It’s hard to believe when Google Chrome created the incognito window, the reason for its birth was lovely and innocent.
Designed for people to buy secret presents for their loved ones, Google rather naively didn’t suspect their new window to be used the way it is nowadays.
You know what I’m talking about too… The world of online adult entertainment.
Whether it’s your parents’ laptop or the family computer, the incognito tab has kept thousands of curious teenagers from getting caught watching NSFW films.
The genius of it is you can browse adult sites for as long as you want and your laptop/phone won’t store any evidence of it.
Except someone must be logging something. How do we know?
This is because when you open up the incognito tab 100 times on android, a winky face emoji will appear in the top right corner.
According to Mashable, the app wasn’t designed to have more than two characters in the number of tabs field and could be the reason why they use an emoji rather than three digits to signify the number of visits?
Google Chrome is full of little Easter Eggs users can enjoy from time to time. Take for example typing into Google ‘google in 1998’, and being transported back to the original version of the search engine.
And of course we should all know about the dinosaur game when there’s no internet connection.
Apparently there are loads of hidden features inside Google Chrome people still haven’t found. We look forward to discovering them too!
Meanwhile, jokes aside, boys discover porn aged just 10-years-old, on average, yet most start puberty at 12 years old.
This means millions of guys across the globe are beginning their sexual journeys in an online world, so far from real-life intimacy, by the time they become sexually active their brains have already been warped, according to Gary Wilson, the author of Your Brain On Porn, who spoke to UNILAD about porn addiction.
The topic is explored by Joseph Gordon Levitt in Don Jon:
Since the advent of high speed, free streaming porn in 2006, men and boys have taken to online forums with unexplained erectile dysfunction and low libido.
Wilson told UNILAD about the dangers of normalising chronic porn use:
Eating junk food is normalised, just as smoking was once. It takes decades to fully understand the risks of these normalised phenomena.
We are just seeing the front edge of the results of growing up streaming unlimited sexual novelty and the potential to escalate to increasingly extreme material.
No one fully knows the effects yet. Interestingly, there's a large and growing international movement of (largely) non-religious young men eliminating porn because of the benefits their peers report.
Porn essentially takes the natural human desire and drive for sexual pleasure and intimacy away from people and directs it at a screen.
For some, porn use won't hugely affect your life, but if you're going to spend hours of your life doing something, it's worth educating yourself about it.
Porn addiction awareness is on the rise, even if you're not. Visit Porn Help, Reboot Nation, or NoFap for more information and support.