Larry Flynt is seeking a $5 billion bailout from Washington to rejuvenate the industry, which he says is suffering because of the economic downturn.
“With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind,” Flynt said in a statement. People were “too depressed to be sexually active”, which was “very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such, but they cannot do without sex.” He said the only way Congress could “rejuvenate” America’s sexual appetite was “by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly.”
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Interested to hear your reactions to this story. Do you feel the adult industry is deserving of a bailout? More so, less so, or on par with the banking industry? The insurance industry? The auto industry? Do you find yourself too depressed for sexual activity lately? If so, do you believe it’s related to the economic downturn? Has your consumption of adult industry products (including online material) increased, decreased, or remained the same during the past several months? Would you anticipate any changes to these consumption habits over the upcoming months?