Pornography: Dirty Pastime Or Evolution's Tool?

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A look back at pornography's ancient history.

So when did porn-without-plot, or porn undisguised as art, debut? Although novels like Fanny Hill, the first full-length porn novel written in English, made its rounds in the 1700s, the porn industry really began to take off after the invention of photography and film. Viewers at male-only parties would watch films showing stripteases and sexual intercourse. Years later, the privacy that home videos afford encouraged people to try out different fetish-based films. Of course, we all know what happened after the Internet came along. What Does His Porn Collection Say About Him?

Thousands of years from now, what conclusions do you think people draw about our culture based on our pornography?