How Does World Of Warcraft Threaten The Porn Industry?S

According to an article by The Daily Beast's Richard Abowitz, online games like World of Warcraft are one of the top five reasons porn-for-profit is dying, and it all comes down to staying power.

Most of the reasons presented in the article make perfect sense. Fans paying more for sex with porn stars than film companies, piracy, and the lack of the taboo that was once associated with porn are all valid reasons the industry is losing steam, but online gaming? According to porn starlet Belladonna's husband Aiden, online games are serious competition.

"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."

This seems like shaky logic to me, no pun intended. I always thought of porn as something to look at while waiting for a rare mob to spawn, or while waiting for your raid group to assemble, or during a particularly long griffon flight.

In other words, there's always room for porn. At least where gaming is concerned.

Besides, Whorelore (formerly World of Whorecraft) taught us that gaming and porn can go together hand in hand, so to speak.


Top 5 Reasons Porn-for-Profit Is Dying
[The Daily Beast]