Here’s How Blind People ‘Watch’ Porn

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Accessing and enjoying porn is a breeze in 2016.

But for the visually impaired, it’s a tad more difficult – if not impossible.

However, thanks to one of the most popular and innovative pornography sites online, that may no longer be an issue – there is now a no-sight-required video category on Pornhub called ‘described video’. As the name suggests, the raunchy clips it contains are described while they’re being played.

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Corey Price, the streaming porn giant’s VP, said in a press release:

At Pornhub, it’s our goal to service all of our users’ needs, which begins with making content accessible to every individual. By integrating an audio-focused series, we can now ensure that we supply content specifically for those who are visually impaired.

The ‘described video’ will not have its video track or even its audio track cut out, instead, the original audio is lowered significantly so the Pornhub’s narrator’s voice can be heard over the background noise, The Guardian reports.

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The videos are adapted versions of Pornhub’s 50 most popular videos of all time – and there is definitely no lack of erotic detail. The videos include descriptions of the settings, models, what they are wearing and the positions they are getting into.

The ‘Described Video’ announcement from Pornhub came with a 100 per cent SFW video, describing erotic scenes from ‘a small Latina with dirty blonde hair lying face down on a massage table with nothing but a small towel covering her ass’ to a ‘POV of a guy looking at a hot teen’.

If you’re blind from birth, however, describing a girl with dirty blonde hair in a red dress will probably do nothing for you if you have no concept of colour. But other than that, everything is described pretty well.

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Surprisingly, Pornhub did not recruit a team of voice actors who give off ‘sexy vixen’ vibes. Instead, their choice for their ‘described video’ content are all female and sound more like the middle-aged voices you might expect to hear on a phonics recording.

The new described category marks the latest move from Pornhub’s philanthropic sector, Pornhub Cares, which also includes initiatives like the Breast Cancer awareness campaign Save the Boobs and the Christy Mack collection – a clothing line that supports domestic violence survivors.


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