.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Intro to Reorientation (bisexuality)

I wrote an introduction for Reorientated (working title), a script that will be designed to nudge heterosexual women towards being bicurious and then hopefully openly bisexual. Although I haven't yet worked out too many details yet, having the intro written helps me develop the outline for the rest of the recording.

If things continue to go as they have been, I should be able to write a whole script by the end of Nov.

It would be nice if the final script could bring both heterosexual and gay women closer to bisexuality. But that's not the way I see it working right now.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1st draft of Demon Seed

Today I completed the first draft of my demon rape fantasy. (The working title had been Asteroth the Corruptor. I think the new title comes from the subtheme of the demon's cum being an addictive narcotic.) The story was more arousing to me than I initially expected. I've never been a sadist, myself. But I've always loved the idea of taking an ordinary woman and transforming her into a lustful, yet submissive and devoted servant. And that became a part of this story. The pain, the fear, the arousal, all serve to free the woman from her own inhibitions, releasing the inner sexual animal. It was quite arousing to write, and I expect it will be very arousing for women to listen to.

The writing seemed to flow much easier than Tango in Subspace, tho not quite as easy as The Couch Trip. Still, it's quite an improvement over the time I took to write my first 3 recordings. At that time, the writing process was significantly hindered by a chronic headache and the fact that I was either attending grad school or working full-time. Now that those things are out of the way, I can focus more on developing new HD scripts. And I think I may even be able to get a bit ambitious; maybe set a goal of producing 6-8 new recordings in 2010.

I also created a web page with the following description

Written for masochistic women and those into kidnap and rape fantasies. Your are tricked you into summoning the demon of lust and madness. He takes you back to his lair and binds you with supernatural restraints. You try to resist, but the demon knows how to selectively inflict pain to make you squirm against his cock until your body's arousal overrides your mind. He desolves your will into a haze of mindless lust and your body fucks him until he releases his seed; an addictive, mind-altering narcotic that makes you forever his. Fetish Elements include: Kidnapping, bondage suspension, rape, loss of control, scratching, spanking, demon sex, enormous cock, and pain.

Actually, I'm still debating if this counts as a "kidnap" fantasy, but no harm in trying to reach a new audience, right?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spanking Fantasies (part 2)

While looking for web sites that review erotic literature, I came across a review of The Erotic Buzz's review of Naughty Spanking 3. They say this is a great book to start sampling spanking literature, so I put the book on my wish list. Unfortunately, none of the people who actually buys me gifts even know about hypnoticdreams, so I'll probably end up buying it for myself when I get ready to start writing my own spanking fantasy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Server Config error...big oops

Some of you might have noticed that my web site, Hypnotic Dreams, was unavailable for several hours today. I was installing the jrox JAM software to run an affiliate program, and the installer told me to add the following line to my .htaccess file:

php_flag register_globals off

So I did. I got through installing the program, and a little way into testing (about 20 minutes later) when it quit working. I thought it was just the new software that was misconfigured, and I'd have to read up to find where the mistake was. So I decided to call it quits for the day. I didn't realize that the whole site went down until after midnight when I checked my traffic stats and discovered I had no traffic for the previous 6 hours.

I may still have to do a lot of reading to figure out the right way to configure the software.

My apologies to anyone who tried to view my web site.

Porn for the blind (part II)

Got approval to join one of the webrings for the blind and visually impaired community. Although the other webring appears to be abandoned, I'm going to leave the code for both webrings on my page. Who knows, maybe when Google crawls the page, the outgoing links will help boost the page in search results. (although I kind of doubt it)

Also did a quick keyword comparison. Google sees considerably more searches for "audio books" than for "audio stories". It would be a bit of exaggeration to call my stories "books", but maybe I can still add the more popular phrase into the page somewhere.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reviews of The Couch Trip.

My Rebate for Reviews promotion has been somewhat successful. In less than a week, I received three very positive reviews of The Couch Trip; two were posted to and one posted to All three agree that the script and Tammy's voice were very hypnotic and very erotic.

The only negative thing that the reviewer's mentioned was the price. They noted that I charge $20 more for the femdom recordings than I do for the "for women" recordings. All I can say is, I priced the recording near the midrange of what other femdoms charge for their recordings. Several femdom hypnosis audio recordings are more expensive, several are less expensive. And I priced the "for women" recordings much cheaper because women are less eager to pay for sexual recordings.

