Talking Seriously About Mobile Porn

from the is-it-a-serious-business? dept

For years and years we've been hearing about how mobile porn is going to be a big business. Those who believe it point out that the VCR and the internet both represent markets that were driven forward by adult content -- and therefore mobile content will grow in the same way. In fact, there's an entire conference this week dedicated to the business of mobile porn. Since it's focused on the business side, it's not too surprising that it actually sounds fairly boring. However, most of the people at the conference have a vested interest in the business, so they're hyping up just how big mobile porn will be. There's just one problem. People just aren't that interested. Sure, some people are, but what people seem to be missing is that the VCR and the internet were pushed forward by porn because it helped people view porn in the privacy of their own homes. Mobile porn is the opposite -- about allowing people to view porn outside of their home, in public and on a tiny, tiny screen. So, sure, there are going to be some people who want it, but it's still difficult to see it really being that big a market.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 26th, 2006 @ 4:52pm

    No Subject Given

    Who wants to view porn in a place where he/she can't masturbate? Isn't that the whole raison d'etre of porn?

     

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    Michael, Jan 26th, 2006 @ 5:34pm

    Mobile Porn? Haha, i found this... Porn on the pod

     

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    Davis Freeberg, Jan 26th, 2006 @ 5:43pm

    Should Mobile Porn Even Be Allowed?

    I think that the right to free speech should never be suppressed, but I also think that there is a huge ethical question as to whether the public should even allow mobile porn. The public shouldn't be put into a position where they have to be exposed to pornography. It has sexual harassment written all over. What people want to do at home is up to them, but do you really want to be sharing a crowded train with some guy who seems a little too into his Video iPod?

    I'm not saying that porn shouldn't be allowed onto portable video devices, only that we should think about how we implement this media.

     

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    Aaron, Jan 26th, 2006 @ 6:20pm

    Hmmm...

    Was that someone's boob or thumb I just saw on your 320 x 240 moible screen? I hate to break this to everybody, but a mobile phone or PDA leaves a little bit to be desired as a porn delivery vehicle - for some reason, other than people sending SPAM MMS messages, I don't see it having much of a future.

    Now, the real question is, why aren't people considered about all those people with laptops and wireless connections to the Internet.... Nice wide 16" inch screen, 32 bits of color and surround sound... Porn people may not always be so smart, but this sounds like a case of the analysts having a little less common sense than the MMS spammers.

    I think our biggest problem with mobile phones is still the inconsiderate people that like to have very strange conversations on them while standing right behind you where you can hear every word. Some of those conversations are definitely pornographic in nature, maybe thats what the analysts meant...

     

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    hehe, Jan 26th, 2006 @ 9:37pm

    let me tell you whats going to happen

    what this means is that we'll have people masterbating everywhere!! yea!! in their cars going down the freeway, in the bathroom stalls, shit, rubbing one off under their desk. it's goign to be big alright!

     

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    Sea Man, Jan 26th, 2006 @ 10:17pm

    RE: all of the aove

    mmmmm......masturbate.....

     

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    Will, Jan 27th, 2006 @ 6:39am

    Re: Hmmm...

    Well, ringtones, wallpapers and games are rediculously huge industry. People dont spend money on sensible things, and when it comes to boobs and booty vs small screens, the B&B will win. Mobile porn is already booming and making a lot of people a lot of money overseas (UK, Western Europe, Asia). The reason it hasnt happened to big in the states yet is because our mobile phone technology lags 3-5 years behind europe and asia

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 29th, 2006 @ 1:16am

    Re: Hmmm...

    So, to know whether mobile porn will be big, we have to wait and see.

    Would mobile porn require aggressive marketing for it to become 'big'(making many millions of dollars), here in the states?

    Or would word of mouth do the trick?

     

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    Having a good time..., Jan 29th, 2006 @ 5:39am

    Mobile - Make your own!

    The killer mobile phorn app is not to watch other people, but to make sure you record yourself in action. Most people would freak out bringing a full camera out next to the action, but start whispering about the camera phone in her ear and they get all excited!

    Now, THAT is a killer app... Maybe I can patent it...

     

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    jason, Jan 31st, 2006 @ 9:55am

    Re: Hmmm...

