The startling rise of DIY erotica

From article: Online pornography is a multibillion-dollar industry — 35 percent of all internet downloads are pornographic, and more than $3,000 is spent on internet porn every second. Every second! In the time it took you to read that sentence, $9,000 has been blown watching people get blown.

Madison Young, a porn director, actress, bondage model, writer, sex educator, and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery, is a pioneer in this brave new world of DIY porn: “We can’t wait for the mainstream to represent our stories and our sexuality in a way that is authentic and resonates with us…”

She also recently held her first Erotic Film School, a three-day certification program that walks participants through the process of making their own porn — from concept to editing to distribution and even to marketing.

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