Pornhub Looks At How World Events Affect Porn Use!

In one of the more interesting info-graphics I have seen in a while, Pornhub have put have measured the impact of various worldwide events on the traffic numbers. The report was issued in late 2013 and what it shows is that there are certain world events where people actually pull their pants up, do up their zip and stop watching porn!

As Pornhub has over 1 Billion visits a year, there was certainly a lot of information to process, but what was collated really shows how the worlds porn habits differ. To be more precise, how different events affect the world differently.

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Differing Results

The Olympic Opening Ceremony is a case in point. The data shows that the British were very interested in tuning in, as it was on our home soil. A 27% drop in traffic is quite significant. Compare that to the United States which showed much less interest in the event, choosing instead to watch porn, with traffic levels rising 2%!

We know that Osama Bin Laden wasn’t very popular in the United States, but I never would have picked his death affecting porn levels. In fact Americans celebrated OBL getting blown away turning off the porn, and presumably putting the news on. There was a 7% ‘drop’ in porn use.

Even more interesting was the fact that when some thought the world was coming to an end in some Mayan Calender apocalypse, there was actually a 10% spike in Pornhub traffic. So when people thought it may be the end of the world, they decided to jack off? I really hope when the end comes I am not sat there with my willy in my hand!

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A Major Drop

The biggest traffic drop of the year was brought on by New Year’s Eve in 2012. Statistics showed that people actually wanted to spend time with loved ones , with massive traffic drops seen across the world!

The USA was down 34%, Brazil down 36%, France down 60% and Argentina down a huge 70%.

To see the full info-graphic click here. It truly is eye opening.

Enjoy!

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Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

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