The United States is the pornography capital of the world. Americans produce and consume more pornography than any other nation. The United States produces more then one hundred fifty new titles each week and spends more than $8 billion a year on hard-core videos, peep shows, live sex acts, adult cable programming, computer porn, and sex magazines. This is reportedly more than Hollywood's domestic box-office receipts and larger than the annual revenues generated by rock and country music recordings combined.

Americans rented more than 410 million adult videos in 1991 and purchased 2,400 new adult videos in 1993. Adult bookstores dot the American landscape. Although the stores are subject to local zoning ordinances and state entrance-age restrictions, local law enforcement otherwise generally ignores them. The American ...

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