With the NBA season set to resume on Thursday, it’s more important than ever to keep the league bubble safe. So far, the NBA has succeeded in preventing the coronavirus from breaking out of its bubble at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, with no player tested positive for the second consecutive week. But we are still less than a month away from this unprecedented endeavor. The resumption of the regular season is supposed to last until August 14, and then it’s the playoffs. The NBA Finals are scheduled to start on September 30.
It’s a long time to stay disciplined, and as we saw recently with goalkeeper Lou Williams going out to pick up chicken wings in a strip club, temptation is everywhere. During the first weeks of the bubble’s life, players were apparently able to entertain themselves with fishing trips and other activities on campus. They even created their own Twitter account, @NBABubbleLife. But with the ban on visitors freely entering and exiting the resort, there are never enough in-room entertainment options. This is where Cams.com comes in.
Earlier this month, Cams.com publicly extended a free VIP membership offer to NBA players inside the bubble. Unsurprisingly, the the adult film industry has exploded During the initial coronavirus lockdowns, Pornhub saw its traffic increase in April to 22% from the previous month. The New York Department of Health, in its guide to residents on how to practice safe sex during the pandemic, says that each person is their own safest sexual partner. Fortunately, the coronavirus cannot be spread virtually.
Gunner Taylor, director of development strategy for Cams.com, says he hopes coronavirus lockdowns have erased some of the stigma surrounding pornography. “There are probably a lot of awkward conversations that have taken place between spouses or boyfriends and girlfriends. I think it’s great that people are having this conversation, ”he says. “I think the stigma of porn should be erased. I think if people could just talk about their porn use with their second other person and treat it the same as any other topic in life or your relationship, I think things would be much easier for them. couples in nationwide relationships.
Initially, Taylor says he was worried about expanding the offer to NBA players because he didn’t think it was appropriate to offer free services to millionaires during a global pandemic. But he was convinced of the contrary. Overall, the public has been sensitive to the risks that athletes are taking at this time.
“I was definitely wrong,” he says. “I think it has to do with people feeling more empathetic that these guys are multimillionaires and have to get into that bubble to cut themselves off from the rest of the world so they can perform and play. I guess people are like, “Hey, they’ve got to sacrifice yet. “
Players have been lauding the bubble so far, although it’s interesting to note stars such as James lebron and Damien lillard jokingly called it a “prison sentence”. Many NBA players used their time in the bubble to raise awareness for social justice causes, Seeking justice for the death of Breonna Taylor and poke fun at systemic racism. Players will also wear social justice slogans on the back of their jerseys.
But even so, it’s inevitable that players, most of whom are in their 20s, will crave privacy at some point. Taylor says there has been some interest in the company’s offering, but no players have signed up – yet.
“I don’t mean to say it’s a genius idea, but they need some sort of outlet while they’re in the sex bubble,” he says. “If it’s not about being physically with another person, a camera model is the best thing to do.”