On whether it is bad or good to watch, the jury is still out. Those that argue that is bad mostly base their argument on moral and religious grounds. From a scientific and wellness stand, others argue that is actually a good thing. Just like a musical or a concert, is a form of entertainment provided that the parties involved are consenting adults, their common decency is not offended, there is no violence or exploitation. There are good things to if you look at it from a social and economic standpoint.
For starters, the industry is a multibillion dollar industry. Every year, this industry rakes in over fourteen billion dollars. The industry employs countless men and women who without it would be without a job. It is not easy to get employment in the current times and any job that is available is very valuable. Most of the people working in the business will tell you that this is not their ideal job but they do not mind the income they make from it. With all these economic benefits, can be taken to be an economic stimulus.
is also an important source of sex education. Parents are not comfortable teaching their children about sex and they therefore leave this role to the teachers. The schools also do not do a great job educating the children about sex. As a consequence we get kids that go through their puberty without proper sex education and as a result we get adults who are sexually inept and unhealthy sexually. These adults can turn to for their sex education. The curiosity that they have about sex in their teen years can be answered finally.
also serves to boost libido and sexual health. Studies carried out on the effects of on the desire for sex has shown a positive correlation between sexual desire and watching. One study from the University of California found that people who watch more have a higher sexual drive. Contrary to popular belief, it is a very safe industry for those that work in it. Chances of a person contracting an STI like HIV while performing in the films are very rare. The regulations are very strict and routine testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV is mandatory. Rare cases of exploitation and abuse has occurred but still the industry is much safer than most other professions. Watching has also been found to be a wellness factor for example in the reduction of anxiety and stress by reducing the production of the hormone cortisol.