A.B. 5—California's new law regulating the gig economy—is "armageddon in some ways" for the state's porn industry, said longtime AVN writer Mark Kernes on the legal issues panel. And we need an adult in the room. The obvious answer is to enlist the adult film industry in returning the economy to normalcy. The industry has operated a testing system successfully for years to stave off threats of infections from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Job Creation in the Adult-Use Industry Recent market research reports have published estimates for the US marijuana market. In , national employment for the marijuana market was in the range of , to , Industry leaders behind the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo reveal their insights from transforming the once 'niche' sex toy market into an unstoppable industry .
The adult entertainment industry is not only seeing its DVD sales plummet as consumers watch more porn online, but the estimated $13 billion industry is also . But how does America’s porn obsession fuel the economy? In , respondents to an XBIZ poll estimated the industry makes about $5 billion a year. According to .