What Porn Is Most Searched For In Each Australian State? (NSFW)

No surprise: people like to search for porn online. But are there any notable differences between what is popular in each Australian state? We decided to investigate. It turns out everything you fear about Tasmanians is true.

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The spur for this research was data from Pornhub which detailed the most common search terms for porn in each of the 50 US states. We don't have similar data for Australia, but by grabbing the most popular terms from that study and throwing them into Google Trends, we can get some indication of relative levels of interest.

For this analysis, I've used the search terms suggested by Pornhub as a starter, with a few other obvious additions (such as "Australian" and "free") and exclusions (such as "college"). I used the relevant phrase plus the word "porn", since this appears the most common format, and looked at search activity over the last 12 months. What I've listed are the terms where a given state or territory had a higher ranking than any other. Again: this is relative levels of interest, not absolute volume.

QUEENSLAND: You're a diverse bunch in Queensland, topping the rankings for 'anime porn', 'creampie porn', 'ebony porn', 'hentai porn' and 'lesbian porn'. Other than the tourist trade, we have no clear explanation for any of this.

VICTORIA: It seems Victorians are thrifty and curious, topping the rankings for 'compilation porn' and 'POV (point of view) porn'.

NEW SOUTH WALES: NSW dominated in searches for 'gay porn', which makes sense given the large gay population in the state.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The one term where Western Australia led is 'massage porn'. Either this means everyone is gentle and kind or there are a lot of people being thrown out of massage parlours for inappropriate behaviour.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Production values clearly matter in SA, since 'parody porn' was of more interest here than elsewhere. Also big in SA: 'bbw porn' (don't ask) and 'wife porn'.

TASMANIA: Maybe there's a reason for all the poor-taste incest jokes. Tasmania topped the interest rankings for 'MILF porn' and 'anal porn'.

NORTHERN TERRITORY: The NT didn't even register in many of the searches, but utterly dominated when it came to 'free porn'.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: The ACT didn't top a single ranking for our search terms. That could be the longstanding culture of adult video shops. Or maybe the election. We're not sure.

How can you use this information? Well, it serves to remind you that our most private habits can now be tracked in a disturbing amount of detail. It demonstrates that Google Trends can be used as an interesting measure of popularity. And if you're assembling an online dating profile in Perth, you know to emphasise your massage skills.


Comments

    "BBW stands for Big Beautiful Woman"

    Thanks urban dictionary!

      You mean there aren't Bountiful Blue Whales in my area? Its just a bunch of fat chicks? Damn.

      Last edited 28/08/13 12:44 pm

      What's so horribly "don't ask" about that??

        That was a bit out of place, wasn't it? It's not like it's "OBESE PORN".

        What's the deal, Angus?

          I had actually assumed it stood for something entirely different . . . my porn ignorance is showing, clearly.

            Was it "Brian Blessed Wanking"?

            Imagine the scream when he came, it could be used as a sonic cannon

              It wasn't, but that is one of the most impressive backronyms I have ever seen :)

            Me thinks you knew and are now back peddling due to public backlash. this is known as the Xbone effect.

            Last edited 29/08/13 4:58 pm

          If you search BBW porn you'll be bound to find morbidly obese women :p

          Regular "larger" girls, around the size 14-16 mark would more likely come up as "thick".

          Last edited 28/08/13 6:16 pm

            Spoken like a true connoisseur.....

      It is also the stock market code for Build-a-Bear Workshop. Their shares dropped 1.27% today. Hopefully not because of this article.

    Angus Kidman,
    The only person in the country who can legitimately claim "porn surfing" as a tax deduction ;)

    I'm a bit disappointed that the normal porn girl picture from Gizmodo wasn't used.

      I came here to write exactly this. What are stockings doing on my Facebook links.

      I DEMAND THE STOCK PORN GIRL PICTURE NOW

        Note: this is not Gizmodo. We are allowed to use different pictures.

          No, I am pretty sure that gizmodo is only allowed to exist on the internet if you run the stock picture.

    I'm in WA and I've gotta say I'd never even heard the term "massage porn" before this article... Although I have seen some scenes which could fit that moniker...
    Generally I'd replace the term "porn" in the search with "tumblr" though, cause there's a whole lotta porn on there :P

    someone tell the Northern territory there's lots of free porn on the internet......now days searching free porn is rather irrelevant, you're better off searching for the flavor of your deviance and selecting the free option

      But you have to understand, we have eight week terms... education is not a high point.

    I'd hazard a guess that a large number of those searches for massage porn in WA were guys actually trying to find rub & tug places. The mining boom has given them a quite a handful of work.

    Last edited 28/08/13 3:51 pm

    "Maybe there’s a reason for all the poor-taste incest jokes. Tasmania topped the interest rankings for ‘MILF porn’ and ‘anal porn’."

    Can someone explain the correlation between incest and MILF and Anal?

      No. You can work that one out on your own.

        I tried to, still can't see a correlation, anyone that can is a bit weird I'm afraid.

    I live in Tassie but am originaly from Vic, wondering how the terms milf porn and anal porn correlate to the incest stigma of tassie. Milf porn as a porn genre is never incest related it is about other peoples mums (who are hot). And how is anal sex related to incest as well? Seems to me like he just wanted to take a shot at taswegions.

      Taswegians.
      and i reckon we can bestow the label of Taswegian on you in honor of your defence of the state.
      nice work.
      heres some history [i never knew the origin til now]
      https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Taswegian

    MILF as a genre invokes family relationships, so I can't agree with your contention on that score. I'd welcome alternate explanations as to why Tasmanians are more interested in anal sex. There's an obvious convict joke to be made if nothing else.

      Because they're at the bottom of the country?

      Last edited 28/08/13 9:01 pm

      yeah can you point to your source that says milf involves interfamily relationships, as every genre definition i can find for it says nothing of it in any context inside of a family it is more akin to cougars than anything else. Also are you are now admitting that the anal sex has nothing to do with incest?

        I didn't say it involved interfamily relationships; I said it invoked them. The M stands for 'Mom/Mum/Mother'.

        People, it was a throwaway joke in a story about porn searches. Let's not overthink things here.

          you threw down the gauntlet, prepare to defend yourself, you cad!

      MILF never means (or at least very very rarely means) your own mother.
      If you know so little about porn and what it means why write a piece on it?
      It's embarrassing!

        Yeah that has been my main point anyone who knows what MILF stands for knows it doesn't mean your own mum, it is always in relation to other peoples mothers. I cant think of a single instance in which i have seen the term MILF used and insinuating incest. (Well aside from our good friend angus here :P)

      Isn't anal illegal in tassie? or it use to be? Maybe its the taboo.

      MILF does not have anything to do with family relations, well, not your own families. So are you saying you've never found your friends mother hot? the anal sex thing has no correlation to incest at all and neither does MILF

      Last edited 29/08/13 6:58 pm

        Gotta agree with that. Stiflers Mom boned Finch. Not Stifler.

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