15 Of The Weirdest Facts You Definitely Didn’t Know About Porn

Everyone, it seems, has some sort of opinion on porn. In fact, out of everything that Internet has given us to argue over–politics, pop culture, whatever–it seems that the most ripe material for contention is pornography. There are some people who say that porn is great for women (pretty easy to justify), others who say that it’s terrible for women (also not hard to back up), and still others who think  that, for purely logistical reasons, it’s actually the worst.

Still, no matter how you feel about porn personally, it’s impossible to deny just how influential it is in our society. There have been tons of movies made about the porn industry as a whole, from Boogie Nights to Don Jon, and plugging “porn” into a Google News search retrieves pages of results, most of which are from the past few days. People seem to be fascinated by porn, basically, even if it’s just with the theoretical side of it. It makes sense, actually, since porn is pretty interesting. So, without further ado, enjoy (?) these weird facts about porn that you definitely didn’t know about before:

1.The most common search terms on PornHub over the last five years have been, respectively: “teen”; “asian”; “mom”; “teen” and “lesbian.”

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2. Wikimedia Commons–an image repository owned by Wikipedia–is actually mostly used for porn. Which was definitely not its intended purpose.

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3. There is a woman who exists in this world who looks almost exactly like noted Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz. She was recently paid $10,000 to make a sex tape.

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4. Speaking of Ted Cruz, when he was running for President, one of his campaign videos featured a porn star. He later pulled the ad (even though she was considering voting for him, which is pretty rude, IMO).

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5. Porn isn’t a male-dominated interest–in fact, one in every three porn users is a woman.

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6. States that have the least gay-friendly policies–like Texas, Ohio, and Mississippi–actually have some of the highest numbers for gay porn consumption.

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7. In fact, conservative states in general tend to watch more porn–in 2014, a Harvard study found that Utah has one of the highest rate of pornography subscriptions out of any other state.

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8. Porn sites as a whole get about 450 million visits a month. This is more than Netflix, Twitter, and Amazon combined.

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9. The average person visits a porn site 7.5 times a month. 

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10. Watching porn doesn’t actually mean that you engage in more sex–a study done in the Netherlands found that there is only a small correlation between watching porn and increased sexual experience.

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11. Statistically, people watch the most porn on December 27th. The day with the least views? December 25th. (There’s a “reason for the season” joke in there somewhere, right?)

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12. The most popular day of the week to watch porn, by the way, happens to be Sunday. Just in case you were curious. 

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12. In a survey done by Marie Claire in 2015, 62 percent of women said that when they watch porn, they watch it on their smartphones. 

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14. In this same survey, 59 percent of women said that, while they watch porn, they feel conflicted about it because of how the industry treats women.

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15.  The couple that watches porn together, stays together, apparently–according to a study done in 2011, couples who watched porn together reported feeling more committed and sexually satisfied than couples who watched porn alone.

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Were you surprised by any of these facts? Which ones? Let us know in the comments!

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