TITLE: Media and Sexuality
Introduction to the paper:
In this paper, I will be writing of how the development of media, especially pornography and sexting has influenced society’s sexuality. First of all, sexting refers to act of sharing or sending sexually explicit images or words through the use of cellular phones or internet. As the technologies have developed over time, it became much easier for individuals to have access to sexting and pornography. Now, with the rapid development of smart phones, and various applications to download, it became a lot more easier for people to enter the world of pornography. The effect and influence of pornography is almost inevitable and seems almost impossible to put a firm stop to the business due to the great amount of economic power and portion it has on global scale. According to “Top Ten Reviews”, there statistics on pornography reveals that every second, 3,075.64 dollars are spent on it, and 28,258 people view them. “In 2006, $13.33 billion dollars was spent in porn industry and it exceeds the combined revenues of ABC,CBS and NBC. However, it is very difficult to accurately determine the number of dollars spent and gained through the pornographic business, because most of the revenues are created and hidden under the shade of black market. The combination of huge growth of market power and technological advancement has even allowed to push down the average age of viewing sexually explicit videos and pushed up the number of viewers. The reason this industry is able to gain and maintain its great financial power is due to the huge demand by the population. In 2009, Media Research Center shared a result that the word “Porn” was the most used word in the search for the videos in Youtube. The reason I am sharing the results of statistics done by various researches is to show the amount of economic power the business of pornography holds and how so many people demand for the access to them. This paper is not necessarily...
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