History UsefulNotes / Pornography

13th Feb '16 2:25:04 PM pittsburghmuggle
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The Internet was not without its own negative effect on the pornography industry. Much like how the Internet could get information into people's hands for free, killing magazine and newspaper sales, porn became free - affecting adult bookstore sales. Pornographic magazine subscriptions dropped slowly over a period of years - by 2015, after 62 years, ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' stopped including nude pictures, concentrating instead on the articles people always claimed they got the magazine for.

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The Internet was not without its own negative effect on the pornography industry. Much like how the Internet could get information into people's hands for free, killing magazine and newspaper sales, porn became free - affecting adult bookstore sales. Pornographic magazine subscriptions dropped slowly over a period of years - by 2015, after 62 years, ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' stopped including nude pictures, concentrating instead on the articles people always claimed they got the magazine for.
for. Adult bookstores have since reduced their magazine and video departments, and concentrated more on equipment, lubrications, etc.
13th Feb '16 2:22:31 PM pittsburghmuggle
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The Internet was not without its own negative effect on the pornography industry. Much like how the Internet could get information into people's hands for free, killing magazine and newspaper sales, porn became free - affecting adult bookstore sales. Pornographic magazine subscriptions dropped slowly over a period of years - by 2015, after 62 years, ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' stopped including nude pictures, concentrating instead on the articles people always claimed they got the magazine for.
13th Feb '16 2:12:25 PM pittsburghmuggle
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Many in the 18th century were of the opinion that the ancient Romans were a great society worth emulating - good values and ideas on democracy and leadership[[note]]For instance the architecture of Washington DC was strongly influenced by Roman architecture for exactly this reason[[/note]]. It was not unknown that Roman society held a different view of sexuality than those of the 18th century - some sexual artwork already existed from the era in museums, but this knowledge was generally limited to Academia. Then the lost city of Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748[[note]]1669 years after its burial in a volcanic eruption in 79AD[[/note]], and people were excited to finally see an undisturbed example of this revered, enlightened time. As archaeologists excavated the completely pristine ruins they found hundreds of depictions of sex in both painting and sculpture, plus the ruins of brothels. Some sexual depictions were deemed too obscene for the general public and were locked away in a closet which men ([[DoubleStandard not women]]) could see for a small fee. This "Secret Museum" operated on and off (depending on the leanings of the Naples Museum staff as time passed) through the 1960's.

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Many in the 18th century were of the opinion that the ancient Romans were a great society worth emulating - good values and ideas on democracy and leadership[[note]]For instance the architecture of Washington DC was strongly influenced by Roman architecture for exactly this reason[[/note]]. It was not unknown that Roman society held a different view of sexuality than those of the 18th century - some sexual artwork already existed from the era in museums, but this knowledge was generally limited to Academia. Then the lost city of Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748[[note]]1669 1748[[note]]1,669 years after its burial in a volcanic eruption in 79AD[[/note]], and people were excited to finally see an undisturbed example of this revered, enlightened time. As archaeologists excavated the completely pristine ruins they found hundreds of depictions of sex in both painting and sculpture, plus the ruins of brothels. Some sexual depictions were deemed too obscene for the general public and were locked away in a closet which men ([[DoubleStandard not women]]) could see for a small fee. This "Secret Museum" operated on and off (depending on the leanings of the Naples Museum staff as time passed) through the 1960's.
13th Feb '16 2:07:57 PM pittsburghmuggle
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The shortened form "porn" has been [[ItsNotPornItsAnIndex expanded into general usage]] into anything that is a feast for the senses, like CostumePorn or SceneryPorn. These aren't pornography, just an expression.

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The shortened form "porn" has been [[ItsNotPornItsAnIndex expanded into general usage]] into anything that is a feast for the senses, like CostumePorn or SceneryPorn. These aren't pornography, pornography[[note]]Unless - as with all things porn - those things turn you on[[/note]], just an expression.
13th Feb '16 2:05:21 PM pittsburghmuggle
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We're not going to define what it looks like here. The United States Supreme Court gave up trying, so who are we to try? Best we can say is that it generally involves naked people (or people dressed in certain ways with the sole intent of producing sexual desire, while engaging in sexual acts). Almost everyone, regardless of leanings, feels that porn is ExplicitContent, and [[NotSafeForWork Not Safe For Work/Kids, etc.]]

