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Which country produces the most porn?

Adult entertainment is a multimillion dollar business that benefits a lot of parties including hotel chains, cable providers, wireless carriers, search engines, ISPs, the performers, and so on and so forth. As a result, the internet hosts over 700 million porn websites which roughly translates to almost a page for every individual in Europe.

So which country produces the most porn? Where are many of the porn sites hosted? Logically, it would make sense for one European country to have the largest porn industry. I mean, European porn is a lot filthier (take Germany and Russia as perfect examples). You could also argue that European women are also more attractive than Americans (e.g., Swedish, Italian, and French). But the truth is, the United States is the clear leaders in porn production. The competition is not even close.  According to statistics, roughly 60% of the world’s porn sites, which is about 428 MILLION individual pages, more than one per American, are hosted in the US. That’s a serious amount of porn for a single country!

Now that we know the United States has the biggest porn industry, which state leads the way? There are actually no prizes for guessing; it’s sunny California. Around 66% of the country’s 428 million porn pages are hosted in California. As a matter of fact, San Fernando Valley, located just outside Los Angeles, has been dubbed ‘The Porn Valley,’ which shouldn’t come as a surprise, to be honest. Other states like New York also host a huge number of sites, but each state hosts at least 10,000 porn pages.

Technological advancement

That said, the Americans might have one of the biggest industries, but they lag behind China, South Korea, and Japan in generating porn related revenue. But while the country is not the king of porn consumption, they are the clear leaders in production, more so the technological part of it.

And it actually goes back to the Second World War, when thousands of servicemen were trained as semi-professional filmmakers. They used smaller, portable 8- and 16-millimeter cameras to shoot combat footage, learning how to make movies cheaply and flexibly in the process. When the war ended, some of the soldiers used the new standardized technology to create a movie industry independent of Hollywood which actually resulted to the birth of a popular genre known as soft-core porn or sexploitation.

The vast popularity of movies like Faster Pussycat made producers to pile up on the genre, which brought an implosion in the technological innovation. After that came the peep show booths that showed film loops, then the camcorders and VCRs (which were actually invented in Japan but were first adopted in the States by porn producers). After that came the inevitable era of DVDs and ultimately the internet. All the while, American porn producers lead the way in advancing the technological paradigm shift. Little wonder the Americans are still leading the stage regarding production.

Meanwhile, ponder this: the four biggest markets for robots- South Korea, Japan, the United States, and China- are also the four biggest porn markets. Is that a coincidence? That’s highly unlikely.

Sexual repression

One thing that perhaps explains the size of the porn industry in the United States is that Americans are more sexually repressed compared to their European counterparts. Sex is typically hidden from young people with subjects like sex education both controversial and limited. As a result, many teenagers find out about sex in porn videos. In Europe, the more liberal values mean that people are exposed to sex at a young age, so it’s not such a big deal, making porn a little less popular than in the States. That also probably explains why in countries where there is further repression (Muslim countries for instance), you are likely to find searches for more kinky type of porn, e.g., bestiality.

And it continues to grow bigger

Comedian Katt Williams once said: “Thanks to my iPhone and its high-speed internet connection, I can email text, play video games and watch PORN all in the middle of the day!”

There is no denying that the ability to access porn has grown exponentially, with the availability of smartphones meaning porn can be accessed around the clock. Americans, Europeans, Russians, and Asians all have a love affair with porn. Over the past two decades, porn has contributed to the biggest technological shift to hit people’s living rooms. And now thanks to the availability of low-cost HD cameras means that amateur porn stars are now gaining ground previously held by porn superstars. It is now easy to shoot an amateur porn video and upload it on sites like PornHub the same way a mainstream video would be uploaded on YouTube.

In fact, mobile smartphones and tablets are overtaking PCs and laptops as the primary consumption device for X-rated content. It would be safer to say that porn shaped the internet as you see it today. You may call it adult content, smut, erotica, pornography, or whatever the fuck you please. But the facts are clear for everyone to see; without the porn industry (and apparently the contribution of Americans), the internet would not have grown as exponentially as it has.

Finally

From the above information, Americans clearly like being on top (pun intended) and enjoy turning to their computers or phones to find relief from stresses of life with a self-induced orgasm which is actually good for them.

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