Pornhub’s new wearable charges your phone when you masturbate

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What if teenage boys could solve the energy crisis? The adult website Pornhub is taking us one step closer to that possibility. In a press release, the company recently announced its plan to “penetrate the wearable market with their brand new Wankband.” 

Here’s an SFW video to demonstrate:

The Wankband is a wearable wristband that’s a bit similar to a Fitbit. It generates and stores electricity via a back-and-forth motion of the wrist. Given that’s it’s called a Wankband, you can guess exactly what type of motion we’re talking about here. 

From there, you can just plug any device into the Wankband’s USB port and charge it. “We’re showing men that they can save the planet by doing what they do best,” says the promotional video. The wristband is currently in the development stages, though Pornhub will be putting out a call for beta testers in the coming months.

Though Pornhub claims that the wristband works for both men and women, and that it will “adapt to your routine,” the wrist-flicking motion that powers the wristband seems specific to penile masturbation. 

We’ve reached out to Pornhub for more information about the Wankband’s capabilities, but hopefully they’ll develop something that generates energy based on the movements of clitoral masturbation. Perhaps next year, ladies will get something more along the lines of a Wank Ring. 

Update: In an email to the Daily Dot, Pornhub’s vice president of marketing Corey Price further explained how the Wankband works and how much battery power it will provide for your smartphone:

Our goal is that the Wankband will be capable of producing enough power to charge an average smartphone for 15 minutes of typical use and an hour of standby use after a single session.

Price also said that yes, the Wankband will work for ladies:

There are many creative ways to masturbate, just imagine a girl playing an air guitar. While it may not be the typical image associated with female masturbation, many women employ vigorous wrist movements during their ‘me’ time.

Screengrab via Pornhub/YouTube

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena

Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'