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The growth in sex tourism has led to a corresponding growth in the sex industry in some countries. Illegal sex tourism with under-age boys and girls has become a notorious problem in Costa Rica and Thailand. Legal (above the age of consent) and consensual sex industries make a significant contribution to the local economies of some urban centers. The Hamburg Reeperbahn is a licensed and taxed prostitution zone serving tourists from all over the world.
Sex industries tend to thrive around military bases. The British naval port of Portsmouth had a flourishing local sex industry in the nineteenth century, and until the early 1990s there were large red light districts near American military bases in the Philippines. The notorious Patpong entertainment district in Bangkok, Thailand, started as an R&R (Rest and Recuperation) location for US troops serving in the Vietnam War in the early 1970s.
The euphemism adult service provider is sometimes used for sex workers. Another example of the euphemism treadmill, according to Theodore Dalrymple, is that "medical journals fear to print the word "prostitute" and use the euphemism "sex worker" instead."
Performance evaluations of the different local sex workers can be found at various escort review boards worldwide. Escort review boards are online-forums, which are used primarily to trade information between potential clients and sex workers. In addition, escort review boards are used to advertise the various services of sex workers.
The explosive popularity of the videocassette recorder in the 1970s and 1980s led to unprecedented growth for the adult film business. The portability of the technology vaulted the availability of so-called "dirty movies" beyond the realm of the simple loops and movie projectors of an earlier era to bigger profits and higher-quality production values. Today, the stars of adult movies regularly appear in mainstream media, produce their own websites and maintain large fan followings. Every year, AVN Awards are presented to the best of the best - including categories such as Best High-Definition Production and Best New Starlet.
The first home-PCs capable of network communication prompted the arrival of online services for adults in the late 80s and early 1990s. The wide-open early days of the World Wide Web quickly snowballed into the dot-com boom, in-part fueled by an incredible global increase in the animals fucking demand for and consumption of porn and erotica.
 Video games & online casinos
In recent years, adult video game producers have adapted to trends in art, communications, technology and entertainment. What was once an underground and mostly disconnected group of programmers and designers has evolved - over the last decade - into a cohesive economic and politically powerful business subculture. Experts in vending, gaming and biometrics routinely collaborate on new trends within all facets of adult gaming.
 Adult Service Provider
An Adult Service Provider (ASP), or Adult Sex Provider, provides sexual services for adults. This can include escorts, call girls, prostitutes, sex workers, adult webmasters, erotic dancers and the independent contractors sometimes associated with brothels. These providers have been known to offer pastoral care and training at levels typically associated with blue chip companies to their staff.
In the United States, distribution of pornography changed radically after the 1980s, with videotape and cable television largely displacing X-rated theaters. Video distribution in turn is in the process of being replaced by DVD (and Internet distribution for niche markets). Distribution of pornography is a large industry that involves major entertainment companies such as Time Warner (which profits from pornography through its cable channels, and in-room movies provided by hotel chains).(see Pornography in the United States)
The porn industry in Canada is mainly situated in Montr?al, Qu?bec, the third largest porn producing city in the world after Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Canada has previously seen a major court case where pornographic writings involving children were deemed to be legal. Certain communities such as Medicine Hat, Alberta have seen divisive battles where restrictions have been placed on the sale of pornography. In Medicine Hat, Jim Ogston led an unsuccessful battle against the new restrictions for businesses to have the right to sell pornography.
Pornography generates billions of dollars in sales in the United States alone, and economists have suggested that it has now gotten to the point where the outlawing of the industry, which has been tried on many occasions, could have a major negative economic impact upon the country, and a prohibition-style legislated ban might spark a rise in organized crime much similar to that of the prohibition ban on alcohol did. An estimated 211 new animals fucking pornographic films are made every week in the United States. 
 Latin America
In Latin America, the pornography industry production is somewhat limited. Yet pornography is abundant, especially pirate DVDs from the USA and Europe, which are present in the streets of most capitals in Latin America . Brazil is perhaps the only country that openly produces porn movies, but with mandatory use of condoms. In addition, in the last 10-15 years numerous American and European actors such as Rocco Siffredi, Nacho Vidal and John Stagliano among others have visited Brazil to produce movies there. Brazil is also a well known market for gay and transsexual pornography. Allegedly, African American actor Darren James contracted H.I.V. after shooting a scene in Brazil with actress Bianca Biaggi who had unprotected sex with a transsexual actor in an American film. Most American productions are shot without condoms.
Other countries commonly visited by American companies involve Colombia and Mexico. Several other movies were produced by the European company Private in Costa Rica in the 1990’s. The American companies Anabolic and Diabolic produced several Latin based series such as Panochitas which included trips to places such as the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and even Chile.
Due to being more conservative, in the Catholic countries of Latin America, most of the actresses in the movies are prostitutes from the streets. Most of the Latina actresses in porno movies in the U.S. are born in the U.S., yet a few are born in Latin America, but grew up in the U.S.; for example Olivia del Rio,, who is Brazilian, Alexis Amore, who is Peruvian, are among others.
European hardcore pornography is dominated by a few pan-European producers and distributors, the most notable of which is the Private Media Group. Most European countries also have local pornography producers, from Portugal (e.g. Naturalvideo) to Romania (e.g. Floyd-Agency), with varying potentials of competition with international producers.
