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10 surprising, salacious facts about the popular porn site xHamster

XHamster isn’t the most popular porn site on earth. It doesn’t need quite as many daily users as Pornhub, also if you’re looking for porn, the xHamster URL or brand name isn’t necessarily going to be the first one to pop into your mind.

But according to xHamster’s estimates, over 30 million  people visit the website every day, which makes it among those most-trafficked adult websites on earth. As it becomes more mainstream, there are plenty of fascinating stories supporting  xHamster and also the way the website is pushing itself to be culturally relevant. Here are only a couple of facts   about one of the best places to see free porn online.

10 surprisingly salacious facts about xHamster

1) xHamster was originally designed to be like MySpace and Facebook

In 2007, a bunch of buddies, noting the increasing popularity of social media, believed that producing a community of those who prefer to watch porn online proved to be a good idea. The titles of the website’s creators are unknown, but their first purpose reportedly was to let users to share videos and photos with each other with the ability to look for certain subjects they wanted. Like social websites, xHamster connections have led to nuptials.

“One of those things I am proudest about, throughout all of my time with xHamster, the amount of those who have met each other, gotten married, and become life partners after meeting each other originally via our site,” a spokesperson told the Next Web. “The fact that xHamster was made organically by the consumers to fit their own desires, rather than artificially through some type of top-down commercial structure is one of the critical reasons that the site became so popular originally and remains so popular today. ”

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2) It’s headquartered in Cyprus, which helps with a very specific reason

XHamster’s main office is in Limassol, Cyprus–an island off the coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea–and there are a few advantages to being headquartered there. It’s low prices, and it’so tough to get a lawsuit filed in the U.S. to have an effect on a business that’s headquartered in another country. As an example, the company’s remote location was useful when an Iowa-based adult film producer, Fraserside Holdings, Ltd., sued xHamster for copyright infringement in 2011.

The presiding judge, however, ruled that the U.S. court system had no authority over xHamster, writing, “xHamster is a Cyprus-based company. XHamster does not have any offices in Iowa, no workers in Iowa, no telephone number in Iowa, and no agent for service of process in xHamster does not advertise in Iowa. No xHamster officer or director has seen Iowa. XHamster does not maintain any of its servers inside Iowa. XHamster’s total lack of contacts with the State of Iowa is the antithesis of the form of systematic and continuous contacts necessary for exercising general personal jurisdiction over xHamster. ”

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3) xHamster’s symbol has evolved through the years

In 2016, the site redesigned its logo because, as a single xHamster product manager wrote, the audience wanted to see it evolve. &ldquo ;We never wish to become overly comfortable with something we did well long ago,” he wrote in a Medium post.   According to the Drum, 190 new logo entries were submitted from a variety of designers and artists.

The first logo, which (arguably) more closely resembled an actual hamster:

https://medium.com/@phoenix_xh/meet-new-xhamster-logo-be8032764eb2

The new, monochromatic logo:

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4) xHamster offered to Make a favorite Netflix series after its cancellation 

Following Netflix canceled Sense8, xHamster sent an open letter to the series creators and offered a house for a third season of this series, writing, “We know that a series about polymorphous perversity is a hard market to get a mainstream media such as Netflix. We’ve got no such constraints, and know implicitly the interconnectedness of all sexualities across boundaries. In a nutshell, we’re a we. ” According to the Wrap, the series creators reached out to xHamster and that the discussions went well. “It was that Lana loved our letter and believed it created a certain quantity of sense–as mad as it’s,” xHamster Vice President Alex Hawkins told the Wrap.   As of the writing, though, nothing more was declared.

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5) A Netflix string wouldn’t be the first time xHamster helped create original content

In 2016, xHamster started broadcasting The Sex Factor, a 10-episode reality series that featured 16 potential porn stars vying for “instantaneous porn superstardom” along with a share of a $1 million prize. As the Independent wrote, some of the challenges on the series were competitive blowjobs and fake orgasms.

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6) xHamster Doesn’t mind becoming political

As you can expect, xHamster leans innovative on the political spectrum. The web site does not have any trouble scoring publicity points by punishing the conservative perspectives it believes to be tasteless. By way of example, if Utah’s state legislature in February rejected a bill that would have given parents the choice to have their children participate in gender education, xHamster directed incoming traffic from Utah into some PG-13 sex education video.

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When North Carolina passed its contentious anti-LGBT law in 2016, the site responded by blocking all traffic from that state.

Basically, if your politicians violate the website’s worth, xHamster may not let you see–which may be another reason to call your senators.

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7) Should you’re a politician–or somebody who seems like a politician–you may Find a job offer

Following 21-year-old Searcy Hayes appeared on Maury Povich’s TV series, xHamster came calling. That’s because Hayes bears an uncanny resemblance to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). After offering her $10,000 to star in an amateur porn film called “PenatraTED,” she accepted. To make things worse for Cruz, Hayes said she had no idea who the Texas senator was.

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XHamster also has offered former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz $50,000 to star in a video after she left her DNC role. Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer was offered $180,000 per year–the same as his salary in the White House–to get a recurring function.

8) People love watching porn including political characters

On the very first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the amounts for porn searches involving Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama skyrocketed, also xHamster got record-high viewership in town of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. Throughout the DNC, searches for “Michelle Obama” increased by 1,428 percent, while the searches for Hillary Clinton rose 437 percent.

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9) xHamster includes a Brock Turner rule

Named after the former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who served only three weeks of a two-year prison sentence for rape, xHamster announced in 2016 that it would prohibit rape scenes from being uploaded to the site. When a viewer searches for rape, theyrsquo;ll watch this:

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Originally, the site also sent this message to users who violated the Brock Turner principle: “If you’re searching for this class, likely it’s moment you consulted with a professional psychologist. ”

10) Should you’re thirsty–literally thirsty–xHamster includes a solution

Consisting of five malt types, two hop varieties, and organic honey, xHamster includes a beer which, according to the site, is “quite full-bodied, somewhat sweet and yet alluring and has a] unique and rich flavor giving an aromatic satisfaction after the first sip. ” The two reviewers on this Urban Drinks site gave it five stars, but it doesn’t appear to be available currently in the U.S.

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Editor’s note: This article is updated for relevance.  

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