How many people really watch porn?

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How many people really watch porn?

Surprised Brunette typing on laptop with coffee and iPhone

Chances are you watch porn, and your friends? Well, they probably watch porn too. Sure, maybe you don’t, but the odds are stacked against you! Just to paint the picture, here’s why we are fairly confident in making an assumption on your consumption.

The truth of the matter is, people watch A LOT OF PORN. In the last 6 months 98% (4) of men and 73% of woman reported watching internet porn. So when we say you probably watch porn, that’s because out of all you crazy lovers on the planet, 85% have recently had a little fantasy behind closed doors.

There are of course a lot of questions surrounding the topic, which is why tackling it was a no brainer! Is porn bad? If so, why is porn bad for you? Or, is watching porn healthy? If there weren’t two lovely shiny sides to this topic it would just be boring to read. Some think it’s great, some don’t. Either way, porn is one of those hush hush subjects that is simply too big to ignore, and therefore, too big for us not to dive into. 

Pornhub leading the way in the world of adult content

They are big, like enormous kind of big! In 2019 it welcomed 42.. billion.. visitors to its website. That’s 115 million people watching a little something something every day. One. Hundred. And. Fifteen. Million. That’s the equivalent to the entire population of Australia, Canada, Poland and the Netherlands calling in sick and watching porn all day. That’s a lot of porn, but how much is a lot? Well, 6.38 (3) million new videos were uploaded last year. If they hit pause on putting out content and you binge watched every single one - you’d have to start your viewing in 1850.

Excluding the likes of Google (search engines), Facebook (social media) YouTube (user generated) and Amazon (mass retailers), only Netflix, Microsoft and Wikipedia have more website views than the almighty Pornhub. And that’s just Pornhub. Peek into the world’s top 100 biggest online websites and Xvideos, BongaCams, XNXX and XHamster slip themselves comfortably into the mix. Put them all together and you have yourself an eyewatering 6 billion visits (2)… per month. (270,000 people have dialled into a little video since you started reading this blog. FYI.)

So, why are people still on edge talking about porn?

Most are clearly watching it so why is it not okay to talk about it? We set out to shed light on the subject by finding a group of wonderful, open hearted individuals to give us their take on it all. There are some intriguing articles on the web – “questions people want to ask a pornstar” (1), but what about people like us?

As with most sex related discussions, the problem isn’t the lack of interesting opinions, it’s the difficulty in approaching these topics without feeling uncomfortable. Everyone has gone through a time where they have had an itch to open up, but more often than not, it’s clouded with that looming thought that it might be embarrassing, or that someone might judge. 

Openness feels good, and watching people open up and talk freely about their views, after you do, feels even better. So next time, try biting your lip instead of your tongue.

(1) http://www.mtv.co.uk/life/news/13-questions-youve-always-wanted-to-ask-a-porn-star
(2) https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/all-about-sex/201803/surprising-new-data-the-world-s-most-popular-porn-site
(3) https://www.pornhub.com/insights/2019-year-in-review
(4) https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/is-porn-bad#removing-stigma 

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