Media and Pornography

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  • Pornography is a form of sexually explicit media intended for audience consumption. The content might be delivered via magazine, video or DVD, film, or the Internet, all of which provide producers and distributors with huge profits.

    Magazines depicting sexually explicit material existed in the 19th century but were not produced or sold on a mass scale. In the early and mid-20th century, the advent of radio and television opened the market for more efficient distribution of such material, though standards were generally stricter for broadcast than for print venues since access to print materials is easier to control. As cable television and new video technology became widespread in the 1980s, the standards were relaxed to a large extent, creating a controversial double standard; that is, there ...

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