http://www.pornhub.com/event/arborday

Porn can be a force for good. A thrusting, trembling, pounding, sweat-drenched force for good. For Arbor Day this year, online porn giant PornHub launched "PornHub Gives America Wood," (link is SFW) pledging to plant a tree for every 100 "Big Dick" videos watched. Apologies to fans of girl-on-girl or cake-sitting videos, but you can always plant something on your own, in your backyard, amateur-style. Just watch out for those lemon-stealing #$%@*^ (Language is probs NSFW).

As to where and when these trees will be planted, PornHub's PR director tells The Daily Dot that it is considering working with one of three environmental organizations.

Of course, this isn't the first time the porn community has promoted a worthy cause:

In 2012, a site called, rather delightfully, Come4.org claimed it would revolutionize online porn by allowing users to submit their own sexually explicit content, and give a charitable cause of their choosing "revenues generated by advertisements, banners and free donations.":

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If you prefer eco-friendly porn, there's the Norwegian non-profit organization F*ck for Forest (Link NSFW as, per the website, "this site contains sexual and erotic expressions"), which uses their subscription-based erotic sight to raise awareness of and money for the rainforest. They even have their own IMDB page.

And then there's porn that seeks to improve the industry itself, for performers and consumer alike, by creating and promoting "ethical porn." The Ethical Porn Partnership, for instance, describes itself as "a coalition of adult content producers, performers, consumers and supporters who believe responsibly-made porn is possible. We aim to showcase, encourage and support alternative, independent porn producers and performers’ work, and broaden consumer choice." The organization aims to create a "best practice" for the porn industry, while also using its funds and its platform to combat unethical, exploitative practices like sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse, and "revenge porn," as well as promote better sex education.

Of course, that doesn't mean that all (or even most) porn out there is going to make you feel great about your choices. But if you're supporting a fraught industry (and as sex-positive as porn has the potential of being, the industry it exists within is problematic at best), at least you can educate yourself about your viewing options, and choose what works best for you (and, if you're so inclined, for others).

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