Porn Industry Statistics

Adam and Eve asks: Do you read erotic literature? Adam and Eve is going back to the books with this month’s sex question. After all the success with Fifty Shades of Grey, the company wanted to find out just who was reading erotica:

  • 41% of the respondents admitted they enjoy reading erotica.
  • 23% admitted to reading or seeing Fifty Shades.

– Adam and Eve, Do You Read Erotic Literature? August 27, 2015 [9]

How gamers get down with YouPorn: More of our users are leveling up and accessing the YouPorn site through gaming consoles like the Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation.

  • YouPorn’s gaming users are vastly male at 91.5%.
  • 26% of YouPorn’s visitors are female.
  • 46% are between the ages of 18–21.
  • 31% in the 25–34 range.
  • 12% in the 35–44 range.
  • 6% in the 45–54 range.

- YouPorn World, YouPorn Gamers Statistics, September 9, 2015 [13]

Fan pays $42,000 for one-hour adult webcam session Las Vegas, Maitresse Madeline, San Francisco–based dome, has auctioned off a private hour-long webcam show to an Australian viewer for an astounding $42,000. The highest amount ever paid for a one-hour live adult show, the bidding was competitive. The winner receives a one-hour, live, custom, BDSM sexual encounter with Ms. Madeline via webcam, her e-mail address and the promise of ongoing contact, a one-year VIP membership to all Kink.com Web sites, signed photos of Ms. Madeline, an HD recording of their hour, plus any props used during the session. Adult Webmaster Empire (AWE), one of the industry’s largest cam companies, estimates industry revenues at between $1.5 and $2 billion a year.

– ZDNet, Video: Fan pays $42,000 for one-hour adult webcam session, January 10, 2014 [10]

Taiwan metro cards featuring pictures of a Japanese porn star sold out on Tuesday within hours of going on sale at midnight. Commuters had snapped up every so-called EasyCard bearing a picture of fully clothed Japanese adult film actress Yui Hatano by 4.18 a.m. Pornography is conspicuous by its absence. Hatano, 27, was recently ranked the No.9 porn star in Asia, according to erotic video Web site Xvideos.com.

– The New York Times, Porn Actress Metro Cards Sold Out in Taiwan, September 1, 2015 [11]

Pornhub, the Internet’s largest porn site, showed the following numbers from 2014:

  • The United States is Number 1 in per capita page views.
  • Average viewing time is 9 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • 45% of porn is viewed on smartphones.
  • 44% on desktop and laptop PCs.
  • 11% on tablets.
  • On Christmas Day, porn traffic drops by 18%.
  • Porn traffic during the Super Bowl dropped 22%.
  • Launched May 24, 2007 by Matt Keezer.
  • Owned and operated by MindGeek.
  • Located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
  • Total number of visits is 18.35 billion.
  • Number of videos viewed is 78.9 billion.
  • 11 videos for every man, woman, and child on earth.
  • The most searched term was teen.
  • 23% of viewers are women.

– Pornhub, 2014 year in review, January 7, 2015 [1]

Report from Juniper Research has found that by 2017, a quarter of a billion people will use their mobile or tablet devices to access adult content, such as videos, images and live cams, up by more than 30% on current usage. The report highlighted that this was attributable to an emphasis on high-definition, niche-centric product, as well as the flourishing availability of mobile-optimized, free content. Smartphones and tablets have become key distribution channels for adult service providers.

– Juniper Research, 250 Million to Access Adult Content on their Mobile or Tablet by 2017, September 25, 2013 [14]

Top ten reviews, Internet pornography statistics

  1. Every second of every day:
    • $3,075.64 is spent on pornography.
    • 28,258 people are viewing pornography.
    • 372 people are typing adult search terms.
  2. Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is created in the United States.
  3. Number of pornographic Web sites: 4.2 million (12% of total Web sites).
  4. Number of pornographic pages: 420 million.
  5. Daily pornographic search engine requests: 68 million (25% of total search engine requests).
  6. Daily pornographic e-mails: 2.5 billion (8% of total e-mails).
  7. % of Internet users who view porn: 42.7%.
  8. % of Internet users who received unwanted exposure to sexual material: 34%.
  9. Monthly pornographic downloads (peer-to-peer): 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads).
  10. Number of sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms: 89%.
  11. Number of children’s character names linked to thousands of porn links: 26 (including Pokémon and Action Man).
  12. Number of Web sites offering illegal child pornography: 100,000.

