In an effort to make the world a better informed place, PornHub has been releasing -for the past 7 years – data on how its users are consuming porn. One of the interesting insights you can get form this is the type of porn people most like.
We love – absolutely love – lesbian porn. In 2015, lesbian porn was the most searched porn category, retuning to the tope stop it last held in 2010. Perhaps not surprisingly, lesbian porn has been in the top 5 every years since stats have been kept. Except for 2013 when it fell to 6th and 2012 where it dropped out of the top 10 altogether. 2012 – bad year for the lesbians.
Milf porn has not fared so well. Since debuting in the number 1 stop in 2009, it has not been back. For 2015 it dropped to the number 5 position, down from number 3 last year.
Joking aside, what can we tell about people from their porn viewing habits. A couple of observations:
- playing around the boundaries of seriously taboo subjects is big. Three of the top 10 categories deal with some form of quasi-incense – step sister, mom and step mom are all in the top 10. Similarly, big age differences – teen and milf – are consistently in the top 5.
- storyline seems to be secondary – not once have topics like ‘feature’ or ‘storyline’ cracked the top ten list. Apparently we’re not watching porn for the stories
- romance is out – terms like ‘couple’ or ‘romance’ are nowhere to be found.
Not to read too much into this, but it is said that the proliferation easily available porn is desensitizing us to sexual images. Maybe its true. We seek out porn that is increasingly outside the reality of our sex lives.. or possible sex lives. We are drawn to the different or sexually unattainable. Maybe.