THE BLOG
03/28/2008 02:48 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Can Getting Your Porn Online Save The World?

The Bite:

OK, we know you aren't into porn. But your porn-fiend "friends" can save paper and plastic by feeding their fetishes via this neat, new doohickey called the Interweb. (The rest of us can get our PG-rated magazines, movies, and music online.)

Benefits:

* Saving paper and plastic. Currently, less than 5% of paper used to produce magazines is recycled, and most DVD and CD cases are made from hard-to-recycle PVC or polystyrene.
* Instant gratification. Downloading the new Amy Winehouse album takes 99% less effort than a trip to the record store.
* Downloading costs less. It costs $5 less to download season one of Californication compared to buying the DVD, and you won't have to wait until the DVD's released to watch it.

Personally Speaking

Remarkably, none of us has ever happened to see our significant others browsing a porn site. Then again, we haven't snooped through their Web cache yet...

Wanna Try?

* Zinio - subscribe and flip through mags on your computer.
* iTunes - an easy place to start downloading MP3s and TV episodes ($1-2).
* CinemaNow - rent or buy from this library of 4,000 movies.
* SecondSpin - if you gotta go retro, buy CDs used.