The History of The Adult Business

Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with sex. Venus figurines, which anthropologists believe were used for stimulating sexual arousal, is good evidence. Also, the ancient Roman and Greek empires created frescos and statues that depict sexual activity.

Interest in sex is a vivid similarity between ancient and modern humans. Its images and representation never disappeared through the course of history. This article will explain the history of the modern adult business, and how it reached its prominence in modern society.

Fanny Hill (1748)

John Cleland created Fanny Hill, an English prose which is considered as the first pornographic material in history, in 1748. This prose was a part of his novel entitled Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. Since its discovery, it became the most banned and prosecuted book in history, and was accused of corrupting the king’s people.

Daguerreotype (1839)

Louis Daguerre pioneered the first instance of photography in 1839 through his invention of Daguerreotype. It was a phenomenal invention that enabled modern society to track its own history, as well as the history of pornography.

Daguerreotype was used as a means to capture images depicting sexual activity. The first pornographic photograph which shows a penis inside a vagina was captured in 1846.

Obscene Publications act of 1857 (1857)

In 1857, England became the first country to take action against selling pornographic materials. Through the Obscene Publication Act of 1857, or also known as the Lord Campbell’s Act, the government can confiscate and destroy materials that are considered obscene under the law.

Medical Lexicon (1857)

In the same year, Robley Dunglison, an English Physician, released a medical science dictionary called Medical Lexicon where he used the term pornography. His definition of pornography is a description of prostitutes and their lack of personal hygiene.

Motion Picture (1895)

Half a decade after, the world became capable of recording one-minute long video clips. Eugene Pirou and Albert Kirchner used the technology to create the world’s first erotic films, Le coucher de la mariée. The film showed actress Louise Willy performing a striptease.


Despite the actions of the government towards criminalizing distributors of pornography, they failed to ultimately stop its proliferation in society. However, the government intensified its effort to curb the effects of pornography to the people: they passed legislation that criminalizes not only the distribution, but also possession and consumption of pornographic materials.

Denmark decriminalizing porn (1969)

In 1969, Denmark became the first country to decriminalize pornography. This led to the explosion in creating and manufacturing pornography in the region. It also led to the smuggling of pornographic materials in other countries.

U.S. Supreme Court on pornography (1973)

America recognized the need to address the lack of strict and definite laws against pornography by defining obscenity on three levels, namely: a person can recognize that the material was made for sexual intentions; the material depicts sexual activity; and it lacks artistry, and it will not be identified as art in any way.

VCR paradox (1978)

The VHS became popular in Japan during its release in 1976, but only a small percentage of American homes had the device in 1978. Ironically, however, a recent study showed that most of the VHS tapes bought at that same year were pornographic.

The World Wide Web (1991)

At the end of the twentieth century, the world invented the Internet. Its combination with the digital camera significantly lessened the government’s ability to combat pornography, which led to the establishment of entire websites dedicated to pornography in the coming years.

The world’s First Porn Site (1994)

In just three years after the invention of the internet, the world’s first porn site was created: by Gary Kremen. This website was the most popular and highest paid website at the time, and it became a long legal battle. In the end, Kremen sold the website for $12 million.

The 21st century (2000-present)

Although pornography is still seen today as a societal disease and a testament to society’s moral decay, it is as prominent now as ever before. In fact, in 2007, aggregate retail sales of pornographic materials reached $6 billion. Then, in 2012, Xvideos became the largest and richest porn site, reaching up to 4.4 billion views a month. Online dating is also very big. Sites like Milf Swiper, which specializes in milf dating, milf sex and trading milf pics is on the rise with the highest active member count in their history.


Pornography has a rich history, and it also has a bright future due to improvements in video technologies. Basically, humans and their need for sexual arousal has been the main engine that kept pornography thriving despite its oppositions. Today, it is not only a material that people covertly consume; it is now a business, and an industry.

Do Guys Watch Masturbation Porn?

The old belief that sexuality is as a black and white concept has long been debunked. Today, a lot of psychologists agree that human sexuality is a lot more complicated than we thought. Especially when it comes to what men use to get themselves sexually aroused, there have been a lot of new and fascinating insights.

More and more men are admitting in public forums, although anonymously, that they enjoy watching other men pleasure themselves, and that they watch videos of masturbating men to get themselves aroused. In fact, almost 25% of interviewed adult straight men claim that they have watched masturbation porn at least once or twice in their lives not out of curiosity, but out of pleasure.

Yes, even straight men watch other men pleasure themselves and find it a good way to be turned on. The question now is why. Why do men who consider themselves straight claim that they are aroused by masturbation porn? Why do they watch it in the first place?

Studies conducted by professional psychologists and curious gay men on the internet have learned that straight guys do not just watch gay porn to learn sex tips. Actually, only a very little number of men who watch gay porn claim that they think of it as a medium of instruction. More straight men actually watch gay porn for pleasure.

What is interesting is that straight men who watch masturbation porn do not even want to engage in full blown sex with another man.

Now, this claim does entertain the fact that these “straight men” might not be totally straight, with some just hiding in their closet. However, before you entertain that preconceived notion, ask yourself: is it really impossible to think that we have not yet explored a whole lot more about human sexuality? Can we really say at this point that everything there is to know about sexual preferences is already known?

Researchers have uncovered numerous forums on the Internet where men posted revelations about masturbating to videos of gay masturbation, but are not interested in doing anything with men. There are also men on the Internet who claim to be straight who also admitted to liking watching gay sex in general, and even went to say that they are interested in doing it themselves out of curiosity, or as a way of testing how much of their sexual interest is really invested into homosexual behavior.

Interest in participating in homosexual sex acts are limited to the type of act watched. So for instance, a guy who watches masturbation porn might be open to giving or receiving handjobs or blowjobs, but not anything else.

Aside from oral sex, straight men have also admitted to being curious or turned on (or both) with anilingus, or the act of sexual stimulation through one’s butt. In a recent survey conducted among 200 American males aged 18 to 30, all in heterosexual relationships, 45% admitted that they are either interested or have given/received rim jobs from their partners.

In the past, anilingus has always been related to gay men. The belief that stimulation through the butt is only done by homosexuals has only been debunked recently. What is more, men who admitted to being interested in anilingus say that they learned about this by watching gay porn.

Some speculate that the reason why straight men become interested in watching masturbation videos, and gay sex porn in general, is because the actors in these videos complement with the usual male tendency of wanting to be dominant. Basically, men want to see other men do it because the guys in the videos know what makes other guys tick, and they do a very good job at it.

On the other hand, some men say that they watch because they got curious and found the whole thing interesting, while some others further suggest that they watch masturbation porn because they just get the feeling of arousal from it and just went with what they felt.

No matter the motivation, the fact is that straight men definitely watch masturbation porn at some point in their lives. Watching masturbation porn is deemed as a fetish, or something that a straight guy does out of curiosity at first, and then again after that once he figures that it does not really harm him.

Is it weird? It definitely isn’t, and it should not be thought of as an abominable behavior. After all, people have their own fetishes, and people are turned on by many different things. There is also a lot more to study regarding sexuality and what drives men and women to be sexually aroused. If you’re ready to graduate from masturbating to getting real live sex more go to Sex Swipes.