India now in 'Big Three' of porn consumption

Published: January 11, 2016
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Ban or no ban, India is watching more porn than ever as it knocks down Canada to grab third position.

Ban or no ban, India is watching more porn than ever as it knocks down Canada to grab third position.

The verdict is out. Ban or no ban, India is watching more porn than ever this year as it knocks out Canada to grab third position – after the US and Britain – in visiting one of the world’s largest adult websites Pornhub.

In its annual review of how people around the world watch porn, Pornhub found that while the US added 11 seconds to their average time spent on watching porn, India – at nine minutes 30 seconds – recorded a higher average time with a one-minute increase in the duration of each visit.

“More of our users are opting for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets when they visit Pornhub,” the website noted. The website received 21.2 billion visits in 2015 – 40,000 visits every minute or 2.4 million per hour.

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“In fact, visits from smartphones alone now account for 53 per cent of traffic shares, up from just 45 per cent last year. Only 36 per cent of Pornhub traffic originates from desktop computers worldwide,” the review noted.

PHOTO: PORNHUB

The most famous keyword search among Indians was “Indian, including bhabhi, aunty and teen. Bollywood actor Sunny Leone is the top searched porn star” in India, the review added.

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Meanwhile, “love” remains the most commonly featured word in Pornhub comments.

Pornhub viewers in countries like Cuba, Mongolia and Kazakhstan tend to keep their sessions short and sweet, with average visit lengths ranging from just over five minutes to around six and a half minutes,” the review noted.

In 2015, “lesbian” was the most searched term on the site.

Overall, the majority of visits to the site take place between 9pm and midnight, after which they drop off drastically between the early morning hours.

Traffic then builds back up over the course of the day, with a notable afternoon delight spike at 4 pm, then dipping again during the dinnertime hours after which it begins to climb again at 9.

“The peak in the afternoon indicates that people are likely logging on at work. [Maybe 4pm is] when they want to rest their brains perhaps and look for distractions?” psychologist and sex therapist Dr Laurie Betito was quoted as saying.

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This is the pattern that is largely followed on weekdays, during which people are likely sticking to a more regimented routine.

“On the weekend however, peak hours change and vary, when users are sticking to less strict schedules during their days off from work,” the review noted.

PHOTO: PEREZHILTON

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Reader Comments (57)

  • Jogger
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:11PM

    The keywords being search such as Bhabi, aunty and teen implies why sexual harassment rates are surging in India.

    Such a shame that people have no reverence for the relations these days.Recommend

  • Vicky
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:22PM

    well whether you accept or not, but benefit of load shedding is that it prevent youngsters from watching dirty contentRecommend

  • Sam
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:24PM

    Thanks to load shedding, Pakistan is not in this listRecommend

  • Pakistan Zindabad
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:26PM

    Thanks God to somehow a Ban on porn sites. Or my cheeks might have been pink in embarrassment.Recommend

  • Kasur child
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:31PM

    Thanks to human trafficking, child porn is emerging rapidly in pak, India and bangladeshRecommend

  • Knaughty
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:37PM

    Land of Kama sutra has come back to it’s historic formRecommend

  • Rizwan Khan
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:47PM

    US UK & Endia are on topRecommend

  • AJ
    Jan 11, 2016 - 5:59PM

    no surprise women get raped in india so oftenRecommend

  • waqas
    Jan 11, 2016 - 6:02PM

    no wonder India has become breeding ground for filthy rapistsRecommend

  • Old Ravian
    Jan 11, 2016 - 7:14PM

    What a surprise, Pakistan does not feature among the top ten countries. Are the people so sharif or they can’t find their way to the pornhub (though the notorious site is just a few clicks away for any pervert)Recommend

  • pk
    Jan 11, 2016 - 7:21PM

    No ban should ever be imposed on anything in India. Let people criticize each others religion freely including mine. Let there be debate and disagreement on virtually anything under the sun. Let there be free flow of porn. That’s my true, loving India. If anyone seen the Khajuraho scripture from 8th century in India knows well that what India is all about. Recommend

  • Concerned Pendoo
    Jan 11, 2016 - 7:51PM

    Wow we are no where in the list, proud moments for the whole nation!!
    :)Recommend

  • Breaking Bad
    Jan 11, 2016 - 8:14PM

    The results are only for one website therefore the title is misleading. We all know each country has its own popular sites. As an example facebook and whatsapp are not the only social networking sites in China.Recommend

  • IceSoul
    Jan 11, 2016 - 8:47PM

    So what? What is wrong with watching porn? How is watching porn worse than watching action movies?

