Some Fun Facts About Porn

It is common knowledge that the porn industry has become a force to be reckoned with and that the number of fans of pornographic content are ever rising. In fact, during the last few decades, porn has slowly been leaving the list of taboos it was once on. But for all we know about our favourite “guilty pleasures”, there are plenty of facts we never knew.

  • The first erotic film was made (and lead to the birth of the industry) in 1895, which is the same year that motion pictures were invented.
  • The first version of porn, the so-called “stag” films, were made in 1900’s and their production, distribution, and viewing was illegal, which didn’t stop it from being popular, with over 20.000 films being made in the course of some 50 years.
  • A producer and director of pornographic films in 1988 was prosecuted by the U.S. State of California for “pimping” his actors. The State lost and porn was categorized as free speech and protected by the First Amendment (under the assumption its participants are consensual)
  • Today, North Corea has a zero tolerance for many things, porn being one of them, with the death penalty being the punishment for its viewing.
  • In 2013, porn was aired by mistake during a Swedish TV news report in Syria. It played in the background for 10 minutes.
  • Porn industry’s net worth is close to a $100 billion, which adds up to almost double the profit Hollywood makes in a year.
  • The most common way to look for porn outside the popular commercial sites is simply searching “Stream free full XXX porn movies
  • Pornstars are not allowed to go to work unless they test for STDs. They get tested at least once a month in order to secure a safe environment.

We hope that these facts were interesting and that you have learned something new about the huge industry that is pornography.