Photo via Flickr user Vincent Desjardins. By and large, these articles failed to mention the fact that sex workers like myself are shut out of institutions every single day. Whorephobia, the fear and hatred of sex workers, is one of the very first things every single sex worker learns how to navigate.
No matter how bad the economy, adult entertainment companies have managed to survive—if not thrive. The latest financial crisis, mixed with rampant piracy problems, has taken its toll. Profits are down and porn production studios are folding at a pace faster than anyone would have imagined two years ago.
I grew up poor in Sarasota, a Florida town of millionaires. In contrast, I was raised by a single teen mother on library movie rentals and Hamburger Helper. In our one-bedroom cottage on the edge of town, I watched My Fair Lady so many times the tape broke.
The first efforts to make money off of this new endeavor could not have come long after that. With the publication of Playboy and Hustler in the midth-century, porn started going corporate, and the industry has since bloomed into an enterprise so vast that people have a hard time estimating its size. Like any other industry, porn has its shady qualities—labor abuses, content piracy, and a blemished supply chain, to name a few. But unlike nearly any other industry, these unseemly features are allowed to thrive, mostly unchecked, behind the curtain of social taboo.
There are floor-to-ceiling billboards of scantily clad sex actresses and HD TV screens showing every conceivable type of fornication and a few unconceivable ones as well. If polite enough, the fanboy or frangirl might even get to touch a breast. If the AEE was one's only exposure to the industry, the crowded convention hall might seem proof that porn is truly recession-proof.
A survey commissioned by adult product retailer AdamAndEve. Miller called the proliferation of free online porn and piracy among the biggest stories in adult entertainment. According to the AdamAndEve.
She visited a Bank of America branch in Detroit, wanting to open a checking account and take out a line of credit in order to start purchasing inventory. For the latter order of business, a Bank of America banker put her through to a credit specialist. I was being talked to like I had an illegal business.
Updated January 04, The small business ombudsman has taken up the sex industry's fight against Australia's largest banks. Owners of brothels, escort agencies and adult-only retailers are alleging they are victims of "financial discrimination", in particular, being refused loans and merchant facilities on "moral grounds". Ombudsman Kate Carnell lambasted the banks for their "hypocrisy" in not providing services to adult businesses which are "appropriately registered and regulated".
LarryL 11 months ago. The title of the article is misleading, it's not programming that is the real issue, it's billing the progamming issues are just a part in the article. Of course, it would not present itself as "the Porn Prepaid Card" because of the stigma