Pornhub Launches Scrubhub, a Site for Hot Videos About Handwashing

From the makers of the Amazon Dating parody

Pornhub has been busy since the early days of Covid-19. The adult video site, which has seen a surge in traffic over the past month with everyone working from home, donated 50,000 masks to medics in NYC and has always offered Pornhub Premium free to users worldwide during the pandemic.

Now, it's launching a whole parody site, Scrubhub, designed to remind people about the importance of handwashing. It's designed just like the main Pornhub site—complete with amusing, over-the-top captions—and features all sorts of hot videos about sanitizing at home (and in public, omg!). 

The site is SFW. (Though with everyone WFH, isn't everything basically SFW?). It was built in partnership with Ani Acopian and Suzy Shinn, the creative team who earlier this year created the Amazon Dating parody site, which got over 15,000 real applicants. Acopian is a director and conceptual artist, while Shinn is a Grammy-nominated producer. They worked with web developer Scott Buscemi on Scrubhub.

The site asks visitors for donations, which will benefit two Covid-19 charitable organizations— Invisible Hands, a delivery service for the elderly, disabled and immunocompromised in the New York area; and Frontline Foods, which donates meals to hospital clinicians in Los Angeles by partnering with local restaurants ho devastated by the pandemic.

The videos include titles like "Washing My Hot Fortnite Playing Stepbrother Brad As He Sprays Me," "From the Boi Bar to the Bathroom… This Bear Likes It Filthy Clean," and our personal favorite, "Grandpa's gotta go wash his phalanges."

There's also a Categories page, which includes obvious categories like "Handjob" and "Fisting" to less obvious ones, like "German" and "Feet" (in case you've been out shopping with the wrong appendages?).

"We wanted to take something as mundane as washing your hands and make it entertaining in the only way we know how—by taking a joke way too far," Acopian and Shinn said in a statement. "Scrubhub started as a fun idea that, thanks to Pornhub's platform, we've turned into a destination for creativity and connection for the greater good. We're proud to be partnering with our friends at Invisible Hands and Frontline Foods to make a difference and raise money for those affected by Covid-19."

"Sometimes lighthearted content can be cathartic and help foster a sense of social cohesion," adds Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub. "Let's all come together"—(get it?)—"and do our part to stay safe and ultimately defeat this virus."

Everyday people and some Pornhub models appear in the videos (though not, sadly, LeoLulu). In addition, Scrubhub will host live takeovers twice daily at 12 p.m. PST and 6 p.m. PST, featuring a range of personalities, from musicians to comedians and more.

Pornhub has made parody sites before, including a page all about bee sex to help save the bees.

Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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