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The economics of porn. Sex and the internet: Devices and desires. Apr 19th 2007, 12:47 from Print edition. Is lascivious online content, traditionally on top, losing its lustre? Globally, porn is one of the top 10 consumers of bandwidth, with popular sites such as Pornhub attracting 64 million daily visitors and accumulating 5,246 centuries worth of watched content in 2016 alone. However, this internet giant is hardly a household name, operating quite literally under the dim lights of taboo and the sheets of social stigma.