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Your Phone Probably Has Digital Herpes From Watching Porn

Why we’re covering this: Apple rose many eyebrows when it infamously banned porn-related apps in its App Store. While it’s a free speech concern, it’s also a security risk!

A study by a web security company revealed that even though porn site visits account for less than one percent of all mobile web traffic, porn sites are responsible for 25 percent of the viruses found on people’s phones.

Considering that roughly 40 million Americans regularly visit porn sites, at any given second there are at about 28,358 people viewing internet porn, according to OnlineSchools.org. Whatever percentage of them is watching on their phones is at high risk for a virus.

You might not need to watch porn on your phone, but if you want to, it’s a risky venture. The risk of catching digital herpes on your phone would be significantly reduced if users could rely on a safe porn-viewing app, like Android’s “Porn Time” app (potentially NSFW). But unfortunately for iPhone fans, no such apps are allowed on Apple’s phones.

Apple has long held policies against allowing apps with pornographic content. Steve Jobs had this to say on the issue at a Q&A session held at the iOS 4.0 developer preview: “You know there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn, your kids can download nothing but porn. That’s a place we don’t want to go. So we’re not going to go there.” Thus, the late Apple head’s prudishness continues to put his customers at risk.

Porn is such a prevalent presence on the web, that here’s a handy infographic to teach you more!

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(featured image via PornTime)