Must be hard to bear for some.

The Philippines government has imposed a ban on accessing pornographic websites pursuant to the anti-child pornography law. Numerous frequent users of adult websites Pornhub.com and xvideos.com were caught aback when they discovered that they were no longer able to browse their favorite adult website. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) confirmed government blocked some pornography sites as part of the agenda to get rid of child pornography in the Philippines.

A recent report by adult website Pornhub said Filipinos spend the longest time watching porn worldwide. According to the report, an average visit to Pornhub from the Philippines lasts 12 minutes and 45 seconds- roughly three minutes longer than the average visit duration worldwide.

 

Image via PornHub

Back in 2014, the National Telecommunications Commission of the Philippines issued a memorandum to local Internet service providers and this looks to be part of the continue efforts.

“This website has been ordered blocked under authority of the Philippine government pursuant to Republic Act 9775 or the anti-child pornography law,” the website read.

Some individuals have argued this compromises the rights of other people that aren’t watching child pornography since the overall site is block. Instead, there should be a focus on eliminating the child porn sites only. Others claimed that adults, their freedom of expression and information is being violated as well. Others argued, there should be a stronger focus on sex education and teaching students the adverse effects of child pornography. Though there have been mixed reviews on the course of actions by the government to eliminate child pornography, it worth mentioning that it’s better than nothing. Some adults mentioned this is effecting their sleeping patterns since they have a routine late night ritual with includes these adult websites.