Pornhub, one of the worlds leading porn sites, offers its premium content 30 days for free. A spokesman said they want to encourage people to stay at home and practice social distancing.

Data from the site showed that traffic has risen to almost 12 % more since the pandemic makes people stay at home more. In Italy, traffic increased by about 57 %. Italy is one of the countries that were hit hardest by the coronavirus.

Concerns are raised that Pornhub is not just showing porn but exploits victims of sex trafficking. Due to the rising numbers of viewers, the demand for new porn films is likely going to increase as well. And this demand has to be satisfied. Since the legal business will most likely keep their porn stars safe and not film new movies during the time of the coronavirus, the demand will be filled by a non-legal business. Most of the girls, women, and even boys that will be seen in those movies are likely victims of trafficking.

Pornhub has a history of illegal content. Between 2017 and 2019 the Internet Watch Foundation discovered 118 cases of child abuse on the streaming site. Pornhub erased the content. The spokeswoman of IWF said, that every social platform is posing more risk to exploit children for sexual acts and trafficking than Pornhub does.

Still, the concern is there and the increase in men who stream films on Pornhub shows that the demand for porn is unlikely decreasing anytime soon.