Unfortunately, the good reviews didn't stop the traffic spike from dropping off. The announcement that The Couch Trip was available more than doubled my web traffic... for 2 days. But after the initial interest, I'm back to barely receiving any traffic from It's very frustrating.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Astaroth vs Asmodeus

I was going to name my demon rape fantasy "Asteroth, the Corruptor". But it looks like I mixed up my demons. Asmodeus is the demon of lust. Astaroth is a demon of mathematics and inquisitions. Although it's beyond me why anyone would call on a demon to learn mathematics, I can think of at least one calculus teacher whose course was hell.

Funny, but "Asmodeus the Corruptor" just doesn't sound as menacing. Asmodeus reminds me of the movie Amadeus and the actor's annoyingly loud laugh. I'll either have to think of another name or ignore traditional mythology. Although....considering how movies and comic books constantly reinvent mythological characters, I wonder if any one would care.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Release: The Couch Trip

I am happy to announce the release of my second femdom hypnosis recording:

The Couch Trip
A devious sex therapist uses a covert induction to seduce you into a trance. She convinces your subconscious mind that you will experience more powerful erections if you stop thinking, accept her suggestions, and return for weekly reinforcement. While you're focused on imaging how hard she makes you, she slips more suggestions into your subconscious that enslaves your erection to her hypnotic control, and convinces you that it was what you've always wanted.

Rebates for reviews
Trying something different this time. Instead of the usual introductory sale, I'm offering a $10 rebate to the first 5 people who post a review of this recording or Reviews must be more than just a simple "I like it", they be informative to potential future listeners. Include your forum ID with your purchase. The offer expires Oct 31, 2009.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Porn for the blind and visually impaired

It's been in the back of my mind for a couple of years: I produce audio stories. Wouldn't blind and visually impaired people enjoy them? According to this fleshbot blog, they would. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, there are over 20 million Americans with vision impairments. This could be a huge untapped market. Problem for me has always been that I sell on the internet; a predominantly visual medium. How do I attract the visually impaired to my site.

It finally occurred to me that there might be webrings for the visually impaired and I should join one. And while signing up, I decided to create a new landing page for the visually impaired; with larger type and more space between the lines.

My stories engage three senses: sight, hearing and touch. And to be honest, I don't know how people who were born blind would respond to the visualization suggestions. But I expect that people with low vision and those who lost their sight later in life will still be able to enjoy my work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cat registered as hypnotherapist

Apparently the rules in the UK are so lax that even a cat can be registered as a hypnotherapist. We were all laughing at this over at mind control forum. But it's especially funny to those of us who live with (or used to live with) cats.

I have been resisting the idea of producing therapeutic recordings, because I'm not a therapist. But maybe I should reconsider.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I suddenly noticed a huge spike of traffic to my site coming from the dutch blog Google translates the dutch word "grenswetenschap" as "frontier science". But the blog entry is far from serious. It lists a bunch of trivial questions which were never addressed by an encyclopedia, including "Can you women erotic hypnosis bring?"

Back when Portal of Evil posted a link to poke fun at my recordings, I was reminded of the old adage, "There's no such think as bad publicity". But now I realize that there is such a thing as "wasted" publicity. All my recordings are in English. So I can't imagine dutch-speaking people developing much interest.

Still, it's kind of funny to see. (I had no idea that I was at the forefront of frontier science.) Now if only an obscenely popular American blogger would do the same.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rebates for Reviews?

I sent out an email to my mailing list asking this question:

No one has posted a substantial review of my first femdom recording, Held, and next week I expect to be announce the release my second femdom recording, The Couch Trip. So I was wondering: How many of my customers would be interested in exchanging a review for a rebate on Couch Trip? I could offer 30% rebate for the first 5 reviews.

Actually, since it's a rebate [after purchase of the Couch Trip], not a discount, the review could be of either recording. But it would have to be substantive (at least a paragraph) and posted to or

What do people think of this idea?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Intro to Asteroth, The Corruptor

I had wanted to write the fellatio recording next, but I just can't seem to get into it.

But I wrote the introduction to Asteroth the Corrupter today. Here is the original description I posted on my site:
A sadistic demon rape fantasy for masochistic women. Bound and helpless in the demon's lair, you try to resist the demon's power. But the demon knows how to selectively apply pain to make you squirm against his cock until he dissolves your will into a haze of mindless lust.
This is going to be the first S/m story I've written, so I'm not sure how intense it's going to get yet. But I'm aiming for a intermediate-level "sadism".

Thursday, October 1, 2009

cunnilingus and menopause

I received an unusual email last night. A woman wrote that she (and many other women) going through menopause lose the ability to enjoy cunnilingus. She stated that menopause causes the lining of the vagina to become chronically irritated and it makes it impossible for her to feel the pleasure she used to enjoy. She asked if I'd consider developing a hypnosis recording to help women in her situation regain their pleasure.

