The Porn Market

Since the rise of the internet in the early 2000’s, India has climbed onto the top of the list as the country having the 3rd largest consumption of Porn in the 2020, gaining rank as opposed to last year when it was the 4th largest consumer of porn (Source). It was no doubt that the consumption of porn used to be there a decade before this but different from the American market where this held a good part of market, the material was quite different and more local such as magazines and novels. The social structure allowed it to gain a good market share in that area attributing to the frowned upon social stance of people in this matter in India.

Viewership of Pornography in India:

Still, the industry was much more advanced in the U.S. The consumption of Porn was higher, more open, with a wide variety of stuff available to the general public. There were dedicated video stores which contained the Video Casettes, then CDs and then DVDs of various porn houses. U.S. is still the largest consumer of online porn followed by the United Kingdom followed by India. The funny thing about this is that India is the 3rd largest consumer of online porn which are created in the U.S. and elsewhere other than India where India has a significant lack of any major porn industry established within its boundaries. The content viewed online which contains people from India are either self recorded videos or Indian women working in the U.S. porn industry.

The online platforms having the largest viewerships in India are companies like PornHub.com and XVideos.com. Surprisingly, the most searched term on these online platforms in India, despite the heavy viewership of American porn, is ‘Indian’.

(Pic credit: Indiatimes.com)

Women viewership for Porn:

Every guy at some point, mostly in his teenage years, have wondered what does women think about Porn. Due to the mentality of social stigma associated with this, especially in the Developing countries, women are often considered to be superior beings (believe me, the stigma originates more from the deep seeded belief that women are superior and sacred and much less from the mentality of oppressing them, at least in the educated world). However with time, as the world became more connected to each other and influence of the western culture, this stigma has significantly reduced compared to the last 30-40 years of time. So does women like to watch porn? Here are some statistics for that:

India enjoys a viewership of a staggering 30% women of the total consumers, still the 3rd largest women consumer base preceded by Philippines and Brazil with 35% women consumers of the total consumers.

This statistics is true even for the year 2020. According to a survey done by xhamster.com, another well known porn website, and the article published by forbes magazine says that about 30% of porn viewers are women. This shatters the earlier belief that most people who watch porn are lonely men. The survey also reveals that the people watching porn are actually people having healthy sex lives, women among them taking a more cultural approach to porn.
To top it all off, the survey reveals that women actually spent money on porn (Yeah! I was surprised too.)!
To quote the article – “Both men (64.1%) and women (62.8%) overwhelmingly said they spent no money on porn last year but 11.9% of women said that they spent over $1000. That number is nearly double the amount of men who said they spent that kind of money on porn in the previous year. The average woman spending on porn dishes out about $129 a year, while men averaged around $66.”
The article can be found here.

The Future of Porn:

So what is the future of Porn? With the current trend, it seems that the content and methods are only going to become more innovative because let’s face it, we are never going to stop watching porn. Unsurprisingly, 1 in 5 mobile searches is that for pornography. So what if it comes in the form of VR (Virtual Reality)? Exciting, isn’t it? The thought is such an imaginative boner for porn lovers (pun intended).

If we believe an article published by Covenanteyes.com, “It’s projected that virtual reality (VR) porn should be a $1 billion business by the year 2025. That’s third behind an expected $1.4 billion virtual reality video game market and $1.23 billion VR NFL-related content.”

There is much development that is done in the field of manufacturing sex toys. According to an article published online by BBC, about 60-65% of women uses sex toys while in the U.S. about 50% of males at some point in time have used a sex toy. “The global market in 2017 is estimated to have amounted to a whopping £18 billion. “
But it’s not just for women, there are a lot of strides being done in the field of creating sex robots for men. A company called Realbotix, developed a sex doll in 2017 called Harmony 3.0 which had self-lubricating vagina, an internal heating system and touch sensors to coax a reaction in the AI in movement and sound, a fully realistic experience. Starting from the design of first ‘Harmony’ by Matt McMullen, the founder of Abyss Creations, which and I quote ” has a tiny waist, a generous bosom and is so lifelike she’ll even orgasm during intercourse.
Interestingly, “In addition, customers can dictate their partner’s character choosing between 18 personality traits including shy, sensual, jealous, moody or talkative. The doll can be programmed to recite poetry for those who prefer a literary type, or crack jokes for customers who love a comedian.” (Source: Article published in TheSun online).

For those having fat wallets and are interested – can buy Harmony “across the globe for the princely sum of £11,700.”
So all in all, Cheers! Hope this info has fascinated you!

So is Porn Good or Bad?

It is as the saying goes – “Excess of everything is bad”. Overall, what is necessary is to lead a healthy physical, mental and sexual life. Watching porn 3-4 times a week is fine, the problem arises when a person gets addicted to it.

If we believe the statistics shared by Covenanteyes.com in their Article, “68% of divorce cases involved one party meeting a new lover over the Internet. 56% involved one party having “an obsessive interest in pornographic websites. 70% of wives of sex addicts could be diagnosed with PTSD.”
And this is not just it, “Prolonged exposure to pornography leads to:

– Diminished trust between intimate couples.
– Belief that promiscuity is the natural state.
– Lack of attraction to family and child-raising.”

So, do it but in moderation. Be sure, not to lose touch with reality. The goal is to lead a good Sex life.

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