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10 Interesting Ways Porn Helps Shape the World

The profession surrounding the sultry world of sexual fantasy has been one of the oldest jobs in the history of humanity. As the world changed so did the routines of sex workers day-to-day. From Burlesque shows to internet webcams, the occupation surrounding sensual pleasure seems to always be at the forefront, if not out to a decent lead, of innovation. This makes perfect sense when considering that as society evolves so do their needs. The wants and desires of human beings have been satisfied through many forums, but the number one go-to in the digital age to get one’s rocks off is without doubt pornography. While most people think it is a practice of deviant behavior and sexual violence, these negative Nancy’s should do their research before they judge a book by its cover. Many people believe the only effect that porn can have on its viewers is ultimately negative when the reality is that there are a lot of positive things that can come from the adult entertainment industry. The XXX content that makes some individuals nervous has helped push technology forward, redefine art, and keep women safe. This so-called smut has even helped protect the US Constitution. There are many ways porn has helped shape the world we live in today, but out of all of them, these ten seal the deal.

Technology

Porn has been around since the printing press and regularly standing at the frontline of any technological advancement. Then Super 8 cameras came, and the game really changed. Harrison Marks was the first to start having ladies bare all on camera, and it soon becomes the standard for making sexy content. Pornographers continued to change the game when they settled the format war for video in the late 1970s. Porn sold material exclusively on VHS, accounting for half of all videotape sales in the US so Betamax inevitably bit the dust.

Then the internet showed up, and the need to see naughty content forced bandwidth to grow, helping shape the internet to what it is today. Even before YouTubers and Twitch streamers were making bank off of webcam streams, adult sites were the only place to pull off any real-time interaction. Virtual Reality, the futuristic sci-fi concept of tomorrow, is quickly becoming a thing of the modern day and porn is already two steps ahead of everyone else in that department.[1]

The Invention of E-commerce

Before Cryptocurrency and Paypal there were only basic online transactions. eBay, Amazon and a plethora of other websites were readily available for a consumer to plug in their credit card numbers and their purchase would be complete. But people would be surprised as to what industry pioneered this concept, basically changing the face of commerce forever. Pornography gets very little credit like the one that really got the ball rolling on electronic transactions.

It started in 1995 when Chris Mallick assisted two less than capable pornographers with their business that ended up managing over a billion dollars a year in credit card transactions. At one point they were handling $1.5 billion in sales per year. Their company was the very first entity to do real-time credit card verification but still has not been verified as a pioneer in this department. When it comes to dollars, cents, and innovation, credit should be given where credit is due.[2]

Women Liberation

Despite most people tuning in to see the ladies, Porn has been a man’s game for most of its past. Feminists have decried pornography demeaning to women. But some believe this is not the case. Some experts even argue that pornography can actually be empowering and liberating for women. Renowned sex Blogger Dr. Sabo firmly believes that the XXX material a person view is merely whatever that person make sit. But Porn has evolved to a point where it is now a medium through which ladies can change the conversation when it comes to how the culture of the adult film game is seen.

The ladies have taken the reins, with females writing directing and producing on much more prevalent level than before. She does admit that misogynistic material will always exist, but this new idea of re-visioned porn can counterweigh the negative side of the industry. Sexual equality can be achieved as well as sensual intimacy as long as women continue to express themselves through the visual art of pleasure.[3]

Rape & Other Sex Crimes

Many believe that porn leads to sexual violence, abuse, and crimes. But in reality, certain studies indicate it can have quite the opposite effect. What this entails is basically more access to the net means less rape. Clemson professor Todd Kendall presented findings that showcased states where the Internet access expanded the fastest saw their numbers for the crime of rape drop the most. According to the renowned economist, an increase of 10% in access to the internet yields a decrease of 7.3% in the number of rape cases reported. Kendall believes the benefit of having easily accessible porn via the web results in the rape rate dropping for individuals aged 15-19, meaning they are less likely to commit the heinous act. It is tough to argue with compelling numbers and statistics, no matter what the circumstances.[4]

