Ukrainian and Russian creators turn to Pornhub to spread uncensored war info

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Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, porn creators in the latter country have been posting videos of city scenes during raid warnings on Pornhub, in efforts to spread information and show support to other Ukrainians.

Russian porn creators have also been posting war-related video content on Pornhub, as they protest their country’s invasion of Ukraine from their hugely restrictive communication landscape.

With Russian authorities routinely spreading misinformation and propaganda about its invasion efforts, plus stifling the free press and social media, the porn platform has become an unlikely outlet on which to express opinions about the attempted occupation.

One woman named Kate, who normally posts videos of herself masturbating or having sex in the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv, [NSFW] posted a video on Pornhub entitled, ‘We are in Ukraine, Kyiev, stop the war!’. The video showed the city’s skyline at night, with air raid sirens heard.

“I live in a city with over three million people. I want to go to restaurants, bars, theaters, cinemas… with this video, I want to say that even today no one is immune from war,” Kate told Vice.

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine false reports about Pornhub being blocked in Russia circulated online. The site is, in fact, still active in the country, with some Russians using the platform to demonstrate their support for the Ukrainian people.

Thousands of people have been arrested in Russia for protesting the invasion, as authorities clamp down on both in-person and online dissent. Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are blocked or restricted inside Russia.

“In the eyes of the whole world, our country now looks like an aggressor through the fault of our authorities. The only thing we can do now is not to be silent and express our opinion,” one Russian couple (pictured at the top of the article) took a break from posting hardcore sex videos to upload a [NSFW] video statement in which they gave the message. The couple appears to be based in Canada, currently.

“We are for peace, we are against bloodshed!”

A Russian porn creator couple to Vice

The couple told Vice: “We wanted to convey that the Russian people are NOT equal to the Russian government. We are for peace, we are against bloodshed!”

In Pornhub’s 2021 data analysis report, the platform revealed that Ukrainian visitors to the site were 728 percent more likely to search for the site’s ‘Russian’ category than non-Ukrainian users.

According to Pornhub’s data, in 2021 the most popular Pornhub categories accessed on the site in Russia were ‘Henati’, ‘MILF’, ‘Russian’, ‘Anal’ and ‘Lesbian’.

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Jamie F

Jamie F

Jamie is a freelance writer, contributing to outlets such as The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, CNN and Vice.

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