The Long and Short of Porn Watching

The average person visiting Pornhub spends around 9 minutes 20 seconds and views 9 pages by the time they come and go. That hardly qualifies as binge watching, but our friends at Vice asked us if certain types of porn stand out as being watched for longer or shorter periods of time. Pornhub Insights has studied the length of time porn is watched in different countries, by different genders and age groups and even when using different devices, but not yet by the category being viewed, so our statisticians set to work.

The category that is viewed the longest is “Old/Young”, which features videos pairing couples with large age differences. It’s viewed nearly 2 minutes longer than the average session time of 9 minutes 20 seconds. The “Mature” category follows with an increase +83 seconds. These two categories are more popular with Pornhub users over the age of 45, and although that age group only accounts for 25% of Pornhub users, they do tend to visit our site for a longer period of time, which may account for the increased viewing time “Old/Young” and “Mature”.

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The category responsible for the shortest session duration is “Red Head” at -163 seconds below average, although to be fair that’s not far off of “Blonde” (-150 seconds) and “Brunette” (-126 second). While many of the categories with below average viewing times do rank lower in popularity, that doesn’t stop some of our consistently top categories from coming up short. “Lesbian” is down 25 seconds, and “Cartoon” is down 32 seconds, so there’s no immediate correlation between a category’s popularity and the time it is watched.

Comparing and Contrasting Categories

Next, our statisticians directly compared the viewing time of categories with different themes. For examples, the “Ebony” category is viewed for 34% longer than “Latina”. “Amateur” videos are viewed 24% longer than those categorized as “Pornstar”, and those with “Gay” men are watched 20% longer than “Lesbian” women. They also discovered that a “Handjob” will take 17% longer than a “Blowjob” to get the job done. Science!

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At this point, we should add a short disclaimer. While it may seem that having people stick around Pornhub for a longer period of time makes a particular category better, it can also be said that a shorter period of time means people reach their, ahh.. climax.. quicker watching some types of videos more than others. So for example, a video in the “Cartoon” category could get you off 29% quicker than “Hentai”. Take note for the next time you’re in a hurry!

Country and Ethnicity Categories

Pornhub has several categories with videos featuring a particular country or ethnicity type. The “Japanese” category comes out way ahead at 11 minutes and 19 seconds. Interestingly, “Japanese” is one of the most popular categories in Japan, but their country also has one of the shortest average session times on Pornhub at less than 8 minutes. “Arab”, “Ebony” and “Czech” are all viewed for longer than average, while “British”, “Brazilian” and “Latina” are below.

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Women Compared to Men

Some of our most insightful data comes from contrasting the porn habits of men and women, like in our More of What Women Want study. Worldwide, women account for 24% of Pornhub’s users, and they tend to stick around Pornhub for about a minute longer on average.

This time around, we looked at how the viewing time for women varies from men by calculating the difference in seconds for each category being viewed. We found that “Hentai” is the category that women watch the longest compared to men — over 3 minutes longer in fact. They watch “Squirt” videos for 58 seconds longer, and “Amateur” for 28 seconds longer.

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On the other hand, women watch “Handjob” videos for 169 seconds less than men, and “solo male” videos for 116 seconds less. So take note gentlemen! The quickest way to get your partner off may be from watching you give yourself a hand-job. Especially if you also happen to be an “Asian” and in “College” – the next two quickest categories for women.

Pages Viewed Per Session

Another metric our statisticians regularly monitor are the number of pages viewed per session. So in the same way, we can also see how many pages are viewed on average when people are watching a particular category. In this case, the “Gay” category comes out way on top with 11 page per session. Compare that to the site-wide average of 9.19 pages. Others like “Feet”, “POV” and “Old/Young” also have more page views than average.  The least page views go to categories like “Small Tits” at 6.38, “Hentai” at 6.78 and “Massage” at 6.83.

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Keep in mind that just like time on site, the page views don’t necessarily indicate the success of a particular category. More views could mean it took more attempts to find just the right video for a visitor to get the job done, although we’d like to think our users stop to enjoy a few different videos before they ultimately come, and go.

Thanks for joining us for this edition of Pornhub Insights, and let us know what you think in the comments!

  • Mezreal

    An Asian in college doing a handjob.
    Question:
    Is it – 169 – 105 – 68 or -(169 + 105 + 68) : 3

  • Daniel G

    Did you chi2 test category vs. time on site? I’m curious what the p-value would be for that test


  • It’s easy to explain.

    The longest-watched videos are Old/Young and Mature. Who watches that stuff? Exclusively old men who need viagra and can’t, you know, uhh… finish the “job.” After 11 1/2 minutes they give up and go do old people stuff instead.

    The important question though, is, why am I embarrassed to talk about yanking/rubbing off, on a porn site, when I’m so militantly “God is Fuck” and “Orgasm is the only thing in life worth seeking” everywhere else?

    • apophasis

      Faye, you are very bright and interesting. Further, you are — if your narratives are true (I largely believe them) — absurdly unconventional. Still, to answer your question, I think that your sexuality is partially oriented against convention because you did and have internalized conventional standards however much you invert them. Thus you post a much younger picture of yourself and use the gratuitous ageism in this post. Why generalize and assert hurtful stupid readings of conclusions about others sex while your commitment is to the sex positive? It is because you are still caught in middle class judgment. You will note that women in FACT spend longer on porn sites than men thus the cause/effect here has a possible problem. Further would it not be a more likely conclusion that older men take longer to finish — if indeed these are the MILF watchers — and that is not a bad thing?

  • Can you show the data for the people who may have a porn watching addiction? How long does the top 1% watch/average pages?

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