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World of Warcraft Blamed for Porn's Decline

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"The games are competition for porn. Fans jerk off to porn and are done, but you can keep playing a game." - Aiden

The porn industry, said to be recession proof and almost always on the cutting edge of technology, is now falling on hard times due to the emergence of its once greatest ally – the internet.

Believe it or not, online gaming such as World of Warcraft is named as one of the Daily Beast's top five reasons that porn-for-profit is dying. Industry insider Aiden points out that both porn and online gaming are both forms of entertainment that appeal to similar crowds.

"It is all entertainment that you are getting involved in the same way as porn is entertainment," said Aiden. "I won’t say everyone, but a lot of people in the industry play videogames. The games are competition for porn. Fans jerk off to porn and are done, but you can keep playing a game."

Aiden, who manages his wife Belladonna's website, is no stranger to spending time in the online gaming world. "Yeah, my wife and I occasionally argue about the amount of time I spend playing," he admits.

Industry legend Ron Jeremy expressed his dislike for the internet, saying in no uncertain terms, "I just hate the internet in general."

The reason for Jeremy's hate is because the internet is threatening an industry which he made over 2,000 movies for. "People can download stuff for free these days, so why the heck are they going to buy it? The only ones making money out of porn are the novelty companies," Jeremy said.

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    zachary k , January 14, 2010 12:17 AM
    wrong, the porn industry is on a decline because of free porn.
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    amarok , January 14, 2010 12:21 AM
    The quality - or lack of - is the main reason for porns decline these years. Earlier (before 2000) there was more enthusiasm and "chemistry" between performers, but nowadays the girls get spit on, strangled and the scenes recalls what violent rape most be like.
    I really don't like the brutalism and depravity in porn and I know several with the same view. Late 80' to midst 90' was best..
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    tacoslave , January 14, 2010 12:15 AM
    Ron jeremy is a fail. I lost all respect for him in 3 days.
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  • 20 Hide
    tacoslave , January 14, 2010 12:15 AM
    Ron jeremy is a fail. I lost all respect for him in 3 days.
  • 37 Hide
    zachary k , January 14, 2010 12:17 AM
    wrong, the porn industry is on a decline because of free porn.
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    ct1615 , January 14, 2010 12:20 AM
    wait till vivid releases a porn add-on for WoW....
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    amarok , January 14, 2010 12:21 AM
    The quality - or lack of - is the main reason for porns decline these years. Earlier (before 2000) there was more enthusiasm and "chemistry" between performers, but nowadays the girls get spit on, strangled and the scenes recalls what violent rape most be like.
    I really don't like the brutalism and depravity in porn and I know several with the same view. Late 80' to midst 90' was best..
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    Platypus , January 14, 2010 12:27 AM
    I'm surprised they aren't blaming "sexting" for their decline. Not only is the porn free, it's being sent right to your phone!
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    frozenlead , January 14, 2010 12:43 AM
    People also go to school, which reduces their time spent watching porn. Perhaps we should all just quit school. And out jobs. And driving. And eating. And sleeping. Lots of people who watch porn do some or all of these things.
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    Anonymous , January 14, 2010 12:55 AM
    blame xtube, not wow!
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    falchard , January 14, 2010 1:10 AM
    I think there is a decline in the porn industry due to the amount of debauchery in today's society. Sex is no longer taboo when dressing like whores is acceptable, and may even be considered too clothed.
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    arlandi , January 14, 2010 1:12 AM
    whoa... i didn't see this coming!! i think this will only leads to porn-friendly mmorpg developed by the porn industry. if you can't beat them, join them.
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    omnimodis78 , January 14, 2010 1:16 AM
    Any time I need to masturbate I just go to free sites and I am quite content with the 2-25 minutes of fun I get out of the free stuff. Are there really people out there who pay for porn on the internet?
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    Fendulon , January 14, 2010 1:27 AM
    Honestly... WoW and MMOs and video games aren't killing porn. Free porn websites are killing porn. Who the heck BUYS porn? Honestly, I bet 80% or more of all pornos are on all the free sites. THAT is what is killing the porn industry.
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    loomis86 , January 14, 2010 1:29 AM
    The biggest reason porn is in decline is because practically EVERYONE is a porn star nowdays. girls sit in front of a webcam and strip. Who the he11 needs the porn industry when this is going on?

    sh1t, if you wanna see it in person, just go to a biker bar and watch a couple drunk chicks lez out.

    An uptight populace is a prerequisite for a porn industry to thrive. When the populace loses it's hangups about sex and nudity, there's no point to porn...at least not any porn that you pay for. There's no longer a captive audience.

    The only way for the porn industry to remain valid is for it to morph into something of sufficient debauchery such that it is not permitted out in the open in mainstream society. But there's a catch. Even debauchery reaches a point of diminishing returns. There's a fine line between enticement and intrigue...and disgust, revulsion.
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    KC8DKT , January 14, 2010 1:39 AM
    roflmao

    Porn is no diff then games, if its not LIVE CHAT/VIDEO no one is going to pay for it. Just like games need GOOD ONLINE play or no one will pay for it. They NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL. Live/Online is the only real thing that sets them apart anymore.
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    Pei-chen , January 14, 2010 1:42 AM
    I don't play MMO or subscribe to porn but if they send Sandra Larosa to my place I'll invest in that industry.

    (consider this free advitisement a freebie)
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    jerreece , January 14, 2010 1:43 AM
    Tom's hardware is going downhill in a very rapid fashion...
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    JonathanDeane , January 14, 2010 1:47 AM
    They just need some kind of WoW competitor... say a World of Porncraft or something.

    Could prove to be interesting.
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    pent5ht , January 14, 2010 1:53 AM
    haha wow. The Porn Industry is fail...........Who needs that shit when u can just play WoW all day. Porn is stupid, its just animals having sex when you think of it scientifically. Very Primitive and animilistic. Now gaming....Thats technology and hard Work put into getting it to work millions of man hours. all a porn film takes is a stupid slut and a guy.
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    phantomtrooper , January 14, 2010 2:01 AM
    tacoslaveRon jeremy is a fail. I lost all respect for him in 3 days.


    You had respect for him at some point in your life? sad.
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    WINTERLORD , January 14, 2010 2:01 AM
    so how do they make up for there losses ? put more porn in games
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    rbarone69 , January 14, 2010 2:40 AM
    Yes but fleshlight sales are on the rise...

    http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/142443/WOW/
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