    Mobile porn will be something that is quite "normal" has anything else in the adult space.

    If you think about it, if people wanted to view adult material on a computer, they have to go home, lock the door, or canned from their job because it was on company time.

    With a mobile.. It is very personal and always with you. This notion of "why have it, if you can't masterbate to it" is well.. crazy.. It's adult entertainment and with that.. We will carry it, share it, and get more of it.

    Mobile porn is here to stay.

    http://ohmobile.com

     

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    Moe, Feb 26th, 2006 @ 8:30am

    Re: Hmmm...

    mobile p0rn is about having fun (sexy ringtones to a good beat) and interesting (cute boys and girls posed seductively as your wallpaper) - since the screen is small mobile porn is about memory and fun, not about a graphic full screen of genitals slapping around in full surround sound. Everyone we show our content to loves it and wants some for their phone.

    www.foxycell.com

     

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    Mark Featherstone, Mar 9th, 2006 @ 7:39am

    Not about Mobility

    Porn on your mobile is not just accessed because of the benefits of it being 'mobile', it's can also be about increased privacy. Most households have shared access to the family's computer, meaning your habits could be exposed by people who you'd rather not see it, be it a significant other or fmaily member. A mobile device is very much an individual's possesion, they are rarely shared, so people feel safer browsing porn on their mobiles. With the introduction of more modern handsets e.g. the Samsung D600 with its TV-OUT, mobiles are fast becoming just another way to get access to your porn, but not necessarily the medium through which you watch it.

    It shouldn't be thought of as much as 'mobile porn' i.e. just for your cellphone or mobile device, but porn that is accessed through your mobile as just another means of obtaining it.

    Mark
    Foneheat.com

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 11th, 2006 @ 7:06am

    Re: Not about Mobility

     

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    Filth Hound, Jul 7th, 2006 @ 3:58am

    Its a growing market for sure. Our site MobileBabes.com goes from strength to strength year on year. People cant get enough it seems especially now many phones support HTML and wap sites are becoming so popular...

    http://www.mobilebabes.com

     

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    John Fergus, Jul 10th, 2006 @ 9:10am

    Mobile Porn

    I do believe mobile porn will be growing. Its just inevitable. All the big players in the industry are testing the waters and are slowly dipping in. This will surely lead to higher exposure. I guess only time can tell.

    myiPlayground - an adult mobile porn directory

     

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    Westley Gillard, Jul 27th, 2006 @ 5:49am

    Mobile Porn

    All I can say is that Mobile Porn is is big in the UK. I work in the industry and it is growing rapidly. The only thing that holds it back is the legislation changes that keep being imposed. With 3G Handsets it has become a much more useable medium that delivers good quality video content. We find that a lot of people (lads) are more interested in it to show their mates etc... than entirely for their own sell gratification.

    Sure enough the convergence of technology would suggest that it is only going to get bigger - Broadband is now available on mobile allowing cheap video content to be viewed via the handset anywhere any time in the UK. 'One device to do all' is where we are heading!! Have a look at our site www.zappymedia.com we are pretty up to speed on the latest opportunities. email me at westley @

     

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    Rich, Aug 6th, 2006 @ 6:11pm

    we have seen expotential growth in our sites on the mobile porn side of things http://www.camphonebabes.com

     

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    Donnie Welsh, Aug 9th, 2006 @ 4:01am

    Its Getting Much Better

    We too have seen a big growth in the sales side of things for our 3gp adult videos, but the bigest increas we had is when we got other people to sell our videos as well with a 50% split between us and them. So anyone selling mobile porn try and get affiliates for your site or products it increases 10 Fold more or less over night. And get a mobile wap version up and running thats works a treat too.

    Good Look with all your sites.

    www.iknowdonnie.com

     

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    Afflixxxion, Aug 28th, 2006 @ 2:27am

    Just another medium

    Many people - including the author of this article - are dismissing mobile porn and pointing to "porn in public" and "tiny screens and poor quality" as reasons for their dismissal. The first argument assumes that most people only want to experience porn in their own homes; the second assumes that they want it at higher res and with higher quality sound than mobile devices provide.

    Both of these assumptions are flawed.

