Porn Equality – Gay Viewers by US State

If it’s true what they say about married couples not having sex, then many are still turning to porn for their sexual satisfaction.

Pornhub recently got together with our friends at Buzzfeed to bring you our latest porn statistics. They asked us if the same might be true about gay married couples? Do the states with legalized gay marriage watch more gay porn than the states where it is still illegal?

The quick answer: yes. At 4.41%, states with legalized gay marriage watch 7% more gay porn than states without at 4.13%.

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The results get trickier once you start looking at the map, state by state. The majority of states with a high percentage of gay viewers is in the South, where gay marriage is illegal in all states. Dixie loves dicks so much, that the percentage of gay viewers for every single state in the South is higher than the average of the legal gay marriage states.

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In number one, holding a record 5.58% gay users, is a state where, funny enough, butt sex is still illegal: Mississippi. Louisiana is closely on its rear at 5.44%, and Georgia with 5.38%.

As for the States with legalized gay marriage, there’s no big surprises in the top 3: Hawaii at 5.38%, followed by notoriously liberal New York at 5.27%, and California with 5.27%.

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Finally, like in all things, there must be a top and a bottom. In this case it’s Alaska, Montana, North Dakota and Idaho that have the lowest percentage of gay porn users, all below the 3% mark.

Over on the legalized marriage side, gay Minnesotans just got their right to marry, but they sure aren’t watching a lot of gay porn! Maybe they don’t know that Pornhub offers a huge selection for every preference?

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Stay tuned for more insights into the world of porn viewing habits!

Leave a Comment

  • Boris Ovchinnikov March 13, 2014, 2:11 am

    1. What was the exact criteria to define user as gay user?
    2. What about DC?

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  • RDPS March 13, 2014, 5:43 pm

    DC is not a state.

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  • Richard Lindberg March 13, 2014, 6:38 pm

    Wouldn’t it be anyone that watches a gay video? That’s how they are taking their stats. They are counting how many times each type of video is viewed. They probably log all ip’s, and that is your location.

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  • Larissa March 14, 2014, 8:49 pm

    On the Fuschia chart, it says DC is 5%

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  • John Mosetich March 13, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Any Chance you have the data behind this. The high percentage in Mississippi could easily be due to a far smaller percentage of the straight population looking at porn. It would be good to see if the percentage of porn viewers was similar to or equal to that of other states or weighted by that information. It seems like it could be misleading and it would be good to have the data behind the numbers.

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  • Pornhub Katie April 6, 2014, 8:10 am

    Good point! We did not look at the per capita usage for this study but we have a new post coming out soon which looks at that very topic.

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  • avantard March 14, 2014, 1:21 am

    It makes sense that in states where gay people are most likely to have to live in the closet, the porn rate is much higher than in states with large openly-gay populations, where men are busy hooking up or fucking their boyfriends. All those repressed, straight-married ‘mos!

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  • Joleen Smith March 14, 2014, 7:51 pm

    This is really interesting, I wonder if they’re using “gay” as an umbrella for lesbian porn too? Because come on, who doesn’t love some lesbian porn!

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  • Red Malott March 15, 2014, 7:44 am

    I’m a lesbian, and honestly most lesbian porn just disgusts me.

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  • Pornhub Katie April 6, 2014, 8:07 am

    We only looked at searches in the Gay (male) section as the lesbian category is very popular with straight men and women.

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  • somerandomperson November 3, 2014, 6:12 am

    straight women like lesbian porn?

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  • Pornhub Katie November 11, 2014, 4:14 am

    of course

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  • I_RIGHT_I March 15, 2014, 3:55 pm

    When pornographers and buzzfeed get together you know you’re getting nothing but the truth and whole truth. Right?

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  • phylius1988 April 14, 2014, 6:45 pm

    I wonder why the southern states (not just the South but also the Southwest) have significantly higher percentages of gay than the northern ones.

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  • Michelle May 24, 2014, 11:47 pm

    It would be great to see stats on women and their PornHub viewage! Is this something that can be done?

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