11 surprising facts about the porn industry

What was the name of the world’s first sex shop and why is this little bit of online history so often deleted from people’s work computers? Here are our 11 sex facts from the porn industry – surprising insights guaranteed!

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The pornography business has become an important one in the entertainment industry – after all, it generates billions in sales. Pornography is often referred to as the mere depiction of sex in front of the camera, but it can be so much more than that: it can be a place where different genres and artists from different backgrounds meet and show the diversity of sexuality. In many ways, porn is still a taboo – and knowledge of it is limited.

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fascinating facts about the industry

1. The Porn Industry: a gargantuan online presence

400,000,000 websites currently show pornographic content on the Internet. Up to 300 pages are added worldwide – every day.

2. Old School

The first sex shop in the world was called “Specialized Store for Marriage Hygiene”. The founder? Beate Uhse, of course.

3. In large Hotels

70% of the room service bills consist of PAY-TV costs!

4. Porn played a key role for other industries

The porn industry played a special role in the competition between the manufacturers of the VHS video recorder and the producers of the Betamax model. With their decision for VHS, the system finally made its big breakthrough. And a pattern emerged: when the HD DVD and Blu-ray systems competed against each other years later, it was also the preference and decision of the porn industry that paved the way for Blu-ray technology to be successful.

5. Daytime fun

70% of all porn is viewed between 9am and 5pm.

6. Every 1 out of 6...

Germans has shot private porn at some point.

7. Work-life balance?

According to a study by PaintBottle, two thirds of all employees look at pornographic content on their work computers.

8. Vibrators

Vibrators were invented in the 19th century to make women “less hysterical”. We are happy to have a vibrator in our bedside drawer, but the reason why it was created is simply sad: women who behaved inappropriately or neurotically in the eyes of men were often accused of “hysteria” in the 19th century. They were then declared at a young age and sent to so-called mental hospitals. There, the first vibrators were used to “calm down” women. With the knowledge of this historical background, the term “hysterical” for women should quickly be deleted from our vocabulary.

9. The oldest porn

is from 1896 and is called “Le Coucher de la Marie”. The film shows a woman stripping. Oulala, quel scandal!

10. Experts estimate

… the total turnover of the German erotic and porn market at 1.9 billion euros. 

11. The most expensive porn to produce

cost about $ 1 million. In case you are curious: It is called “Pirates” (based on “Pirates of the Caribbean”) and was released in 2005. We wish you happy googling!

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