Pornhub's museum tour highlights nudes from classic art

Amateur couple MySweetApple recreates well-known works from the masters

Published On
Jul 13, 2021

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As cultural institutions begin to reopen their doors, adult streaming site Pornhub is helping to promote appreciation of the arts, too—at least some of the raunchier works in museum collections, anyway.

Many works of art considered to be masterpieces involve the nude human form or people engaged in various acts of coitus, so Pornhub has created its “Classic Nudes” initiative, a guided tour of naughty—and only naughty—works of art in museums around the world, including The Louvre, The MET, The Prado, The Uffizi Gallery, The National Gallery and the Musee d’Orsay.

A safe-for-work spot from Madrid agency Officer & Gentleman features Hungarian-Italian adult performer Ilona “Cicciolina” Staller, who was once the muse and wife of artist Jeff Koons (and the subject of works like his 1991 piece “Ilona’s Asshole”) and has since had her own career in film and politics. Staller stands in as Botticelli’s Venus and pitches porn as another form of art, one appreciated as such in the years past.

Pornhub brand ambassador and adult performer Asa Akira narrates a walking tour through the museums, though it can be experienced from anywhere through the online interactive guide. “There’s a treasure trove of erotic art around the world—depicting nudes, orgies and more—that’s not available on Pornhub, said Akira in a statement. “Time to ditch those boring self-tour recordings and enjoy every single brushstroke of these erotic masterpieces with me.”

Amateur couple MySweetApple also recreates six classic works of art on their Pornhub channel (NSFW, obviously): Jan Gossaert’s “Adam and Eve,” Edgar Degas’ “Male Nude,” Gustave Courbet’s “The Origin of the World,” Francisco de Goya’s “The Naked Maja,” Titian’s “Venus of Urbino” and François Boucher’s “The Brunette Odalisque.”

In addition, Pornhub notes that what constitutes “classic art” is heavily Eurocentric, so a section of the “Classic Nudes” site is dedicated to works by BIPOC and women artists and people from parts of the world not typically represented in these galleries.

This is the latest initiative from Pornhub, which has seen its popularity rise even more during the pandemic. The brand created its own hand sanitizer, urged people to "wank from home" and remastered vintage porn from the early days of film.


Jul 13, 2021
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Officer & Gentleman
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Javi Iñiguez de Onzoño
Executive Creative Director :
Alex Katz
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Jose Ortiz
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Inma Ortega
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Marta Cintero
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Gonzalo Arica
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Ricky Solano
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Nuria Ariza
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Andrea Rubio
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Andrew Boulton
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Beto PF
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David Triviño
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Julia Campo
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Adriana Adeva
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Borja Leyva
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Sergio Monjas
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David Triviño
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Fran Condor
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