India now in 'Big Three' of porn consumption

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


Ians January 11, 2016
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.

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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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COMMENTS (57)

Rao | 5 years ago | Reply @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!
Sardar Awais | 5 years ago | Reply 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 Ratna
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