Pornhub Premium Content Free in European Countries Amid Coronavirus

Published on December 19, 2020

Pornhub is giving Italians, Spaniards and French free access to their premium subscription, as the countries remain under quarantine to curve the spread of the coronavirus.

The Canadian parent company, MindGeek, said in a tweet, that money will be donated to the European nation to aid during the Coronavirus outbreak:

“Pornhub is donating its March proceeds from Modelhub to support Italy during this unfortunate time (model earnings will remain untouched). Italy will also have free access to Pornhub Premium throughout the month. Forza Italia, we love you! Orange heart

Pornhub March 12, 2020

But Italy is just the first country as Pornhub tweeted in the past day that Spain and France will be joining the club of free access to premium content.

“In light of expanding quarantines, we are extending Free Pornhub Premium for the month to our friends in [Spain and France!],” the company said on twitter.

More People Watching Porn

Pornhub noticed worldwide traffic increased by 5.7 percent, on March 11. The company suggests people working remotely, “who did not need to commute to work the next day, stayed up later and slept in longer than they normally would.”

Traffic has grown exponentially in affected areas.  In Italy, daily traffic increased by 14 percent.

And the site even added coronavirus-themed porn, with titles like “MILF In Coronavirus Quarantine Gets Hard F***ed for Medicine” and “Coronavirus patients f**k in quarantine room.”

Panic Buyers Stocking up on Sex Toys?

While toilet paper and essential goods keep flying off the shelves, sex toys also have been the latest novelty among panic shoppers.

And according to a Daily Mail article, German sex toy brand Womanizer said sales between January 1 and March 6 are ‘well above average’.

Johanna Reif, Head of Sexual Empowerment at Womanizer, told FEMAIL, “We-Vibe Chorus is already low in stock as people have shown increased interest during this time.”

Keeping Employees Safe

But this poses a risk for workers in the front lines because customers touch and feel what they are buying.

Suzies adult stores is also seeing a boom in sex toys. Ashlen Barry, Social Media and Marketing Specialist at Suzies, told Grit Daily that business is good and the measures they are taking to keep employees safe.

“Well, we’ve had a great few weeks of sales leading up to the progressing ask for social distancing. Lots of people, single or coupled up plan on spending a lot of time at home, which is good business for us,” said Barry.

Barry added, “we are a local store, which means there’s people and touching items, etc. involved, so we expect to see a slowdown in traffic soon.” And they also have an “extensive cleaning and social distancing guide to keep our store partners and guests’ safe while we are still open.”

And for customers who are looking for a contactless way of shopping for their adult toys, Barry said they are “developing a buy online, pick up in-store feature to help people stay healthy” and once that is up and running, curbside pickup will be available. 

For accurate information regarding the Coronavirus epidemic, visit the CDC.

Kevin Pichinte is a staff writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is a news associate at ABC7 and was formerly a digital news intern at NBC7 and TLM20. At Grit Daily, he covers entertainment and culture news.

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