    Why do you people find sex to be so disgusting? Is there anyone here who was born without sex? Mankind EXISTS because of sex.Recommend

  • Modern Civilization
    Jan 11, 2016 - 8:48PM

    Welcome to the civilized world. No backward people are listed in the elite club. Mostly US, Europe, Canada, Australia and now India getting in between making some space for itself.Recommend

  • Icecold
    Jan 11, 2016 - 11:46PM

    Wow. No Arab country ? No China a country of 1.5 billion people ?Recommend

  • ozzy joy
    Jan 11, 2016 - 11:55PM

    Hi Folks

    No idea why it is a taboo around the world. Just for debate, what’s wrong in watching porn? We always shamed to accept it. Let me accept it, I always watch it and I have no issue or regret for it

    cheers Recommend

  • Rao
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:04AM

    See what happens when a society is on the way of development?! It joins the world of Jahiliyya. Unless, India enforces strict code of morality, India is doomed. That is Why Pakistan has been safe all these days by observing strict code of Islamic law and code of conduct!Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:05AM

    @AJ: Not much different in Pakistan too……Recommend

  • Mehboob
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:19AM

    Pakistan is nowhere? My sincere emotions with the people who missed this opportunity for bashing all the pakistanis. Stay cool we will make a comeback.Recommend

  • SNKN
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:24AM

    Congratulations India for improving your rankings to ‘top’ rapist country … Unsafe for women and girls … thanks to Bollywood filth and pornographic sites!!

    It’s a dramatic historical turn around … That even Ramu and Raju are now rapists… Historically they were scared of their own shadows!!!Recommend

  • SabaQ
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:57AM

    I was wondering if Pakistan still retains the no 1 position in animal porn!Recommend

  • k k khan
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:03AM

    When IT meets incredible India…Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:38AM

    @concerned pendoo…relax, like always pak has secured its place in top failed states listRecommend

  • Sasha
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:44AM

    Look at this list , India is with all open minded and modern countries in this list….Recommend

  • Sam
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:50AM

    @concerned pendoo….if you notice in this list, you’ll find that all educated, progressive and broad minded countries are listed in this list…
    now i hope you understand what i meanRecommend

  • Gogi
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:55AM

    @AJ….yeah , there are some places where rapes don’t get reported, because goats can’t speakRecommend

  • Rohit
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:59AM

    @AJ…we don’t have child porn industries like kasurRecommend

  • Saad
    Jan 12, 2016 - 2:02AM

    Seems to be a below the belt article. So what? Most people watch it. Get over the taboos already.Recommend

  • Anon
    Jan 12, 2016 - 2:20AM

    @concerned pendoo….watch carefully and you can see no failed state is listed in this list Recommend

  • Uzair
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:19AM

    What’s wrong about watching porn? By watching porn, you are perpetuating demand for porn stars that translates into increasing human trafficking, prostitution and sex slavery. Leave aside male and female objectification. Recommend

  • Prada
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:48AM

    Developed nations watch more porn. Hence, watching more porn will help develop the nation.
    Good going ! We must aim for the top spot !! Recommend

  • BY
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:51AM

    @SabaQ:
    They dont. India tops that list now.Recommend

  • BY
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:51AM

    @Rohit:
    You have child rape industries.Recommend

  • BY
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:52AM

    @Anon:
    And no poverty ridden state either, except ofcourse India.Recommend

  • BY
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:53AM

    @Sameer:
    Dont speak out of your rear. Find such a listing and post it. Dont shoot arrows in air, ok?Recommend

  • BY
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:54AM

    @Sam:
    Not entirely Sam, India is an outlier. When I think of India i think of rape and poverty. Thats not very progressive by any standards.Recommend

  • BY
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:55AM

    @Gogi:
    So Indians rape Humans and Animanls alike?Recommend

  • AK
    Jan 12, 2016 - 7:06AM

    Interesting Pakistanis talk of Indian culture without reading this news website thoroughly
    Time everyone stopped finger pointing to gloat on how good you are
    http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/31540/baaji-you-never-wear-a-dupatta-does-that-mean-you-are-also-asking-for-it/Recommend

  • Azi
    Jan 12, 2016 - 7:26AM

    @IceSoul:

    No one said watching it is bad. At-least not for the proper age people. When kids with no idea of future consequences and potential diseases are exposed to such material and are not controlled, it can very quickly become a huge issue. Countries like India and many in africa where aids help is hard to come by this issue can have far reaching consequences.