I said I'd consider it, but I now I wonder if it would really be a good idea. Telling someone to ignore irritation like that (even during cunnilingus) could set the stage for making the physical problem worse.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Couch Trip - raw file

Tammy has sent me the raw recording for The Couch Trip, I'll probably start editing the file tonight. This will be our second femdom hypnosis recording. I should hopefully be able to release the final recording in 1-2 weeks.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

third version of the first meditation script

I always seem to get really lethargic near the end of September. I don't know if it's a seasonal allergy or the side effects of antihistamines, but I always loose my energy and enthusiasm for everything in these two weeks. Fortunately, it seems to be passing now and I can get back to rehearsing.

I'm rehearsing the third version of my first meditation recording. Online friends who are more experienced with meditation listened to the first two versions offered suggestions for improving the script and my vocal delivery. So the final version should prove quite good.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Retitle the Perfect Fetish (continued)

Well, there does seem to be some consensus (6 people) who think I should retitle this recording. But I honestly can't think of a better title.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Retitle Perfect Fetish?

One of my customers just told me that Building the Perfect Fetish was a poor title for my third recording.

In her words:
It's a confusing title, and it should focus instead on what it's really about, which is not really hypnosis--that's only from your perspective. From the woman's perspective, it's about her body, and being more comfortable taking orders from some specific person, who is not really a hypnotist; I think from a woman's point of view, that's a metaphor. The man she's thinking of is going to be her lover.

Therefore, it makes sense that it be called something like "hypnotic orgasm," or something like that.
But the story is about creating a hypnosis fetish. And the post-hypnotic suggestions are geared towards creating a hypnosis fetish in the listener. Plus I always liked the play on words and the reference to Don Henly's album "Building the Perfect Beast". It's just that in this case the "beast" is a hypnosis fetish.

So normally I wouldn't consider changing the title, except that the recording sells poorly compared to my other recordings. And I wonder if changing the title would help it sell better.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kidnap fantasies

A few months ago, I asked a couple of women if they'd be interested in romantic kidnap fantasies. They said 'no', so I dropped the idea. Today a different woman asked if I'd produce a more hardcore alien kidnap fantasy; one where she has absolutely no control over her body. I said that I'd consider it. But I wonder how many woman would really be interested in this type of fantasy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Forced into Faith

The Secular Humanist newsletter just brought a new book, Forced Into Faith: How Religion Abuses Children's Rights to my attention. The book posits that indoctrinating a child into the parent's religion should be considered child abuse. But you don't need a 126 page book to tell you this. A little common sense should suffice.

Common sense tells us that an uninformed choice is really no choice at all. If you only know about one religion, you're not really making a choice, you're accepting what's been handed (or force fed) to you. You need to know what other religions exists and how their belief system would affect your mind, before you can say you have really made a choice.

If everyone has a right to chose their own religion, then then also have a right to make an informed choice; i.e., they have a right to receive accurate, useful, and unbiased information about several religions before they decide which (if any) to chose for themselves.

The United States Constitution states that everyone the right to chose their own religion. To my mind, when a government grants a right to the people, the government becomes obligated to protect that right and make certain the people receive an opportunity to exercise that right. This obligates the US Government to ensure that children receive unbiased education about the different religions and theologies available to them.

If parents indoctrinates a child into their own religion, if they prevent their child from ever having the opportunity to exercise the right to chose their own belief system, then yes, this is child abuse.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Syndicated Hypnosis Articles

I've added a few more syndicated articles to the hypnosis articles section of my web site.

Internet "experts" are always saying that if you want to draw more traffic to your site, you should add more content and update it often. Well, I have been doing just that. But it hasn't been working. In spite of my writing 3 new articles about erotic hypnosis and sexual language, and adding syndicated articles by half a dozen different authors, it's not drawing any more traffic to my web site. Google searches don't list these articles, and no one is finding my site this way.

I don't know what to do.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

vaginismus and libido enhancers.

I stumbled on a livejournal entry from a woman suffering from vaginismus and low libido. She was asking people if they thought my recording The Pleasure Principle would help. Here is a copy of the comment I left on her journal.

As the author of the recording in question, I'd like to say thank you for considering it. Many women have had good results from listening to The Pleasure Principle.

However, when I wrote the script, I didn't even consider women with vaginismus. The script includes suggestions to desire PIV (penis in vagina) and to feel foreplay increasing your desire for it. Your condition creates a pre-existing psychological block that will likely make you reject these suggestions.

