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Social Media & the Evolution of Porn

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Social Media & the Evolution of Porn

On September 2017, when Hugh Hefner died, the future of Playboy was at best uncertain. In its heyday, Playboy sold 7.2 million copies a month.

Today, the magazine has just been re-launched as an ad-free quarterly and it’s unrecognizable from the magazine that Hugh founded.

The reason is, surprisingly, not political correctness, but an acknowledgment that paper simply can no longer compete with the internet.

The simple fact is that anyone can access free porn on the web, whenever they want.

But, in a compelling, almost magical twist and testimony to the vision of Hugh, porn actors have found a way to evolve and utilize the internet.

Instead of becoming extinct, social media is actually creating opportunities for porn stars to shine, they simply need to adopt a new approach.

The Top 50 Porn Influencers

Take a look at the infographic above you’ll see that porn isn’t just alive, it’s flourishing.

This snapshot of the porn industry is based on Twitter followers in 2019 and illustrates just how willing people are to pay for porn; you just need to supply them with the right image.

When you look at the list you’ll see more than a few recognizable names.

For bios on each influencer check out the original article “Top 50 social media influencers in porn“, which includes the latest follower numbers and links to their respective twitter accounts.

So how have they done it?

These are people who developed direct relationships with consumers and have discovered how to provide a unique service.

Their earnings have the potential to surpass anything possible through conventional channels.

But, what is perhaps most impressive is that the majority of the ones that made the list are individuals.

Social media has allowed these individuals to give their consumers exactly what they want, even if this is not the traditional mainstream porn offerings.

This is the real evolution of porn that has been enabled by social media and the internet. Thanks to the ease of access to consumers, it’s now acceptable to produce niche porn.

So Who Is In The Top 50?

At the very top spot, you’ll probably recognize the name Brazzers, one of the top production companies in the industry. It proves there is still room for commercialization in any industry.

But, the real winners are the porn stars, there are 38 female porn stars on a list of 50!

Coupled with this you’ll find just 1 male porn star, 1 affiliate website, 1 Tube site, 2 adult-themed events and 2 adult news websites. There are just 5 pornographic production companies on the list.

Interestingly, despite the re-launch of Playboy magazine suggesting a move away from porn, another part of the Playboy family, Playboy Plus, has made it onto the list.

They may be in 28th position but it proves there is still life in the old bunny.

You may also be intrigued by the fact that the only male porn star comes in at 37.

Jordi is Spanish but, what is most impressive is that he’s only been in the porn industry since 2013 and, when he started on YouTube in 2017 he gained over a million subscribers in less than 2 months.

Perhaps this is not completely a female orientated industry anymore.

Some extra facts you may like:

Nicolette Shea may be number 2 on the list but she was more of a tomboy as a child, enjoying hiking and fishing with her dad.

I dare say there would be more people hiking if they were able to follow her.

Pornhub has grabbed the number 3 slot and clearly is in a commanding industrial position.

But, they are also interested in sending porn actresses into space and they donate to cancer research every year, which should help you feel better about watching.

Sara Jay has produced 50 Shades of Sara Jay and it goes a little further than the original movie. She has also confessed to being a nerd at school, comparing herself to ‘Darlene’ in the ‘Roseanne’ show.

Final Thoughts

Social media is playing an important part in the evolution of porn and this looks set to continue.

As long as people want to see porn and have a fetish or two, they’ll be a willing porn star to look after them.


Article images courtesy of Rob Yaeger

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