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Like a Sociopathic Ex, Porn Sites Claim They Did Not Give You Digital STDs

Suuuuure they didn't.
(Photo: 24fix.co.uk)

(Photo: 24fix.co.uk)

Do you prefer your porn with a side of malware? According to one British researcher, users who visit popular porn sites like PornHub and xHamster have a 42 percent chance of contracting digital STDs (a.k.a. malware) on their computers. Naturally, online porn purveyors sites did not take kindly to the study, which they say overinflated the risk.

PornHub called it “grossly exaggerate(d),” and xHamster said that while it has suffered from malware issues in the past, it’s worked hard to find reliable advertising partners that don’t infect your computer.

Just remember, folks: your computer can contract a digital STD even from browser-on-infected-ad contact.

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