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    Nations Continue to Fight COVID-19 Crisis as Over 2.5 Million People Infected Globally (239)
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    PorhHub, the largest free porn provider, earlier reported that it has witnessed a significant spike in its average daily traffic during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the introduction of quarantine measures, adult industry performers from all over the world have been trying to upload their home-made videos to the platform.

    American porn actors have been under strain due to a standstill in the production of pornographic content in US studios due to the coronavirus lockdown. Many performers and behind-the-scenes crews have been left without job, Global News reported.

    “It’s been a complete upheaval in my life and in the lives of everyone I know in the industry,” American porn star and sex educator Jessica Drake told the outlet.

    According to 45-year-old Drake, her whole year of work projects has now been cancelled, including studio scenes, workshops and gigs, as the adult film star actress is now self-isolating at her home in California.

    “On any given day, my emotions range from anxious, to panicky, to resolute and focused and occasionally even optimistic,” she revealed.

    In mid-March, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), a US trade association for the industry of adult entertainment, asked pornography sets to “voluntarily” halt all the productions across North America “until further notice”, noting that “no one should be shooting or creating content with partners who are not a part of their household”.

    This allegedly led many industry workers to start looking for some new ways to make money. Thus, PornHub reported that the website has seen a 30% rise in uploading of home content from performers, while the digital traffic in general has also skyrocketed.

    The average daily traffic has reportedly risen by 10-17% since self-isolation measures were introduced around the world in the middle of March. Meanwhile, the biggest spike in traffic was reportedly recorded in Russia on 24 March, which saw a 57.1% rise - a triple jump from the global average.

    That said, many sex workers who lost their income during the pandemic will be excluded from Donald Trump’s $2 trillion relief package that was set to mitigate the economic impact of the health crisis due to “prurient” nature of their job.

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    Nations Continue to Fight COVID-19 Crisis as Over 2.5 Million People Infected Globally (239)
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