Pornhub proved itself to be a better source for mental health advice than Twitter

Greg Evans
Friday 13 October 2017 12:30
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Internet porn can get a pretty bad wrap from time to time.

Studies have shown that it can severely impact young men's virility and it can also dampen the expectations of women in the bedroom.

Every now and again you do hear of Internet porn actually doing something good for someone - mainly on the nets most popular site, Pornhub, thanks to a dogged PR team.

Earlier this year, users on the free video site managed to solve someone's math question and it was kind of sweet.

Now members of the site have been shown to have a very compassionate view on mental health issues.

Captured by Twitter member, ghost malone (@kxthleen), it shows one user asking for advice after admitting they were suffering with depression.

The response showed a great amount of empathy, knowledge and consideration from a site which, really, isn't renowned for this sort of thing.

Picture: Twitter/Screengrab(Twitter/Screengrab)
Picture: Twitter/Screengrab(Twitter/Screengrab)

The tweet soon went viral and people's reactions were just as great.

Compared to the kind of responses you get on Twitter about mental health, PornHub proved itself to be a fairly progressive forum on the issue.

For comparison, this is what Piers Morgan tweeted on World Mental Health Day:

In all seriousness, though, whilst this story is very inspirational, searching for mental health on a porn website probably isn't the best solution to the problem.

Professional help is always the solution.

If you are feeling vulnerable, upset or depressed there is always someone available to talk and help.

You can contact the Samaritans 24-hours a day for free via their website or phone line 116123

If you're LGBTQI and in need of someone to talk to, Switchboard LGBT offer advice and help every day from 10am to 10pm on their website and on 0300 330 0630

Alternatively, if you suspect a young person might need help, you can call Childline for help and advice on 0800 111

HT Twitter

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