Pornhub Traffic During Super Bowl 50

Pornhub Insights has shown many times before how televised sports events can greatly affect traffic to our site. Take for example our coverage of the NBA, NHL and World Cup.  In 2015 we also found that Super Bowl 49 had caused a major traffic fluctuation during the game, so our friends at the New York Daily News were curious to see if the same held true one year later.  On Sunday February 7, 2016 the Carolina Panthers met the Denver Broncos at Levi Stadium in San Francisco Bay Area to determine who would be the National Football League Champion. In the end, the Broncos came out ahead 24 to 10.


The United Kingdom Divided

The United Kingdom represents the second highest source of traffic coming to Pornhub after their American cousins. Our statisticians have studied the U.K. several times on Pornhub Insights, covering topics like their Top 10 Searches over time, Soccer Searches, and even how Winter Weather affects traffic.  In the past we’ve released comprehensive stats about how the porn preferences of the United Kingdom differ from the world in general, but today we’re partnering with the folks at Gizmodo UK to see how cities across the U.K. vary in their Pornhub usage and demographics.


Redtube & Brazil

Eae galera! With the arrival of the much anticipated Carnaval do Brasil, the Redtube team decided it was time to crunch the numbers and look at the viewing habits of our fans in Brazil, the country ranking 2nd in terms of traffic volume to our site. The trends in searches and traffic during Carnival drastically change. As you will see, Brazilians can take the party from the streets to the Redtube search bar.

Furthermore, we are also offering our Brazilian fans some general data on their porn habits. Thanks to our statisticians, we discovered that Brazilians enjoy being on top. As you’ll notice from our coverage, Brazil seems to excel in more than one explored trend! Without further ado, let’s see what the numbers had to say, starting with Carnival trends.


Feeling Good About ASMR

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or more commonly referred to as ASMR is defined by Wikipedia as a “neologism for a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli.” In other words, exposure to certain stimuli like the sound of whispering or watching someone brush their hair triggers a blissful almost trance-like feeling.

Many of these triggers are visual or auditory in nature and as such, Pornhub has video content specifically intended to bring on this “brain orgasm” in viewers. Over the past 18 months ASMR searches have increased 1085% on Pornhub, perhaps in part due to the considerable amount of media attention the phenomenon has received within the same time period.


United Kingdom vs Storm Gertrude

Last week Pornhub Insights looked at site traffic after Snowzilla (aka Storm Jonas) landed on the coast of the United States. We found major increases in traffic in East Coast cities going as high as 25% over average in Washington D.C.  When storm Gertrude hit the United Kingdom just one week later, Metro UK asked if our U.K. friends had the same tendency to stay home and chill out with Pornhub rather than chilling outside.


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