Between climate change disasters and hyper partisan politics, 2017 was a true bummer of a year. It’s no wonder, then, that our porn-watching habits turned to pure fantasy to lighten things up. Pornhub, the largest pornography site on the web, released its annual year in review statistics Tuesday and judging by our interests — in everything from Hentai, to Rick and Morty, to fidget spinners — it looks like escapism is in style, and sometimes the goofier the better.

Search terms in 2017 saw Hentai move up six spots to land as the second most searched term of 2017, behind “lesbian.” Equally non-3D searches for “Cartoon” and “Overwatch” also made it to twelfth and thirteenth place, respectively.

Pornhub has provided this helpful graph to understand just what made us horny in 2017.

In terms of new search trends in 2017, Rick and Morty-parody porn, ASMR, and VR porn rose from relative obscurity over the year.

So did fidget spinners; the most asinine of toys somehow became a sexual accessory to Pornhub’s male-identifying viewership. It was one of the biggest breakout search terms in 2017, followed by “cheerleader.”

Something that’s wasn’t originally intended for sexy scenarios also came up in male-identifying searches: “It appears that many men are still playing games with ‘Minecraft’ making a 156 percent increase over last year’s searches,” the report said.

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Pornhub says its statisticians use anonymized data from Google Analytics to pinpoint the age and gender of its visitors. According to their calculations, women account for about 26 percent of Pornhub’s viewership. It’s worth mentioning that the stats don’t appear to account for Pornhub’s non-binary viewership.

What were women-identifying folks watching in 2017? The term “cheerleader,” soared by 1,019 percent — perhaps another nod to our obsession with fantasy in 2017 — followed by the common sense “porn for women” term.

At the top of the list for ladies was “lesbian,” “lesbians scissoring,” and “threesome.”

Regardless of what breakout terms were trending in 2017, these were the top searched terms for male-identifying and female-identifying Pornhub users.
The breakout search terms for 2017 are pretty interesting.

Pornhub’s library of X-rated content is shockingly huge. It’s so big, that in 2017 there were 28.5 billion individual visits to the site and over 4 million videos uploaded. To put that into even more impressive numbers, Pornhub streamed 3,732 petabytes of data in 2017 — enough to fill the memory of every iPhone currently in use around the world, according to the site’s calculations.


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