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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. Over the five years to 2019, growth in mobile internet connectivity and shifting sexual attitudes have increased pornographic material consumption. Moreover, the industry has benefited from decline in other erotic formats. The Adult and Pornographic Websites industry is anticipated to continue growing over the next five years at a more subdued pace. The challenges experienced by porn providers will remain, but Americans are not expected to turn away from pornographic content; the industry's success will lie in monetizing a product that a majority of consumers view at least occasionally. However, the industry will retain the potential to exceed expectations through the launch of new erotic platforms.

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 players are vertically integrated and involved in shooting pornographic videos, the majority 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 (2019)
    • 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 (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • 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 (US industry-specific segment) - 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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