NSFW Content For You To Enjoy

Nowadays, people spend a fair amount of their daily time online. Whether on the phone, laptop, or computer, using advanced technology is an essential part of our lives – approximately 90% of the human population is working by using technology. And do not forget social media. Research and statistics state that, on average, people spend 5 or 6 hours daily on social media, not including work-related smartphone use. 

As technology progresses, the same goes for the internet. Mainly, the internet is a useful tool for work and research. And for fun and individual pleasure, as well. However, when doing research on the internet, we can come across lots of inappropriate sites, articles, and media. And sometimes, if we are in the middle of something important and at the workplace, coming across vulgar content can be embarrassing. So, is there a way to avoid the inappropriateness? Yes, there is!

Have you ever heard about SFW and NSFW? To keep it short, SFW means “safe for work” – content that doesn’t contain anything inappropriate or offensive. On the contrary, NSFW means “Not safe for work” – an acronym we can see very often when doing online research. Do you wonder what makes up NSFW content? Let’s find out!

Not Safe for Work

The NSFW acronym can be found in many online articles and social media posts. Plus, there are a lot of websites marked as NSFW, or not safe for work. But what does that mean, exactly? 

Not safe for work means that the content on the page include inappropriate or offensive elements. In other words, if you were to look at this kind of content while being at the workplace, chances are you might just be fired. 

So, the NSFW is a kind of warning acronym placed on certain media or articles that gives off a hint that the content is considered inappropriate for viewing in a public place or at work.

Most of the time, the NSFW tag is related to pornographic content, nudity, or violence. Probably all of us have stumbled upon blurred images while surfing the internet. If the image is blurred or partially revealed, it means that the image is inappropriate for public viewing. Getting yourself fired over watching NSFW content while working is just not worth the hassle.

So, the acronym is there to save you from public embarrassment. Even though NSFW covers pretty much all things inappropriate you can think of, it’s mainly used for tagging pornographic material. It’s the trigger word that’ll make you want to click the x to exit the page as quickly as possible if you are in a public place.

Where Can You Watch? 

Sexual content is fine to watch – alone. However, being at your workplace and surrounded by colleagues – sexual content and graphic language is a huge No. Many sites, except the NSFW tag, offer the option for the user to block such content. 

Now, what I said before doesn’t apply to people working from home. People working remotely have all the freedom in the world to watch as much adult or any other content as they want during their workday. I mean, your boss is not there, HR is far away from you, so there’s nothing around you preventing you from feeling frisky. Looking at sexually explicit content? Why not? In the end, no one is going to know – it’s your own little secret. 

On the other hand, people that tend to get aroused while at the workplace don’t enjoy the same privilege as work-from-home people. Prying eyes are everywhere. Meaning, it is quite hard to be able to watch erotic content or NSFW stuff while working. Hard, but not impossible.

Tech wizards have found ways to go around this. One modern hack that you can opt for is using your smartphone. Just leave the work computer out of the picture and use your own phone. I mean, your boss is going to hate the fact you are on your phone while working, but hey – it is better than to catch you watching porn on your computer at work, right?

How to Watch NSFW Content? 

If you place a privacy protector over your phone’s screen, no one else will be able to watch it except you. Not even colleagues next to you. The same goes for the desktop monitor. You can put a privacy screen protector; however, it is safer to use your own phone.

Another thing you can do is switch the desktop. We all know that you can have multiple desktops open on a single computer. If you are working, you can have one desktop page for work and research and the other one for your guilty pleasures. Not easy to perform but not impossible. If you do this, just make sure it won’t catch anyone’s eyes.

To avoid getting caught browsing some NSFW content, you can position yourself to face the entrance. If your desk is in a corner, that means you can watch everyone, but no one is behind you, and no one can see exactly what you are doing on your computer. Just position your computer or laptop in a way that only you will be able to look at the screen, and you are good to go. Plus, if you are facing everybody, it is easier to see if anyone is approaching.

Browsing privately, especially if you are using the work computer, is a thing to consider. In the end, you want to cover your traces, am I right? Browsing in incognito mode will allow you to look about freely without cookies and passwords being saved on the work computer. Once you are done, simply close the browser, and voila – all the evidence is gone! But beware, work administrators can have access to your browsing history even when using incognito mode.

Open those tabs! Yes, you read well. Open as many tabs as you can. Everything related to work and all the research you must do – open it in a different tab. The more tabs, the better. 

Why am I saying this? If you have a lot of tabs open, the name on the top will be shortened – meaning hard to read. If you see someone approaching you, just switch the tab to a different one that is not NSFW content. It is always better to be switching tabs because it looks like you are actually working and doing something productive.

Bottom Line

These are just a few examples left to share of how people can visit NSFW sites in a public place. And people have been doing it! 

Surveys done by cyber security professionals state that 21% of the employees are visiting adult sites while working, and 21% of employees are trying to bypass web security only to have the pleasure of scrolling down on blacklisted websites. It is not recommended, however, people are doing it at their own risk. 

In the end, the NSFW tag is placed there for a reason. The acronym clearly states that the content is not safe for work. Plus, it doesn’t just pop up and open the page. The NSFW tag comes with a blurred screen that will only open if you click on the NSFW link attached to it. So, yes there is the option of avoiding it – of course, if you want to. 

Coming from logic, erotic content and pornographic material is not something that’s recommended to explore if you are not alone. And the NSFW tag is just there to make sure you will not embarrass yourself at work, and you won’t make anyone else feel uncomfortable in your presence.