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Pornhub Just Launched Its Own Sex Ed Site (VIDEO)

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Porn sites aren’t exactly known for their social justice work, but porn giant Pornhub is trying to change that by launching a brand-spanking-new sexual health website. The Pornhub Sexual Health Center will provide resources and education on sexual health topics ranging from STIs to top erotic positions for lesbians to trans* terminology.

Prominent sex therapist Dr. Laurie Betito will head the site, with contributions from other experts in the field of sexual health field. Dr. Laurie, as she is known on the site, is also the President of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec, the author of “The Sex Bible for People Over 50,” and the host of a sex and relationships radio program.

According to Pornhub’s Vice President Corey Price, Pornhub’s goal is :

“To provide our visitors with a site that has credible and insightful information, rather than having them scour the internet.”

Considering that many sexual health sites are either geared toward teenagers and young adults (see: Scarleteen, Teen Source, and Sex, etc.), or provide dry, unengaging content for adults (see: American Sexual Health Association), the Pornhub Sexual Health Center may in fact fill a big gap in sexual education. After all, 60 percent of surveyed college students in Britain reported that they used pornography as a sort of sexual instruction manual, 55 percent of surveyed Americans failed a sexual knowledge survey that asked questions like “Can women get pregnant during menstruation?,” and many American schools don’t provide comprehensive (or even fact-based) sexual education.

But isn’t Pornhub concerned that kids looking for information on sexual health will find themselves on a website full of hardcore porn? Well, it turns out it’s more likely that an inexperienced person will end up on a porn site and then discover sexual health information than the other way around. After all, sex education in schools is declining, while the average age that children first view pornography is getting lower and lower. And while porn can teach you about what sex is and the many (and I mean many) ways it can happen, it’s not likely to teach you about contraception, consent, or what to do if you find yourself in an abusive relationship.

 

Featured image by Bayarmagnay via Flickr, available under CCA 2.0 generic license

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