The XXX Problem

In December 1953, Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy magazine from his home kitchen. Approximately 50,000 copies were sold at a price of 50 cents each; the black and white images of Marilyn Monroe inside revealed little more than what can be seen in a grocery store checkout line today. Fast-forward 60 years and the pornography industry has literally exploded into an international moneymaking empire. According to compiled numbers from respected news and research organizations, annual worldwide revenues from pornography amount in the hundreds of billions of dollars, with revenues in the United States alone exceeding those of […]

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