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How much do you know about porn? Genres and actor names aside, there’s more than meets the—aroused—eye about the world of adult films.
Sebastian from theCHIVE has written a post listing some of the most curious facts that circle the porn industry.
Read some racy truths below. For more sex-related education, check out this adult webcam platform’s ‘Language Lessons’.
1. More than 35% of internet downloads are pornographic.
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According to ConvententEyes report (Luke, 2010) and Internet Pornography Statistics (Ropelato, 2006), 28,258 internet users view adult content every second. 25% of daily search engine requests and 12% of websites are related to this field.
2. In North Korea, the punishment for watching porn is death.
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Seong-Hyun Park, a former citizen who left North Korea in 2011, said, “There are people who have been executed by firing squad for watching pornographic videos. They were executed as an example to others, but the removal of a human’s purely instinctive desire is not an easy task… North Korea is probably the only country in the world that executes people for watching pornography.”
Even holding hands is deemed “obscene” in this part of the world.
3. Scholars from the University of Montreal could not conduct a study of men who do not watch porn because they couldn’t find any.
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Professor Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse had to change the direction of his study when he realized there were no participants to be found.
“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography. We couldn’t find any.”
The study was not a huge flop, however. It allowed him to make conclusions about the habits of young men who used pornography.
4. Scientists made porn clips for pandas because they refused to get it on.
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Giant pandas are notorious for having an extremely low reproduction rate. “Scientists and zookeepers have resorted to various methods to encourage fornication, including using ‘panda porn’ that helps to increase these cuddly little tumblers’ sexual appetite.” PornHub even chipped in with its recent charitable campaign to help supply more ‘panda porn’ since such videos aren’t “readily available” and most being “of poor quality”.
5. ‘www.whitehouse.com’ was a porn site until 2014.
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In May 1997, web designer Dan Perisi bought the rights to the ‘www.whitehouse.com’ domain name. He first marketed it as a parody politics site, but later skewed paths.
“I tried to set up a first-class parody news site, and it just didn’t work. Then I saw where people were making money with these adult sites.”
6. One in three women surf porn at least once a week.
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Research by Typeform for Marie Claire in 2015 showed that 31% of women watch pornographic material “every week or so”.
[via theCHIVE, images via various sources]
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