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We're not going to define what it looks like here. The United States Supreme Court gave up trying, so who are we to try? Best we can say is that it generally involves either naked people (or or people dressed in certain ways with the sole intent of producing sexual desire, while engaging in sexual acts).acts. Almost everyone, regardless of leanings, feels that porn is ExplicitContent, and [[NotSafeForWork Not Safe For Work/Kids, etc.]]
6th Feb '16 7:37:46 AM pittsburghmuggle
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[-'''*Knock-knock*''' "{{Troper}}?! [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown Are you in there reading about pornography]] on TVTropes? It'll make you [[SelfAbuse go blind]] and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruin your life]], you know!"-]

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[-'''*Knock-knock*''' "{{Troper}}?! [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown Are you in there reading about pornography]] on TVTropes? It'll make you [[SelfAbuse go blind]] and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruin your life]], you know!"-]know!"-]
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2nd Jan '16 10:28:46 PM nombretomado
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As computers became entertainment machines adult [[VideoGameGenres video games]] started to appear, and in an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to TheRuleOfFirstAdopters did ''not'' drive the new industry. Among the earliest games to make news was ''Custer's Revenge'' (1982, by Mistique), a third-party game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. The game involved moving Custer across the screen to have sex with an Indian woman. Women's groups and Native Americans were particularly displeased with the implied rape ''and'' Custer's Revenge outsold Mistique's other adult titles due to the controversy. [[Creator/{{Atari}} Atari]] took notice of this, but before it could act either way, Mistique and most other small gaming companies went out of business in UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Most early pornographic games were hampered by the limits of technology at the time - graphics took up space. Some InteractiveFiction games such as ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' were pornographic in nature, despite being mostly or only text. StripPoker simulators (in the west) and Strip Mahjong simulators (in the east) were popular because they only required four or five low-res graphics of a person in various states of undress programmed into an already-existing game. Eventually processing power caught up and better graphics were used, but by this time most major console makers didn't feel a need to create pornographic content games because their systems are profitable enough by themselves, and learned from Atari and ''Custer's Revenge'' to reserve the right to screen all titles for their systems. Creator/{{Acclaim}} released ''BMX XXX'' with fanfare in 2002, which featured bare breasts both digital and video - which led to retailers like Walmart refusing to stock the game[[note]]{{Sony}} refused to sell the game for its UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 2}} unless it covered up the breasts, but oddly enough family-friendly {{Nintendo}} released the nude version for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube Gamecube]].[[/note]]. Small gaming studios still produce sexual games, but the fact that these games continue to be controversial with the public, most major stores won't sell AdultsOnlyRating titles, plus the feeling that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids video games are primarily for kids and teenagers]] anyway has kept pornography out of mainstream video gaming.

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As computers became entertainment machines adult [[VideoGameGenres video games]] started to appear, and in an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to TheRuleOfFirstAdopters did ''not'' drive the new industry. Among the earliest games to make news was ''Custer's Revenge'' (1982, by Mistique), a third-party game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. The game involved moving Custer across the screen to have sex with an Indian woman. Women's groups and Native Americans were particularly displeased with the implied rape ''and'' Custer's Revenge outsold Mistique's other adult titles due to the controversy. [[Creator/{{Atari}} Atari]] took notice of this, but before it could act either way, Mistique and most other small gaming companies went out of business in UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Most early pornographic games were hampered by the limits of technology at the time - graphics took up space. Some InteractiveFiction games such as ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' were pornographic in nature, despite being mostly or only text. StripPoker simulators (in the west) and Strip Mahjong simulators (in the east) were popular because they only required four or five low-res graphics of a person in various states of undress programmed into an already-existing game. Eventually processing power caught up and better graphics were used, but by this time most major console makers didn't feel a need to create pornographic content games because their systems are profitable enough by themselves, and learned from Atari and ''Custer's Revenge'' to reserve the right to screen all titles for their systems. Creator/{{Acclaim}} released ''BMX XXX'' with fanfare in 2002, which featured bare breasts both digital and video - which led to retailers like Walmart refusing to stock the game[[note]]{{Sony}} game[[note]]Creator/{{Sony}} refused to sell the game for its UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 2}} unless it covered up the breasts, but oddly enough family-friendly {{Nintendo}} released the nude version for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube Gamecube]].[[/note]]. Small gaming studios still produce sexual games, but the fact that these games continue to be controversial with the public, most major stores won't sell AdultsOnlyRating titles, plus the feeling that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids video games are primarily for kids and teenagers]] anyway has kept pornography out of mainstream video gaming.
13th Oct '15 4:57:16 AM MorganWick
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Personal feelings about porn run the absolute gamut. Many people like it and many people do not. Some people who support it never use it, and some detractors wish they could stop using it. As with anything that arouses strong feelings and touches on the "animal" side of human nature, ''everyone'' reacts differently.

