5 years old and stronger than ever.

5 years ago today; Paheal was created by 2 guys sitting in a computer room in their college while they should have been working hard to get a good education and live structured, wholesome lives. The following is a short story chronicling the birth of Paheal and the reason it still stands here today 5 years on.

I (wiiaboo) did not come up with the idea for paheal nor did I have much interest in the concept. The Idea was thrust upon me by my good friend Rokoo (listed as co-creator in the staff). Rokoo and I went to high school together and subsequently enrolled in the same college and ended up in the same class. I had always tipped away at developing several websites and started off my internet life creating shitty little Dragonball Z fansites. This was back in the day when Anime was first making an impact on the western world so you can forgive me for being a bit of a tool. Actually no, fuck you, Dragonball Z was awesome, suck my balls. Anyway… Before paheal was what you see today, it was actually an Imageboard very similar to 4chan. At the time of its creation there were maybe 5 or 6 English speaking imageboards on the entire internet so paheal quickly carved out a small corner for itself and began to pick up steam. Long story short, a “famous” furry artist got mad we were hosting his content and got Paheal shut down. This was back in the day when web hosts would collapse at the first sniff of a DMCA.
Side-note: If you are wondering where the name “Paheal” originates from. It was a shirt that Rokoo would often wear in College featuring a Mage from Ragnorak Online with the words “Pa HEAL!!” written on it. Pa HEAL!! basically means “Heal please” in some language or another. Tagalog I think.

In the aftermath of the demise of the Imageboard I abandoned the idea of using paheal for anything else. That is until Rokoo came to me with the idea of hosting a gallery for rule 34 content. I was sceptical and lazy as fuck so I didn’t really want to put in the effort to make it. I was a pretty self centred asshole so generally if the idea wasn’t mine, I didn’t think it was worth my time.
Either way he eventually twisted my arm into creating paheal and so I set out to work. I was originally going to do with the Danbooru script but because I really didnt have a clue about Ruby on rails or.. well pretty much anything at the time I went looking for a simpler more familiar piece of software. Thus I found Shimmie and thus paheal was born.
Rokoo had a CRAZY amount of rule 34 all ready to go and so the first 2000 or so images on the site are all uploaded by him. Word of mouth eventually spread the site around and it became more popular than I could have ever imagined.

So here I sit, on a toilet on the edge of europe taking a shit and writing this blog post to celebrate 5 years of a porn website. Today me, rokoo and some long suffering friends of ours will be celebrating with dinner,  champagne and smashing a few golf balls into the Atlantic Ocean. Its been a turbulent but wonderful 5 years. So here’s to 5 more.

– wiiaboo


  1. Random_Anon said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 5:37 am

    What a brief history… Without Paheal we’d still be surfing around 4chan… Can’t believe Rokoo uploaded the 1st 2,000 images… How tiresome. lol

  2. Anon_Random said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    Never knew Paheal and I had the same birthday…

  3. PinkBallons said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    I love Paheal; in my opinion it is the ultimate representation of the freedom the internet provides. I came across the website in search of pronz, but stayed for the countless laughs and interesting people. May the flame of Paheal never die, for it truly is a beacon in a dark and dreary world.

  4. Gomenasai said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    5 years, Paheal sure went a long way. I wish I could say I was there from the beginning, the 4 years I’ve spent on the site were great. I learned a lot of new (mostly about animal anatomy), discovered many awesome artists and series that I never would have known about if it wasn’t for the wonderful magic of porn. Thank you Paheal and stay awesome for many more years to come!

  5. Crikers said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Brilliant… Love hearing the backstory on sites like this. I still recall when Paheal first appeared. The memories are vague but the fun never stopped, and I hope it never does.

    5 more years!

  6. PerryJ said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    I can only express my gratitude to the staff and everyone who makes this place fun. Thanks a lot! Paheal, keep on truckin’.

  7. Pointing Out Why You Suck said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    The fact that I am not part of the history of Paheal is insufferable. :<

  8. Fox_McCloud said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Well, I dont usually visit this place as much as I used to (basically cause I now have a girlfriend in which lives with me and she wouldnt understand why I like looking at this kind of material lolz) But I am glad I visited on Paheal’s 5th Anniversary, thanx to all that gave it its start and continue to keep the “dream” alive, Heres to 5 more!

  9. anonomuss said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Actually no, fuck you, Dragonball Z was awesome, suck my balls.

    That sums up the entire internet in one sentence.
    Keep on trucking!

  10. Lorik said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Happy B-day

  11. thereallegend123 said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    I, too, have learned a lot from this site (a lot of which I’d like to forget). For example:

    -You can be sexually attracted to cartoon ponies without even watching the show.
    -Nearly everyone is a pedophile.
    -Maddie Fenton is hot.
    -Porn addiction is a real thing.
    -I’m not the only one who thinks Sandy Cheeks is hot.
    -The best way to get a featured image is to upload something ridiculous, usually including men who have nothing to do with each other having sex or disembodied genitals. Ponies will also work.
    -Some people who like “females” that have penises think that is normal.
    -Zutara is even dumber than I had previously known.

  12. Creamy Expert said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    A beautiful history.

    It took a lot of hard work and it shows. I no longer need to google image to get my fill of fucked up debauchery. When I wanna see some futa wimminz, I go to Paheal. When I want to see a slippery lady with huge hooters, I go to Paheal. When I wanna see Dora the Explorer get her cervix damn near ripped by Swiper, Paheal has been there.

    You’ve destroyed every bit of my childhood, but you’ve also made me laugh hysterically with comments and ridiculous posts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  13. Cculber007 said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Happy anniversary to you and Paheal. I know some artists are very strict about their “private” business. It is sad to not see the greatest images that what I wanted to see when they are on DNP list. Some of them are my friends as I respect their rights. I leaaned a lot about my experince from Paheal Rule 34 since I joined two years ago as carrying knowledge of toon world and others. Happy 5th anniversary!

