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Pornhub Wants to Return Tumblr to its “Former Glory”

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After Tumblr banned all adult content in December, basically signing it’s own death certificate, Pornhub has reportedly said that the website is interested in restoring the microblogging service to its former glory.

Tumblr’s announcement that it would implement a ban against pornography and any possibly suggestive content created wall to wall news. Tumblr users said that the decision would decimate communities, particularly queer ones, that were sometimes meant for pleasure, other times posed as representation for minorities who didn’t see themself in mainstream pornography, and other times served as sex educators in a world where sex education is woefully lacking. Those users were right. Communities and some 150 million users disappeared as a result of the ban.

There has been no perfect replacement for the service as of yet. And if Pornhub has its way, maybe there doesn’t need to be.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report saying that Verizon, which bought Tumblr in 2017 as a part of Yahoo, was looking to sell the site, offloading the company which is largely an expense. And while there’s surely a few entities hoping to buy it, according to BuzzFeed News, Pornub is publicly expressing an interest, in pursuit of returning Tumblr to the frisky free-for-all we knew before.

"Tumblr was a safe haven for those who wanted to explore and express their sexuality, adult entertainment aficionados included," Pornhub Vice President Corey Price told BuzzFeed News in an email. "We’ve long been dismayed that such measures were taken to eradicate erotic communities on the platform, leaving many individuals without an asylum through which they could comfortably peruse adult content." It was speculated that the initial ban was a result of child pornography being found on Tumblr servers.

"There are obvious synergies between the two brands and value Pornhub could derive from Tumblr,” Price wrote. There has been no indication that the company has made any official offers. “We’re extremely interested in acquiring the platform and are very much looking forward to one day restoring it to its former glory with NSFW content."

Let’s link and build brah.

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