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Pornhub.com has just released their compiled results of the porn industry. While teen porn came in first place as a category and the District of Columbia came in first in terms of highest number of viewers, I wanted to know a little more. I found myself intrigued and interested in the growth of the porn industry. What better place to look than PBS? Yes, the Public Broadcast System. The station ran a program called “Inside the Porn Business.”
According to the show's statistics, the amount of porn viewed between the years 1973 and 2000 have decreased significantly within age, race and marital status. This is an especially interesting statistic because, since the advent of the internet, porn is easier to obtain than ever. But with sexual images that appear in television and movies, most viewers don’t necessarily have to look elsewhere for their adult entertainment.
Sexuality in American culture is not as taboo as it once was. For example, girls who are scantily dressed are becoming more and more of a part of common culture. Sex is more prevalent now instead of being a hushed up secret like it used to be.
Sex is no longer as sacred and the age of those who are having sex for the first time is extremely alarming. But porn is striving even in times of recession. Books such as Fifty Shades of Grey, give readers access to a scandalous story full of sex and pornographic imagery. This growing trend of sex is proving to be a huge seller on the book market and even older adults are jumping on board.
More people are finding that watching porn is an easier activity than going out to dinner and one that is just as fun; it’s cheap, simple and they can stay at home to do it. More people would prefer to stay in the privacy of their own home than risk being seen buying a risqué tape at the store in front of their neighbors.
No matter who it involves or how the economy is doing, one thing for sure is that the porn business will always stay ahead of the game.