Pornhub Traffic Trends Driven by Worldwide Events

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The Pornhub statisticians have been hard at work measuring the impact of various worldwide events on the traffic numbers of the world’s biggest porn site. With over 1 billion monthly visits the amount of data was immense to process and analysis, the result of their long Red Bull fuelled nights is the infographic below for your data pleasure. The stats show that people pull themselves away from their favorite website just long enough to watch things like the Olympics, the World Series, Presidential elections etc. We can form this conclusion based upon the actual drops in traffic to Pornhub during these events in different regions throughout the world. We also observed that traffic spikes as soon as the event ends and we’re here to welcome you with open arms.

The following interactive infographic breaks down how world events affect porn viewing, and teach us lessons about human behavior.

There are some fascinating statistics in the infographic above that show you how world events affect different people in different regions of the globe. The Olympic opening ceremonies are a case in point, the data shows that the British were very interested in tuning in, as it was on their home soil. A 27% drop in traffic is quite significant, especially when compared to the United States which didn’t much care for the event choosing instead to take advantage of themselves to the tune of a 2% gain in traffic!

When Osama Bin Laden was killed, 7% of Americans pulled up their pants as Osama got caught with his down! The opposite effect was seen when people believed the Mayan Calendar meant the world was ending, and instead of trying to find a mate to share one last sexual moment with, a 10% spike from the US showed that Americans wanted to stay in the comfort of their own homes on a solo mission to have sex with someone they loved.

The biggest traffic drop of the year was brought on by new year’s eve in 2012. Statistics showed that people actually do leave their homes from time to time, with massive traffic drops across the world! USA down 34%,  Brazil down 36%, France down 60% and Argentina down a whopping 70%.

As you were able to see, world events play a key role in the dips in traffic that Pornhub experiences!

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  • Sauce

    Ventchat rocks!

  • Oh Bee One


    “The Pornhub statisticians have been hard at work…”

  • amazonworrier

    I would love to use this information to help people find locations that are most into what they’re into. Like for instance, if you’re big into bdsm or bubbles or cougars or bbws or latinas or ‘female-friendly,’ where and when are people most likely to look at that category? That’d be fucking sweet to be searchable.

    • Will The Pill

      Exactly. An entire planet divided into countries based on the predominant kink or fetish.

  • Tricia Richardson

    I’m curious to know if the stats are the same for phone sex usage… Black Friday seems like the perfect day for guys to be home alone having their own little “splurge”

  • onliner

    hahahahaha soo funny haha

  • Edward Hutton

    Whack it. Whack it good, whack it real good. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

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  • smartmouth

    pornhub should run some holiday specials….get those numbers up on christmas day, frinstance.

  • Zen

    I want to see stats of las vegas during defcon

  • Mjolnir

    Im surprised that traffic dropped on Valentines Day. I would have thought all the lonely singles would vent their frustration

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