    And even for aged people, again for example India, where rape is an everyday thing, you really think porn has no relation to their motivation?? Increment in it will increase rape cases as well.Recommend

  • Sane Khan
    Jan 12, 2016 - 8:02AM

    That is indeed a very sad news.
    Shows where our values and upbringing is heading.
    Avoid watching filth, as it has a direct effect on your mind and perspective, and somehow comes out when dealing with people.
    Will end with a famous hadees.
    “If you go into a coal mine, and no matter how careful you are you would come out dirty.
    On the other hand if you go in a perfumer, even if you do nothing, you would come out smelling good”Recommend

  • nawaz
    Jan 12, 2016 - 9:47AM

    @ozzy joy:
    Accepted it but you should accept it on social media as well. :PRecommend

  • vishal
    Jan 12, 2016 - 10:25AM

    Why Pakistan is not ever concerned about their own problem, instead interested in india.Recommend

  • Bravo
    Jan 12, 2016 - 10:41AM

    Good to see no Muslim country in the listRecommend

  • harkol
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:28PM

    India was bound to be at top for a simple reason – the list consists of ‘absolute numbers’ not percentage of population.

    Even with a small percentage of population, India can top any list! heck. Just 25% population of India is bigger than USA population itself!!Recommend

  • Feroz
    Jan 12, 2016 - 12:30PM

    India should have been no 2 based on population. A fairer comparison would have been the percentage of population that watched Porn.Recommend

  • fourth gear
    Jan 12, 2016 - 2:26PM

    @Pakistan Zindabad:
    its due to load shedding Recommend

  • bharat
    Jan 12, 2016 - 3:36PM

    Let it be. It really means nothing when the population is 1.3 billion compared to France at 60 million or Romania at 20 million.Only a few youngsters see such thingsRecommend

  • Raj
    Jan 12, 2016 - 5:36PM

    Probably the single biggest reason why Indian women are harassed and raped on a regular basis. It is sad indeed to be featured like this.Recommend

  • citizen
    Jan 12, 2016 - 6:38PM

    Look at the graph very carefully, what do you notice. India’s population at about 1200 million is equal to all the other countries combined. Therefore there is really no comparison. Even if it is number one, there still is no comparison, what is the basis of this graph, anyway? What it means population wise, is that people in India population wise watch the least. Recommend

  • Rao
    Jan 12, 2016 - 10:05PM

    @Raj:
    It is definitely one of the causes. Sickening run-away population, erosion and loss of moral norms, degradation of law and order is lack of contempt when one knows one can do anything without fear, tasteless promotion of subtle and crude sex in main line films are all causes. It keeps many men in a state of constant hunger for kinky sex. Hence all these problems.
    I think it has gone point of no return unless there is a moral revolution in very soul of society! Recommend

  • Lion King
    Jan 12, 2016 - 11:00PM

    Yet another giant step for india.

    congrats. Recommend

  • Saad
    Jan 13, 2016 - 12:53AM

    @Bravo: That’s because they have to use proxies to see it and they cannot be tracked lol.Recommend

  • delhuss
    Jan 13, 2016 - 4:49PM

    Why do people object to watching porn and not to watching violence (and drunkeness) on every media? Surely violence is far more to be condemned than the act of sexual activity, in whatever form. In any case, watching violence in media does not make people violent, so why should watching porn make people rape females? Alcohol leads to more violence against women than watching porn. Look at the statistics for drunken violence domestically as compared to violence against women from watching porn. Ban alcohol, not porn, and you will reduce a lot of the violence taking place every day in homes against women and children.Recommend

  • Comment
    Jan 14, 2016 - 6:32PM

    @delhuss: Agreed totally. People in this country and many others use violence as a means to achieve a “higher goal” they are so indoctrinated and so very unfortunate, to find themselves in an environment that they cannot escape, even if they wanted. This is the reality of many nations. I think watching violence and then to do this violence is the worst that any human can do. Violence under any circumstance cannot be condoned, this debate as to which is worse watching porn or watching violence is a question to be taken up and debated, especially in countries where violence is strife. Recommend

  • Sardar Awais
    Feb 6, 2016 - 3:40PM

    Not surprised as every porn star is moving towards “New Delhi” and demand for more in general public of this country is rising day by day and also they are quite comfortable with what is happening in this context.
    The most good example in support of my claim is “Sunny Leone” itself and the way Indian Media is showing her also indicates that sooner or later ,she will be awarded with Bharat RatnaRecommend

  • Rao
    Feb 10, 2016 - 7:38PM

    @Sam: Load shedding is the prime reason for increasing family size too. Soon Pakistan will have a population of 500 million in 4 decades. Inshallah! Recommend

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