But porn is not, of course, an advent of the internet. It has been around as long as there’s been film. And even longer if you count erotic literature. One new thing that the internet has allowed for, however, are the massive archives of amateur porn that we would never get to see if it weren’t for the web. We get to watch thousands upon thousands of homemade sex tapes that would otherwise remain privately shared between the couples who made them (and maybe a few lucky friends) if it weren’t for the net.
Between iCloud leaks, revenge porn, and the droves of sites that encourage their users to participate and upload their own content, we have so much to amateur porn to keep us content. There are, of course, sites like Porn Hub that cater primarily toward professional studio clips and more ‘traditional’ forms of pornography that also provide features for users to become lightweight porn stars on their own terms; but even more enticing than that are the sites that provide a platform and incentivize their users to become a part of the industry.