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The sex industry is the term given to the industry formed of commercial enterprises which employ men and women in various capacities, generally relating to what is described as adult entertainment or erotica, as it comprises a number of forms of entertainment not considered suitable for children. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ...

The sex industry represents a significant portion of the world's economy, and has been credited with driving technological advances in popular media, such as home video and DVD, pay-per-view, live streaming video and video on demand. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ...

Examples of the types of modern business operating in the sex industry include Blissbox (an adult DVD online retailer), Hustler (a monthly men's magazine); SexTV: The Channel (a digital cable television channel); SuicideGirls.com (a popular website); Artemis (a mega-brothel in Germany); and Ann Summers (a successful chain of British sex shops). Larry Flynt Hustler Club on West 52nd Street in New York Hustler is a monthly pornographic magazine aimed at men and published in the United States. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Artemis is one of Germanys largest brothels. ... Artemis, a mega-brothel in Berlin. ... Ann Summers is the most successful British chain of High street sex shops. ...


Types of businesses

Adult films

The explosive popularity of the videocassette recorder in the 1970s and 1980s led to unprecedented growth for the adult film business. The portability of the technology vaulted the availability of so-called "dirty movies" beyond the realm of the simple loops and movie projectors of an earlier era to bigger profits and higher-quality production values. Today, the stars of adult movies regularly appear in mainstream media, produce their own websites and maintain large fan followings. Every year, AVN Awards are presented to the best of the best - including categories such as Best High-Definition Production and Best New Starlet. The videocassette recorder (or VCR, more commonly known in the British Isles as the video recorder), is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable videotape cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pornographic movies appeared shortly after the creation of the movie technology that made them possible. ... 35 mm Kinoton movie projector in operation. ... Mass media is the term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... The AVN awards ceremony in 2007 The AVN Awards are movie awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN (Adult Video News) to honor exceptional performance in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... The AVN Best New Starlet Award is presented every January in Las Vegas, Nevada at the AVN Awards ceremony. ...


The first home-PCs capable of network communication prompted the arrival of online services for adults in the late 80s and early 1990s. The wide-open early days of the World Wide Web quickly snowballed into the dot-com boom, in-part fueled by an incredible global increase in the demand for and consumption of porn and erotica. The NASA Columbia Supercomputer. ... “Computer Networks” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ... The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ... In economics, consumption refers to the final use of goods and services to provide utility. ... Porn redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Video games & online casinos

In recent years, adult video game producers have adapted to trends in art, communications, technology and entertainment. What was once an underground and mostly disconnected group of programmers and designers has evolved - over the last decade - into a cohesive economic and politically powerful business subculture. Experts in vending, gaming and biometrics routinely collaborate on new trends within all facets of adult gaming. It has been suggested that Eroge be merged into this article or section. ... In computing, a programmer is someone who does computer programming and develops computer software. ... Web design is a process of conceptualization, planning, modeling, and execution of electronic media delivery via Internet in the form of Markup language suitable for interpretation by Web browser and display as Graphical user interface (GUI). ... Soda pop and snack machines A vending machine is a machine that dispenses merchandise when a customer deposits money, validated by a currency detector, sufficient to purchase the desired item (as opposed to a shop, where the presence of personnel is required for every purchase). ... At Walt Disney World, biometric measurements are taken from the fingers of guests to ensure that the persons ticket is used by the same person from day to day For the use of statistics in biology, see Biostatistics. ...

Adult Service Provider

An Adult Service Provider (ASP), or Adult Sex Provider, provides sexual services for adults. This can include escorts, call girls, prostitutes, sex workers, adult webmasters, erotic dancers and the independent contractors sometimes associated with brothels. These providers have been known to offer pastoral care and training at levels typically associated with blue chip companies to their staff. A call girl is a prostitute who is not visible to the general public, like a street walker, and who does not usually belong to an institution like a brothel. ... A sex worker is anyone who earns their living by providing sexual services. ... A standard legal warning to minors seen on most adult websites Internet pornography is pornography that is distributed via the Internet, primarily via websites, peer-to-peer file sharing, or Usenet newsgroups. ... Erotic dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where the purpose is the stimulation or arousal of erotic or sexual thoughts or actions. ... An independent contractor is a person or business which provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract. ...

See also

Pornographic movies appeared shortly after the creation of the movie technology that made them possible. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ... Photograph of Sally Rand, 1934. ... Cybersex, computer sex, internet sex or net sex is a virtual sex encounter in which two or more persons connected remotely via a computer network send one another sexually explicit messages describing a sexual experience. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hentai tankōbon on display in Japan Hentai )   is a Japanese word that can be used to mean metamorphosis or abnormality. In Japan hentai has a strong negative connotation, and is commonly used to mean sexually perverted. The term is used as slang for sexually explicit or pornographic comics and... A sex show is a form of pornographic performance, where the customers pay to see live persons perform sexual activity. ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... Sexual behavior is a form of physical intimacy that may be directed to reproduction (one possible goal of sexual intercourse) and/or to the enjoyment of activity involving sexual gratification. ... Porn redirects here. ... Whore redirects here. ... Front window of a Tokyo sex shop advertising adult toys A sex shop is a shop that sells products such as sex toys, pornography, erotic lingerie, erotic books, and safer sex products such as condoms and dental dams. ... A sex show is a form of pornographic performance, where the customers pay to see live persons in the nude or perform sexual activity. ... Sex tourism is travel to engage in sexual intercourse or sexual activity with prostitutes, and is typically undertaken internationally by tourists from wealthier countries whose payment for services may then be rendered either in cash or in kind. ... A sex toy is a term for any object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. ... A stripper using a stripper pole to dance around. ... Phone sex refers to sexually explicit conversation between two or more persons via telephone, especially when at least one of the participants masturbates or engages in sexual fantasy. ... The X-Rated Critics Organization a. ... XRCO Hall of Fame lists some of the most notable adult entertainment works and workers. ...

External links

  • Adult Industry News (AINews.com), is the only non-pornographic news service to cover the Adult Entertainment Industry. This database contains over 10,000 searchable interviews, stories, articles and press releases.
  • Resourcing health & EDucation (RhED), a specialist service for the sex industry in Australia
  • Principles for Model Sex Industry Legislation
  • Sex Industry - A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety in New Zealand
  • "City’s sex industry worth £6.6m a year and growing", newsarticle from The Herald, Scotland.
  • Andrea Dworkin's Attorney General's Commission Testimony on Pornography and Prostitution
  • Prostitution and Trafficking in 9 Countries: Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by Melissa Farley, Ann Cotton., Jacqueline Lynne, Sybile Zumbeck, Frida Spiwak, Maria E. Reyes, Dinorah Alvarez, Ufuk Sezgin 2003 Journal of Trauma Practice 2 (3/4): 33-74.

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