Mobile Access Fueling India's Porn Boom

Mobile Access Fueling India's Porn Boom
Bob Johnson

NEW DELHI — Mobile porn is flourishing in India despite the country’s social and governmental resistance to adult material.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the porn marketplaces that sold DVDs and CDs are replacing the old media with mobile downloads.

Buyers are flocking to the traditional adult product centers of Palika Bazar, Gaffar Market and Nehru Place where porn can now be bought on memory cards or downloaded directly into handheld devices.

Those seeking “maal” [porn] visit the markets filled with plywood tables where sellers grab porn on their laptops and copy it to the customers’ phones instantly.

Merchants supply hundreds of downloadable clips, some in HD. "High Definition blue films are also available, but I will only recommend them if you have got a good phone, Apple or Samsung, otherwise for simple mobiles these shorter, low quality clips are fine," a young customer told the Mail.

Costs for adult content vary from about $2.75 to $8.25 for about 10 GB, depending on the buyer’s haggling skills. And sellers scout the markets for potential buyers hawking their upgraded technology and access to quality porn.

One seller said, "It is all in high demand. How can you stop the demand? Just look at yourself. We get so many other educated persons, college students who want this. It's easy to conceal and carry for everyone. The CDs were such a headache. Now you won't see them a lot, at least not here.”

Mobile porn has made such a dent in India’s porn trade that shopkeepers are abandoning the hard goods, according to the article. "Who watches CDs these days? You won't even be able to keep it openly at home... everyone prefers it in the mobiles, why don't you take it there or on a pen drive... it's much cheaper, up-to-date and longer lasting,” a seller said.


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