A Sneak Peek Into SA Porn Habits

The porn we're watching and how we compare to the rest of the world.


Chandre Davids |

Let’s be frank, a lot of people watch porn, whether they want to admit it or not. How do we know this? Well, according to Pornhub’s year in review, they had more than 28 billion annual visits to their site in 2017. That’s a whole lotta people watching porn every day – 81 million views to be exact. Let’s deep dive (head first) into the stats and see how South African men compare to the rest of the world.

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Girl on Girl action for the win.

It’s really no surprise that lesbian porn was the number one searched term in 2017, for the third time running I might add. For many heterosexual men, two (or more) women getting it on, is a pretty hot fantasy.

Dr. Laurie Betito, sex therapist and director of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center, says Lesbians have been the #1 fantasy of men since the beginning of time. “For the men that aren’t likely to ever have a threesome with lesbians, this is an ideal way for them to live out their fantasy. We can’t ignore women viewers though; for women that have a soft fantasy or curiosity, lesbian porn allows them to explore that part of their sexuality without risk. Of course, for bi or lesbian women, this category is an obvious choice.”

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Perhaps more surprising is that hentai is the number two on the list. This is a sub-genre of Japanese anime and manga, containing sexualised characters, images and plot lines. Pornhub explains this is because people may want to escape reality.

“The world is moving at a pace the we have never seen before and as such, stress levels have gone way up,” Pornhub states on their site. “Hentai is a way for people to disconnect from reality and delve into the world of total fantasy, forgetting about all the stresses that real life brings.”

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South Africa vs The World

South Africa ranks number 19 in the top 20 countries who watch the most porn. Considering there are 195 countries in the world, number 19 is not too bad. More impressively, South Africans rank number two for the most time spent watching porn. That’s an average of 11 minutes per day!

So what are we watching? Unlike the rest of the world, lesbian is number two and top of the chart, ebony. And our favourite porn star? Kim Kardashian. Seems like everyone enjoys keeping up with the Kardashians – in and out of the bedroom.

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Women Watch Porn Too!

Yes, you read right. Women watch porn, in fact, women are mainly responsible for lesbian being the number one search term. Yep, women viewed the lesbian category 197% more than men!

Other favourites include threesomes and anal. While men do make up the majority of porn watchers in SA, women make up 32% of viewers, the third highest in the world.

So next time you’re in the mood for some adult entertainment, why not invite your partner to join? The stats say she’ll enjoy it.

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