Pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal. Social attitudes towards the discussion and presentation of sexuality have become more tolerant in Western countries. Commercialized pornography accounts for over US$2.5 billion in the U.S. alone. In 2006, the world pornography revenue was 97 billion dollars.
About Pornography in brief
Pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal. Pornography may be presented in a variety of media, including magazines, animation, writing, film, video, and video games. The term does not include live exhibitions like sex shows and striptease. Social attitudes towards the discussion and presentation of sexuality have become more tolerant in Western countries. Commercialized pornography accounts for over US$2.5 billion in the U.S. alone. In 2006, the world pornography revenue was 97 billion dollars. Depictions of a sexual nature have existed since prehistoric times, as seen in the Venus figurines and rock art. In Mesopotamian votive plaques from the early second millennium BC, the man is shown entering the woman from behind while she bends over, drinking beer through a straw. In ancient Egyptian pottery fragments, rudimentary sketches of heterosexual intercourse have been found. The word pornography was coined from the ancient Greek words πόρνη ), and the suffix -ία, thus meaning \”a written description or illustration of prostitutes or prostitution\”. No date is known for the first use of the word in Greek; the earliest attested, most related word one could find in Greek, is pornográphos, i.e. \”someone writing about harlots\”, in the Deipnosophists of Athenaeus. The Modern Greek word pornographia is a reborrowing of the French pornographie. The word did not enter the English language as the familiar word until 1857 or as a French import in New Orleans in 1842.
The more inclusive word erotica, sometimes used as a synonym for \”pornography\”, is derived from the feminine form of theAncient Greek adjective Ἁράτά, which refers to lust and sexual love. The porn industry employs thousands of performers along with support and production staff. It is also followed by dedicated industry publications and trade groups, award shows, as well as the mainstream press, private organizations, government agencies, and political organizations. The introduction of home video and the Internet saw a boom in the worldwide porn industry that generates billions of dollars annually. Many groups within society have considered depictions of sexual nature immoral, addictive, and noxious, labeling them pornographic, and attempting to have them suppressed under obscenity laws, censored or made illegal. In 1969 with Blue Movie by Andy Warhol, the first adult erotic film depicting explicit sexual intercourse to receive wide theatrical release in the United States. It was followed by the Golden Age of Porn, in which the best quality pornographic films became part of mainstream culture. In the early 2000s, the porn industry is between USD 10–$12 billion inThe U. S. alone, including the production of various media and associated products and services. This industry employs hundreds of performers and support staff. It is followed by specialized industry publications, trade groups and award shows.