Porndemic

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Porndemic puts faces and personalities to the extraordinary profitable business of pornography today. Porn has quietly reinvented itself on the world-wide-web, becoming more mainstream and culturally embedded every day. After starting with a visit to the old guard, the besieged Larry Flynt in his penthouse perch, Porndemic drops in on a Gen-X new-porn mogul on his multi-million-dollar ranch, and on an upstart one-man operation in the seamy side of town.

The camera searches out a backstreet bondage superstar, some ordinary working girls in Montreal who run an internationally successful webcam site, the king of porn-actress pimps in San “Pornando” Valley, and the millionaire pioneer of the future of porn – virtual on-line sex – in Vancouver.

Porndemic examines an “epidemic” of porn addiction, including teenage cell-phone users, and an oil executive from western Canada who belongs to the fastest growing substance-abuse community in the world: Sex Addicts Anonymous. Porndemic also speaks to law-and-order experts who think that obscenity on the internet is out of control and beyond the law, and to the blandly confident businessmen who are the new face of corporate, mainstream porn.

Porndemic , 6.1 out of 10 based on 37 ratings

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  • mu

    Smells like yet another moral panic to me.

  • Jason

    The makers of this documentary are obviously against the adult industry. Yet they don’t understand that there is NOTHING wrong with watching porn on the internet. Their case falls short of being anything but ill-informed. The reason they can’t win in court as “Obscenity” is because you have to go online to watch it, it’s not just shoved down peoples throats (Haha). Just because you find something immoral or not suitable for you, does NOT give you the right to tell other people they can’t watch it. These people need to stop being such douche bags and live their lives! Maybe even watch some porn and fucking RELAX!

    • Ryan

      Just because something feels good and plays on natural urges does not mean that it is entirely ok and shouldnt be examined from all angles. Porn is not a psychologically healthy vice. It shows unrealistic, overly attractive and many times disgusting images that can be implanted in your mind for a long time if not your enitre life. It also sets the bar of what one finds attractive ridiculously high. Dont be so naive, porn is extremely unhealthy for the mind, very addicting and constantly destroys thousands of families and marriages every year. This is coming from someone who has been watching it every day of his life for as long as he can remember and cant resist the urge for more than a week. Its very worrying, and it should be. The world would be better off with only something respectable and not outright disgusting. ie Playboy

      • ashlyn

        Ryan, I’m a young woman who is looking through all the men who are commenting on this documentary and are applauding porn, and my heart aches and my stomach turns. Maybe this seems like no big deal to many, but friends, when you’re saying okay to porn, you’re saying “okay” to your daughters {or sons} being objectified. You’re saying that temporary pleasure (when you don’t have to feel the heartbeat of another living person and deal with their pains and pleasures) is okay. You’re saying “sex” is the ultimate good . . . no matter the price. You’re supporting not only the porn industry but the sex-trafficking industry. No, no, no! Ryan, thank you for taking a stand. Y’all, we’re made for something BETTER! :) I promise!!!

        I believe in you, Ryan. Your vulnerability is powerful . . . don’t give up on the struggle, but don’t try to win on your own. It would be worth it to have others walking the road with you, especially those who know about the addiction of porn and how to work to rewire the brain. You’re a fighter, sir. Don’t give up! :)

  • chicanohek

    boobs are good!

  • BOB

    THIS IS CRAP

  • Greengitters

    This doc is ridiculous.  Misinformed, and misleading. 

  • Jo

    this documentary made me horny..

  • Jo

    this documentary made me horny..

  • Raf

    have you heard of freedom of choice ??

  • Raf

    have you heard of freedom of choice ??

  • Animalcrosser591

    What? Their best example of a porn “addict” is a guy who wanks once a day and doesn’t even feel bad about it? Big fucking deal. That’s not addiction. He has a maybe slightly above average sex drive. If he’s a business executive, it’s obviously not interfering with his work life. That’s hardly what I’d call an addiction. They make it sound like payment models online being pioneered by the porn industry is a bad thing, though the porn industry has always been on the cutting edge of technology. The reason VHS won the format wars is because it had more porn than Betamax. This is nothing new. I’m 15 minutes in, and they’re covering consensual adult activities, making them sound harmful and bad, but bring up no reasons as to why it’s a bad thing. They cover porn’s migration from “traditional” media to the internet and the rise of free porn online like it’s unique, but every other industry follows the same trend. They make it sound like a bad thing that it’s harder to police “adult internet obscenity.” Notice how none of the people in the industry that they interview feel bad about what they do. This whole thing is just a case for censorship, which is never a good thing.

  • Ku

    not a great doc, but an interesting subject.  i believe and agree that porn can be harmful and dangerous, and we need to find some way of solving the (potentially huge) issue of children growing up with such intense sexualization.  almost everyone i know (myself included) started our porn lives with naked pictures, then to movies, then lesbianism, then hardcore, then more extreme hardcore.  for most people, it seems utterly natural to begin a ‘session’ with images and movies that would have disgusted them years before.  I am in no way saying that someone who is interested in BDSM is disturbed.  Each to their own.  But does anyone think that niches such as Bukkake, humiliation, and the like is healthy for their lives, relationships and minds?  There was another doc I watched a while back (I believe it was French Canadian) dealt with the sexualization of children in a world where the first thing they see sexually is hardcore pornography.  Hearing tales of 14 year old girls thinking they needed to have a screaming orgasm and take it in all 3 holes on their first time.  Or teenage boys with huge sexual anxiety, because he was not 9 inches and couldn’t last for half an hour.  We don’t know the effects of what this sort of exposure is doing to us, and children.  I’m not about the say I’ll never watch a porno again’, but I think we’d all be naive to not consider that there is a much darker side to it.

  • Ku

    not a great doc, but an interesting subject.  i believe and agree that porn can be harmful and dangerous, and we need to find some way of solving the (potentially huge) issue of children growing up with such intense sexualization.  almost everyone i know (myself included) started our porn lives with naked pictures, then to movies, then lesbianism, then hardcore, then more extreme hardcore.  for most people, it seems utterly natural to begin a ‘session’ with images and movies that would have disgusted them years before.  I am in no way saying that someone who is interested in BDSM is disturbed.  Each to their own.  But does anyone think that niches such as Bukkake, humiliation, and the like is healthy for their lives, relationships and minds?  There was another doc I watched a while back (I believe it was French Canadian) dealt with the sexualization of children in a world where the first thing they see sexually is hardcore pornography.  Hearing tales of 14 year old girls thinking they needed to have a screaming orgasm and take it in all 3 holes on their first time.  Or teenage boys with huge sexual anxiety, because he was not 9 inches and couldn’t last for half an hour.  We don’t know the effects of what this sort of exposure is doing to us, and children.  I’m not about the say I’ll never watch a porno again’, but I think we’d all be naive to not consider that there is a much darker side to it.

  • Farticus Brewster

    I’ve searched the internet far and wide and can’t find the “Clown Porn” site they keep showing here…makes me wonder if this whole “documentary” is total horseshit.  Methinks it is.

    • Anonymous

      I found it in one google search. First page (Safe search must be off)

  • Farticus Brewster

    Wow Gene Simmons is a hero. 4600 women wow.

  • Farticus Brewster

    OK all in – as misinformed as this is, it was still fun to watch.

    I never pay for porn. God bless xhamster.com – it’s my sex life lol.

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