Pornographic film

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

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Sex in film

Sex in film, the presentation of aspects of sexuality in film, specially human sexuality, has been controversial since the development of the medium.

Lorna (1964) was the first of Russ Meyer's films where the main female part, played in this film by Lorna Maitland, was selected on the basis of her large breast size

A pornographic film, on the other hand, is a sex film which does not usually claim any artistic merit, but intends to provoke sexual arousal in the spectators and as such is mainly intended for so called "mature audiences", meaning adults.


Type of pay television or webcast service that enables a viewer to pay to watch individual events via private telecast.

Electronic programming guide interface in MythTV.

In the past, PPV was often used to distribute telecasts of feature films, as well as adult content such as pornographic films, but the growth of digital cable and streaming media caused these uses to be subsumed by video on demand systems (which allow viewers to purchase and view pre-recorded content at any time) instead, leaving PPV to focus primarily on live event programs and combat sports.

Hardcore pornography

Pornography that features detailed depictions of sexual organs or sexual acts such as vaginal, anal or oral intercourse, fingering, anilingus, ejaculation, and fetish play.

Hardcore pornographic actress Anna Bell Peaks at the XBIZ Awards January 2018
On the set of a pornographic film

The prehistory of modern pornography is the classical American stag film, also known as blue movies, a body of clandestine short pornographic films produced during the first two-thirds of the 20th century.

Internet pornography

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

Top keywords searched online relating to pornography

, a single company, MindGeek, owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film producers Brazzers, Digital Playground,, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others, but does not own the websites xHamster and XVideos.

Adult movie theater

Adult movie theatres and peep shows on Montreal's St. Laurent Street
An adult movie theater in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Nob Hill theater advertising video arcade

An adult movie theater is a euphemistic term for a movie theater dedicated to the exhibition of pornographic films.


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

Pornography may be presented in a variety of media, including magazines, animation, writing, film, video, and video games.

Nudity in film

Seemingly naked but covered by a sheet.

Robert De Niro, Stefania Casini and Gérard Depardieu in Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 (1976)
After the Ball (1897) is the earliest known film to show nudity.
Amphetamine poster (2010)

Nudity in a sexual context is common in pornographic films or erotic films.

Child pornography

Pornography that unlawfully exploits children for sexual stimulation.

Warning banner for Operation Protect Our Children

Child pornography may use a variety of mediums, including writings, magazines, photos, sculpture, drawing, painting, animation, sound recording, video, and video games.

Peep show

Exterior of a sex shop in New York City that also provides a peep show
The former Lusty Lady in San Francisco, California
The marquee for the Lusty Lady peep show in Seattle

A peep show or peepshow is a presentation of a live sex show or pornographic film which is viewed through a viewing slot.

Sex shop

Retailer that sells products related to adult sexual or erotic entertainment, such as sex toys, lingerie, clothing, pornography, and other related products.

A sex shop in Walker's Court, Soho, London.
A sex shop on the corner of Otavalankatu and Rautatienkatu in Kyttälä, Tampere, Finland.
Sex shops on Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.
Front window of a Tokyo sex shop advertising adult toys
Pussy Cat Bookshop Amsterdam (1971)
It is illegal for UK sex shops to show goods in the window.
A sex shop in Ocean City, Maryland.

There are also many online sex shops selling a variety of adult content such as sex toys, pornographic magazines, pornographic films and fetish wear etc. These types of shop are often favoured by the consumer as they have less overheads and can be perused within the comfort of the home.