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How do they keep making porn when no one pays for it?

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posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:23 AM
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Pornography is free and open to anyone with an internet connection.

So how does it continue to be funded and produced on such a massive scale?

Is pornography black budget promoted for some psychological end?

My motto has always been "follow the money" on conspiracy topics but, if everything is free, where is the money coming from?



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posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: abe froman

Truly a mystery.
How does Dancing With the Stars stay on the air?



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:28 AM
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a reply to: abe froman

The advertising that you've been seeing on every web page.

I forget his name but there is a guy who started the free porn model and it was so successful that it has become the standard. They make a lot of money from the on page advertising because there is soooo much traffic. Arguably the most traffic of any internet based industry.

Oh yeah, his name is Fabian Thylmann...
www.businessinsider.fr...




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posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:42 AM
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But aren't the ads just fore more porn, which is already free?

Who gives their credit card number to an ad on a porn site?

Do the numbers really add up?



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: abe froman


I don't know, you wouldn't think so. I guess it says something about the scale of their viewer base.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:13 AM
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I'm sure that there are plenty of people who buy the premium memberships to the free sites.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:26 AM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
a reply to: abe froman

The advertising that you've been seeing on every web page.



...but who see's adverts online? It was that sort of site that got me into using that tech. From my younger days, when the internet was a relatively new thing, I remember getting caught out a number of times by things like pop-ups and diallers and clearly deciding I needed to hide my endeavours.

Does anyone believe those adverts are worth clicking on?



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:41 AM
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Yeah just read about that dude the other day.

Google him OP.

My understanding is that the people who pay for porn are into a specific person, a niche genre, want high quality, or figure it's worth the $15 for a month when they can just download all the high quality stuff and move on to another site. I was always sort of under the impression that that stuff was just stolen from pay sites, rehosted on a sharing site and the owners of the content were too lazy or overwhelmed to deal with it.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:41 AM
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a reply to: abe froman

Some just love doing it with an audience.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:48 AM
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My motto has always been "follow the money" on conspiracy topics but, if everything is free, where is the money coming from?


Follow the money works only works until a certain level... porn is connected to power and money.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 03:57 AM
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a reply to: abe froman

where is the money coming from? Is pornography black budget "follow the money"


you might be on too something...

Federal Employees Caught Using Porn
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posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:25 AM
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Some people are truly porn addicts. At some point the free porn isn't good enough, they need the hard stuff then.

Are there any dirty magazines around anymore? Do they bother to print up porn and still sell it?



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:26 AM
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Is pornography black budget promoted for some psychological end?


Its not black or 'free'. Every single second of internet air time is metered thru hubs that charge for the exchange. The 'flat fees' are collected by the carriers and providers from the consumer. Like cable tv, you pay for the service even though you don't watch every channel available.

How much you pay monthly to be up on the one internet? Theres your 'fee'.

Besides, sex is fun.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:27 AM
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Some people are truly porn addicts. At some point the free porn isn't good enough, they need the hard stuff then.


Aww... that's cute. No free hard stuff.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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If you are looking to follow the money and a conspiraciy then maybe it is a honey trap setup?

A huge amount of people who watch porn either have someone who does not want them to or watch the kind of porn you would not want the neigbours to know about without a red face.

I have wondered if they ignore the average user but pick up on those with some cash to pay out to hide the fact, Imagine a few hundred thousand folks all paying a tenner a month to keep the Mrs or boss in the quiet?



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I can't tell if you're joking.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Not to sure myself but ask yourself this.

If you were a married man and a school teacher and you had to pay 10 quid a month to hide the fact that you had been watching "TEEN" porn would you not do so to save a marriage and career?

Ask for a large sum and you risk it but ask for a small sum but many thousands of times and your loaded.

If I were a pyscopath that is exactly the kind of thing I would set up.
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posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 05:13 AM
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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
Some people are truly porn addicts. At some point the free porn isn't good enough, they need the hard stuff then.

Are there any dirty magazines around anymore? Do they bother to print up porn and still sell it?


I don't know about your neck of the 'Michigan Swamplands' but Yes, smut shops still sell porn. For those that don't want their ID associated with their sexual proclivities 'out there'.

As far as hard stuff, you obviously don't go looking on line.

Short of snuff films and child sexual abuse, you can get anything you like at Alice's Restaurant (excepting Alice).

They don't call it a porn industry for no reason.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 05:15 AM
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OK good question.

Don't think it's going to happen. Or is happening. Someone like me would get too pissed off about being blackmailed and spill the beans. Someone more tactful would anonymously let the media know. Some weirdo would probably be clever enough to alert the media anonymously, claim they were hacked, and let the media take care of it by blowing it out of proportion and blaming 4chan.

I was more questioning that you thought $10 a month was a certain kind of person. I thought you were implying wealthy, or saying that only a couple 100k could afford that when so many people spend that much on coffee.

I would think someone would go after the folks that could afford a number in the 6 figure range. Still think it wouldn't work. No way for the blackmailer to prove they're not just going to keep the information and keep it up after a payout.

Conspiracy site and whatnot, you came up with a good one!

I'm a little insulted you don't think I could be married to a wonderful woman and a schoolteacher. I'll forgive it.

I'm betting anyone that utilizes internet porn gets a little more risque in their searches than what the neighbors would expect, except if you're a dude you know we're all disgusting.



posted on Oct, 20 2017 @ 05:24 AM
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You would think that someone would speak out but that was the point about it bieng a minimal fee as opposed to a large sum and targeting certain types.

Try it on me and you would get told to sod off and I would be on here saying so but a huge number of people world wide would just not take the risk.

Years ago a mate of mine had a virus that told him he had been looking at pornography and unless he paid 30 quid to have his system cleaned it would send proof to his email contact list and the police for investigation and he was going to pay it as did not want his wife to find out so I have seen a real example of this type of scam.

Go to porn hub and look at the titles of a lot of the stuff there, although the porn itself is pretty standard lots of the clips titles involve dubious subjects like teens, incest, rough sex ect and I am sure this has more to do with exploitation of the viewer than the actual content of the porn itself.



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