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Gay pornography is the representation of sexual activity among males, with the primary goal of sexual arousal in its audience. There is also a tradition, and continuing considerable output, of lesbian pornography. However, the term gay pornography is rarely intended to encompass this.

Although pornography has usually represented the heterosexual orientation of the dominant culture, gay explicit material has a long history, reaching back to Greek Antiquity, if not to prehistory. Practically every medium has been used to represent all-male sexual acts. Nowadays, however, the gay porn industry is mostly concentrated in the making of home videos, DVDs cable broadcast and emerging VOD and wireless markets, as well as images (still and moving) for viewing on the Internet. Gay porn constitutes a disproportionately large part of the pornography industry. It has also attracted much less attention from the anti-pornography movement than has its straight counterpart.

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