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Pornographic filmsor sex filmsare films that present sexually explicit subject matter in order to arouse and satisfy the viewer. Pornographic films present sexual fantasies and usually include erotically stimulating material such movies nudity and sexual intercourse.
A distinction is sometimes made between "erotic" films and "pornographic" films on the basis that the latter contain more explicit sexualityand focus more on arousal than storytelling, but the distinction is highly subjective. Pornographic films are produced and distributed on a variety of media, depending on demand and adult technology available, including traditional film stock in various formats, video for home viewing, DVDsInternet download, cable TV adult other media.
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Today, pornographic films can be sold or rented on DVD, shown through Video streaming and special channels and pay-per-view on cable and satellite, and in rapidly disappearing adult theaters. They are generally not permitted to be shown in mainstream cinemas or on free-to-air television.
Production of such films was profitable, and a number of producers began to specialize in their production. However, various groups within society considered such depictions immoral, labelling them pornographic, and attempting to have them suppressed under obscenity laws, with varying degrees of success. Such films continued to be produced but could only be distributed by underground channels.
Because the viewing of adult films carried a social stigma, they were viewed at brothelsadult movie theatersmovies partiesat home, in private clubs and also at night cinemas. Only in the s, during the Golden Age of Pornwere pornographic films semi-legitimized; and by the s, pornography on home video video wider toilet porn sites. The rise of the Internet in the late s and early s similarly changed the way pornographic films were distributed and furthermore, complicating the censorship video around the world and the legal prosecution of obscenity.
Pornographic films are typically categorized as either softcore or hardcore pornography. In general, softcore pornography is pornography that does not depict explicit sexual activitysexual penetration or movies fetishism.