Going Deep Inside the Adult Entertainment Industry

An industry that seemed recession-proof does not appear so now

Tony Ge, Senior Online Editor

In the modern day and age, adult entertainment is no longer just a touchy subject that is tabooed by society. It is everywhere. And whether you like it or not, it is here to stay. You can get it whenever and wherever you want, on your computer, at your local adult video store, or from your cable provider. It is effectively a vital part of our mainstream media!

Porn is within a mouse-click away. It is no less accessible than your local evening news, or a Justin Bieber music video.

How many people indulge in pornography? It might be easier to count those who don’t.

Statistics from respectable research firms show that 70% male aged between 18 to 24 watch porn in a typical month. And I suspect this is a conservative estimate. In 2009, the University of Montreal attempted to conduct a research to compare psychological views of men who have never watched porn with regular porn users. They soon gave up because they could not find anyone matching the first category.

[pullquote]One can’t very well pay for porn when there are mouths to feed and rent to pay. … [More] people are browsing around on free chat, and nobody’s paying to go private.[/pullquote]

What about women? The lure of porn appears to be less effective against females. Women account for only one third of all porn viewers. In other words, for every female porn user, there are two male ones.

Overall, about 40 million people in the U.S. watch porn regularly; about 14% of their total population. And being their cousins in the north, we should expect similar statistics here in Canada. This is impressive, considering that only 25% of the public regularly tune into Fox News; America’s most watched news channel.

Some other fun porno facts include:

  • Every second, there are 28,258 internet users watching porn
  • 2.5 billion emails per day are pornographic
  • 25% of all search engine requests are porn related, which translates to 68 million a day
  • 35% of all internet downloads are pornographic
  • The most popular day of the week for watching porn is on Sunday (God save us all)
  • More stats below (just click on the infographic!)

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