The consumption of porn films has steadily grown over the years. This has been primarily down to the various technological advancements in the world. Some of these tech advances even owe their existence to the porn industry.
Projectors and 8mm Cameras
Projectors and 8mm cameras were not as big in the 1950s. This status changed after Harrison Marks, a British photographer, started using the 8mm camera to make short films of women undressing and going topless. Projectors were then used to display these films to people.
The demand for such films led to a massive increase in the sales of 8mm cameras and projectors. The number of porn actors also increased as people realized they could easily make short porn films in the comforts of their homes.
The Age of the Internet
Porn’s effect on how people adopt technology was also seen in the age of the internet. People dropped low technology computers in favor of modern computers with high functionality partly because these computers promised easy access to quality porn.
Computers for personal use also became popular due to porn. This was because many companies had open workstations; watching porn in such an environment was just not possible. Wi-Fi companies noted this rise in buying home computers and started rolling out ambitious plans to appeal to these people.
The plans of these Wi-Fi companies mainly worked because people wanted internet connection as powerful as the ones they use at work; watching porn that constantly buffered was destroying their overall experience.
Smartphones also owe some of their popularity to porn.The prospect of having a device that can you can use to access porn any time you want is very attractive. Porn data from the period between 2013 and 2017 clearly shows this.
40% of people used phones to access porn in 2013, and the number rose to 67% in 2017 according to data from a leading porn site. It can be argued that people bought these phones so that they can access porn.
Lately, virtual reality porn has been making an indelible mark in the industry. People want to be immersed in a reality where they feel like they can touch the porn actors. As such, there has been a spike in the sales of virtual reality headsets.
Porn has contributed immensely to the technological advancements we enjoy today. Porn has become more acceptable to society, and people are revisiting history to rightly credit porn for its contributions.