Sometimes I Want To cover a story that cannot possibly be put into the email newsletter: those that definitely will trigger filters. Luckily, those sorts of stories can go on the web site. Hence this page. The story is not completely “safe for work” — but the included photo is.
This story “would have been” included in the 26 May 2019 issue:
Just Visit the Site Less
“Adult” web site Pornhub has introduced a new product to save men from their “worst nightmare,” a visible public erection. Enter the Pornhub-branded “Bonerless Bathing Suit” with a built-in liner to help hide any unsightly bulges. How does it do that? It is designed to “hold down” pop-ups without “strangling” them, the company says. The price? Just $69.69. (RC/Sydney Telegraph) …And if you thought a public boner is a turn-off for hot girls, just wait until they see your “PornHub” brand shorts.
And sure enough, the brand clearly shows on the garment, as you can see here (click on it — just once, damn it! — to make it bigger).
Sure it’s a publicity stunt. But that doesn’t mean that anyone will come away with a positive impression of the company.
If you need help to avoid this particular problem, “Just Visit Their Site Less”! There: I just saved you $69.69 — almost certainly plus shipping.
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