Children born in the 1980s onward are also the first to grow up in a world where they have access to the Internet beginning in their teenage years, and this early exposure and access to Internet pornography may be the primary driver of the increase.
Pornographic images had been transmitted over the Internet as ASCII porn but to send images over network needed computers with graphics capability and also higher network bandwidth.
One recent entry into the free pornography website market are Thumbnail gallery post sites.
These are free websites that post links to commercial sites, providing a sampling of the commercial site in the form of thumbnail images, or in the form of Free Hosted Galleries—samplings of full-sized content provided and hosted by the commercial sites to promote their site.
Internet pornography is any pornography that is accessible over the Internet, primarily via websites, peer-to-peer file sharing, or Usenet newsgroups.
The availability of widespread public access to the World Wide Web in late 1990s led to the growth of Internet pornography.
As a rule, these sites sort thumbs by category and type of content available on a linked gallery.
The rise of pornography websites offering photos, video clips and streaming media including live webcam access allowed greater access to pornography.Some free websites primarily serve as portals by keeping up-to-date indexes of these smaller sampler sites.