Has France Reached Peak 'Jacquie et Michel'?

If you've spent time in France and frequented areas like Pigalle in Paris, odds are that you have heard the term "Merci Jacquie et Michel", a phrase that has become synonymous with the country's pornography industry.

Indeed, as Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, the first website was launched in 1999 before the Jacquie et Michel brand was properly established in 2004. Away from the internet, it is now also associated with physical shops, a magazine, nightclub and even a beer.

It's now even possible to purchase the brand's products like duvet covers, boxers, socks and that beer of course in supermarkets like E. Leclerc, Auchan, Cora and Super U. It has also opened its most recent love stores in Frejus and Nice, making for seven in total.

Getting back to the website itself, an average of 500 videos are posted every year while it has been using increasingly professional actors since 2010.

Considering the buzz associated with the slogan, just how popular is it across France? Analyzing the Google Search volume of the term "Jacquie et Michel" is one way of gauging its impact.

Infographic: Has France Reached Peak Jacquie et Michel?  | Statista

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As can be seen from the infographic above, the brand has become increasingly popular and France did indeed reach peak Jacquie et Michel in 2015.

Since then, however, its popularity has fluctuated, though searches on Google are still going strong.

Comments

MusicIsYou Yars Revenge Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:57 Permalink

This is an article that requires the prerequisite of intelligence and not just having a college degree.

The article is spotlighting how too much pornography is numbing the population into losing interest in traditional sex or sex period. I can imagine that not many low comprehension Americans will glean much from this story.

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Planet ZOG Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:29 Permalink

No, the French have not reached peak porn, not by a long shot.  This is centuries long process that was planned long, long ago.  The pornography will stop when the new world court and the third temple are created in Jerusalem.  At that point, the jews will own all the property on the planed and each will have thousands of goyim slaves, as is promised in the Talmud.

The process is all well documented in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.  

Planet ZOG hestroy Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:48 Permalink

In the late '80's a friend of a friend was really into French porn (pre-internet).  He and his wife would make trips to France just to buy porn!

Pornography ruins families and trivializes sex.  It changes women from being suitable mothers to being suitable whores.  It strips loving and caring from sex.  It is bad for the family, destroys culture and civilization.  It objectivizes children and is a gateway to sodomy and pedophilia.  This is why Jews always push it on goyim.  If you hadn't noticed, most of the porn industry is jew owned, just as are its cousins in hollywood.

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LiteBeeer Diatom Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:53 Permalink

Scientism is also a religion, setup by Jesuits to counter Protestant/Christian awakening 500 years ago. It covers big-bang and evolution theories, which are false. The earth is flat. Satellites are hung on huge balloons with a parachute in the harness, in case it pops. There is no Hubble telescope. Nobody went to the moon. It's all scuba. ISS is virtual reality video production.

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JimmyRainbow Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:32 Permalink

after decades of free porn over internet even that subconscious ancient center in the brain ist totally fed up with the stuff. not so astonishing. even 3rd graders exchange their own homemade sextapes via smartphone. why even search the net?