Imagine Youtube in the mid 2000s, long before Logan Paul, before Despacito and Ryan's Toy Review, before monetization and autoplay. Back then, LGBTQ voices like Joe Graceffa, Tyler Oakley, Gigi Gorgeous, and my guest today, Davey Wavey, were creating their own scene on YouTube.
Now, in 2019, people watch one billion hours of videos on Youtube every day. It's the second most visited site in the world, second only to Google. And Youtube searches of "how-to" videos are growing 70% year on year. We use YouTube to learn everything.
But there's another part of the internet that people regularly visit to learn how to do things they've never done before ... The world of porn. It's hard to get the exact numbers, but surveys and studies suggest that around 50% of all internet traffic is porn. And with fewer than half of US states mandating sex education, with the content mostly decided by individual school districts, and rarely if ever discussing gay sex, it's not surprising that many of us look to porn for our own DIY sex education. Today's guest experienced that and saw an opportunity to make porn better and more empowering for the queer community.
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