25 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry

So take a look through this list of interesting porn industry secrets. Whether you find yourself typing “adult” into that search engine or not, it’s a fascinating world that people often don’t take the time to… familiarize themselves with. Set your intimidation and prudishness aside and take a minute to read about the baffling and crazy statistics and secrets that make up the largest industry in the world… the porn industry!

 

Every Second 28,258 Users Are Watching Pornography on the Internet

RIGHT NOW, nearly 30,000 people are people are watching porn. And in the time it’s taking you to read this, over 200,000 people will be watching porn online! And NOW?! Well, you get the picture.

Source:Ā Web Root

Rule #34 – If It Exists, There Is Porn Based on It

‘Nuff said. According toĀ Rule #34, if it exists, there’s porn of it.

Every Hour, PornHub Becomes a Click Millionaire

In their super niftyĀ porn statistics blog, PornHub reported that in 2014, every hour, on average, they received 2.1 million visits.

Dudes Love Porn

This just in! Dudes love porn. AĀ researcher from the University of MontrealĀ tried to do a study with a focus group of guys who have never watched porn, but he couldn’t findĀ anyoneĀ to participate who fit the bill.

Women Direct Porn, Too!

Porn is a touchy subject when it comes to gender roles and sexism. But in thisĀ Ā article by Barbara Herman, we learn that a woman’s role on set isn’t always in front of the camera. In the adult film industry, many women are directorsĀ and producers and are recognized for their work.

In California, There’s a Condom Law

In 2012,Ā Measure BĀ was passed in California, mandating the use of condoms in all intimate sex scenes. The law was appealed twice, once in 2013 and once in 2014, but both times the appeals were denied. As a result, many production companies have migrated out of California and have set up camp in Las Vegas.

One in Five Searches Are for Pornography on Mobile Devices

Covenant Eyes did aĀ pornography statistics pieceĀ and reported a Google research project that says one in five searches on mobile devices are for pornographic material.

Adult Entertainment Has Its Own Union (Kind Of)

TheĀ Free Speech CoalitionĀ was founded in 1991 to protect the industry from censorship and obscenity laws. The FSC was preceded by the Adult Film Association of America (AFAA), the group that protected rights of adult industry producers, directors, and actors back when it was only legal to show porn in public theaters (and bookstores).

In 1995, feds stepped in and enforced complex legal regulations on the industry, directed mainly at the production of child pornography, and at this time, the Free Speech Coalition stepped up to assist the industry by handling all paper work and legal obligation. After this run in with the Federal Labeling Law, it became apparent that the industry needed a group like the FSC to protect and serve their trade.

Every 39 Minutes a New Pornography Video Is Being Created in the United States

That’s just about enough time to fast forward through the commercials and finish an entire episode ofĀ Law & Order: SVU. Based on the other facts we’ve learned in this list, we can infer that this means the porn industry is making thousands upon thousands of dollars on new footage everyday. Visit the full list of compiled pornography statsĀ here.

About 200,000 Americans Are Considered “Porn Addictsā€

This means thoseĀ Ā 200,000 peopleĀ aren’t just viewing porn for recreational fun and pleasure, they’re viewing it because of a serious and uncontrollable compulsion. Often times, porn addictions result in divorce, break ups, or even financial struggle (due to viewing porn at work or avoiding responsibility because of addiction). Have you ever wondered if you’re addicted to porn? If you’re having trouble kicking the habit, there areplenty of placesĀ to which you can reach out for help.

Men and Women Alike Don’t Just Watch Genitals While Viewing Porn

Lehmiller.com writes about a study conducted on men and women viewing porn. The test subjects wore eye tracking devices that tracked exactly what they focused on during the entirety of the porn flick. To their surprise (and probably, many others’), lots of the men focused on the female’s face more than on her genitals. The results were mixed for women, depending on if the woman had a natural cycle or not. The results were really interesting… find out moreĀ here.

The Sex Industry Is the Biggest, Most Lucrative Industry in the World

The industry spans a very wide variety of sexual shenanigans, some of them rather appalling in comparison to the vanilla porn you may think of when you hear “sex industry.” There’s a lot of crazy sh*t going on out there, including but not limited to “street prostitution, brothels, ā€˜massage parlorsā€™, strip clubs, human trafficking for sexual purposes, phone sex, child and adult pornography, mail order brides, and sex tourism.”

