Pornhub is a pornographic video sharing and pornography website. In March , the company was bought by Manwin now known as MindGeek , which owns numerous other pornographic websites. Aimed primarily at men, the wristband would use the up and down motion of masturbation to charge consumer electronics.
American rapper Kanye West was creative director. Pornhub was founded by web developer Matt Keezer as a website within the company Interhub, and launched on 25 May Though not the most popular pornographic website, Pornhub is the single largest such website on the internet, hosting more videos than any similar site. The website allows visitors to view pornographic videos from a number of categories, including professional and amateur pornography. Users can take advantage of several features, including sharing videos on social media websites and liking or disliking them.
Users may also optionally register a free Pornhub account, which additionally allows them to post comments, download videos and add videos to their favourites, as well as upload videos themselves. To combat the proliferation of illegal content, users are encouraged to flag videos they deem inappropriate, which are immediately reviewed by the Pornhub team and removed if they violate the website's terms of service. In an effort to introduce quality curation to the site, the company launched a service called "Pornhub Select" in October As of , three of the largest pornographic sites "RedTube, YouPorn and PornHub -- collectively make up million unique visitors".
In June , Pornhub announced that it was going to make a pornographic film featuring real-life sex in space , named Sexplorations. If funded, the film would have been slated for a release, following six months of training for the two performers and six-person crew  .
On 1 February , Pornhub launched an online casino, powered by Betsoft, Endorphina and 1x2 gaming software. On 1 April , April Fool's Day , the website's front page became CornHub, displaying videos of sweet corn with sexually alluring titles. In October , vice president Corey Price announced that PornHub would use computer vision and artificial intelligence software to identify and tag videos on the website with information about the performers and sex acts.
Price said the company planned to scan its entire library beginning in early In March the website released its first non-sexual content, a documentary film called Shakedown about a Los Angeles black lesbian strip club in the early s. In , Mansef Inc. The parties agreed that the site operators would implement digital fingerprint filtering on their sites. In , European broadband provider TalkTalk formerly Tiscali received some criticism because its internet filter failed to block Pornhub, for over a week.
This was due to the issue of child internet safety. The second spot, which features an older couple sitting on a park bench that's really all that happens , includes no explicit content". The website was blocked by the Great Firewall in China from September On 12 March , Pornhub was blocked in Russia because one actress looked too young, leading some viewers to think she was a minor. In January , Pornhub was among the pornographic websites that were blocked in the Philippines in adherence to the Anti-Child Pornography Law.
The site was blocked in September in Russia due to "spreading harmful information to children", and reinstated in April after specifying the age of users. The site requires Russian users to provide their cellphone numbers or passports to log in.
Researcher Conrad Longmore claims that advertisements displayed by the sites were found to contain malware programs, which install harmful files on users' machines without their permission. Since , Pornhub has hosted several events and campaigns to raise awareness of certain issues or raise money, as well as to help promote their brand.
David Shafer was present to give the exams and teach women how to perform self-exams, and pornographic actress Bree Olson acted as a cheerleader for the event. Pornhub continued their breast cancer awareness campaign in October by launching an event called "Save the Boobs! Komen Foundation. Komen Foundation rejected the offer, stating that they were not a partner of Pornhub, were not accepting donations and asked the company to stop using their name.
In honour of Arbour Day , Pornhub launched a weeklong environmental campaign called "Pornhub Gives America Wood", which started on 25 April and ended on 2 May In Fall , Pornhub paid a contractor to perform leaf removal services in Dutchess County, New York as a promotional and charity event. Requests for the service were received by email, and the contractor worked on about 25 to 40 lawns a day. In February ,  PornHub announced an upcoming wristband equipped with a kinetic energy electric generator. Kanye West was creative director.
In the first half of , for example, the top search term in the U. Every year it releases a Year In Review. The statisticians of PornHub provided an unusual sociological report of the events of the Hawaii false missile alert of January , beginning with a precipitous decrease in traffic immediately after the first alert.
As residents were notified around that the initial warning was sent in error, traffic began to return to normal and Hawaiians collectively breathed a sigh of relief.
Pornhub makes a prominent appearance in many scenes of the romantic comedy film Don Jon. Brazzers , Mofos , Digital Playground , and Twistys. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pornographic video sharing website owned by MindGeek.
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