Citing a 22% drop in DVD sales over 2007, the always ballsy Flynt says, “With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.”
Here here. We’ve noted that porn isn’t as recession-proof as once thought, but that may be largely due to the industry’s slowness in converting their sales efforts to the web market. Though free sites like PornoTube and “amateur” sites like Randy Blue and Sean Cody have taken a few drops of viewers’ drool away from the major studios and VOD providers like our brother site NakedSword, Flynt still a point! Why should the Big 3 automakers be any less blameworthy for not adapting quickly enough to a changing marketplace–and any more deserving of a federal bailout–than the porn industry, which accounted for $12 billion in revenue in 2007?
Francis Koenig of AdultVest, the adult industry’s first hedge hedge fund, argues that with new technologies the industry’s going to take care of itself.
One example: iPorn, a start-up in AdultVest’s portfolio that is developing an application to deliver porn to the Apple iPod. “The industry’s not going anywhere,” Koenig says. “You’ve got 6 billion people on the planet,” he laughs, “and they’re all horny.”
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I feel sorry for people with fetishes that can never be realized in real life. Take this Flickr user, who has to make do with his giants fetish using Photoshop.
I'm not one for bragging about intellectual accomplishments (it's something I learned from, you know, graduating with honors from Brown University), but Conner Habib is justifiably excited about his blurb in a book written by Carl Sagan's son.