– Top Ten Reviews, Internet Pornography Statistics, March 28, 2014 [17] 

2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues by Country (Total global revenues $97.06 billion):

  • Philippines ($1.00 billion)
  • Taiwan ($1.00 billion)
  • Germany ($0.64 billion)
  • Finland ($0.60 billion)
  • Czech Republic ($0.46 billion)
  • Russia ($0.25 billion)
  • Netherlands ($0.20 billion)
  • Brazil ($0.10 billion)
  • China ($27.40 billion)
  • South Korea ($25.73 billion)
  • Japan ($19.98 billion)
  • United States ($13.3 billion)
  • Australia ($2.00 billion)
  • United Kingdom ($1.97 billion)
  • Italy ($1.4 billion)
  • Canada ($1.00 billion)

 

Top Ten Reviews, Internet Pornography Statistics, March 28 28, 2014 [17]

2006 U.S. Pornography Revenue by Type (Total U.S. revenues $13.3 billion):

  • Video Sales and Rentals ($3.62 billion).
  • Internet ($2.84 billion).
  • Cable / PPV / In-Room / Mobile / Phone Sex ($2.19 billion).
  • Exotic Dance Clubs ($2.00 billion), Novelties ($1.73 billion).
  • Magazines ($0.95 billion).

– Top Ten Reviews, Internet Pornography Statistics, March 28, 2014 [17]

Number of Pornographic Web pages by Country (Total Web pages worldwide 373.6 million):

  • United States (244 million)
  • Germany (10 million)
  • United Kingdom (8 million)
  • Australia (5 million)
  • Japan (2 million)
  • The Netherlands (1.8 million)
  • Russia (1 million)
  • Poland (1 million)
  • Spain (0.8 million)

– Top Ten Reviews, Internet Pornography Statistics, March 28, 2014 [17]

U.S. Hardcore Pornography Titles Released (in 17 years 123,183 titles have been released and this number has increased 12,388 per year since 1988):

  • 8,000 titles (1997)
  • 9,200 titles (1998)
  • 10,300 titles (1999)
  • 11,500 titles (2000)
  • 10,900 titles (2001)
  • 11,700 titles (2002)
  • 11,400 titles (2003)
  • 12,000 titles (2004)
  • 13,588 titles (2005)
  • 1,300 titles (1988)
  • 1,350 titles (1989)
  • 1,340 titles (1990)
  • 1,505 titles (1991)
  • 2,200 titles (1992)
  • 2,400 titles (1993)
  • 3,200 titles (1994)
  • 5,700 titles (1995)
  • 8,000 titles (1996)

 

– Top Ten Reviews, Internet Pornography Statistics, March 28, 2014 [17]

U.S. States that watch more pornography page views per capita:

  • Virginia 146
  • Georgia 145
  • California 144
  • Washington 141
  • Arizona 140
  • Texas 139
  • Minnesota 137

 

  • Kansas 194
  • Nevada 166
  • Illinois 161
  • Colorado 159
  • Massachusetts 153
  • Hawaii 149
  • New York 148

– Pornhub, Red Vs Blue States, April 9, 2014 [16]

 

Pornhub examined its user data storage, specifically browser types; the results reveal that the general use of Internet Explorer has decreased:

Pornhub, Mobile Browsers:

  1. Safari 38.2%
  2. Android 29.4%
  3. Chrome 18%
  4. Internet Explorer 2.4%
  5. Opera 2.3%

Pornhub, Desktop Browsers:

  1. Chrome 44.4%
  2. Internet Explorer 23.2%
  3. Firefox 20.1%
  4. Safari 7.0%
  5. Opera 2.6%

 

– Pornhub Insights, Pornhub Battle of the Browsers, May 28, 2014 [15]

The second largest porn site on the Web, YouPorn, was kind enough to furnish us with some real-world facts and figures:

  • YouPorn hosts over 100TB of porn.
  • Serves over 100 million page views per day.
  • An average of 950 terabytes of data is transferred per day.
  • YouPorn serves 4,000 pages per second.

A single porn site accounts for almost 2% of the Internet’s total traffic. There are dozens of porn sites on the scale of YouPorn. It’s realistic to say that porn makes up 30% of the total data transferred across the Internet.

– Extreme Tech, Just How Big are Porn Sites? April 4, 2012 [5]

Sex, relationships, and porn: the 12 most sexually satisfied countries and how it corresponds to the porn-oriented countries, ruling out that porn makes you more sexually active. (Countries in blue are sexually satisfied and countries in red are actively looking at porn; in order from greatest to least 1 through 12.) The top three sexually satisfied countries are Switzerland, Spain, and Italy; the top three porn consumers are the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Do you think there is a correlation between sexual satisfaction and pornography?

Greatest Porn Consumption

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. India       
  5. Germany
  6. France  
  7. Italy              
  8. Australia
  9. Brazil            
  10. Mexico        
  11. Spain            
  12. Russia

Most sexually satisfied

  1. Switzerland
  2. Spain
  3. Italy
  4. Brazil
  5. Greece
  6. Netherlands
  7. Mexico
  8. India
  9. Australia
  10. Nigeria
  11. Germany
  12. China

 

– Alternet, The 12 Most Sexually Satisfied Countries, April 4, 2012 [6], [7]

How do you prefer to view your adult content? When over 1,000 American adults were asked what format they preferred to view their adult entertainment:

  • 44% of the respondents wanted free sites.
  • 36% said they did not watch adult content.
  • 16% said they preferred to view adult DVDs.
  • 4% said they preferred pay-per-view sites.

