US porn industry seeks bailout as economy slows sex drive

January 8th, 2009 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Jan 8 (DPA) After ailing banks and automakers received loans under government stimulus plans, the US porn industry is set to demanded for a government bailout, saying the economic slowdown has reduced people’s sex drive and the business.According to celebrity website TMZ.com, infamous pornographers Joe Francis and Larry Flynt are heading to Washington to ask the Congress for a $5-billion package to bailout the porn industry.

Francis, creator of the notorious “Girls Gone Wild” video series, and Larry Flynt, legendary founder of porn mag Hustler, claim that porn movie sales went flaccid last year, plunging 22 percent amid the limp economy.

“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind,” Flynt is quoted as saying on TMZ. “It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.”

The website quoted Francis as saying: “Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation’s most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration.”

The duo are adamant that the industry will have the staying power to survive - thanks largely to surging web site traffic. But nothing less than the country’s health and future demographics are at stake, they claim.

“People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such, but they cannot do without sex.”

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