One of the things that has come out of meeting Doug Casey and participating in several of the Eris Society conferences over the years was getting to meet, in Aspen in 2005, Scott and Cyan Banister. My friend Sean Hastings and his wife Jo introduced us. Fun people.
Last year, Cyan started a new project called Zivity.com which I very highly recommend. It is dedicated to the ideal of feminine beauty. It is based on a very attractive business model.
You can participate by purchasing votes. Ten votes costs $10, I think. Anyway, that was during the beta test mode. When you vote for a photo set, part of the dollar goes to the model featured in the photos. Part of the dollar goes to the photographer. And part of the dollar goes to keep Zivity going.
As you can imagine, this business model has attracted a number of very fine photographers. It has also attracted some truly sexy ladies.
One of my problems with the business model during the beta test period was their use of PayPal. I do not like Paypal for many, many reasons. In my direct experience, they freeze accounts arbitrarily. Several merchants with whom I have worked have been put out of business by Paypal actions. The process for unfreezing accounts can be tedious, in the experience of these associates who have tried. I also think very little of PayPal’s approach to relations with government.
Happily, I can now fund my account directly through the simple task of sending a check along. Sweet. Problem solved.
If you’d like to see some beautiful women free themselves from clothing, give Zivity a look. I think you’ll be glad you did.