Coronavirus hits PornHub with videos of people having sex in hazmat suits going viral amidst global epidemic

PornHub has at least 112 videos that fall in the category, with other websites beginning to catch up as well


                            Coronavirus hits PornHub with videos of people having sex in hazmat suits going viral amidst global epidemic
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Even as the world is coming to terms with having to possibly deal with a pandemic, coronavirus porn videos are reportedly going viral on the interwebs.

PornHub has reportedly seen an explosion in the popularity of these coronavirus-themed videos with titles such as "Bodycam Footage (CDC Agent) Investigates Deserted Wuhan," "TSA AGENT DETAINS WOMAN SUSPECTED OF CORONAVIRUS," and "MILF In Coronavirus Quarantine Gets Hard F***** for Medicine." 

These videos often feature characters having sex in hazmat suits and facemasks, and have been called out for being insensitive and tone-deaf considering how COVID-19 has now infected over 96,000 people worldwide and caused over 3,300 deaths.

But Spicy, one half of porn duo Spice x Rice, claimed these videos were intended to raise awareness about the coronavirus but that they had experienced widespread censorship of their work.

"We thought we would use our porn as an avenue to get some legitimate information out with some comic relief included to get people interested and reduce our chances of being banned," he shared. "This sparked the idea, knowing every current event ends up as a porn eventually, we knew people will be searching for it on less censored platforms like Pornhub."

"We knew that the corona event was 'good viral material' but we also knew it was affecting people in tragic ways," he added. "We didn't want to insult them by making it too real. We personally know people actually stuck in Wuhan and made it with them in mind." They asked themselves: Would they be offended by this? Or would this take their minds off their situation? "We want the latter."

Asked why he thinks people are showing this kind of an interest in coronavirus porn, Spicy suggested it had something to do with people trying to escape the fear and the panic spreading across the globe over COVID-19 right now.

"I think people are attracted to COVID-19 themed porn the same way people who are scared of their shadow are attached to horror movies: We are all searching for things that make us come alive," he said.

"COVID-19 is something that brings fear and mystery to pretty much everyone in the world right now... You need to be able to feel something, and what better way to make you feel something than the global crisis we are all in right now."

Pornhub, which currently has 112 videos featuring the coronavirus theme, is not the only pornography website where visitors are seemingly flocking to for the so-called taboo content, with XHamster also hosting four of its own. 

With the novel coronavirus having killed more than 3,000 people and infected 90,000 worldwide, not many in the affected countries are venturing out and these porn videos seem another option for them while being cooped in.

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