What's killing the porn industry? World of Warcraft!

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

If you're anything like us, you've been spending too much of your time lately worrying about the survival of one of the world's most important entertainment industries. No, we're not talking about book or magazine publishing—we mean porn!

The Daily Beast suggests five reasons the porn industry isn't as profitable as it used to be. One of the most likely suspects? Online gaming!

Per blogger Richard Abowitz:

One of the strangest challenges porn faces is competition from online games like World of Warcraft, though the connection may at first seem random. "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."

For some expert analysis of this gaming/porn connection, check out our sister site fidgit.

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