The Golden Age of Porn Searches

In this edition of Pornhub Insights, we’re going back in time to the seventies and eighties with Men’s Health to see what type of vintage porn is most popular with Pornhub’s visitors. Today you can enjoy thousands of classic porn scenes on Pornhub without wearing out your VHS tapes from excessive pausing and rewinding.

Men are proportionately 36% more likely to view vintage porn when compared to women. We also found that the popularity of vintage porn increases by age group, with millennials under the age of 35 being 50% less likely to watch classic videos. On the flip side, Pornhub’s visitors over the age of 55 are over 50% more likely to view vintage videos, perhaps looking to revisit their erections of the past.

On average, the vintage category is viewed 139 seconds longer than the average time spent viewing other categories. This difference in viewing time may be due in part to the age of viewers, as we’ve previously found that older visitors tend to spend more time when they visit Pornhub.

Our statisticians found that the 1980s are the most searched for decade. The 1990s are the second most popular, but with only half the volume of the preceding decade. In third place, 1970s related searches are similar in volume to the 90s.

The most popular related search term is “vintage” followed by “vintage taboo” and “retro”. Many vintage searches contain countries like German, Italian, French and Swedish.

The most searched for pornstar from the 70s and 80s is Nina Hartley, who recently partnered with Pornhub Cares to help educate seniors about the risk of STIs. She’s followed in popularity by Kay Parker, Peter North and Blake Mitchell.

Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are the states where vintage porn is proportionately the most popular. Vintage porn is least popular in the District of Columbia, along with Georgia, Nevada and Texas.

The countries most often searching for vintage porn are primarily in Europe. Belarus tops the list of vintage enthusiasts, followed by Moldova and Germany.

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Insights. To learn more about porn’s past, take a look at our Infographic on the History of Porn.

 

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