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Pornhub Premium Is Giving Out Free Memberships to Self Isolators

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Around the world, people are being encouraged to stay inside. With the global pandemic of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, people are being advised to social distance. Most simply that means to stay away from others, many governments going so far as to push communities to self quarantine. Businesses have closed, and people are working from home if they are working at all. Suffice it to say that people are spending a lot of additional time, at home in front of their computer screens. And a lot of them are using the time to watch porn.

Porn is a favored pastime for people around the world, crisis or not, and Pornhub is one of the main online portals for that. Now, the site is releasing some insights that show that its traffic has been steadily increasing since February 24, going up as much as 11.6% worldwide as of March 17. The numbers also show that traffic spikes happened at different times than normal, insinuating that people were watching while “working from home.” With the U.S. having begun to ramp up its restrictions around mid-March, we can only assume things have only gone up from there.

There have been some incentives to watch as well. Pornhub made their Premium service available to all of Italy on March 12. They expanded that to other countries like France in the days to follow, seeing spikes shortly thereafter for each respective region. And as of Tuesday, they’ve gone worldwide with the 

If you go on to Pornhub you can opt in to 30-days of Pornhub Premium for free. What you have to do? Mark that you’ve pledged to social distance and self-quarantine where possible.

But it’s not just fapping materials that the company is offering up. Pornhub has substantial relief efforts worldwide including the donation of 50,000 surgical masks to medics ad other first responders, 50,000 euros to European organizations to purchase medical equipment, and $25,000 to Sex Workers Outreach Project. That latter organization is helping sex workers impacted by the pandemic.

“With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we lend a hand and provide them with an enjoyable way to pass the time,” Cory Price, Vice President of Pornhub said in a statement. “We hope by expanding our offer of free Pornhub Premium worldwide, people have an extra incentive to stay home and flatten the curve.”

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