RedTube has a very NSFW plan to help beat oral cancer

The tube site is donating one dollar for every 1,000 oral-sex videos watched on the site.

 

EJ Dickson

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Published Nov 20, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:06 am CDT

If there’s one thing everyone knows about porn-tube sites, it’s that they’re extremely civic-minded. We learned that back in 2012, when Pornhub tried to donate money to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer, and we learned it again earlier this year, when Pornhub announced they’d plant a tree for every 100 videos watched in celebration of Arbor Day.

Now, Pornhub’s sister site, RedTube, is getting in on the do-gooder action. 

To promote Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November and celebrate the Great American Smokeout, the annual event where Americans are encouraged to quit smoking, the porn site is donating $1 for every 1,000 clicks on its “Oral” category. The name of the campaign? “RedTube’s Oral Fixnation.” Get it?

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In a summary for the campaign on the official (SFW) RedTube Oral Fixnation website, RedTube advises viewers to drop the pack of Marlboro Lights and pick up the lube instead, urging porn fans to “help RedTube beat cancer by beating your … habit.”  The campaign lasts till the end of November, so the more videos viewed, the bigger RedTube’s donation to the (as yet undisclosed) cancer research organization will be.

“Lips look better wrapped around a sexy friend than a cigarette,” the website says, accompanied by an image of a graveyard and a pair of suggestively parted red lips. “Click below to enjoy RedTube’s best oral videos, and do your part to beat cancer.”

Is it tasteful? Nah! Is it subtle? Nope! Will it even be successful, given charities’ demonstrated aversion to accepting money from tube sites? Hopefully, but probably not, if PornHub’s unsuccessful attempt to donate the proceeds from breast-related videos to the Komen Foundation is any indication. (This reluctance to accept XXX money goes beyond tube sites: Last month, adult performer James Deen encountered similar difficulties when he tried to raise money for breast cancer research.)

For his part, Alex Taylor, vice president of RedTube, doesn’t foresee any issues with donating to cancer research organizations. Although he says RedTube is “currently in the process of securing a charity partner for the campaign,” he’s confident they’ll find one to accept the website’s blowjob money.

“While other adult entertainment sites like Pornhub have had difficulty in the past getting a charity to publicly accept donations raised through their philanthropic initiatives, we are hopeful that they will be more open to accepting a donation from us this go around,” he said in an email to the Daily Dot. “The public’s perception of the adult entertainment has changed; so should theirs.”

If RedTube does, in fact, find a cancer charity that’ll accept their money, who’s to say using oral sex to fight oral cancer is any more offensive than, say, those Save the Boobies T-shirts you always see frat boys wearing to raise breast cancer awareness? Either way, masturbators, if you want to join RedTube’s fight against cancer, you gotta start fapping away: With only 10 days left, the oral category has gotten a little more than 692,000 hits—that’s just $692. We can do better.

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*First Published: Nov 20, 2014, 6:56 pm CST