The UK is Still the Second Most Porn-Hungry Country in the World, According to Pornhub

By Tom Pritchard on at

The end of the year is coming, and every service out there is prepping their own reviews of the past 12 months. Pornhub is no exception, and has plenty of numbers to crunch and work out what 2018 meant to the world of porn. As it turns out the UK is pretty hungry for free-to-access porn, and it's second only to the appetites of the Americans.

As you can see the US generates a huge amount of Pornhub's daily traffic, and we Brits can't even muster up half that figure. Still considering we're the 21st largest country by population (according to Wikipedia, for what that's worth), the fact we're in second place is pretty good. Especially given how many people there are in India with access to the internet. Then again that porn block couldn't have helped things.

While we're still firmly in second place for amount of smut consumed, the same can't be said about how long Brits spend on Pornhub. We're 6th globally, with an average time of 10 minutes and 17 seconds, behind the US, South Africa, Canada, The Phillipines, and the Ukraine. Still we're ahead of the French by six whole seconds, and the average grew by 16 seconds compared to last year. Well done everyone.

As for our favourite kind of porn, there's no huge surprise that Brits, like much of the Western world, are really into lesbians.

The Russians and various neighbouring countries like their Hentai, which is surprising, and the Spanish are really into mature porn. I would wonder what all that's about, but judging by our more focused breakdown the Brits aren't much better. We clearly love our lesbians, MILFs, busty ladies, and... Elastigirl? *sigh* It's clear rule 34 exists for a reason.

Apparently Lesbian porn is most popular among the female visitors, though the UK's gender proportions are a bit off. As many of you will expect, most visitors are dudes. 73% of them, in fact:

That's up three per cent on last year, but it's still two per cent below the global average. Come on ladies, you have to do better.

As for our average age, I'm a bit surprised the younger types aren't the most porn-hungry. Then again, unlike the middle-aged folk who remember video tapes and magazines, they've grown up with easy access to naked people on the internet. So maybe the novelty isn't quite the same.

As for how we get that porn, most people here are doing everything on their phones. 67 per cent of us doing on our smallest porn-worthy screens, dwarfing the combined efforts of desktops and tablets. Bit strange if you ask me, but I suppose we have our phones within reach at all times. We are below the global average, though, with 71.6 per cent of Pornhub traffic coming from mobile devices.

As for traffic, well no surprises to hear that most traffic is coming from Android on mobiles and Windows on desktops. And most of the browser-based traffic is Chrome. Console stats aren't too dissimilar, with the ever-popular PS4 generating most of the porn traffic. Shockingly there was a huge drop in people watching on the 3DS, which makes me wonder, who the fuck was watching porn on a 3DS? Even weirder still, the PS Vita has seen a 50 per cent increase in traffic.

Despite all this it seems we can be pretty distracted from our porn, especially where live sport is concerned. There was a 13% drop in UK traffic during the Champions League final, and a 4% drop during the Wimbledon final.

There was also a 3% drop during the BAFTAs (what), 4% drop during the Britain's Got Talent finale (eh), and another 3% drop during the Bake Off finale (really?). Oh and you can tell how much people love new iPhones, because there was an 11% drop in global traffic when that happened. Clearly the Apple fans had something else to lust over for a couple of hours.

Traffic also dropped by 45% on New Year's Eve, suggesting people don't want to come into the new year quite so literally.

And that's about all there is about the Brit's porn habits for this year. There's a lot more information we haven't covered, mainly about other countries, but if you're interested you can check out Pornhub's year-in-review for yourself (SFW).