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Hey, Pornhub. We’re Not Buying It. 
Yesterday, the massive online porn site Pornhub unveiled their first big money billboard in New York City’s legendary Times Square. (By the way, ad space in Times Square can cost up to $2 million. We looked it up.) 
The ad, created by the winner of Pornhub’s ad campaign contest, features a hand forming a heart over the site’s logo and the bold text, “ALL YOU NEED IS HAND.” The site then filmed a video underneath the billboard of a hired choir of men and women singing a twisted rendition of The Beatles’ popular hit song, “All You Need Is Love,” but replacing the word “love” with “hand”.
Yes, this ad was the winner of a real contest held by Pornhub. There were thousands of people who submitted their ideas for non-pornographic ads promoting the site. A few months ago, we wrote a blog post titled, ‘Pornhub Vs. #PornKillsLove’, that went on to reach over a million people on Facebook. In the post, we took some of the disturbing contest ads and remade them from the REAL perspective:


That was our response to Pornhub’s ongoing attempt to normalize porn. And they are still going at it in a way that people might not realize right away.
Think about if you wanted to sell people a product that was harmful and addictive. What would you do?
First, you would want go to great lengths to show people that what you’re selling is NOT harmful, that it is normal and acceptable. You would want to camouflage the true nature of what you are selling so that people would see it as just any another product. You would try and bend your message to make it seem like something other than it really is.
Well this is exactly what Pornhub is doing.
Pornhub is now placing these non-offensive ads in the public eye, painting a harmless picture of the harmful material they are making millions of dollars off of every day: porn. 
But what Pornhub (and the porn industry as a whole) would like you to think, and what porn really is, are two very different things.
Pornhub wants you to think that their site is just a simple way to love yourself. This unsuspecting ad is not immediately offensive and seems to be promoting a care free ideal that you are all you need.
But here’s what Pornhub is really saying through this ad:
- You don’t need love. You don’t need a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or any other personal human connection to be fulfilled. 
- You don’t need healthy and committed sexuality, you just need yourself and a computer screen.
- Your sexual pleasure and desires are what’s most important. And if that means going outside of a committed relationship to satisfy yourself, then no problem.
And last but most importantly:
- Porn is normal, harmless, and even encouraged. Everyone does it and it’s not a big deal.
Make no mistake: porn is not normal. Porn is not harmless. Porn acts like a drug addicting its users, damaging relationships, and harming society as a whole. But ads like this - subtly (or in cases like this, not-so-subtly) injected into the mainstream and placed amongst advertisements for soft drinks and food chains - begin to normalize people’s perception of porn.
If we didn’t have all the overwhelming facts and personal accounts of how harmful porn really is, we might just say that these guys are pretty smart. But just like giant tobacco companies that seek to make smoking look cool and in turn get lifelong customers, we see Pornhub for what it really is.
Call To Action!
If you aren’t cool with money hungry corporations like Pornhub pushing these harmful ideas down society’s throat, share this article and share THIS ad that we made, telling the truth about love:

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imickeyd:

Moonwalk by Victor Caroli (unedited)
pizzapriince:

following back everyone until i find a tumblr gf♡

 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. - Colossians 3:15
black-boys:

Boyd Alves & Ty Ogunkoya by Olgaç Bozalp | L’Officiel Hommes Germany Fall 2014
Styled by Rose Forde
seasmoker:

“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.” ― Neil Gaiman,  The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country

Taking a Short Walk Improves Our Ability to Memorize Information

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As you might know physical exercise has numerous benefits but today we are going to focus on walking. Taking a short walk a couple of times a week reduces the risk of heart diseases and diabetes, reduces stress levels, and helps us sleep better. What’s more, however, walking can improve our memory.

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"For some reason, we think our shame too great a burden to carry for Christ, because we have found it too great a burden to carry. But Christ tells us “Why do you carry it? Why do you ask Me to carry it? Have I not taken it when I died for you?” And in that response, we realize that our shame is not anyone’s to carry, for it is meant to be put to death along with our sin. Beloved, you are not this mistake, for you are more than conquerers in Christ; He broke those chains, so why do you hold onto something that cannot hold you? Reach for Christ, those are the arms that can sustain you and renew you, those are the arms that will never reject you."

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Holding back tears in a coffee shop in Ann Arbor. A short story by me.

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Same. Sitting at Dakota listening to M83’s Too Late and getting misty as I read this. So. Very. Needed.

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lythedis:

I’m going to keep reblogging this…Because this means Republican WOMEN in the senate voted AGAINST equal pay.

the last time this bill came up, Maine’s senator Susan Collins voted it down..she gave a speech at my school and talked at lengths about how “WOMEN CAN BE ANYTHING” so naturally i asked her why she made this very same voting choice and basically her excuse was it would be a struggle for the government because then companies would have to take the time to send in information distinguishing women from the disabled…and obviously that’s too high a price to pay because according to the government being a woman has now become a handicap.