In many ways, it can feel like we’re making progress in the way of sexual liberation; OnlyFans has never been more popular, sex-positive podcasts are on the rise, and the Cock Destroyers just made a reality show.

However, as you’ll come to realise, for every person fighting for sexual liberation, there’s twice as many trying to shut it down.

This week PornHub removed over half of their videos; all of those from unverified users. This follows the New York Times piece published which spoke with survivors of child abuse and the videos of which had been uploaded to PornHub.

While we would only ever commend news outlets for shutting down pedophilia wherever they can, PornHub raise an extremely valid point arguing that they’ve been “targeted”.

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In an announcement, they said:

“Over the last three years, Facebook self-reported 84 million instances of child sexual abuse material. During that same period, the independent, third-party Internet Watch Foundation reported 118 incidents on Pornhub. That is still 118 too many, which is why we are committed to taking every necessary action.

“It is clear that Pornhub is being targeted not because of our policies and how we compare to our peers, but because we are an adult content platform.”

And this genuinely the kind of battle that adult performers, platforms and affiliates are facing on a daily basis. How can you even compare 84 million to 118?

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They went on to claim that the two companies spearheading the witch-hunt are National Center on Sexual Exploitation (formerly known as Morality in Media) and Exodus Cry/ TraffickingHub. Both of which are… you guessed it, Christian organisations.

The president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Robert Peters, likened gay marriage to mass murder. While the latter are also outwardly homophobic, fighting against marriage equality.

If these organisations truly cared about child abuse living on the web, they’d set their sights at Facebook next, but somewhere we doubt they’d do that… how else would they spread their message of abolishing adult pleasure and gay-hate?

The irony is that brands like Facebook would never be affiliated with the likes of PornHub, yet they’re the ones harbouring millions of child porn while adult entertainment websites with 99% consensual adults take bullets.