Porn problems: Is porn making us less intimate?

In today’s digital culture, satisfying one’s pornography craving is as simple as completing a quick Google search or visiting popular streaming sites such as Pornhub. Pornhub, which has become one of the most recognized and successful porn websites in the world, keeps its own metrics on traffic to its website. In 2016 alone, the site had 23 billion visitors, which accounted for 64 million per day. People are consuming porn at a rapid rate. In fact, according to Pornhub, Canada falls fourth on its list of the top 10 countries when it comes to per capita page-views. Free and easy access Through the internet, pornography has become easily accessible, with much of it being available instantly for free. While many […]

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Opinion: Breast cancer isn’t about boobs

October is breast cancer awareness month, and the only thing the whole world seems to be able to talk about is how much they love boobs. Save the boobies, the ta-tas, the jugs. Save the titties, the girls, the rack. Save the headlights and hooters, the cans and the coconuts. Save the breasts, yes—but why not save the woman? From the “I love boobies” campaign by the Keep a Breast Foundation, to the breast cancer charity in the UK called CoppaFeel!, to an incredibly informative video on pornhub.com on how to self-check for lumps that I can almost guarantee you more men have watched than woman, as a society, we’ve effectively reduced breast cancer to a disease that interferes with […]

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Blog: When James Deen just isn’t cutting it

From time to time I find myself frustrated with the mediocrity of Internet porn. I find that when the video I’m watching still hasn’t finished, but I have, I get overcome with embarrassment. I’m not embarrassed because I’m watching porn. I’m embarrassed because of what I’m actually watching. I’ll notice the male star is kind of creepy looking and doesn’t have enough body hair for my tastes. The lighting is unflattering. That woman’s gaze is a little too intense, and frankly the jiggle of that man’s scrotum as he thrusts is disconcerting. Often I feel there isn’t any tangible connection between the actors, any attempt at realistic dialogue is futile. Some women may consider this blasphemy, but I can’t even […]

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