It is used, for example, at fertility clinics to stimulate sperm donors.
The 1896 film Le Coucher de la Mariée showed Louise Willy performing a striptease.
Pirou's film inspired a genre of risqué French films showing women disrobing and other filmmakers realised profits could be made from such films.
If dramatic skills are not involved, a performer in a porn film may also be called a model.
Various groups within society have considered depictions of a sexual nature immoral, addictive, and noxious, labeling them pornographic, and attempting to have them suppressed under obscenity and other laws, with varying degrees of success.
Commercialized pornography accounts for over US$2.5 billion in the United States alone, including the production of various media and associated products and services.