How much money do porn sites make?


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The Erotic Engine: How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
The Erotic Engine: How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google

In 2006, the US adult industry made over $13 billion in revenue.

In revenue, porn brings in more money than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, Apple, Netflix, and Earthlink combined.

Let’s say that last word again:  combined.

Yes, online (and elsewhere) we can safely say, “porn is king”.  Just like the porn industry is credited with the rise of VHS over Beta, the porn industry is also credited with pushing the technology envelope and make today’s Internet what it has become.

So who are those sex-crazed people who have made “sex” the number one search term in any number of search engines?

WOMEN.  Because WOMEN ARE ADDICTED TO PORNOGRAPHY.

Over 9.4 million women visit adult websites every month.  More surprisingly, 13% of women have admited to looking at pornography while at work.    In 2008, they say that 30% of Internet porn viewers are women.

A 2003 study by TODAY’S CHRISTIAN WOMAN shows that 1 out of 6 women suffer from a pornography addiciton.  In 2006, a different study from Internet Filter Review said that 17% of women said that they struggled with a porn addiction.