Hardcore pornography is pornography that depicts penetration or extreme fetish acts, or both.
It contains graphic sexual activity and visible penetration.
A distinction is sometimes made between "erotic" films and "pornographic" films on the basis that the latter contain more explicit sexuality, and focus more on arousal than storytelling, but the distinction is highly subjective.
Pornographic films are produced and distributed on a variety of media, depending on demand and the technology available, including traditional film stock in various formats, video for home viewing, DVDs, Internet download, cable TV and other media.
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Pornographic films, or sex films, are films that present sexually explicit subject matter in order to arouse and satisfy the viewer.
Pornographic films present sexual fantasies and usually include erotically stimulating material such as nudity and sexual intercourse.
Today, pornographic films can be sold or rented on DVD, shown through Internet streaming and special channels and pay-per-view on cable and satellite, and in rapidly disappearing adult theaters.
They are generally not permitted to be shown in mainstream cinemas or on free-to-air television.