interesting 25 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry  

Mel Judson
14.8k votes 4.0k voters 2.4M views 25 items Embed

After reading through this list, it'll be hard to believe that "sex" and "porn" are still words that make people squeamish. The porn industry is the biggest "elephant in the room" the Internet has ever come across, yet it's one of the most lucrative industries, provides tons of jobs for people, and, odds are, multiple people you're close to have a very special, intimate bond with pornography. Regardless of the overwhelming popularity, there are lots of common misconceptions about porn and the industry that surrounds it. 

So take a look through this list of interesting porn industry secrets. Whether you find yourself typing "adult" into that search engine or not, it's a fascinating world that people often don't take the time to... familiarize themselves with. Set your intimidation and prudishness aside and take a minute to read about the baffling and crazy statistics and secrets that make up the largest industry in the world... the porn industry!
1
804 536

The Adult Film Industry Makes More Money Than the MLB and NBA Combined


The Adult Film Industry Makes ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 25 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry
Photo:  Kobby Dagan/via Shutterstock.com
Let's throw the NFL in there just for sh*ts and giggles! The NBA, NFL, and MLB combined do not produce as much revenue as the Adult Film Industry. That's a hell of a lot of money floating around out there.
2
538 344

One in Five Searches Are for Pornography on Mobile Devices


One in Five Searches Are for P... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry
Photo: pixabay.com
Covenant Eyes did a pornography statistics piece and reported a Google research project that says one in five searches on mobile devices are for pornographic material.
3
566 368

Every 39 Minutes a New Pornography Video Is Being Created in the United States


Every 39 Minutes a New Pornogr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 25 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry
Photo:  Jacqueline Abromeit/via Shutterstock.com
That's just about enough time to fast forward through the commercials and finish an entire episode of Law & Order: SVU. Based on the other facts we've learned in this list, we can infer that this means the porn industry is making thousands upon thousands of dollars on new footage everyday. Visit the full list of compiled pornography stats here.
4
610 402

Women Direct Porn, Too!


Women Direct Porn, Too! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry
Photo:  Denis Makarenko /Shutterstock.com
Porn is a touchy subject when it comes to gender roles and sexism. But in this article by Barbara Herman, we learn that a woman's role on set isn't always in front of the camera. In the adult film industry, many women are directors and producers and are recognized for their work.