Anti-Sexual Exploitation Group Warns Parents: Pornhub Offers Free Sex Ed Course, Kids Can Access It

Michael W. Chapman | December 3, 2020 | 12:47pm EST
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(CNS News) -- The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) condemned Pornhub for promoting a free "sex education" course on its hardcore pornography site, and warned parents that the site and its videos are "easily accessible to any child using the Internet or a smartphone."

“Pornhub is shamefully trying to buy public goodwill by marketing sex ed material – for free – to lure in more subscribers, and the result is that children will have easy access to Pornhub’s version of sex education," said Dawn Hawkins, senior vice president and executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. 

Dawn Hawkins, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
Dawn Hawkins, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

"The truth is that Pornhub profits from some of the worst content imaginable," said Hawkins. "There is no amount of free sex ed that Pornhub can offer that can counteract the reality that it has [allegedly] profited from videos of victims of sex trafficking, rape, and non-consensually shared images."

As reported by the BBC and other media, when Rose Kalemba was 14, she was abducted by two men at knife point and then repeatedly raped. During the terrible experience, a third man filmed the rape on video. 

"A few months later, Rose was browsing MySpace when she found several people from her school sharing a link," said the BBC.  "She was tagged. Clicking on it, Rose was directed to the pornography-sharing site, Pornhub. She felt a wave of nausea as she saw several videos of the attack on her."

Rose Kalemba.  (Screenshot, BBC News)
Rose Kalemba. (Screenshot, BBC News)

"The titles of the videos were 'teen crying and getting slapped around', 'teen getting destroyed', 'passed out teen'. One had over 400,000 views," Rose said. 

"The worst videos were the ones where I was passed out," she said. "Seeing myself being attacked where I wasn't even conscious was the worst."

Rose Kalemba said she sent countless emails to Pornhub, begging the company to take down the videos of her. They reportedly did not respond.  Later, she set up an email address "posing as a lawyer, and sent Pornhub an email threatening legal action," the BBC reported

"Within 48 hours the videos disappeared," she said. 

This type of exploitation reportedly has occurred in many other cases

“Our children are already at risk of being easily exposed to pornography even without Pornhub’s marketing efforts," said Hawkins.  "A CBS News documentary reported on this fact, and about the harmful effects pornography has had on children and teens."

(Screenshot, Pornhub)
(Screenshot, Pornhub)

"We echo calls from the #Traffickinghub Campaign and millions of others to shut Pornhub down,” Hawkins added.

According to the NCOSE, mainstream pornography, "with its common themes of incest, racism, and violence against women, is linked to negative impacts on the brain and sexual development, and is driving harms such as offline sexual violence, increased sex trafficking, and more."

Pornhub is a porn-video sharing and pornography website. Its headquarters are in Limassol, Cyprus. Pornhub's CEO is Feras Antoon, a Canadian pornographer and the co-owner of MindGeek, reportedly the world's largest porn company. 

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