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Pornhub wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the Hallmark holiday, the online-smut giant is opening its premium service to all—a move that last year drew more than 3 million users to the normally pay-walled section (the free section attracts 120 million daily). New Yorkers, meanwhile, can head down to the Lower East Side to browse Pornhub’s pop-up store, featuring “Brand Ambassador” Asa Akira as well as Pornhub-branded chachkies.

As a jokey Forbes write-up noted, “if you ever wanted to get your sweetheart a Pornhub-branded mug and some flowers, now’s your chance.” Every buyer also gets a “gift card for one month of free Pornhub Premium, again solidifying the fact that all this marketing is just a sales funnel.”

To anti-sex trafficking activist Laila Mickelwait, however, there is nothing funny about the gimmick. “Pornhub cashes in by the millions on the exploitation, rape, and trafficking of women and girls,” she told me. “Pornhub has nothing to do with love—nothing to do with making love. It has everything to do with hate. It promotes and profits from making hate to women.”

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