Save The Planet! Have A Wank!

Oh, Pornhub. You never fail to impress us. No matter what is going on in the world, you are trying your hardest to give us something to smile about… or at least something to get us talking. The Porn site giants have revealed that they have created “the first wearable tech that allows you to love the planet by loving yourself”.
Beautiful lady in the rainforest

Yes, they have designed a band that you can wear to charge your tech (laptops, mobile phones, whatever you can imagine) by simply jacking off. Now, what do you call a band that you wank with to create energy?

The Wankband

Pornhub have settled on the name “Wankband”, believing that this little band can do a great deal to save the planet. On the specially dedicated Wankband website, they stated that “every day, millions of hours of adult content are consumed online, wasting energy in the process and hurting the environment.”

The site took this as a challenge to try and create something that would stop being such a waste on the environment, while also saving on your electricity bill and giving you something a little more active to do.

They are encouraging users to start “jacking on”, as the band “creates power when moved in an up and down motion”. As they say in the video below, we pretty much all know what they mean by that!

Questions about the wankband

The video and website do tell you plenty about this new wearable technology, but it also raises a lot of questions.

They say that the toy is unisex and works “just as well for women”, but how women masturbate and how men masturbate are both very different. Men move their hands in the up and down motion, which is required to get the device working. Women have many different ways of doing it. Would we have to change how your pleasure ourselves just to get a bit of charge for our toys?

I guess since they require an up and down motion you could technically use this in different ways. Running might work, as might weight lifting at the gym, meaning you don’t have to just jack off.

Doing their bit for the environment

This isn’t the first time that Pornhub have tried to do their bit for the environment. Last year we talked about their ‘giving America wood’ campaign, where they promised they would plant a tree for every 100 videos watched on their site.

More specifically, it was said that “Pornhub will do what it does best and give America some serious wood by donating 1 tree for every 100 videos viewed in our Big Dick category”.

At the time of checking the total, it seemed that they have planted a whopping total of 15,473 trees. That is a lot of fapping going on!

The company have started to do more things like this to show that, actually, they aren’t just a dirty website. They truly care about the planet and how we are damaging it… but is it enough to change how people think about porn?

Changing how we look at porn

If I’m honest, I don’t think it is. When it comes to sex, people don’t like to talk about it. It is a very private and personal thing, and the idea of being accepting of something so dirty is too much.

Why is sex so dirty and wrong? For whatever reason, the idea of having sex for fun is still frowned upon, and a lot of people still cling to their ideas about the sex industry and what it is like.

Look at what happened to Pornhub’s first “safe for work” (SFW) billboard! The billboard appeared in Times Square, showing two hands placed together to form a heart shape, with the words “all you need is hand” above it. It was supposed to be a way of advertising that wouldn’t cause people to be upset, yet the billboard was taken down just hours after it had first been put up.

Clearly, the world just isn’t ready to admit that we all fap in the comfort of our own home.
Young couple walking hand in hand

Would you try the wankband?

Pornhub are currently asking for people to “be(a)ta” test the wankband, so that they can see if the technology works as expected and fix reported problems before it goes mainstream.

Would you be brave enough to try this device? Would you be happy with the website knowing how often you charged your devices by jacking off?

I’d be a little sceptical. The idea of the website being able to see, at any point, that I’m giving my mobile a boost while watching a lesbian threesome is disturbing. I’d rather it stayed private.

Got your own ideas or questions about this device? You can let us know what you think in the comment box below, or you can visit the Escort Norway forum and share your ideas there.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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