Ghost Nut Busters

The first new Ghostbusters movie in nearly 30 years was released on July 14, and it seems that people were due for some ghostly action. Our friends at Bustle asked us to take a look and see if the ghostly phenomenon made it’s way onto Pornhub as well. Indeed, our statisticians found that in the week leading up to the movie, ghost related searches began to increase steadily on Pornhub, reaching 178% above average by July 18th.

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The most popular search term is currently “ghost”, followed by “ghost girl” and then “ghostbusters”. Sexual attraction to ghosts is a fetish called Spectrophilia, which may explain some of the popular searches like “ghost sex”, “sex with ghost” and “erotic ghost”.

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According to our statistics, we found that Pornhub visitors aged 18 to 24 were the most likely to search for porn involving ghosts. They search 41% more often than all other age groups. From there, interest in Spectrophilia searches seems to decrease with age. We also found that women were 12% more likely than men to search for ghosts on Pornhub.

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The statistics presented on Pornhub Insights come from Google Analytics. Part of Google’s anonymized data includes ‘affinities’, which determines a users’ likely interests based on their Google search history and web browsing habits. Using this affinity data, we were able to find what type of movie fans were most likely to search for ghosts. Topping the list by a large margin were horror movie fans, followed by family movie and sci-fi and fantasy fans.

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Pornhub Insights. For more Spectrophilia stats, check out our Halloween post.

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