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A Quick Guide to Adult Site Privacy for Beginners

By Sydney Butler / April 24, 2018

Whether cave paintings, Greek pottery, oil paintings and today video, there’s always been a market for adult content. No matter which medium your care to mention, someone has made something naughty about it.

If there’s one thing the internet has revolutionized more than anything, it has to be adult content. It’s now easier and cheaper than ever to browse the dirty videos of your choice, but that doesn’t mean your exploration of this adult wonderland comes without risks. In fact, adult websites might be one of the most dangerous destinations on the web. Especially when it comes to privacy and security. So how can you get your dose of smut without getting yourself into trouble? Let’s see how it’s done.

Don’t Use Your Credit Card

Credit Card

I can’t stress this enough: don’t use your credit card. While it’s pretty rare for people to actually pay for adult content these days if you absolutely must look for a service that will accept cryptocurrency. Failing that, get yourself an anonymous prepaid card or a virtual credit card.

Why does it matter? Well, for one thing, you don’t want these charges showing up on your credit card bill. Most services use an anonymous entry on the bill, but it’s better just to have nothing to explain rather than any entry at all.

The second, the much more obvious reason is that you don’t want your credit card details stolen. With the exception of a few large and reputable sites, you have no way of knowing whether a given site is really secure. They tend not to have much in the way of scruples.

Always Use Incognito Mode

Incognito Mode

All modern browsers have a private browsing mode. In Chrome, for example, it’s known as Incognito Mode. While this mode does not make your network activity invisible in any way, it does prevent your browser from sending information to the site you are visiting that relate to tracking. So while the site can see your IP address, it’s not getting personal identity information from the browser. That means you are, at least to some degree, preventing personal tracking from happening. Obviously, if you are a registered user on the site this won’t mean much. When visiting free sites however it’s a good practice to employ. These sites, in particular, are hungry for your private info.

One really good thing about Incognito mode on Chrome is that you won’t accidentally sync dodgy sites to your work computer.

Don't Click On the Ads

Billboards

Free (and some paid) adult sites are often covered wall-to-wall with ads. Many of these ads are disguised to look like part of the main site. Either way, these are not ads run by reputable networks in general. Those offering medicines or guaranteed fun time with someone who lives near you should not be clicked on. The best you can hope for is getting scammed out of a few dollars. At worst you can get infected with malware or have your information stolen. If it looks too good to be true, it is.

Actually, Use an Ad-Blocker

The best thing to do is to skip the ads altogether and use an ad-blocker. Some adult sites will refuse to work if they detect an ad-blocker, but there are thousands on the web, so you can take your pick.

Of course, if the site doesn’t make any money from ad clicks it will have to go premium or shut down eventually, but that doesn’t mean they get to expose you to dodgy content in an irresponsible way.

If an ad-blocker plugin doesn’t work you can look at using a VPN or a proxy that filters out ads transparently. Sure, it might cost a few bucks a month, but it’s worth it.

Use an Isolated Email

I don’t think I really need to tell you this, but for the love of all that’s holy don’t use your main email address on adult sites. Not only does this open you up to the mother of all spam floods, you can also be hacked. Adult sites usually don’t have the most cutting-edge security on their servers. If they get hacked your email could become a target. So just use a throwaway account and be done with it. For extra security, you can use an anonymous email service.

Always Use a VPN

ExpressVPN Argentina VPN

OK, we always say everyone should use a VPN, but when it comes to adult content the need is ten times as great. When you use a VPN or “virtual private network” your activity is hidden. Your ISP has no idea what you are browsing and so neither do the authorities. The adult site doesn’t know your real location either. The only entity who actually knows what you are up to is the VPN provider. So it’s very important to use one that can be trusted and keeps no records. Our best suggestion for most people is the excellent ExpressVPN. Not least because it offers great smartphone apps.

Tape Over or Disable Your Webcam

If your device of choice is pointing a webcam at you, disable it or tape over it when visiting adult sites. There have been real horror stories of hackers putting malicious code into apps and web pages which record users while browsing adult content. They then use this footage to blackmail the person. A really horrible thing to be the victim of.

Antivirus and Malware Software are a Must

Adult sites tend to be a breeding ground for the worst kinds of malware and viruses. Make sure you have up-to-date software to deal with both of these threats. Ransomware, in particular, is a truly nasty surprise and can destroy your data permanently.

Final Thoughts

As a grown person you have the right to consume whatever content you like. That being said, you should always protect yourself on such sites just as you would at an adult venue in real life. It’s fine to have a little fun, but you shouldn’t do it in a risky way! Be safe out there people!



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