This Year's Biggest (And Weirdest) Online Porn Trends

Pornhub's 'Year In Review' is an absolute gold mine of data and statistics about what human beings search for when it comes to porn (and how they do it)! With around 81 million visitors every day of the year, Pornhub's database offers the most complete view of exactly what (or who) got people off to in 2017.

The Pornhub Insights blog regularly updates users on the biggest (and sometimes weirdest) trends in porn searches over the year. For instance, they recently wrote about the huge surge in searches for Meghan Markle, after her engagement to Prince Harry was announced. For the past five years, they've collated all their data in their annual Year In Review post.

And boy oh boy, does it give an incredibly deep look at the state of porn searches the world over.

Some of the searches that defined 2017 were 'Porn for Women', 'Rick and Morty' and 'Fidget Spinners' (I don't know what you guys think these are for, but, no it's not that). Interestingly, people really wanted that crisp, high definition shagging with searches for '1080p' also high.

One of the big movers internationally? Hentai, which Pornhub describes as 'a subgenre of the Japanese genres of manga and anime, containing overtly sexualized characters and sexually explicit images'. It jumped up to the second most searched term overall in 2017, moving up six places on the previous year, just beating out a raft of family-related searches such as 'milf', 'stepmom' and 'stepsister'.

A little closer to home and Australian porn searches certainly saw some changes this year. In their review last year, Pornhub showed that Australians were really hot for Overwatch porn, but this year, the game was nowhere to be found (though searches for the game's playable characters did remain high, Kotaku reports (also people seem really keen on Pikachu)).

The most searched term for Australia was 'lesbian', which lines up with the most searched term in the world. 'Hentai' also jumped up six spots in the Land Down Under, and 'JOI' which apparently stands for 'Jerk Off Instructions' (I had to look it up) also rocketed up the charts, making it into the top 10 searches for the year. Aussies were still searching for Kim Kardashian more than any other pornstar and were pretty keen on watching threesomes, too, when compared to the rest of the world.

But one stat that stood out was the amount of searches for 'outdoor' porn, which was 24% higher in Australia than anywhere else in the world. We love getting our bits out in the outback, it seems, or perhaps a lot of people just weren't content with watching that Hugh Jackman scene from Australia anymore.

If you're about self-improvement, then you'll be happy to hear that the average Australian 'session' on Pornhub lasted nine minutes and 51 seconds this year, an impressive gain of seven seconds over our stats in 2017, dropping us into 8th place overall. Pornhub saw a global increase in visit duration of 23 seconds, so the Australian gain was only tiny in comparison, but as you know, size doesn't matter. We can't quite compete with the Philippines though - their average session lasting 13 minutes and 28 seconds. Give yourself a pat on the back (no, not with that hand - the other one).

If you're interested in the sheer amount of data that Pornhub deals with, well you can check that out in some of the infographics below:

For the full report, be sure to visit the Year in Review post on the Insights blog.

[Pornhub Insights]


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