Bella Thorne teams up with ImLive and asks fans to try out the adult webcam 'experience' instead of going on dates

ImLive has promised to donate up to $250,000 to the WHO to aid its efforts to fight COVID-19 across the globe


                            Bella Thorne teams up with ImLive and asks fans to try out the adult webcam 'experience' instead of going on dates
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An adult webcam company has announced it will be donating up to $250,000 to the World Health Organization as a part of its abstinence campaign that is encouraging people to visit their online porn stars instead of going on dates amidst the pandemic.

ImLive.com, which features several porn stars who perform live for their fans online, launched "Stay Home, Don't Date" in a bid to stop people from breaking social distancing norms and hooking up.

The website has a big name in former Disney Channel star Bella Thorne supporting the campaign, with the 22-year-old taking to Instagram to ask her 22 million followers to stay at home even if they feel they need a physical connection. "Even though we are separated physically, it doesn’t mean that we have to feel alone," she wrote. "As a part of this petition, I’m taking the 'I’m Live with Friends' challenge that I’ll be posting later."

The challenge requires the participant to take a picture of them live chatting with friends, post it using #IMLIVEWITHFRIENDS, tag @ImLivewithFriends, and challenge three others to do the same. In return, ImLive will be donating $1 for every person who completes the challenge to COVID-19 relief.

Thorne said that she would also be signing the 'Stay Home, Don't Date' campaign on Change.org to "encourage everyone to continue practicing safe, physical distancing, especially those of you who are tempted to go out and date!"

"It's been a long time in quarantine and we're all feeling disconnected from normal life," the petition reads. "Through our collective efforts, we know physical distancing works to flatten the curve."

"We know it’s tempting to go out and meet people especially when you're feeling lonely. But now, more than ever, it's time to #stayhomedontdate."

"Let's show the world how we're staying home but still socially connecting with friends," Thorne added. "Remember, Stay home, don't date!"

Besides Thorne, rappers Justina Valentin and YBN Almighty Jay have expressed support for the campaign as well. "We all have to take this seriously…not worth the risk to date right now," the latter said in a statement. As a part of the promotion, ImLive will be donating a quarter of a million to the WHO to aid efforts to fight COVID-19 across the world. The website said it would also be giving away up to $50 million worth of its services to new users if they commit to abstaining from dating or hooking up during the quarantine.

MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that a small study that looked at 34 Chinese men with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 had found that the coronavirus, which predominantly spreads via respiratory droplets, was unlikely to do so through semen. "The fact that in this small, preliminary study that it appears the virus that causes COVID-19 doesn't show up in the testes or semen could be an important finding," said Dr James M Hotaling, a co-author of the study and a University of Utah Health associate professor of urology.

"If a disease like COVID-19 were sexually transmittable that would have major implications for disease prevention, and could have serious consequences for a man's long-term reproductive health."

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