But I can't predict if rejecting the PIV suggestion will cause you to reject all the suggestions, or if you'll be able to separate them and accept the desire to flirt and kiss. The way I wrote the script, everything ties together: flirting, kissing, foreplay, sex are all activities that connect you to your significant other. Therefore all of these activities connect to each other.

It's possible that this recording could help you. It's also possible that it could make you even more frustrated.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Release: Trance Conditioning-fv

(female voice)

Last year I wrote and recorded Trance Conditioning to help people achieve deeper trances. Despite the fact that the script was completely free of gender or sexual references. A lot of guys said they would only be interested in recordings voiced by women. So Tammy has recorded a version for you guys.

This unique script combines Ericksonian storytelling, guided visualization, and neurolinguistic programming to integrate physical, emotional, direct, and indirect suggestions. The combined techniques will enable anyone to achieve more effective hypnosis regardless of their suggestibility type or experience level.

Positive affirmations help you gain confidence in your ability to respond to hypnotic suggestions and safety suggestions help you wake easily if needed.

This script is free of gender and sexual references. So anyone can use it to enhance self hypnosis, self improvement or hypnotherapy programs, including weight loss, stop smoking, pain management, and stress reduction.

For a preview and purchase details, visit Hypnotic

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Reviewed: A Tango in Subspace

Oysters & has just posted a good review of my latest recording, A Tango in Subspace.

"... for those women who do have a desire to explore their submissive natures, this recording is powerful and very enjoyable. The picture the dream-master paints of the strong and sexy dominant male to my submissive female is incredibly alluring. And until my real-life Tango partner appears, this recording is a rich and sexy solo activity."
You can read the whole review at Oysters&

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Release: A Tango in Subspace

My newest release:

A Tango in Subspace

An erotic audio story written for women who enjoy romantic eroticism with just a hint of sexual submission. This story uses a hypnotic sensory deprivation chamber to help you journey into the collective subconscious of human sexual desires. As you see these desires manifest, you find one couple dancing the Tango. The dance embodies of romantic spirit of dominance and submission. Soon you find yourself embraced in the spirit of the dance and eager to explore even more intimate submission.

23 minutes

For details, visit Hypnotic

Friday, June 26, 2009

problems at Sex

I maintain an artist page at (I don't talk about it much because I want traffic to come from that page to my site, not the other way around.) The site has had lots of problems the last few months, and all the updates I posted there since Jan have been lost. It was very frustrating, but it seems to have worked to my advantage. Seems like most of the "artists" got fed up with the site and left. That allows my blog entries over there to remain on the site's main page for several weeks now. It's almost like having a second web site.

Unfortunately, I suspect that the site has lost a lot of traffic too.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Release: Obedient Desire

New Release: Obedient Desire available for the introductory price of $20 through June 20, 2009.

After seeing a hypnosis show, you ask me why being made to obey seems so erotic. So I tell you a hypnotic story that induces a deep trance, takes you back in your mind to remember why obedience is fun and how it helped to awaken your sexuality. Then I direct the trance into an intensely erotic scene which instills the desire to obey while teaching how obedience increases desire, and leads to more fulfilling sex.

Commands includes undress, hold still and allow yourself to be fondled, accept a spanking, perform fellatio, hold still with a cock partly inside you, fuck, and cum. Intended for intermediate and serious D/s practitioners; this recording will instill a real desire to be sexually submissive and obedient.

For more details, visit Hypnotic

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Spanking fantasies...?

Lately I've seen several references to women who want to be spanked. So I've added a spanking fantasy to my list of possible future recordings.

Problem is, it's never been one of my own fantasies. So I'll need to do some research on it. If there are any women out there who want to share their desires or experiences in this area, please feel free to write and help me understand it better.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rehearsing again

Some throat problems forced me to delay recording erotic obedience recording. But it seems to be clearing and I've started rehearsing again. This will be a great attitude conditioner for sexually submissive women.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Paypal's sandbox won't simulate IPN listener

It took me barely an hour to write a php script that will automatically send out an email after a purchase.... and 3 days to figure out that I couldn't use Paypal's sandbox to test it.

The script itself is really easy. Paypal provided the first part of the script to verify the data their computer sends. The second part was a simple switch statement followed by the mail statement. But it just drove me crazy trying to get it to work in Paypal's sandbox. I finally gave up, went live with the script, and it worked correctly.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jane's Guide review

Jane's Guide finally came through with a review of Hypnotic Dreams. And I do mean "Finally!!" I think it's been over 2 years since I originally submitted my site to them, and maybe a year since their crawler downloaded my site.