    People already masturbate pretty much everywhere (especially young men). They also carry "mobile" porn with them in other forms, such as magazines or on laptop. Who hasn't ducked into the nearest public toilet - uni campus, train, park, shopping centre - and whipped a mag out of their backpack for a quick play? Mobile devices offer greater discretion, privacy and convenience, as well as opportunities to share content and to be your own "porn star".

    Secondly, the early days of Internet porn showed many people aren't that fussy about the quality of their porn provided it "does the job". I can still clearly remember waiting half an hour or more to download tiny (say 320x240) 20 second movie clips over 33kbps modem. Sure, I've got broadband now and there's much better porn available online - but when I was downloading those 320x240 clips there was infinitely better already available on VHS.

    Besides, the screens on mobile devices are getting larger and higher-res all the time and mobile network bandwidth is also increasing. The ability to supply adult content in this way will fuel demand which will drive further innovation.

    Don't discount the novelty factor! There will be plenty of people keen to download and watch porn on their mobiles just because they can - it's new, different, and governments don't like it. This all sounds like guaranteed success to me.

    Afflixxxion

     

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    Vibrafoon / Harry Lips, Oct 19th, 2006 @ 8:02am

    mobile porn is not watching porn in public

    Its not about watching porn in public, its about watching porn on the sofa, on the toilet, when in bed.. You can always have your porn cinema with you.

     

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    Jacques LeDisco, Dec 2nd, 2006 @ 4:11am

    Mobile Web Access

    You people who surf on desktops with broadband connections seem to forget that for MOST of the world, their mobile is their main means of web access. And with close to 2 BILLION mobile devices out there, the mobile web is the future. Our mobile Adult and gambling content portal, Nite Crawler, now hosts more visitors from INDIA and S. AFRICA than from the UK! In cultures that have harsh penalties for porn or gay content consumers (gays are jailed in India), mobile access is a safe bet.

    Surprisingly, we now get most of our traffic from US Blackberry and PDA users.
    Our sales of mobile hardcore video have tripled each month.

    www.radicaltek-mobile.co.uk/wap.index.wml

     

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    Tom, Jul 5th, 2007 @ 8:40pm

    Top Views from Countries

    "Our mobile Adult and gambling content portal, Nite Crawler, now hosts more visitors from INDIA and S. AFRICA than from the UK!"

    I second that, I've notice that India, South Africa and the UK consistently rank in the top 5 for page views at TomShark.com.

     

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    WapWorld Mobile Porn Directory, Aug 13th, 2008 @ 10:50am

    Mobile Porn

    Uk Mobile porn was big, but now with new regulations being in-forced, what seems like every week, its so hard to make any profit, the margins are so small, espically advertising, which has sky-rocketed in costs, but saying that the off-portal search market is slowly picking up now 3G and faster GPRS mobile devices can surf the mobile porn super highway. We try to make it easier for all mobile adult site owners with the UK Mobile Porn Directory. http://WapWorld.Mobi Simply Add Mobile URL and create the uk mobile adult community .

     

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    betty, Sep 17th, 2008 @ 11:03am

    Nem tudom ki tette fel ide a címemet, de jobban jár ha nem is tudom meg....
    amúgy sem tudok angolul, de ahogy látom aki helyettem írt ide annak nagyon megy..

     

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    betty, Sep 17th, 2008 @ 11:05am

    Nem tudom ki tette fel ide a címemet, de jobban jár ha nem is tudom meg....
    amúgy sem tudok angolul, de ahogy látom aki helyettem írt ide annak nagyon megy..

     

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    betty, Sep 17th, 2008 @ 11:05am

    Nem tudom ki tette fel ide a címemet, de jobban jár ha nem is tudom meg....
    amúgy sem tudok angolul, de ahogy látom aki helyettem írt ide annak nagyon megy..

     

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    bona, Jul 9th, 2011 @ 5:32pm

    I think a lot of people enjoy porn on their phones when they are at home. Maybe in bed or on toilet. You simply can watch porn in very private places. I recommend this site http://mobile.tubemonsoon.com

     

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    Chicas Calientes in mobile

    I just discovered the top mobile porn mobi site for latinas: www.pornotinas.com ! Amazing!

     

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