Archive for the 'Stats / Research' Category

Academic Shoots Down ‘Public Health Crisis’ Theory

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

With all due respect to ScienceAlert, it’s a shame this great article is not being carried by a bigger platform.

A point by point takedown of this ludicrous trend of branding porn usage as a public health crisis, it’s a superlative piece of research.

It doesn’t shy away from pointing out where porn is problematic, but more importantly it works everything through with, gasp, science!

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PornHub Funding ‘Research’ Into Long Term Porn Effects

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

A few months ago it was reported that PornHub was setting up a research grant to look into the long-term effects of porn viewing.

Now they have revealed the team that will receive the $25,000 research purse. A group of three academics from the University of Kansas have been chosen.

Over the next 18 months they will publish three studies looking at the effects of porn on relationships.

You can read more about it here.

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ISPs Warned Against UK Internet Blocks

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The British price comparison and consumer market research site MoneySupermarket has released some damning stats regarding content blocks.

With net neutrality issues and age verification for porn viewing on the horizon, ISPs would do well to heed their advice.

The research shows that nearly two-thirds of people would switch ISPs if any blocks were put in place. A quarter of people would do so if such blocks included porn.

Like I’ve been saying all along – adults do not want to be treated like children. We do not want our internet freedom tampered with, nor being told what we can and can’t view.

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Porn ‘More Popular Than Twitter and Wikipedia’

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

According to research carried out by the global intelligence company SimilarWeb, a few porn sites are currently proving to be more popular than some of the world’s biggest social media sites, Wikipedia and even Netflix.

Just in case you were in any doubt that porn made the internet what it is today, the above image should give you all the evidence you need!

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xHamster Traffic Mirrors World Cup Fortunes

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Some very interesting statistics have been released by xHamster regarding traffic movement during the 2018 World Cup.

As you can see from the image above, the countries of the teams that went out earliest saw them looking for other things to entertain them.

I’m expecting the figure for England to rise by several thousand percent when the figures are released soon. Because it’s not coming home.

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‘Porn For Women’ Searches Rise 1400% In A Year

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail / Dr. Nikki Goldstein

Pornhub has revealed that searches for ‘porn for women’ rose over 1400% in 2017 – and it’s especially in Australia where female-orientated porn seems to be kicking in.

Now it’s believed that a third of all porn watched in Australia is viewed by women and Aussie sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein, gratuitously pictured above because she’s completely stunning, believe that figure will continue to rise.

She is absolutely right that porn should be viewed as ‘sexy entertainment’. That’s the perfect way of looking at it, and the fact more sites are playing into that ideal is making their product less intimidating and more inviting to a wider audience.

I nearly emigrated to Australia once. It’s looking like an even worse decision not to go now.

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Fidget Spinner Crazy Hits Porn

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

I wasn’t sure if the stupid fidget spinner craze that has caught on seemingly in the last couple of weeks was an international thing or not – but according to this Refinery 29 piece, it would seem that it is.

That’s because Pornhub have reported a massive spike in searches for fidget spinner porn. Not exactly surprising considering I would imagine that the number of said searches probably stood at zero for the entire life of Pornhub until the last few weeks.

Also not surprising is the fact that there isn’t actually much fidget spinner porn out there. Yeah, don’t expect it to stay like that. Porn finds a way.

What is it with these things anyway? They spin and that’s it. What am I supposed to derive from this? Are we not doing the Pokemon Go any more, then?

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Pornhub Reveals VR Viewing Figures

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Well, VR porn has been around just about long enough now for us to be able to ascertain just how much of an impact it has had in ‘reviving’ the fortunes of the porn industry.

Its arrival was heralded as being the new VHS in terms of the way porn could boost the popularity of the format. Well, it looks as though those estimates weren’t as fanciful as some thought they were.

According to this article, Pornhub have reported that they are currently getting a whopping 500,000 views a day to their VR videos – and they only have 360 of them on board right now!

It looks as though VR is going to be no Betamax, that’s for sure!

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“5 To 15%” Of Internet Is Porn

Friday, February 10th, 2017

That little?

I’d personally say the 30% mark that they mention in this article but dismiss as being ‘inaccurate’ is actually far closer to the mark.

Of course, quite how they measure this is completely impossible to tell and surely completely flawed in its methodology. Even so, it’s nice to have a figure to work with when we’re trying to figure out how much porn there actually is on the internet.

Well, you know, sometimes I have nothing to do during my lunch break….

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#WomensMarch Causes Drop In Porn Traffic

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Pornhub has revealed that they had an 8% drop in visitor numbers during the #WomensMarch protests at the weekend, according to TheNextWeb.

I wouldn’t have though that anyone would mind that drop in traffic too much. I mean, we all love some porn, don’t we? That’s why we’re here after all.

But I rather think that the way things are in America, and the world as a whole, are more important than watching porn for a few hours. So I would suspect Pornhub don’t mind taking the hit.

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“Kids As Young As 5” Being Exposed To Porn

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

It infuriates me when I read this kind of thing.

Look. I’m not denying for one moment that there may well be 5 year olds out there, somewhere, who have seen porn – either accidentally or otherwise. I accept that.

But how is this the fault of porn? That is the fault of the parents who are allowing their kids to see it. Or schools that are allowing other children to show it to them.

As a father, if any of my children had seen porn at that age (and it’s more likely to happen to me even though I only work when they’re schooling or during evenings when they are sleeping, and they have no access to my laptop), then that is 100% my fault. It is not even slightly the fault of the porn industry.

If you leave a bottle of whiskey in the kitchen and your child finds it, has a swig and ends up drunk, then that’s not Jack Daniels’ fault. It’s yours.

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