Although I appreciate the "Quality and Original" rating and the complements on my voice. I didn't appreciate them mentioning the Online Induction page, which I removed several months ago. It's obvious (to me) that they downloaded the site for offline viewing sometime last year and just now got around to reviewing that outdated version.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Marketing a Hypnosis CD

Okay, so thinking I have this great [unique] product in The Pleasure Principle, I'm really frustrated that my web site isn't drawing more traffic. So I write a marketing article, Hypnosis and the Female Libido, and posted it to But now that it's up, I see lots of similar articles for hypnosis products designed to increase female desire. So now I'm even more frustrated.

I still know my product is unique (because I wrote the script), but how do I distinguish it from all the other hypnosis CDs that make similar claims?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

redirecting google results...

About once or twice per day. Someone will search google for "hypnosis and sucking cock", and google will send them to my glossary page. They see that the page only contains definitions and they go away. They never learn that I intend to develop a recording to teach women to love sucking cock. So I decided to post an upcomming titles page to build a little anticipation (like movie producers). Unfortunately google continued to direct them to my glossary, and they still never went passed it.

This drove me nuts for a few weeks until I realized that I could use an .htaccess file to redirect traffic from one page to another. There are hundreds of examples of redirects on the web, but none actually explain the syntax of the statement. So it was very frustrating two hours of trial and error to get the statement redirecting properly. I finally got it working.

For anyone who has a similar problem, this is how it works:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} .suck. [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)glossary\.htm $1future-hypnotic-recordings\.html [L,R=302]

The period is a wildcard, so the rewriteCond statement says match any referer with the word "suck" anywhere in the string.

(.*) says use whatever is in this part of the original destination string to match in the redirected string.

$1 says this is where in the second string I want you to look for the match.

I won't even pretend that I fully understand the all the capabilities of the .htaccess file or its syntax. But I got this working and it is very useful.


After 3 false starts, I finally wrote a complete script for my 8th recording, Subspace. I know I haven't written much about it, but that was because I was stuck; a form of writer's block. This was supposed to be my 6th recording. I actually tried to start this script last August (before Held) and in January (before Obedient Desire). It just couldn't get passed the first few paragraphs. While those two scripts just flowed naturally.

But I finally put together a whole script that will achieve what I wanted.

The Subspace script is a surreal romantic/erotic story about a using a hypnotic sensory deprivation chamber to sink into the collective subconscious sexual desires of all women and explore the reasons for submission. I think that once it's done, it will appeal to most novice submissive women, and those just thinking about submission.

I wonder if I should put a warning on the product page to avoid if you're afraid of water or ghosts.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Women's libido marketing article

I know the Pleasure Principle is a great product for increasing a woman's sexual desires. If I could just get the word out, I think it would appeal to a lot of people. So I wrote a marketing article about using hypnosis to increase women's libido. And I've been trying to post it to Unfortunately, I've run into some snags. At first they were giving me a hard time about the links I used as citations, but now I don't know what the problem is.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Erotic Nature of Hypnosis

I 've written a short article about the connection between hypnosis and sexual arousal:

Before the Internet, it was rare to meet anyone willing to talk about the erotic nature of hypnosis. But with the internet providing essentially anonymous communities, more and more people have become willing to talk about and explore the erotic nature of hypnosis. The more we talk, share experiences and thoughts, the more we all came to realize that "it's not just me". Trance is a natural part of sexual arousal, and hypnosis the process of putting someone into a trance.

Trance is a mental state where the conscious mind stops analyzing the meanings of words and and allows the hypnotist direct speak directly to the subconscious mind. In this state of mind, one person is more receptive to another person's words or touch. This state of mind and the concurrent receptiveness also occur naturally with sexual arousal.

We also stop analyzing words during foreplay, and when sexually aroused, a person becomes receptive to the desires they sense in their lover. This state of mind is essentially a trance, but instead of receiving their suggestions in words, you receive them in the kisses and caresses that urge you to open yourself to deeper arousal, more intimate contact, and greater sexual pleasure....

You can read the rest of the article at either Hypnotic or Ezine

Ezine copy: Erotic Nature of Hypnosis
Hypnotic Dreams: Erotic Nature of Hypnosis

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Preview: Obedient Desire

I've been rehearsing my new recording, Obedient Desire. Today I posted an excerpt from my rehearsal as a preview for my visitors.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cover Art for Obedient Desire

I just designed a cover art for my upcoming recording Obedient Desire. This will be an obedience conditioner for submissive women.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I keep forgetting to post....

I keep forgetting that I have this blog... until someone follows one of the links to my web site. Then I remember that I haven't posted anything in a while.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sexually Explicit Language

A few people have expressed surprise at my use of sexually explicit language. So I wrote a brief article explaining the emotional aspects of word use.

Read my article on sexually explicit language.