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Adult & Pornographic Websites - Industry Market Research Report

Adult & Pornographic Websites

The Adult and Pornographic Websites industry comprises businesses that distribute erotic and sexually explicit content through the internet. The industry generates most of its revenue from subscription fees for premium access to pornography, though a sizeable share of revenue also comes from the sale of display ads. However, the industry excludes live-streaming performances and other original erotic content production. Over the past five years, growth in mobile internet connectivity, coupled with shifting sexual attitudes, has increased pornographic material consumption. Over the five years to 2023, the industry will retain the potential to exceed expectations through the launch of new erotic platforms, such as virtual reality pornography and cyberdildonics. The industry's future will also be determined by its ability to tap into the potential of new technology.

This industry distributes pornographic content to subscribers via the internet. It generates revenue through advertisements and membership subscriptions. The industry does not include offline distribution of pornography or live webcam shows. It is important to note that while many industry operators are vertically integrated companies that are involved in shooting pornographic videos, the majority of players in the industry simply manage adult websites and do not create original content.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of mobile internet connections
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Mindgeek Holding (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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