Lockdown: Phub reports 95% spike in India

Wahid Bhat, Ground Report: Amid 21 days nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown, people across the country are engaged in various recreations. One such medium is definitely the adult sites, Telecom Department of India has ordered all service providers providing internet services in the country to block 827 adult websites.

According to the data shared by Phub, traffic from India has been rising ever since the lockdown was announced. The website witnessed an increase of 23 per cent in traffic from India on March 24. The maximum increase was recorded on March 27 with 95.3 per cent rise in users from India. For Phub, India has remained one of the key markets. However, a 2018 government clampdown on adult sites also restricted the access of Phub on many telecom and internet circles.

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According to Phub, one of the biggest adult entertainment websites in the world, Indians have been increasingly accessing the website since the lockdown. The latest data released by Phub reveals that India is its fastest-growing market during the coronavirus pandemic. Latest Phub data also shows that there have been more than 15 million searches for ‘Corona’ or ‘COVID’ in recent times on the website.

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Currently, around 827 websites have been banned by the government. However, the restriction is limited to certain circles of telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. Previously, Phub said that 91% of Indians still visit the adult site from their mobile phones.

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When most people think of adult film, their first image is of airbrushed models grinding under professional lighting. Perhaps someone just delivered a pizza, dropped by to fix a broken sink, or is mysteriously. Pgraphic films, are films that present sexually explicit subject matter in order to arouse and satisfy the viewer.

A distinction is sometimes made between “erotic” and “pgraphic” films on the basis that the latter category contains more explicit sexuality, and focuses more on arousal than storytelling, but the distinction is highly subjective. Pgraphic films are produced and distributed on a variety of media, depending on the demand and technology available.

Today, pgraphic films are sold or rented on DVD; shown through Internet streaming, special channels and pay-per-view on cable and satellite; and viewed in rapidly disappearing adult theaters. By law, they are generally not permitted to be shown in mainstream cinemas, or on free-to-air television.