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The porn site hopes to actually answer questions about sexual health.

Now that porn has been declared a “public health crisis,” politicians have been wringing their hands about how to protect children from its influences. One of their main arguments is that exposure to porn at a young age distorts one’s perceptions of what a healthy, consensual sex life looks like.

Pornhub wants to keep that misinformation from happening—so it’s now offering actual sex education.

The popular porn site recently launched a new Sexual Wellness Center with Dr. Laurie Betito, which provides resources on anatomy and STIs, relationship advice, sex explainers, and an entire post about consent.

“We understand the importance of educating the general public on a wide range of topics pertaining to sexual health and awareness, and saw an opportunity to deliver knowledge and understanding through renowned doctors and experts,” said Cory Price, Pornhub vice president, in a press release.

Studies about porn and its effects on one’s sex life appear wildly inconclusive. Some say watching porn can boost your sex life, while others say it fuels sex addiction and sexual dysfunction. Like many things, it seems to depend on the person whether watching porn will be a positive or negative experience, one that encourages healthy and open views of sex or one that confuses their ideas of sexual enjoyment and consent.

But if you’re a teen who just watched a fisting video and are a little confused, having a resource like this certainly doesn’t hurt.

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.'