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PornHub Gives Italians Free Access To Its Content During Country’s Coronavirus Lockdown

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Couple in bed | Photo – WinNetNews

Italy recently implemented a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The killer coronavirus rapidly spreading around the world can survive in the air for three hours, scientists have found.

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In its reaction to the European country’s lockdown, adult film site, PornHub is offering free access to its premium service to people who live in Italy until April 3.

PornHub made this known in a press statement released today saying that it’ll donate proceeds from the Modelhub platform.

The announcement reads:

‘Forza Italia, We love you! PornHub has decided to donate its percentage revenue from ModelHub platform from March to help Italy during the outbreak.”

PornHub added:

‘To help you during these weeks at home, for the whole months you can access PornHub Premium free of charge, with no need of using your credit card.”

It is interesting to note that Italy ranked seventh in Pornhub’s top 20 countries by traffic in 2019, with the US, Japan and the UK taking the first three spots.

The adult site launched in 2007 and currently holds the title of the world’s biggest porn site. In 2019, it was used 42 billion times and boasted 115 million daily visitors.

Italy currently has a high death rate for the dreaded virus. The death toll has risen to 197 after the largest daily increase in fatalities there since the outbreak began. Officials said 49 people had died in 24 hours, while more than 4,600 cases have been reported in total.

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An earlier report has it that porn sites have been cashing in on the coronavirus outbreak, with the platforms posting films of people having sex in hazmat suits in a twisted new trend.

The twisted new trend has videos titled  ‘Deserted Wuhan’ and ‘TSA Agent Detains Woman Suspected of Coronavirus’ among others appearing on adult sites.The sex scenes take place in what looks like medical facilities.

Speaking about the trend to Vice, the male half of porn duo Spicy x Rice who feature in some of the coronavirus videos said:

“I think people are attracted to COVID-19 themed porn the same way people who are scared of their shadow are attached to horror movies: We are all searching for things that make us come alive.”

He added:

“COVID-19 is something that brings fear and mystery to pretty much everyone in the world right now… You need to be able to feel something, and what better way to make you feel something than the global crisis we are all in right now.”

According to the actor, some of their videos contain key information on how to prevent the spread of the disease and were made with the intention to educate people.

‘We thought we would use our porn as an avenue to get some legitimate information out with some comic relief included to get people interested and reduce our chances of being banned,’ Spicy added to the publication.

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