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Personal feelings about porn run the absolute gamut. Many people like it and many people do not. Some people who support it never use it, and some detractors [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny wish they could stop using it.it]]. As with anything that arouses strong feelings and touches on the "animal" side of human nature, ''everyone'' reacts differently.
19th Sep '15 11:27:42 PM nombretomado
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As computers became entertainment machines adult [[VideoGameGenres video games]] started to appear, and in an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to TheRuleOfFirstAdopters did ''not'' drive the new industry. Among the earliest games to make news was ''Custer's Revenge'' (1982, by Mistique), a third-party game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. The game involved moving Custer across the screen to have sex with an Indian woman. Women's groups and Native Americans were particularly displeased with the implied rape ''and'' Custer's Revenge outsold Mistique's other adult titles due to the controversy. [[Creator/{{Atari}} Atari]] took notice of this, but before it could act either way, Mistique and most other small gaming companies went out of business in UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Most early pornographic games were hampered by the limits of technology at the time - graphics took up space. Some InteractiveFiction games such as ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' were pornographic in nature, despite being mostly or only text. StripPoker simulators (in the west) and Strip Mahjong simulators (in the east) were popular because they only required four or five low-res graphics of a person in various states of undress programmed into an already-existing game. Eventually processing power caught up and better graphics were used, but by this time most major console makers didn't feel a need to create pornographic content games because their systems are profitable enough by themselves, and learned from Atari and ''Custer's Revenge'' to reserve the right to screen all titles for their systems. Creator/{{Acclaim}} released ''BMX XXX'' with fanfare in 2002, which featured bare breasts both digital and video - which led to retailers like Walmart refusing to stock the game[[note]]{{Sony}} refused to sell the game for its {{Playstation 2}} unless it covered up the breasts, but oddly enough family-friendly {{Nintendo}} released the nude version for [[NintendoGameCube Gamecube]].[[/note]]. Small gaming studios still produce sexual games, but the fact that these games continue to be controversial with the public, most major stores won't sell AdultsOnlyRating titles, plus the feeling that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids video games are primarily for kids and teenagers]] anyway has kept pornography out of mainstream video gaming.

