Fortnite Server Outage

At 2pm ET on April 11th, servers for the popular online shooter Fortnite went down, and remained offline until 2pm the following day. The team at PCGamesN asked if this downtime might have affected searches and traffic to Pornhub.


Ireland’s Traffic During Storm Emma

Winter storm Emma blasted Ireland with snow, causing much of the country to be shut down from March 1st to 3rd, 2018. Those who didn’t lose power (or were willing to give up precious battery life), found warmth in Pornhub, where traffic saw major increases compared to an normal period.

Some of the biggest changes were seen from 2am to 3am, which is similar to the traffic change on many holidays, when people stay up later knowing they don’t have to go to work the next day. On March 2nd, traffic at 3am was 68% higher than the same hour on an average Friday.

For much the same reason, traffic was below average those three days from 6am to 7am — a popular time for people to visit Pornhub before they get ready for work, and higher again from 9am to noon hour with Ireland’s citizens being hard at home rather than hard at work. March 1st also saw a large increase of 59% above average at 3pm.

Compare these results to Ireland’s traffic during Hurricane Ophelia in October 2017 and the hourly similarities are striking. In the United States, 2017’s Winter Storm Stella and 2015’s Winter Storm Juno showed much the same results.

Overwatch Brigitte Searches

Pornhub Insights last took a detailed look at searches for Overwatch shortly after the game’s release in May of 2016. Since then, Overwatch has remained one of the most popular game searches on Pornhub. In our 2017 Year in Review, Overwatch was the 13th most popular search of the year, and even reached as high as number one in Brazil and number 2 in Russia. The Year in Review also featured Pornhub’s most searched game characters of 2017, with D.Va, Mercy and Tracer taking the top 3 positions.


Feederism Fetish: Making Gains

In today’s edition of Pornhub Insights, we’ll be taking a look at a fetish that’s been making some serious gains, as a part of a special report from our friends at UNILAD. Feederism is a sexual fetish which involves one partner (the feeder) feeding the other (the feedee) for sexual arousal. While the feeder is usually attracted to partners with a large body type, the fetish is considered to be more of a slave and master (BDSM) off-shoot.


What’s Up With Wedgies

What’s up on Insights today? Wedgies! Our statisticians have been digging deep to pull out all the wedgie data they can find as a part of a special partnership with our friends over at Metro UK. While wedgies are generally considered a not-so-pleasant experience in everyday life, it’s actually a fetish that brings pleasure to a lot of Pornhub visitors.


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