HOW MUCH ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY IS THERE?
Approximately 12% of all websites are pornographic, meaning that there are at least 4 million websites that contain pornography. The average pornographic website contains at least 50 terabytes of pornography, while the most popular pornographic sites, such as Xvideos, YouPorn, Pornhub, Xhamster, contain much more. YouPorn, for instance, hosts more than 100 terabytes of pornography. With a single terabyte comprising an estimated 500 hours of pornography each, YouPorn hosts approximately 50,000 hours of pornography, or 3 million minutes, or six years of pornography if watched consecutively.
If each of the 4 million websites contained 50 terabytes of pornography (a conservative estimate), then there are approximately 100,000,000,000 hours of pornography online. It would take more than 11,415,525 years to play this back-to-back.
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WHERE IS MOST PORNOGRAPHY PRODUCED?
Upwards of 89% of all pornography (digital and physical) is produced in the United States, leading global production by a significant margin. Following the USA in quantity of pornography produced are the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the Netherlands.
It is noteworthy that approximately 90% of all the pornography produced in the US happens in the hills just outside of Hollywood, California, in the San Fernando Valley (aka “Porn Valley” or “Silicone Valley” or “San Pornando Valley”). Hollywood is, of course, the film capital of the world. That the porn industry is situated here is by design: Hollywood regularly attracts young women (and men) from all over the world who are desperate to “make it” and “become a star.” The pornography industry understands that the vast majority of these women, however, will not “make it,” and misleads many of them via “modeling” gigs and “auditions” into performing sexually on camera. With an unending supply of these women, the San Fernando pornography industry has been able to create hundreds of porn videos a day, every day, for years.
Though the San Fernando Valley has been the hub of pornographic production since the 1970s, it is believed that the industry will eventually relocate to Eastern Europe. Legal pushes for mandated condom use (largely due to the efforts of the AIDS healthcare foundation) have forced the porn industry into a position on which they refuse to negotiate. A move to Eastern Europe (in which some locations have a history of being socially, politically, and economically anti-feminist) would assure the porn industry another unending supply of economically disadvantaged women.