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Pornhub Creates X-Rated Videos For Blind People

Now alongside moans, they can hear detailed descriptions of the action

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Illustration: R. A. Di Ieso
Jun 15, 2016 at 3:33 PM ET

“A white woman in a cheap-looking red power suit sits next to a tall, lanky, white middle-aged man.” So begins the audio in one of dozens of X-rated clips recently added to Pornhub as part of the tube site’s newly-launched “described video” series. The clips feature the requisite moans and groans, along with sometimes comically sober audio descriptions of the action on-screen. The idea being that the visually impaired can now enjoy the site, too.

“It’s our way of giving back, and we’re excited to hear what people think,” Corey Price, Pornhub’s vice president, told The Huffington Post. “With over 60 million people visiting our site each day, we did feel it important to start to include this type of more-accessible content on our platform though, given the relative ambiguity of the concept and the sheer number of people who are visually impaired around the world.”

Pornhub is hardly the first to venture into this realm—for several years now, the non-profit Porn for the Blind has hosted a large library of user-submitted audio describing porn videos. There’s also a thriving world of audio-only porn. But Pornhub is certainly the biggest mainstream porn outlet to do so.

The company wrote its own scripts describing the action in existing videos and then recorded the narration and added it to the clips’ audio. Currently, the site features 50 descriptive videos, ranging from threesomes to girl-on-girl to celebrity sex tapes. There’s Kim Kardashian’s sex tape, of course, in which a narrator begins, “The video opens on a medium-distance view of Kim K and Ray J kissing on a large bed. Kim is wearing a white bathrobe and Ray has on a white tank top and shorts.” Then there’s the “Full House” porn parody, which blesses us with this gem of a play-by-play, “Handy Tanner opens up Fucky Donaldson’s blazer.”

Pornhub has created a somewhat SFW compilation clip that gives a sampling of these amusingly matter-of-fact audio descriptions of common porn scenarios. “They start talking about the [bleep] she’s about to taste,” says one narrator. “Fade to black.”

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