SA beats rest of con­ti­nent in porn-watch­ing

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South Africa has made the top 20 most fre­quent users’ list of the world’s largest porn por­tal, Porn­hub, for the first time.

This means, for the first time, we are beat­ing the rest of the con­ti­nent in porn-watch­ing.

Our top search is for Ebony, but world favourite cat­e­gories Les­bian, Step Mom and Milf are also near the top of Africa’s search statis­tics.

South Africa climbed four places in 2016, con­tribut­ing to the just over 90 bil­lion video views of Porn­hub around the world.

With a jump up of 12 spots – and at num­ber one for the coun­try – the search for Ebony can be at­trib­uted to an in­crease in ac­cess to the in­ter­net, as well as to porn-view­ing, by black peo­ple.

While the trend is to­wards more fan­tasy sce­nar­ios, the cat­e­gory Les­bian re­mains the most pop­u­lar search in­ter­na­tion­ally for the sec­ond year run­ning. This is at­trib­uted to the in­ter­est of men in bi­sex­ual fe­male sex­u­al­ity as well as more bi­sex­ual women ac­cess­ing on­line porn.

In the US, cat­e­gories Step Mom, Car­toon and Step Sis­ter de­liver the most fre­quent searches, in that or­der.

“Celebrity sex tape”, how­ever, saw a sig­nif­i­cant sag­ging in num­bers.

The av­er­age time spent on the site has in­creased by 16 sec­onds to 9 min­utes 36 sec­onds – with the Philip­pines main­tain­ing the top porn-ob­ses­sion spot, an hon­our they bagged in 2015 with an av­er­age time spent watch­ing the videos, of 12 min­utes 45 sec­onds.

Other coun­tries among the high­est num­ber of vis­its are the US, UK, Canada, In­dia, Ja­pan, France, Ger­many, Aus­tralia, Italy and Brazil, all in the top 10.

The most pop­u­lar time for porn view­ing is 10pm to 1am, which means at least most peo­ple are not view­ing porn at work. In­dia and Ger­many are very pa­tri­otic, with In­dian and Ger­man be­ing very pop­u­lar searches, re­spec­tively, in those coun­tries.

Aus­tralians were all about Vir­tual Re­al­ity, while Ital­ians were go­ing mad for the cat­e­gory Milf.

About 61% of view­ers ac­cess the site on their mo­bile phones, while the desk­top comes in handy at sec­ond place.

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