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ASACP Honors Lion’s Den, DatingGold, Kate’s Tube as Featured Sponsors for September

LOS ANGELES (Sep. 1, 2022) — ASACP, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection, is pleased to name Lion’s Den, DatingGold, and Kate’s Tube as Featured Sponsors for September 2022.

ASACP’s Featured Sponsors rank among the industry’s most respected companies. These industry leaders demonstrate how corporate responsibility, ethical business practices, and simple technical measures can help protect minors and other sensitive users from accidental exposure to age-restricted materials online.

As a nonprofit association, ASACP relies on the continued support of the companies and organizations willing to assume a proactive leadership role in the fight to protect children from online harm. 

“By working together toward the common goal of protecting children and vulnerable groups, industry leaders and other stakeholders can improve the enjoyment and safety of internet surfing for everyone,” said ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning. “ASACP’s diverse family of sponsors reflects the wide range of companies that support our efforts to preserve freedom of choice for adults while protecting the innocence of youth.”

ASACP’s remarkable successes are made possible by its sponsors’ guidance and support. These include free child protection resources, market-specific Best Practices, and a comprehensive Code of Ethics for app and age-restricted website publishers. Positioned at the pinnacle of ASACP’s achievements is its RTA (Restricted To Adults) meta-labeling system that prevents children’s access to adult-oriented web pages and apps; and its CP Reporting Tipline, which has processed more than 1 million reports to date.

As with all of ASACP’s services, these tools are freely accessible to all publishers, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors, including September’s Featured Sponsors — Lion’s Den, DatingGold, and Kate’s Tube.

Lion’s Den

An ASACP Title Sponsor that has supported the association since 2006, Lion’s Den provides the very best in sexual health products, including a range of adult toys, lingerie, massage oils, literature, novelty items, and more, through its retail superstores and online at LionsDen.com.

Lion’s Den opened its first retail facility in Columbus, Ohio, in 1971. Since then, it has grown to more than 50 outlets throughout the country, building its reputation on high-quality products, low prices, and a knowledgeable sales staff.

Lion’s Den advocates for a sex-positive perspective on intimacy and sexual wellbeing and strives to break the stereotypes and stigma surrounding sex by providing comprehensive educational resources to empower everyone to enjoy life to the fullest. Lion’s Den partners with many organizations to amplify awareness regarding sexual health. Through joint efforts, Lion’s Den provides valued resources to support organizations focused on sexual health and education, first amendment rights, child protection, and human trafficking.

“We’re proud that our community involvement includes supporting ASACP’s efforts to protect kids from exploitation and adult material,” said Lion’s Den CEO Michael Moran. “Each of these areas directly relates to the adult industry, and Lion’s Den is proud to support causes that improve their brand’s customer experience and the industry as a whole.”

DatingGold

A valued ASACP Corporate Sponsor since 2007, casual dating and webcam affiliate program DatingGold.com demonstrates its commitment to protecting children by including the RTA label on its flagship cam site WebCamClub.com, and dating site, AmateurMatch.com. It also offers a variety of other niche cam and dating sites, as well as co-branded affiliate sites.

Although ASACP holds its sponsors to the highest ethical standards, cam and dating sites are faced with additional membership requirements because they contain user-generated content. Because UGC production occurs outside of commercial channels that confirm a performer’s proof of age, extra steps are needed to ensure that only lawful images and consenting adults are displayed.

Here, DatingGold excels as an example of how proactive measures by content providers can make a difference in keeping children safe on (and from) the internet.

Kate’s Tube

Since 2019, KatesTube.com has been a proud Corporate Sponsor of ASACP.

“We cooperate with this organization to make the internet safer for children and cleaner for adults,” a company spokesperson said. “While we are not content creators, we monitor the site regularly to ensure that we abide by all relevant policies and guidelines, such as 18 USC ‘2257.”

The spokesperson noted that KatesTube.com is committed to improving its visitor safety and overall user experience. As such, it is increasing its investment and resources to make its network of sites even cleaner and more secure.

It is an effort and investment that the operators of Kate’s Tube hope will serve as an excellent example for its peers to follow.

“We encourage other adult tube sites to step up to an industry leadership role by sponsoring ASACP,” the spokesperson concluded. “Let’s all work together to continue making a tangible difference in online child safety.”

“ASACP is grateful to Lion’s Den, DatingGold, and Kate’s Tube for their commitment, generosity, and leadership in supporting the association and its mission to keep children out of and away from adult-oriented content,” Henning concluded. “ASACP’s sponsors are united in building a better future for the industry and society’s most vulnerable members. We thank them for this and encourage others to join in this noble crusade.”

To learn more about how your company can protect itself by protecting children, email tim@asacp.org.

About ASACP

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to online child protection. ASACP comprises two separate entities, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection and the ASACP Foundation. ASACP is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that manages a membership program that provides resources to companies to help them protect minors online. The ASACP Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization responsible for the CP Reporting Tipline and RTA (Restricted To Adults) website labeling system.

ASACP has invested 26 years in developing progressive programs to protect minors, and its relationship in assisting the digital media industry’s child protection efforts is unparalleled. For more information, visit ASACP.org.

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