Statistics  on  Pornography

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The first known documented visual representations of sexual acts date back to prehistoric times. However, these were not made to masturbate to, rather to represent their spiritual and religious beliefs as they were often intertwined with sex.

Porn of Ages

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Anno Domini

Visual representations were made by bold artists to mock religious and political authorities. With the commencing of print technology, more pornographic content was being produced. 

With technological advancements in printing and photography, adult magazines became more popular than ever. Competition between adult magazines like Playboy and Penthouse started normalizing full nudity and more hardcore content.

Late 19th century

The real spike  in the availability  of pornographic  content happened after the 2000s  when people  got familiarized with  the  World Wide Web.

Internet Porn : Porn addiction statistics

Around late 80s, Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) started becoming popular. These platforms allowed users to dial up into each other’s computers to browse through stored files like games and programs. It mostly contained porn.

Most of the initial porn websites on the internet were just BBSs that shifted their content online. But they couldn’t risk  a copyright strike.  So, the BBSs started making their own content to prevent ownership claims over their, you guessed it, porn.

Almost all the production houses of adult content came into existence because of the web. The ones who produced VCRs before shifted to the new platform, as they were able to get direct payments through their websites.

How did the porn industry get so big?