The old farts are still gettin' it on.
Sex for seniors isn’t something I think about much. Even though, technically, I guess I am one. Porn for seniors was an alien nation. Who wants to visit it? Imagine my chagrin when the characters in my novel brought it up. I had no choice. I went with it.
What I didn’t know before Rob Rhino is - porn is big in the old folk’s home.
Twenty percent of the over fifties regularly indulge in internet porn, and seniors are the largest growing demographic for the porn industry. My mother can’t even work her answering machine, now she’s surfing the net for porn? I don’t even want to know.
In general, porn is big business.
Every second $3,075.64 is spent on porn
Every second 28,258 Internet users are viewing porn
Every second 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines.
Every thirty-nine minutes a new porn video is created in the U.S.
The porn industry generates $97.06 billion dollars worldwide. More than Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Apple and Yahoo combined.
Porn stars have impressive stats. But you know that already, don’t you?
Elder porn is a niche market. I was skeptical myself till I looked it up. I wasn’t brave enough to open any of the sites. I thought my husband would think I was a perv. I thought my computer would get a virus. I thought my hair would turn to snakes and my eyes would fall out.
But, check this out.
Shigea Tokuda (a stage name) is a seventy-four year old Japanese porn star. He’s made more than three hundred and fifty porn films. He’s been at it since he was a spry young man of sixty-four and has continued his lucrative career even after his heart attack. He says his wife and daughter have no idea what he does on the side. Or, from the back. Or, on the bottom. Considering Japan’s less than impressive sex among married couples statistics (almost forty percent of married couples over fifty don’t have sex at all) I’d guess the Missus might not care.
The market for elder porn has doubled in the last decade.
Of course, the men are elderly - the chicks aren’t.
Some things remain consistent..like...truth is stranger than fiction.
If you're interested in seeing this phenomenon for yourselves, just Google porn stats and/or Shigea Tokuda Time Magazine.