Bigger isn't better: Porn industry makes a short bet

For more than three years now, the adult entertainment business has been looking for something to help it survive. The industry is in crisis, with major brands collapsing, and legendary companies making desperate attempts to compensate for crashing revenues. While some are looking to mobile internet solutions as the hope for the future, other companies are tinkering with the basic formula of the business.

Since the late 1980s, the number of porn titles has increased substantially from one year to the next. Even after 2005, when the adult DVD market began its free fall, the numbers kept getting bigger; last year, production peaked at more than 15,000 new movies.