You Can Now Look At Porn On Your Phone Super Easily Using The Tumblr App

by Sean Abrams

If you thought perusing around in Tumblr's sea of pornography wasn't easy enough already, think again.

According to Tech Crunch, a brand new update to your Apple iOS system will allow you to toggle back and forth between any and all NSFW Tumblr content with a simple swipe of a button.

A note in Tumblr's Help Center explains, "Previously, you would tap the little lock (the one that appeared when you pressed and dragged the filtering opens — like top, recent, etc. — to the left) to show or hide NSFW content in your search results."

Now, while using the Tumblr app on your phone, a new feature will appear that controls the type of material you'll see popping up in your search results.

If you're looking to get a little more risque, all you need to do is push a button that'll allow the porn (and any other naughty content) to appear freely on your feed.


Once you open the settings section of your iPhone, you'll see a new "Safe Search" option under the Tumblr app.

If you choose to swipe left and turn it off, it's all porn, all the time (which sounds like a great day to me). If you ever decide to take a break from all that nudity, just turn it back on, and your phone will be safe to use around the presence of small children.

Easy as that.


TechCrunch also reports that analytics program SimilarWeb outlined "adult" content as the thing that drives the most traffic to Tumblr, hitting just over 20 percent of clicks.

With a statistic like that, I'm sure you're curious how this update provides much of a change to Tumblr, since surfing its pages for porn was relatively simple in the first place.

Trust me, I know from experience.

It turns out Apple's goal has always been to have content be a little more filtered and SFW, forcing sites like Tumblr to use preventative measures on what popped up when people dug around.

Unfortunately, its system had the occasional flaw, causing a search like "#gay" to garner no results when searched.

A few years back, Tumblr stated their main objective: "Empowering your creative expression is the most important thing in the world to us. Making sure people aren't surprised by content they find offensive is also incredibly important and we are always working to put more control in your hands."

And with this new update, there will be no more surprises. If you don't want to see a penis, you don't have to.

But where's the fun in that?

Citations: Finding Porn On Tumblr Just Got A Lot Easier (Refinery29)