The term applies to the depiction of the act rather than the act itself, and so does not include live exhibitions like sex shows and striptease.
The primary subjects of present-day pornographic depictions are pornographic models, who pose for still photographs, and pornographic actors or porn stars, who perform in pornographic films.
Porn Hub announced an upcoming wristband equipped with a kinetic energy electric generator.
Aimed primarily at men, the wristband would use the up and down motion of masturbation to charge consumer electronics.
Pornographic actors Eva Lovia and Johnny Sins have been lined up to star in Sexplorations, and will receive "six months of rigorous training" prior to launch.
Various groups within society have considered depictions of a sexual nature immoral, addictive, and noxious, labeling them pornographic, and attempting to have them suppressed under obscenity and other laws, with varying degrees of success.
However, on 4 October, early into the campaign, the Susan G.
Komen Foundation rejected the offer, stating that they were not a partner of Pornhub, were not accepting donations and asked the company to stop using their name.
Pornhub also launched a content curation website on 9 October 2013 called "Porn IQ", which uses an algorithm to create personalized video playlists for the viewer based on a number of factors, including their porn preferences, the time of day they're visiting the website, what part of the world they live in and the amount of time the viewer has to watch the video(s).
David Holmes of Pando Daily noted that Pornhub's data-intensive approach to playlists set it apart from previous attempts at user-generated playlists, and marked a new trend in the switch from content searching to passive curation among Web 2.0 websites.