It’s no surprise that free sites are the obvious choice for adult viewers; there is a niche for every sexual preference and it’s free. 

– Adam and Eve, How do You Prefer to View Your Adult Content? April 9, 2013 [8] 

Massive data set of 10,000 porn stars has been extracted from the world’s largest database of adult films and performers.

  1. Average male porn star height is 5’10”.
  2. Average female porn star height is 5’5”.
  3. Average male porn star weight is 167.5 lbs.
    • National average male weight is 194.5 lbs.
  4. Average female porn star weight is 117 lbs.
    • National average female weight is 165 lbs.
  5. Average age of a female getting into porn is 22.
  6. Average age of a male getting into porn is 24.
  7. Most popular global porn search term is teen.
  8. Globally, the most popular day to watch porn is Monday.
    • Monday is the most stressful day.
  9. Globally, the most popular season to watch porn is winter.

– Jon Millward Data Journalist, Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Careers, February 14, 2013 [12]

Social Networking Statistics

Percent of people who use social networking in the world

  • Facebook 35.5%
  • Qzone 16.4%
  • Google Plus 8.9%
  • LinkedIn 8.6%
  • Instagram 7.8%
  • Twitter 7.4%
  • Tumblr 6.1%
  • Other 8.9%

Swinging, pornography, and other sexual acts can be found on most social networking sites such as but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google Plus, and Pinterest. None of these sites are protected, allowing easy access for any age.

– Statistic Brain Research Institute, Social Networking Statistics, March 24, 2015 [18]

 

Table 1:

 - Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

- Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

Table 2:

 - Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

- Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

Table 3:

 - Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

- Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

Table 4:

 - Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

- Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

Table 5:

 - Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [35]

- Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [35]

Graph 1:

 - Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

- Pornhub Insights, December 17, 2013 [2]

Graph 2:

 - Cosmopolitan, This is How You Watch Porn, February 20, 2014 [3]

- Cosmopolitan, This is How You Watch Porn, February 20, 2014 [3]

Graph 3:

 - Pornhub Insights, Pornhub Traffic Change During Super Bowl XLVIII, February 4, 2014 [4]

- Pornhub Insights, Pornhub Traffic Change During Super Bowl XLVIII, February 4, 2014 [4]

Graph 4:

 - Pornhub Insights, Pornhub Traffic Change During Super Bowl XLVIII, February 4, 2014 [4]

- Pornhub Insights, Pornhub Traffic Change During Super Bowl XLVIII, February 4, 2014 [4]

Graph 5:

 - Jon Millward Data Journalist, Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Careers, February 14, 2013 [12]

- Jon Millward Data Journalist, Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Careers, February 14, 2013 [12]

Graph 6:

 - YouPorn World, YouPorn Gamers Statistics, September 9, 2015 [13]

- YouPorn World, YouPorn Gamers Statistics, September 9, 2015 [13]

References

Please note: The number in brackets corresponds to specific statistic(s). Questions or concerns about any listed statistic may be directed to CAP at the e-mail address feedback@c-a-p.org.

[1] http://www.pornhub.com/insights/2014-year-in-review/

[2] http://www.pornhub.com/insights/pornhub-2013-year-in-review/

[3] http://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/videos/a20835/how-you-watch-porn-survey/

[4] http://www.pornhub.com/insights/pornhub-super-bowl

[5] http://www.extremetech.com/computing/123929-just-how-big-are-porn-sites/2

[6] http://cdn1b.static.pornhub.phncdn.com/insights-static//wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2-pornhub-2014-top-traffic-country.jpg

[7] http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/12-most-sexually-satisfied-countries

[8] http://www.adameve.com/pressroom.aspx?id=press-596

[9] http://www.adameve.com/pressroom.aspx?id=adamandeve.com-asks-do-you-read-erotic-literature

[10] http://www.zdnet.com/article/video-fan-pays-42000-for-one-hour-adult-webcam-session/

[11] http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/09/01/world/asia/01reuters-taiwan-porn.html?_r=0

[12] http://jonmillward.com/blog/studies/deep-inside-a-study-of-10000-porn-stars/#gallery

[13] http://www.youporn.com/world/gamers-consoles-searches/

[14] http://www.juniperresearch.com/press-release/mobile-adult-pr1

[15] http://www.pornhub.com/insights/pornhub-web-browser-comparison/

[16] http://www.pornhub.com/insights/red-versus-blue-us-states/

[17] http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html

[18] http://www.statisticbrain.com/social-networking-statistics/