Pornhub Wants to Buy Tumblr and Restore All of the Lost Porn

By David Bash on at

Tumblr ain't what it used to be. After being acquired for somewhere in the region of £840 million by US telecommunications company Verizon Media Group in 2006, its proud new owners recognised a problem: Tumblr couldn't find profitability. Also, porn was everywhere.

After years of trying and failing to turn its luck around, Verizon is seeking to finally divest the business, though potential buyers along with any price points for the platform were not made clear by the company.

That has now changed though, as Pornhub recently told Buzzfeed that it's 'extremely interested' in purchasing Tumblr from Verizon. It might sound crazy at first, until you remember that Tumblr user traffic plummeted by roughly 30 per cent after the adult content ban was put in place.

Talking to Buzzfeed news, Pornhub vice president Corey Price said:

"Tumblr was a safe haven for those who wanted to explore and express their sexuality, adult entertainment aficionados included... We’ve long been dismayed that such measures were taken to eradicate erotic communities on the platform, leaving many individuals without an asylum through which they could comfortably peruse adult content."

He also mentioned that Pornhub would almost certainly restore adult content to the platform if it acquires Tumblr:

"There are obvious synergies between the two brands and value Pornhub could derive from Tumblr. We're extremely interested in acquiring the platform and are very much looking forward to one day restoring it to its former glory with NSFW content."

When you take a proper look at it, there really could be great synergy between the two. Who knows? Maybe one day in the far, distant future, Tumblr might actually turn a profit. [Buzzfeed]