Pornography has been around since the dawn of mankind. Prehistoric humans drew erotic images on cave walls, ancient Romans and Greeks depicted orgies, and European aristocrats commissioned sex-tinted artworks. Since then, erotic art has moved far beyond nude paintings, to the realms of virtual reality and simulated pleasure.
With the elimination of taboos, humans have become less restrained in expressing their sexual appetites, and porn studios are quick to invent new methods of delivering pleasure. Today, simulated sex is more accessible than ever thanks to two novelties.
This may come as a surprise, but pornographers have often pioneered the adoption of new technologies, many of which are now ubiquitous in our lives. The adult industry has always sought to improve and widen the commercialization of novelties, from internet cash transactions to 3D videos to anti-piracy laws.