How Politicians Are Trying To Affect the Adult Industry

The adult entertainment industry has continued to grow to enormous proportions since the publication of Hustler and Playboy magazines in the mid-20th century. Today XHamster and YouPorn are some of the most significant porn sites in an industry worth billions of dollars, and according to Shira Tarrant, a professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at the California State Long Beach University, the porn industry brings in more money than Yahoo, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft combined per year.  She goes on to add that stolen or free sex videos account for as much as $2 billion in lost revenue.

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The involvement of porn in politics was evident during the 2016 US elections. While money and endorsements from the adult industry are seen as a political kiss of death, certain candidates received backing from adult industry heavyweights.

Dwindling L.A Porn Industry

Los Angeles once had the most prominent premium and free sex adult industry in the world, but now producers and directors are leaving for New York, Florida, Nevada, and San Francisco. This is following the Los Angeles County’s Measure B law enacted in 2012.

The law passed with a 56% majority, and it requires that condoms be used in all anal and vaginal adult scenes in pornography films produced in LA County. Since 2012, the number of adult films from L.A County has dropped by a whopping 90% to date.

Cause of Moral Decay

Other than this, conservative politicians are convinced that the adult industry is the main contributor to the moral decay in society. Texan politicians, for example, Ted Cruz, have for a long time waged war against the adult industry and sex toys. For instance, up until 2008; no Texan household was allowed to have more than six dildos.

Utah, a state largely dominated by Mormons, is one of the highest consumers of porn in Northern America and Governor Gary Herbert has declared porn a public health hazard.

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For A Good Cause

No matter the spirited fight against the adult industry, there are thousands of dollars from the industry that is used for a good cause. XHamster, YouPorn, and other adult companies are using their profits to fund social impact campaigns such as breast cancer awareness, sex education in developing countries, population growth, and disease control.

Not only are these companies pushing for social impact in health and wellness circles, but they are also looking to make the world a better place. In an environmental conservation campaign dubbed “Pornhub Gives America Wood,” Pornhub planted one tree for every 100 clicks on their “big dick” video category.

The involvement of porn in politics was evident during the 2016 US elections. While money and endorsements from the adult industry are seen as a political kiss of death, certain candidates received backing from adult industry heavyweights.

Conclusion

Companies such as YouPorn and XHamster are some of the best marketing platforms for sex toys. With sex toys being used for political protest; politicians will try everything in their power to affect the adult industry. One thing they will not affect, however, is free sex videos unless they shut down the internet.