  14. mycrunchycookie said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I only joined the site a few weeks ago although I had heard of it ages back. I was a bit nervous of uploading my art at first but several other posters were really supportive. The comments on the site make my laugh a lot. ^^ happy birthday!

  15. Romero said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Congratulations! Thanks to you all for the many, many faps.

  16. Double_V_Ario said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Hmm that’s very interesting, who came up the idea of sick feature’s ?

  17. didier said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    I’d like to thank you for making the Paheal site… :) bonne chance

  18. Marlene said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!

  19. DonkeyPunch said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Fappy Birthday!

  20. biggerstaff said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    To another 5 years, and the 5 years after that, bitches!

  21. Rdobet said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    Ironically, here I sit, reading this post on a toilet on the edge of America, taking a shit, and reading this blog post celebrating 5 years of a porn website.

  22. InfinityTitian said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I don’t feel like writing shit because I’m lazy and that mostly because I completely agree with what everyone said. Happy birthday, thank you, we all learned so much, we would be lurking around 4chan without paheal and as thereallegend123 said- “You can be sexually attracted to cartoon ponies without even watching the show”

  23. nondescript said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 2:27 pm


  24. AF-JS said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthsday!

  25. Thrawn said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    Here I sit reading this post on a toilet… Dammit its already been said. But yes, my toilet is the throne of paheal. Thank you for the many faps atop my throne and teaching me how repulsed one can be at themselves once you look back to see what you fapped to.

  26. daman said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    And here i sit in between you too, on the edge of a toilet yadda yadda. It’s like some sort of shitty ley line.

  27. mycrunchycookie said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    I like visiting this site and reading the comments. xx

  28. Emagine said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Happy birthday paheal. I know its feels a bit odd to say. I’ve been coming here regularly for almost 4 years, and have spent countless hours laughing, fapping, and appreciating your service to people like me. Thank you wiaboo.

  29. FanofPaheal said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Thanks for the fun! Here’s to five more!

  30. AnonymouslyAgnostic said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    Well, here’s some of what I’ve learned in the one and a half disturbing years I’ve been on paheal. (Just created an account tonight DERP)
    1. Nearly everyone in existance is really a pedophile.
    2. A “porksnitch” is a meat pie that has a creamy semen center.
    3. Deep inside, people love fucked up things. The best way to get a spotlight/featured piece of media is to make it as wierd as possible.
    4. Cupcakes…. NEVAR. AGAIN.
    5. All stand for the holy lord of bronies, Titanium.
    6. Ponies are oddly sexual.
    No, I am not a brony.
    I am but a mere weeaboo.

  31. EmmetEarwax said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    BOO !!

    I discovered another Paheal on the ‘net, one that shows scenes in Amsterdam, graphs, cargo ships at port and other curious scenery. Any explanation ?

  32. The Legendary X said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    First 2,000? Wow, back then I was just hitting 8,000. I now have 65,000. Mass uploader please? Hahaha!

  33. masterfapster said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    thank for all the laughs and all the faps! i been here for 3 years and im proud of it! i have seen some weird shit tho…

  34. DeezNuts said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    Heart touching :’)

  35. Screamshot said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Remain long and strong that you continue to penetrate the virgin bastions of unwitting ‘childhoods’. Still aint’ hit mine yet though. Keep tryin’ >8)

  36. drox said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    XD Happy 5th anniversary ! Thx for all you have done…loved the puppy to hours of healthy distraction.

  37. congrats said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    Nice work, guys, and thanks a bunch for all the work you’ve done and continue to put into this site.
    This site has brought so much entertainment to me, I just don’t know what I’d do without the daily promise of new depraved-but-hilarious drawings and comments that make up this site.

    Oh, and interesting info about the origin of “paheal”. I always wondered about that.

  38. Stb said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    Paheal is box!

  39. Vorin said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Fuck yeah Dragon Ball Z was awesome

  40. death said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    congratulations wiaboo for a job well done…..and for having the attention span to type this

  41. Nofaith said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    Been around nearly from the start but about four years ago I finally began to contribute, and I will do my best to keep doing so. Thank you Wiiaboo and everyone else who have made this site possible. Rule 34 would not quite have it’s proper place on the internet without you.

  42. Riderbubble said,

    April 24, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Thank you for many a fap, Paheal! ;3

  43. Raiden Snake said,

    April 25, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    Happy 5th birthday!

  44. Sir_Anon5 said,

    April 25, 2012 @ 2:53 am

    I’m late to the party, but happy birthday!

  45. anon said,

    April 25, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    Rule 34 paheal: Come for the porn, stay for the comments.

  46. traffik said,

    April 25, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    Happy 5th birthday, paheal. By your own rules, porn of you is no longer tk.

    Thanks for all the boners.

  47. Franky_Whiskey said,

    April 25, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the laughs!

    And the pr0n too! 😀

  48. Odd1Out said,

    May 6, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I don’t remember how long I’ve had my account, but I haven’t logged in lately, just lurk. First off, Happy birthday Paheal, I’m proud of you for lasting this long, and I hope you last even longer. Second off, I don’t think my childhood can be raped, because I was into porn since I was a kid (odd, I know), and sometimes even actively look for 34 of sexy females that I remember from way back when.

    Here’s to many more years of fun,


  49. NL said,

    September 9, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    Hey, lately some of the images haven’t been loading. Can you fix it please?

  50. NL said,

    November 6, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    HEY! I just went to the site and the tag “Pokemon” is coming up as “Porkyman”. WHAT’S THE IDEA?! Please change the tag back to it’s original name please!

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