Source:Ā Ā Ā Stop Porn Culture

Kids Look to Porn for Sex Education

What ever happened to the saying, the best way to learn is by doing? Apparently that doesn’t apply to the land of fellatio and hanky panky. Studies show that most kids and teenagers are self-educated by watching pornography. These same studies also state that many kids exposed to porn early on have lower self-esteem and end up participating in sexual activity at younger ages, with more frequency than others.

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One Third of Porn Vewers Are Women

There’s a common misconception that women are prudes and that they’re especially prudish when it comes to porn and sexuality. The Adult Film Industry stirs up a lot of controversy when it comes to women’s rights, but that’s not to say that lots of women aren’t out there getting off to porn as you read this. Whether you think it’s exploitative or empowering, it doesn’t change the fact that women’s acceptance of the craft is on the rise.

The Adult Film Industry Makes More Money Than the MLB and NBA Combined

Let’s throw the NFL in there just for sh*ts and giggles! The NBA, NFL, and MLB combined do not produce as much revenue as the Adult Film Industry. That’s a hell of a lot of money floating around out there.

“Lesbian” Continues to Dominate as the Most Popular Nationwide Search Term

The people love lesbians and mild incest, at least according to PornHub’s annual search term review. In 2015, “lesbian” was theĀ most popular searchĀ on the porn site in 30 of 50 states. “Step sister,” “step mom,” and “MILF” weren’t far behind. According to PornHub’sĀ 2014 Year in ReviewĀ statistics, things look pretty much the same as the year before. “Lesbian” was the most frequently searched category that year, with “stepmom” in second place, and “teen” coming in third. But have no fear, you kinky bastards, “cartoon” and “MILF” were a close fourth and fifth.

On Average, Single Men View Porn for 40 Minutes Per Week

Impressed by the man cave? Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse, of the University of Montreal,Ā reportsĀ that the average single man views porn for roughly 40 minutes per week, while the committed man tends to watch porn for just around 20 minutes per week.

The Porn Industry Brings in More Revenue Than Top Tech Companies

Stop Porn CultureĀ reports that the porn industry brings in more revenue than the 21st century’s leading tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo, Netflix, and Apple.

California and New Hampshire Are Hardcore

Thanks toĀ California v. Freeman, andĀ New Hampshire v. Theriault,Ā Ā California and New HampshireĀ are theĀ only two states that can legally produce hardcore porn movies (with the intent of selling) in the United States.

Kansas Is the Porniest US State

According to another PornHub stat list, out of the 50 US states, Kansas ranked #1 in porn viewing in 2014. Check out this list ofĀ porn per capitaĀ to see how the other 49 states stacked up in comparison.

Those Who Watch Porn Are Less Sexist Than Those Who Do Not

A study at the University of Western Ontario found that people who watch porn have more positive views of women than those who do not watch porn. The study found that porn watchers felt more positively towards women in politics and women working outside the home, and were also largely Pro-Choice.

Source:Ā ResearchGate.net

Males Ages 12 to 17 Have Been Reported to Watch the Most Pornography

In the mid-’80s, the Attorney Generalā€™sĀ Commission on Pornography reportedĀ that boys ages 12 to 17 were the largest group of porn consumers. Research has also shown that, on average, the first exposure to pornography happens at 11 years old.Ā 

People Love Watching Porn at Work

In this super informative article aboutĀ employees wasting time at work, aĀ ForbesĀ researcher found that 25% of employees (in the survey) admitted to viewing porn at work.

People Get Really Into Leprechaun Stuff on St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, 2015, searches for “leprechaun” jumped byĀ Ā 8,142% compared to daily averages,Ā according to Pornhub’s internal reporting. The site also reported that searches with St. Patrick’s Day adjacent terms like “lucky” and “luck” rose overĀ 200% on the Irish holiday.

“Gay for Pay” Doesn’t Really Mean It’s Gay

Due the huge salary gap in gay porn vs. straight porn, many straight male porn stars choose to act in gay films, too. While they make more money and are tested every two weeks for HIV, “Gay for Pay” actors score pretty low on the popularity chart of all Ā Ā heterosexual actors and actressesĀ due to a higher risk of contracting and spreading STDs.

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