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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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    lasaldude , 14 January 2010 14:14
    So To Not Lose Money: This Is Plenty Of A Reason To Make More Video Game Porn More Common Like Rapelay, Sexy Beach, Cherry Girls Or Simple Nudity Ones Like Dante's Inferno And God Of War.
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    mi1ez , 14 January 2010 14:32
    Anyone else sick of Ron Jeremy this week?

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    both porn and online gaming are both forms of entertainment that appeal to similar crowds.


    Just because both are stereotypical shut-in type characters, I wouldn't have said there was any truth (or even thought) in this statement.
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    Vampyrbyte , 14 January 2010 14:42
    does anyone really care about the pron industry...
    There will always be amateur pron afterall......
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    praetorianguard , 14 January 2010 15:48
    I really cannot agree with this. Games and porn have coexisted for a long time without killing each other off.
    I would place the blame on the availability of huge amounts of free porn on the internet. And let's face it, there's a LOT of it. Why buy porn when you can get it for free? It's the same with music and video downloads. There has to be some kind of worthy perk to buying the original.
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    Pailin , 14 January 2010 17:56
    I imagine people will especially like to turn to free porn, more so than any other type of media simply because:

    Who the Hell wants payments to porn sites showing up on their credit card statements that their wife etc might find...

    Or next time you go to the bank for that nice business loan and the manager wants to review all your bank and credit card statements... Porn just does not sit well with folks with that small town feeling lol

    Free porn will always be the 1st choice over paying in a traceable form.
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    Lewis57 , 14 January 2010 19:16
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    Free porn will always be the 1st choice over paying in a traceable form.


    Completely agree. Did anyone else laugh at this whole report? WoW and Porn go hand in hand (literally) I'm sure 99% of WoW fans (That being the male population, 1% being the female) love nothing more than to crank it before bed and another long day of gaming. And i very doubt they'd look for porn to buy, free is always going to come first.
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    Clintonio , 14 January 2010 19:41
    I really don't give a **** what the porn industry thinks about anything.
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    waxdart , 14 January 2010 21:26
    I have two screens? all is well with the world.
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    Vampyrbyte , 14 January 2010 23:59
    Lewis57. pretty sure its more than 1% of WoW fans that are female, but i take it you were joking.

    But the notion WoW players or online gamers in general masterbate more than anyone else is absurd.
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    Anonymous , 15 January 2010 00:47
    The world is a changed place when it comes to sex, women these days are far more open when it comes to sex and sexuality. Gone are the days when you had to go online to watch a chick with various falic shaped fruits and vegtables and a can of squirty cream.
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    Anonymous , 22 January 2010 07:34
    Well, I came across playboy guy Hefner also moaning about sales falling, what he and his backward-thinking buddies need a rethink. I've always collected and viewed porn since 1998 (internet-wise anyway not the VHS collections), since then I've notice that porn is a huge category and as such newer sub-category have been formed and many normal porno acts broken up into smaller sub-category as well as adding some weird stuff like beastries involving animals etc. Now amateurs and gay amongst other things have been adapted.

    Simply the internet was able to put like-minded people into groups and no-one is ashamed of viewing toilet scenes and the likes and paying for it as well! I'd say the typical porn companies have a challenge on their hands and that's not only from the P2P crowd. There's just too many people innovating and normal (god intended) sex is no longer desired as big-boob-implants or blonds they are too common and no longer wanted like the old timers like Hefner desires... It's like you've seen it already so people are forced to do more radical things to try and stand out.

    I know others want to just rid them self off of the urge by visiting the toilet and a 5 Min session of masturbation to clear their minds, it even helps them think straight and play better anyway. I view this as a clean way to dispose your waste as with the other 2 waste one disposes 2-3 times a day. What's the difference, better than raping people in frustration. Some guys out there can't demonstrate restraint you know, like the Bible has mentioned Jesus saying, "If a part of your body will causeth you to go hell, cut it off and cast it from thee, for it is better that a part be destroyed/sent to hell, than the entire body" "while intoxicated forced himself on her though she tried to resist, and after that he layth nude for his children seeth him" "And Onan split it in the critical moment, and God killth him for it".
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    Vampyrbyte , 22 January 2010 15:36
    tl;dr