Internet pornography

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Any pornography that is accessible over the internet, primarily via websites, FTP servers peer-to-peer file sharing, or Usenet newsgroups.

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Bree Olson promoted Pornhub's breast cancer awareness campaign.

Pornhub is a Canadian-owned internet pornography website.

Pornographic film

Pornographic films (pornos), erotic films, or sex films, are films that present sexually explicit subject matter in order to arouse and satisfy the viewer.

On the set of a pornographic film before the "action"
Staff and actors at a pornographic film set in Australia
Images from early Austrian erotic movies (about 1906, first image showing Am Sklavenmarkt) by photographer Johann Schwarzer and his Saturn Film company
American television personality Kim Kardashian rose to fame following the release of the pornographic film Kim Kardashian, Superstar in 2007, in which she had sexual intercourse with American singer Ray J.
The film set for a medical fetishism scene

Pornographic films are produced and distributed on a variety of media, depending on the demand and technology available, including traditional film stock in various formats, home video, DVDs, Internet download, cable TV, in addition to other media.


Free pornographic video sharing website and one of the 100 most accessed websites in the world.

Registration page / main entry
Registration page / main entry

Since launching in August 2006, it grew to become the most popular pornographic website on the internet, and, in November 2007, it was reported to be the largest free pornographic website as well.


Portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal.

"XXX" is often used to designate pornographic material.
Top keywords searched online for pornography.
Erotic scene on the rim of an Attic red-figure kylix, c. 510 BC.
Oil lamp artifact depicting the doggy style sexual position
Marquee at Pilgrim Theatre on Washington Street showing Dr. Sex (1964)
A selection of pornographic magazines confiscated by customs authorities in 1969.
Two porn actors preparing to shoot a scene for an adult film.
A street stall in Hong Kong selling pornography.
Pornographic entertainment on display in a sex shop window, where there is usually a minimum age to go into pornographic stores
A caricature on "the great epidemic of pornography", 19th-century French illustration

Data from 2015 suggests an increase in pornography viewing over the past few decades, and this has been attributed to the growth of Internet pornography since widespread public access to the World Wide Web in the late 1990s.

Pornographic magazine

Explicitly sexual nature.

Pornographic magazines on display in a Japanese shop, 2009
The first issue of Playboy, published in December 1953
A 1958 issue of physique magazine Adonis, featuring a cover photo by Alonzo Hanagan ("Lon"). The subtitle identifies it as an "art magazine", though in reality such magazines were intended for the erotic gratification of gay men.

The availability of pornographic DVDs and above all internet pornography also led to a decline in magazine sales.

Internet filter

Software that restricts or controls the content an Internet user is capable to access, especially when utilized to restrict material delivered over the Internet via the Web, Email, or other means.

A diagram showing how the user interacts with application software on a typical desktop computer. The application software layer interfaces with the operating system, which in turn communicates with the hardware. The arrows indicate information flow.

It is, however, also marketed on occasion to facilitate self-censorship, for example by people struggling with addictions to online pornography, gambling, chat rooms, etc. Self-censorship software may also be utilised by some in order to avoid viewing content they consider immoral, inappropriate, or simply distracting. is a producer of gay internet pornography content.

Arse Elektronika

Annual conference organized by the Austrian arts and philosophy collective monochrom, focused on sex and technology.

Arse Elektronika's curator Johannes Grenzfurthner (at Arse Elektronika 2007)

Speakers at past conferences have included Violet Blue, Mark Dery, Richard Kadrey, Annalee Newitz, Carol Queen, Susie Bright and Rudy Rucker, with demonstrations by Kyle Machulis of the blog Slashdong; Heather Kelley; Allen Stein of Thrillhammer; and other engineers of the pornographic website Fucking Machines.


Cypriot pornographic media and social networking site headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus.

The site has been targeted as part of malvertising campaigns, and some governments have blocked xHamster as part of larger initiatives against Internet pornography.


Global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices.

The Internet Messenger by Buky Schwartz, located in Holon, Israel
T3 NSFNET Backbone, c. 1992.
ICANN headquarters in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
2007 map showing submarine fiberoptic telecommunication cables around the world.
Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers.
Number of mobile cellular subscriptions 2012–2016
As user data is processed through the protocol stack, each abstraction layer adds encapsulation information at the sending host. Data is transmitted over the wire at the link level between hosts and routers. Encapsulation is removed by the receiving host. Intermediate relays update link encapsulation at each hop, and inspect the IP layer for routing purposes.
Conceptual data flow in a simple network topology of two hosts (A and B) connected by a link between their respective routers. The application on each host executes read and write operations as if the processes were directly connected to each other by some kind of data pipe. After the establishment of this pipe, most details of the communication are hidden from each process, as the underlying principles of communication are implemented in the lower protocol layers. In analogy, at the transport layer the communication appears as host-to-host, without knowledge of the application data structures and the connecting routers, while at the internetworking layer, individual network boundaries are traversed at each router.
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This NeXT Computer was used by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN and became the world's first Web server.
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Banner in Bangkok during the 2014 Thai coup d'état, informing the Thai public that 'like' or 'share' activities on social media could result in imprisonment (observed 30 June 2014).
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The Internet pornography and online gambling industries have taken advantage of the World Wide Web.