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10.16.2015

Revenge Porn Is So Gross That Even Pornhub Hates It

I think we can all agree that lots of porn is super dope. With a surge of pride for different types of sex work coming from people like Jacq the Stripper and James Deen, porn is not just for when you’re home alone and bored out of your mind. Unfortunately, there are still some seedier sides to the business – specifically revenge porn. While people like Jacq and Deen have made the conscious decision to take their work lives public, many are unwillingly thrust into that world without a choice. Luckily, Pornhub, the home of all that is sexy and sometimes a little weird, has decided to take a stand against revenge porn.

Revenge porn is, in essence, a form of nonconsensual sexual content uploaded to shame the subject of the image or video. It’s usually submitted to sites spitefully, and can ruin lives. Victims of revenge porn often get told, ‘You shouldn’t have made it in the first place!,’ but that’s completely ludicrous. In this digital age, everyone has a phone and sexts or sends naked pictures – and there should be no shame in that.

In a press release from Corey Price, the VP of Pornhub, the site made it clear that it will not tolerate non-consenual submissions. The statement reads, ““We will persist in enacting measures that we believe will strongly reinforce Pornhub’s stance against revenge porn. We are fully committed to the removal this type of content from our site, in the pursuit of instilling a sense of safety and community that keeps our users’ minds at ease.” They have set up a form for users to report content quickly and easily. The site has also reported a 38% decrease in nonconsensual submissions over the last 2 years.

If this has happened to you, your voice deserves to be heard.
If this has happened to you, your voice deserves to be heard.

Though this process can’t guarantee an end to revenge porn (after all, Pornhub is based on user submitted content), taking these steps is a good sign that at least people are starting to take the issue seriously.

With Google also releasing a statement that implements a system of removing revenge porn, it’s nice to see that other porn outlets are taking a decided stand against content that hurts so many. So if you can’t something revenge-y while you’re looking for the best milf videos, be sure that flag that shit and get it taken down!

For more info on government policies about revenge porn and how you can help, visit End Revenge Porn.

Feature image via End Revenge Porn’s website.

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