Sex Education

Sex education has come along way over the last few decades, and there is no question on its necessity. But some parts of the world are not as progressive or as up to date as other places, and this can cause a real issue with those that are lacking in the basics of this topic. For some individuals, pornography may be the only option in figuring out how the whole sexual reproduction process works. Keeping in mind that most porn is a fantasy, watching can still be worthwhile, and the ability to learn a thing or two is definitely there. Martin Hald and Neil Mammoth conducted research to back up these claims. They surveyed more than 600 women and men aged between 18 and 30. The majority reported that hardcore porn assisted them with many aspects of sexual knowledge as well as reporting little to no adverse effects from their viewing of XXX-rated videos.[5]

Abortions & STDs

There are some people that actually believe that porn leads to crazy amounts of unprotected sex which will inevitably result in massive quantities of abortions and unprecedented outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases. But porn may actually be making the world a safer place when it comes to these two areas. With the rise of the worldwide web, came the influx of pornography readily available to patrons at the click of a button. According to the CDC, since 1990 abortion has dropped 41%, the STD gonorrhea has fallen 57%, and syphilis has dropped by an unprecedented 74%. The reasons behind these numbers varies, but one theory is that the art of self-pleasuring oneself has reduced the number of individuals going out looking for sexual partners in order to get their rocks off. Those are some very intriguing numbers, to say the least.[6]

Digital Birth Control

It is believed, among some psychologists at least, that watching pornography may actually demystify sex for individuals, giving them a better understanding and confidence about the subject. This most notably apparent with teenagers at least according to research showcases by Ronald Bailey. Porn became very prevalent in the age of the Internet, and everyone knows teenagers will get into anything they are not supposed too, it is merely in their nature.

Teen pregnancy was at its peak rate in 1990 and since porn became very easily accessible for anyone with online access it has dropped off over 40%. Porn may help these curious younger folk not rush into sex and get a better understanding, possibly increasing the desire to do more research on the subject. Either way, knowledge is power especially when it comes to what goes down in the bedroom. While it may not be the number one go to when it comes to contraception, by the stats alone, it would seem that the X-rated stuff definitely provides some form of digital birth control.[7]

Regression

For those that think porn is the culprit when it comes to harm, they may need to re-check their thought process on that topic. According to research done by Utah State University psychologist Michael Twohig, the individuals’ mentality is genuinely the factor much more than the naughty content being viewed. Three hundred students were surveyed in the study done at Utah State. When they tried to avoid watching pornographic videos their desire to do so increased as well as suffering some legitimate sexual issues.

Suppressing the urge may cause more problems and the evidence discovered from this scientific endeavor is a definite positive aspect that the X-rated industry promotes. Leading a sex-life that is healthier, and less-repressed is always the goal. For those that can freely indulge their sensual desires from time to time know that the adult entertainment industry has everything you need to combat regression.[8]

Better Sex

The sexual acts depicted in porn definitely look like those involved are having a good time. Like a really good time. But according to some studies just viewing this pleasurable content can actually make the viewers sex a better experience. Foreplay is the cornerstone to a great lay and its not the easiest thing to pull off for the amateurs out in the real world. Watching clips of porn can help women reach their peak arousal level in as little as ten minutes. It can also decrease the time needed to get men in the mood as well. This makes the prelude to the passionate act more efficient and at a quicker pace. This can lead to reduced stress and fosters stronger emotional connections that everyone can agree is a good thing.[9]

The First Amendment

The freedoms that artists, filmmakers, and writers enjoy in regards to parodies of popular media and figures are very much so due to the freedom fighting efforts of the adult entertainment industry. In 1983 Larry Flynt’s Hustler magazine was sued by minister Jerry Falwell for the emotional distress he experienced over a parody ad of him describing his first sexual experience. This piece had him performing the act with his mother in an outhouse. He was awarded $150,000 in damages.

Flynt would not back down and took the fight to the Supreme Court where they ruled in his favor. In 1988 The Supreme court laid down their historic ruling that stated public figures are not and never will be entitled to any compensation for emotional distress for depictions of satire. Holding such parties liable for this would create a damaging effect on the idea of free speech as well as the free speech itself. Porn is good for the mind, the body, and the spirit of freedom.[10]

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