Ain’t nothing to it, -porno- made me to it!
12% of all websites worldwide show pornographic content. 30 000 internet users watch porn right now. In 2006 the US made a profit of 2,84 billion through porn. More
Convinced? May porn, IT and a business-blog fit together somehow? Lets try:
Several years ago it was quiet hard for a man to find and watch porn. Videos and magazines had to be bootlegged into the house, hidden from wife and children and chances to watch the material were rare. And also – like everything on this mother earth, things needed time to develop. The first porns were quiet mainstream (as we would describe them today) and offered the good old wallflower- sex.
When the internet came up in the 90’s it raised to the redeemer of manhood. Porn pages boomed, prude shrank and already in 2007 every fourth search request on the net referred to pornographic content. The internet offers space and opportunity for all secret dreams, desires and pushed specific predilections. Looking at a general porn page today one finds categories for clown porn, group sex with pregnant women, double- anal and anyway all kinds of women in every colour, size and form.
Wasn’t that a great business idea?!? Millions and billions of profit are made yearly through porn production, its marketing and clicks on the net. A very demonstrative example of supply and demand.
The interesting thing about that topic is the aspect of how IT transformed something very human, very intimidate and very personal. From world wide web to down- town- bedroom.
In 1992 the University of Chicago published a survey about anal sex experiences of women between 25 and 29. Twenty percent answered with yes by then – in 2010 the number already more than duplicated on forty-six! Is that a prove for the change porn created in our bedrooms? Experts are discussing. Fact or base is: Porn just shows what was anyway in men’s heads. It existed before a camera team and some actors produced it visually. The other side focussed more on the women’s part: Besides the movement of feminism and strengthening of the woman’s role, the development of sexual habits worked against us. The expectancy of woman and their sexual condor grows and men classify more practices, positions and sceneries as normal. Especially younger people without real sexual experiences may get a wrong picture about sex and the woman’s role within it. Gail Dines, author of “Pornland – How porn has hijacked our sexuality”, claimed that porn creates too fast a sexual identity for boys, which is far from personal experiences and personality but influenced by what they have seen online – sex without love, respect and relation.
Finally I first want to distance myself from the discussion and give you space for your own thoughts. Still the moral question of that case demands another line of that blog and we should think about how we are influenced by porn, illustrations and every day advertisement. Do we change the supply or does it change us?
But the business shows how and why IT has so much power over us and reaches our society. Quiet an E-monster – isn’t it?