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For today’s installation of Pornhub Insights, our team of statisticians have paired up with Mic.com for a look at changing trends in body types. The concept of the ‘ideal body’ is one that has been quite fluid over the past centuries. When we look back at paintings dating to the Renaissance era, fuller figures are clearly revered and celebrated as beautiful subjects. Fast forward to the mid 1800’s and waists are being tightly cinched down to tiny sizes with corsets, a trend which has interestingly reemerged recently in the midst of the current Kardashian-endorsed waist training fad. On the other hand, 2015 has arguably been a major year for body positivity.

With models like Tess Holiday, Nadia Aboulhosn and Denise Bidot making some serious waves on the fashion front and women of all shapes, sizes and colors tagging their selfies with #effyourbeautystandards across all social media platforms, there is a clear shift occurring with regards to what is considered attractive in terms of body type. What about in porn though? Like it or not, porn is a part of the dialogue that informs society’s notions of beauty and ideal body type. While today’s typical porn star is generally on the thinner end of the spectrum, in this post we’ll be taking a look at some data which points at how searches for thicker ladies are increasingly on the rise.

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

BBW, or Big Beautiful Women, is the porn-world shorthand that is generally used to search for content featuring curvier ladies. In the chart below, we’ve traced the growth in BBW-related searches since May 2013.

pornhub-insights-bbw-search-growth-worldwide-2013-2015In short, over the course of the last 28 months, there has been a considerable 47% increase in these types of searches. Let’s take a look at which terms are most often searched for in conjunction with ‘BBW’.

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There is a considerable range here. Topping the list is ‘teen’ which was also the most searched term in general last year, according to our 2014 Year in Review. There are a few noticeable themes within the rest of the list, notably that of ethnicity which pops up in 3rd, 5th and 11th place with BBW-affliated search terms ‘ebony,’ ‘black’ and ‘latina’. Additionally, when searching for content featuring thicker women, it appears that Pornhub users are searching for content featuring older women as well, as made evident by search terms like ‘milf, ‘mom,’ ‘mature’ and ‘granny’ ranking in at 6th, 7th, 9th and 20th place respectively. we’ll move on with a look at which BBW porn stars are most sought after on Pornhub.

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Leading lady Carmella Bing (NSFW) takes the top spot by a landslide, followed by the voluptuous Vanessa Blake (NSFW) in 2nd and curvy maven Sofia Rose (NSFW) in 3rd. Virtually all of the models on the list hail from the United States, with the exception of the lovely Jennica Lynn (NSFW), who comes to us from the United Kingdom. We’ll continue on this international theme with some heatmaps that indicate the prevalence of BBW-related searches both worldwide and in the US.

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Searches for BBW content occur 65% more in Africa, compared to other continents, and 10% more in the Americas. While BBW searches occur 16% less in Asia, there has been an impressive 162% increase in BBW searches in Japan over the course of the last year. On the sub-continental level, West Africa proves to have the highest proportion of BBW searches, and Eastern Asia the least. Check out the heatmap below which further visualizes this data.

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This heatmap interestingly resembles an earlier one we drew up for our December 2014 post Boobs, Butts and Beyond which showed Africa as being the continent where there was the highest proportion of butt-related searches as well. Overall it appears that there are higher proportions of BBW searches below the equator than above. We’ll end off with a survey of which States have the strongest affinities towards big beautiful women.

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Again, it seems that the South seems to be home to the highest proportions of searches for fuller-figured women within the country. States like Georgia, Mississippi and Kansas search for BBW-themed content 41%, 30% and 26% more than elsewhere in the country, respectively. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Hawaiians are 49% less likely to perform these types of searches on Pornhub. The West and Northwest is where these searches are also less prevalent, in states like Utah, Nevada, Alaska and Idaho all proving to be around 25% less likely to search for BBW type content than elsewhere in the country. This is all further illustrated in the heatmap below. Shortly put, the further southwest you head, the more Pornhub users are perusing BBW content on the site.

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And that’s a wrap for our BBW Insights! Questions or thoughts about this article? Feel free to drop them in the comments section below and be sure to check back soon for another awesome installment of Pornhub Insights.

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  • Brother BernElohim

    So basically my being a black man of predominately west african descent genetically predisposes me to being a chubby chaser? Very interesting.

    • Jeanne d’Arc

      Black man have two main stereotype in porno : have big dick and love fatty girl.

      Deal with it man.

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