Sex and Crowdfunding (Infographic)

NOTE: Some links below are NSFW.  Don’t click the portal links unless you like awkward private meetings with your boss.

It seems to be a popular cliche that crowdfunding is a tool for bettering the world, and as the JOBS act was passed the public narrative was awash with intents of the highest moral fortitude.  There are certainly portals that adhere to that mantra, although we won’t mention any here because the bots are watching.  However, crowdfunding is still an investment vehicle at its core.  The goal is a return on investment, whatever your definition of return is.

Is it any wonder then that the porn world is starting to get on the crowdfunding bandwagon?

Two kickstarter-like crowdfunding portals geared toward porn startups are Offbeatr and GoGoFantasyJanko Roettgers wrote an article in GigaOM earlier this month explaining why Offbeatr is not to be ignored.  GigaOM isn’t the only mainstream publication to pick this story up.  Mentions have been seen on WSJ, Laughing Squid, Beta Beat, TheNextWeb and TechCrunch just to name a handful.

Although not a porn-related portal, MyFreeImplants.com offers to connect women who desire breast augmentation surgery and men willing to bankroll the procedures. (Inbreastors?) Incentive for men is left dubiously vague at “photos, videos, messages and everlasting gratitude” from the female participant. MyFreeImplants.com has enabled over 1,000 boob jobs to date.  Below is a news report from CBS Atlanta featuring site co-founder Jay Moore and women who have participated.

Atlanta News Report on MyFreeImplants.com from MyFreeImplants on Vimeo.

Porn is a $13 billion dollar industry and 89% of all X-rated content on the web originates right here in the US.  It has long been an extremely lucrative business stateside.  These three example portals are probably a sign of things to come.  Porn is big business and has long been an innovative one when it comes to the web.  Crowdfunding could be used as a tool to further this trend going forward.

Infographic courtesy of onlinepsychologydegree.net:

Porn Addiction in America
Via: Online Psychology Degree

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