Women in European pornography typically have a so-called "more natural" look than in American pornography, with less emphasis on breast implants. The once popular style of Euro-chic pornography represented by directors Lasse Braun, Joe d'Amato, and Michel Gentil has lost ground and the Pierre Woodman style of video porn now attracts a larger audience. A few directors like Luca Damiano, Mario Salieri, and Alain Payet continue with the "older" cinematographic and dramatic styles that often distinguish European pornography from those animals fucking of other cultures. (See European pornography)
Throughout Europe, ostensibly private "stolen" videos featuring celebrities (mostly TV and music stars) having sex are very popular on the Internet and in the black market. It is debatable whether these videos were truly released without their participants' permission, or whether they constitute a type of publicity stunt planned by stars themselves. In recent years, starting with the Severina Vu?kovi? "incident" in 2004, the Croatian public has seen a great number of these videos being released, causing a phenomenon of imitation by teenagers.
Many US-centric pornography websites distribute or focus on content shot in Europe or featuring actresses from European (particularly Eastern European) countries. These actresses (often advertised as "Eurobabes" ) may conform more to a look usually identified with US actresses than European ones, although they may still be considered to look "more natural".
Turkey, with its deeply rooted secular attitudes towards Islam, is an exception for pornography production in the Islamic World. After a long period of producing Italian-inspired softcore comedies in 1970s, the first hardcore film ?yle Bir Kad?n Ki was legally distributed in 1979, followed by many more until the 1980 coup d'?tat, which strictly prohibited graphic sex in cinema. In the late 1990s, Turkish pornography lived a relatively humble revival, producing cheap material of much lower quality. Contemporary producers of Turkish porn (e.g. Trimax) are centred in Germany, although they still recruit their performers from Turkey, Sibel Kekilli and ?ahin K being the most famous. Sibel Kekilli's life inspired the Golden Bear winning film Head-On. Today, a government regulated website, terbiyesiz.net, shows amateur porn produced throughout the country.
 East Asia
Further information: Pornography in Japan
The three main producers of pornography in Asia are Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Japan has a world's largest pornography industry (see Pornography in Japan) which features more natural looking animals fucking women usually wearing little makeup servicing multiple men who tend to be anonymous. Women in some Asian pornography often act as if the sexual act were painful. In Japan, fetish pornography has a great variety, ranging from well-known bukkake to tamakeri. Hong Kong and Thailand produces much print pornography but less video. The men in Thai pornography tend to be younger than in Japanese or American pornography.
In 2004 and 2005, Malaysia was shocked with a few exposures of budding wannabe pornographers - couples having sex for the camera. While a few show the performers willingly doing it for the camera, others seem to have been captured secretly (voyeurism). VCD copies of these are widely sold on the blackmarket.
 Middle East
In Azerbaijan in accordance with article 3 of the Media Act of December 7, 1999, the "pornographic materials" are defined as works of art, photographic reproductions of paintings, information and other materials the main content of which is the crude and undignified depiction of the anatomical and physiological aspects of sexual relations. Pornography in Azerbaijan is easily and cheaply obtainable in Baku, although not in most other places. Pornographic images, either printed or recorded may cause problems when crossing the border. Taking the soft-core materials should have no problems, but Azeri borders guards can require a few extra euros. Meanwhile the legal activity to combat child pornography is governed by 1998 Rights of the Child Act, 1999 Media Act, the Plan of Measures to Solve the Problem of Homeless and Street Children and the National Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
In Israel, which is often seen as a Western country in the Middle East, pornograpic films began to be produced in the 1990s, However most of the films were shot in the 2000s . Israeli pornography may be considered nascent but has gone a way since its beginnings. Today, the biggest pornography company is SexStyle that produces films for the Israeli public. In 2003, the first pornographic film featuring Arab performers, produced by this company, caused a public uproar among Israeli Arab community.
Pornography in the United States as a legal term at the federal level, except the generic terms "hardcore pornography"[a] and "child pornography",[b] does not exist after the 1973 Miller v. California case.[c] The case, despite demonstrating that hardcore pornography enjoys no First Constitutional Amendment protection, recognized that individual communities had different values and opinions on pornography. Since then the states can pass their own laws on it.[d] The U.S. Supreme Court added a legal significance to the term "obscenity" which is defined by the Miller test. As in the case,animals fucking "pornographic material which is obscene forms a sub-group of all 'obscene' expression, but not the whole, at least as the word 'obscene' is now used in our language". Relying on 1930 Tariff Act and under the terms "obscene" and "immoral", the U.S. Customs and Border Protection prohibits the importation of any pornographic material.
The lawful definition of pornography in the US evolved through decades, from 1960s. In this period, recognizing ambiguities, it was chosen to use the term "sexually explicit content" as one of the pornography's euphemisms, but later it was determined that a distinction between pornographic and sexually explicit content is completely artificial.[e] In Miller v. California the Supreme Court used the definition of pornography made by Webster's Third New International Dictionary of 1969 ("a depiction (as in a writing or painting) of licentiousness or lewdness: a portrayal of erotic behavior designed to cause sexual excitement"). Black's Law Dictionary followed the Miller test and defined pornography as material that taken as a whole the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find appealing to the prurient interest. The definition "graphic sexually explicit subordination of women, whether in pictures or in words", worded by feminists in Antipornography civil rights ordinance has been twice struck down, in 1983 and 1985 (in Minneapolis City Council by Mayor and in Indianapolis by a federal appeals court in American Booksellers Association v. Hudnut case, respectively). Currently California and New York are the only states with case laws (People v. Freeman (1988) and People v. Paulino (2005)  respectively) that tend to support pornographic movies not being subject to the mostly illegal prostitution-related charges, such as pandering against the producer[f]. 2003 Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English defined pornography animals fucking as "obscene writings, pictures, or films intended to arouse sexual desire".