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As computers became entertainment machines adult [[VideoGameGenres video games]] started to appear, and in an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to TheRuleOfFirstAdopters did ''not'' drive the new industry. Among the earliest games to make news was ''Custer's Revenge'' (1982, by Mistique), a third-party game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. The game involved moving Custer across the screen to have sex with an Indian woman. Women's groups and Native Americans were particularly displeased with the implied rape ''and'' Custer's Revenge outsold Mistique's other adult titles due to the controversy. [[Creator/{{Atari}} Atari]] took notice of this, but before it could act either way, Mistique and most other small gaming companies went out of business in UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Most early pornographic games were hampered by the limits of technology at the time - graphics took up space. Some InteractiveFiction games such as ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' were pornographic in nature, despite being mostly or only text. StripPoker simulators (in the west) and Strip Mahjong simulators (in the east) were popular because they only required four or five low-res graphics of a person in various states of undress programmed into an already-existing game. Eventually processing power caught up and better graphics were used, but by this time most major console makers didn't feel a need to create pornographic content games because their systems are profitable enough by themselves, and learned from Atari and ''Custer's Revenge'' to reserve the right to screen all titles for their systems. Creator/{{Acclaim}} released ''BMX XXX'' with fanfare in 2002, which featured bare breasts both digital and video - which led to retailers like Walmart refusing to stock the game[[note]]{{Sony}} refused to sell the game for its {{Playstation UsefulNotes/{{Playstation 2}} unless it covered up the breasts, but oddly enough family-friendly {{Nintendo}} released the nude version for [[NintendoGameCube [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube Gamecube]].[[/note]]. Small gaming studios still produce sexual games, but the fact that these games continue to be controversial with the public, most major stores won't sell AdultsOnlyRating titles, plus the feeling that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids video games are primarily for kids and teenagers]] anyway has kept pornography out of mainstream video gaming.
28th Jul '15 12:51:56 AM vexer
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As computers became entertainment machines adult [[VideoGameGenres video games]] started to appear, and in an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to TheRuleOfFirstAdopters did ''not'' drive the new industry. Among the earliest games to make news was ''Custer's Revenge'' (1982, by Mistique), a third-party game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. The game involved moving Custer across the screen to have sex with an Indian woman. Women's groups and Native Americans were particularly displeased with the implied rape ''and'' Custer's Revenge outsold Mistique's other adult titles due to the controversy. [[Creator/{{Atari}} Atari]] took notice of this, but before it could act either way, Mistique and most other small gaming companies went out of business in UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Most early pornographic games were hampered by the limits of technology at the time - graphics took up space. Some InteractiveFiction games such as ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' were pornographic in nature, despite being mostly or only text. StripPoker simulators (in the west) and Strip Mahjong simulators (in the east) were popular because they only required four or five low-res graphics of a person in various states of undress programmed into an already-existing game. Eventually processing power caught up and better graphics were used, but by this time most major console makers didn't feel a need to create pornographic content games because their systems are profitable enough by themselves, and learned from Atari and ''Custer's Revenge'' to reserve the right to screen all titles for their systems. Creator/{{Acclaim}} released ''BMX XXX'' with fanfare in 2002, which featured bare breasts both digital and video - but the game play was sub-par to begin with, with the nudity added just to sell a crappy game[[note]]{{Sony}} refused to sell the game for its {{Playstation 2}} unless it covered up the breasts, but oddly enough family-friendly {{Nintendo}} released the nude version for [[NintendoGameCube Gamecube]].[[/note]]. Small gaming studios still produce sexual games, but the fact that these games continue to be controversial with the public, most major stores won't sell AdultsOnlyRating titles, plus the feeling that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids video games are primarily for kids and teenagers]] anyway has kept pornography out of mainstream video gaming.

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As computers became entertainment machines adult [[VideoGameGenres video games]] started to appear, and in an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] to TheRuleOfFirstAdopters did ''not'' drive the new industry. Among the earliest games to make news was ''Custer's Revenge'' (1982, by Mistique), a third-party game for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. The game involved moving Custer across the screen to have sex with an Indian woman. Women's groups and Native Americans were particularly displeased with the implied rape ''and'' Custer's Revenge outsold Mistique's other adult titles due to the controversy. [[Creator/{{Atari}} Atari]] took notice of this, but before it could act either way, Mistique and most other small gaming companies went out of business in UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Most early pornographic games were hampered by the limits of technology at the time - graphics took up space. Some InteractiveFiction games such as ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'' were pornographic in nature, despite being mostly or only text. StripPoker simulators (in the west) and Strip Mahjong simulators (in the east) were popular because they only required four or five low-res graphics of a person in various states of undress programmed into an already-existing game. Eventually processing power caught up and better graphics were used, but by this time most major console makers didn't feel a need to create pornographic content games because their systems are profitable enough by themselves, and learned from Atari and ''Custer's Revenge'' to reserve the right to screen all titles for their systems. Creator/{{Acclaim}} released ''BMX XXX'' with fanfare in 2002, which featured bare breasts both digital and video - but which led to retailers like Walmart refusing to stock the game play was sub-par to begin with, with the nudity added just to sell a crappy game[[note]]{{Sony}} refused to sell the game for its {{Playstation 2}} unless it covered up the breasts, but oddly enough family-friendly {{Nintendo}} released the nude version for [[NintendoGameCube Gamecube]].[[/note]]. Small gaming studios still produce sexual games, but the fact that these games continue to be controversial with the public, most major stores won't sell AdultsOnlyRating titles, plus the feeling that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids video games are primarily for kids and teenagers]] anyway has kept pornography out of mainstream video gaming.
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