Pornhub: 15 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know

Pornhub: 15 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know

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Pornhub Reveals Most Popular U.S. Search Terms by State


Pornhub is one of the most popular websites for people to watch porn in the world. However, despite the fact that the website has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 facts you probably didn’t know about Pornhub.

Number Fifteen: Pornhub Is the Internet’s Biggest Porn Site

Pornhub competes with many other porn sites, but it’s by far the largest host of pornographic videos on the internet. Even more amazing on top of that is the fact that it’s only been around since 2007!

Number Fourteen: It Launched Pornhub Select in 2013

The company launched an exclusive program for its viewers in 2013 that it called “Pornhub Select.” Users of the new service can look at exclusively HD videos and are exposed to fewer advertisements than the site’s free users

Number Thirteen: Users Can Curate a Porn Playlist With PornIQ

The company created something called PornIQ that will create individualized playlists highly specialized to the user. The playlist is created based on what the user normally watches, when he or she visits the site, where he or she is located, and how much time he or she spends watching porn videos.

Number Twelve: It Had to Stop People From Uploading Sports Videos

In 2014, people began uploading videos of Brazil defeating Germany at the FIFA World Cup with sexually charged titles. The company had to tell its users to stop in order to slow down the deluge of soccer videos users were uploading.

Number Eleven: It’s Making a Film

It’s true! The idea for the film was announced in mid-2015, and it will be called Sexplorations. The company plans to shoot the film in 2016 and will star pornstars Eva Lovia and Johnny Sins.

Number Ten: It Got Into a Legal Battle in 2010

Pornhub’s owners, Mansef Inc. and Interhub, were sued in 2010 over copyright issues with 95 of their videos, some of which were streaming on Pornhub. Though the suit was eventually settled, it’s unclear what the terms of the settlement were.

Number Nine: CBS Refused to Air Its Super Bowl Commercial

The company made a commercial for the Super Bowl in 2013, but CBS refused to air it, despite it containing no explicitly sexual content.

Number Eight: It’s Been Blocked in Russia

A controversy occurred in 2014 when the website was blocked in Russia. The government decided to block the site because a particular actress in a video appeared to be too young, which prompted viewers to question if she was actually 18.

Number Seven: Its Advertisements Might Contain Malware

One researcher found that some advertisements on Pornhub and XHamster could contain malware. Be careful where you click, people!

Number Six: It’s Responsible for the Boob Bus

The “boob bus” was a bus that Pornhub introduced in 2012 as a way to raise awareness about breast cancer. The bus traveled to five different places in New York City and helped out by providing free breast exams.

Number Five: Pornhub Tried to Donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

It’s true! In 2012, the website was involved in a campaign that offered to donate a penny to the famous foundation for every 30 videos watched in either their “big tit” or “small tit” category. However, the foundation rejected their offer, so they ended up donating to other charitable breast cancer foundations.

Number Four: It Launched an Environmental Campaign

Who knew how charitable porn could be? Pornhub launched their “Pornhub Gives America Wood” campaign in 2014 in honor of Arbor Day. Just like with their “Save the Boobs” campaign, the company offered to plant a tree for every 100 videos that were watched in the website’s “big dick” category. The company was able to plant 15,473 trees as a result.

Number Three: It Made a Wristband for Masturbating Men

The company developed an electric energy generator that uses motion to charge electronic devices. The generator comes in the form of a wristband and is charged via movement. It was designed for men so that they can charge their phone while they jerk off.

Number Two: It Worked on a Film With Joseph Gordon-Levitt

No, not that kind of film! You may have seen Gordon-Levitt’s film Don Jon, which features several Pornhub videos. Gordon-Levitt worked with the company to select the perfect videos for the film.

Number One: Its Headquarters Aren’t in a Sexy Place

In fact, Pornhub’s headquarters are in Canada – a decidedly unsexy place for many people. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 interesting facts you didn’t know about Pornhub!

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