Adult animated chat sites
"Rimm's implication that he might be able to determine 'the percentage of all images available on the Usenet that are pornographic on any given day' was sheer fantasy" wrote Mike Godwin in Hot Wired. The invention of the World Wide Web spurred both commercial and non-commercial distribution of pornography.The rise of pornography websites offering photos, video clips and streaming media including live webcam access allowed greater access to pornography.These files could then be downloaded and then reassembled before being decoded back to an image.Automated software such as Aub (Assemble Usenet Binaries) allowed the automatic download and assembly of the images from a newsgroup.At this time the internet was mainly an academic and military network and there was not widespread use of the internet.One of the early Gopher/FTP sites was at tudelft and was called the Digital Archive on the 17th Floor (List of websites founded before 1995).
The bandwidth usage of a pornography site is relatively high, and the income a free site can earn through advertising may not be sufficient to cover the costs of that bandwidth.
This type of distribution was generally free (apart from fees for Internet access), and provided a great deal of anonymity.