More people are watching porn on smartphone than ever

Published: January 10, 2017
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In 2016, 61% of the PornHub traffic was from smartphones.

In 2016, 61% of the PornHub traffic was from smartphones.

More people are watching porn on smartphones than ever, PornHub, one of the biggest adult websites revealed.

In its annual review of how people around the world watch porn, PornHub claimed that nearly 92 billion videos were watched over the course of 23 billion visits to the site. That’s 64 million visitors per day, or 44,000 every minute. To put things in perspective, this accounts for around 4.6 billion hours of porn watching.

In terms of porn watching, as always, the United States dominates the list, driving a whopping 40% of visits to the site – with the UK following in second place. Canada jumped one spot to reclaim its third position this year, pushing India out of the top 3 for the first time since 2013.

Smartphone domination

It seems that mobile browsing is also dominating the porn watching habits. PornHub revealed that visits to the site from smartphones are continuously on the rise. In 2016, 61% of the traffic was from cellphones, registering an increase of 9% from 2015, major of which was stolen from desktops which witnessed a decline of 8 per cent from a year ago. The traffic coming from Tablets dropped 1%, contributing 11% of the total traffic.

Two countries that have seen massive increase in mobile traffic include Cuba and Turkey. Cuba witnessed an increase of 310%, while Turkey saw an increase of 245% in mobile traffic.

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In third was Sudan, trailing far behind the top two countries with an increase of 87% in mobile traffic share. Ukraine and Belarus experienced a 75% increase in mobile traffic and Armenia rounded out the top 10 list with an increase of 65%.

Although South Africa rank 20 on the list of most porn watching nations, it leads in term of most traffic to the site through smartphones with 73%. Not far behind are the US, India and Philippines with an impressive 70% of hits to the site coming from smartphones.

Windows users are bigger wankers

While majority of streamers coming to PornHub preferred mobile browsing and desktop made up less than one third of total traffic, statistics revealed Windows users are by far the busiest wankers on the internet.

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About 80% of the users streaming from the desktop were Windows users, while Mac OS and Linux accounts for 14% and 3% of the desktop traffic, respectively.

On desktops, 51% of the users preferred using Google Chrome to access the adult website, followed by Internet Explorer and FireFox with 14% and 11% of the traffic share.

However, on mobile devices, the traffic is pretty large even with Android and Apple iOS almost at par with one another. Android users accounts for 50% of the mobile traffic to the site, while Apple iOS are following closely 47% of PornHub’s mobile users. Android’s mobile market share has increased by 5% over the last year.

More people using gaming consoles to stream porn

It seems gamers are utilising consoles for more than playing games. According to PornHub’s data more and more people are choosing to view their porn on PlayStation.

More than half of PornHub’s traffic from game consoles stems from PlayStation, recording an increase of 7% from 46% in 2015 to 53% this year. Behind PS is Xbox which has the second most PornHub users coming from game consoles. However, they have lost 10% of their traffic share from 2015. But PS Vita was the biggest loser in game console traffic share; its share came down 38% from 39% in 2015 to meagre 1% during the year under review.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Pakistani
    Jan 10, 2017 - 6:10PM

    The most dangerous and detrimental consequence of digital technology!Recommend

  • OSAMA USMAN
    Jan 10, 2017 - 6:50PM

    so i wondered where is Pakistan? Turns out its ban here, looks like all that traffic goes to US by proxy…. Recommend

  • Giri
    Jan 11, 2017 - 10:49AM

    This can also be used to see country wise spread of smart phones and 3G/4G technologies. If you do not find your country in the list then you should be worried. You are falling behind technology curve. I just hope that 5 years from now they come up with the report that maximum students watching educational videos on Smart Phone. I think we will get there. Most pressing needs are being addressed first.Recommend

  • Lolz
    Jan 11, 2017 - 11:43AM

    @Pakistani: what is dangerous? Satisfying natural desires in a private space doesn’t threat anyone. It is purely natural and normal. Recommend

  • Singh
    Jan 11, 2017 - 2:04PM

    An interesting study/calculation. Its human nature/requirement.Recommend

  • ali
    Jan 11, 2017 - 3:49PM

    do u really need to report this in a newpaper?? if I need to read I will read form the original source.. what a shame,, Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jan 11, 2017 - 6:24PM

    It is just more convenient. That is all. Porn in the pocket.Recommend

  • Fact is Fact
    Jan 12, 2017 - 9:10AM

    this may not be accurate as a lot of people from muslim countries watch it a lot but bcz its banned in most muslim countries they use US proxies to watch it and therefore US is 40% which might include US + Muslims countries.Recommend

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