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Sex Education on Porn Website Is Probably Better Than Your Sex Ed Classes

Leading adult-entertainment site Pornhub has launched a sex-ed site “Sexual Wellness Center” dedicating on sexual health and education.

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We all know the importance of sex education not only for young people but also general public, especially when porn become more ubiquitous nowadays. Some people have tried hard to improve sex education to public, and some people have criticized the negative impact from mainstream porn on sexual development in society. What if we put them together and work out something new? How about an idea that porn provider also provide sex education? Well, that is what Pornhub doing right now. 




Pornhub, the largest porn site on the internet, watched about 92 billion sexytime videos a year, is also working on sex education now. It launched a sex-ed website called the “Sexual Wellness Center” this February 2017, aiming to provide general public with information and advice regarding sexuality, sexual health and relationships. The project is the collaboration of Pornhub and Dr. Laurie Betito, who works as a clinical psychologist specializing in sex therapy for over three decades. 



Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center has provided a wide range of topics pertaining to love, sexuality and health, and it is free! The site has divided into different sections, for instance, in "Get Healthy", people can learn more about basic sexual anatomy, different STDs and STIs and general reproductive health. In "Sexuality" section, people can find information about how to navigate and build relationships, weekly Q&A sessions with Dr. Laurie and articles focusing on sex tech, the latest news in sexuality research. 


I like the slogan of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center: "Real talk about sex from those who know it best." For a long time, a lot of people feel uncomfortable talking about sex, plus the lack of proper sexual education, and the consequences are serious reproductive health issues, unwanted sex and pregnancies, sexual crimes.. and more. The idea that mainstream porn and sex education go hand in hand creates a new opportunity for our society to face the issues and solve the problem. 


"We thought it would be great if we could offer our fans the best of both worlds so to speak —adult entertainment and a valuable resource they could glean helpful information regarding their sexual health. It’s especially important that people have a go-to resource for advice and information that they can relate to and trust." said Corey Price, Pornhub Vice President. 


After all, people watch porn, and they're not going to stop it. So when the biggest porn site starts to work on sex education, bringing more useful resources and information, the outreach and impact could be really huge and also benefit our society. 




References 

Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center :

https://www.pornhub.com/sex/


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Photo of Alejandro Arevalo

Great article! I honestly think schools around the US should start implementing these ideas into classrooms, but I doubt conservative politics would allow that, unfortunately.

Photo of Will Hsu

Thanks Alejandro. Yeah, I think implementing sex education into school is a good way for improving young people's knowledge and awareness, but like you said, the obstacles are many, and not very people could accept those open, new ideas. I think building on this kind of ideas, porn with sex-ed, and twisting it into something more people can accept might be a good approach.