After years of the interwebs being flooded with millions of hours of both amateur and pirated porn, adult film studio profits have dropped hard. But, ever the resilient purveyors of smut, the industry immediately started thinking up ways to reinvent porn for the modern age. (It's something they've always done.) Their best idea so far? Custom-made videos catered to the needs of individual customers. A vast array of niche products for tiny audiences, some of whom are actually willing to pay money.
As opposed to the rest of the world, which regards porn which costs anything more than "zero" as highway robbery.
So performers who once earned thousands of dollars per scene are now doing webcam shows where name recognition takes a backseat to whether or not they fulfill a specific request, such as laughing at the viewer's small penis (which is apparently something people ask for). A few eager actors are still trying to cling to the old model, fighting fiercely for a shrinking market and continuous low pay, but when your competition is personalized videos and millions of 100-percent free streaming movies, you're essentially trying to float on a sack of iron dicks in the middle of the ocean.
We'd love for scientists to study the effects of this on human sexuality. Will it get to the point where everyone's fetishes are so specific that no two people can enjoy the same erotica? Back in the olden days, everyone in your parents' hometown could gather around the same Linda Lovelace video and become aroused in unison. Soon, your favorite porn star will be famous only to you, because she's the best at using a vibrator while dressed as a Civil War general while seductively eating a bowl of pho while laughing at your small penis.