This Surprising Country Spends More Time Watching Porn Than Any Other

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At the start of the year, companies usually do a ‘look back’ at the previous year – checking their top sales, worst and best moments, or most loyal customers. World’s biggest porn site Pornhub has been doing their version of this annual review for 5 years now, and for the third consecutive year, this archipelago in Southeast Asia topped the list for time spent visit. Yep, you guessed that right – it’s the Philippines.

Pornhub’s latest report revealed that their Filipino visitors spend more time watching porn than any other country. Their average time spent per visit on the website is 13 minutes and 28 seconds – even longer than the global average visit duration which is only 9 minutes and 59 seconds. If you look closely at the data, the Philippines is the sole Asian country who landed on the list.

Comparing it with Pornhub’s previous report, 2017’s data also showed that Filipinos are now spending more time on the porn video-sharing site. In 2016, their average time spent per visit on the site was 12 minutes and 45 seconds.

The country continued to top the list in spite of the government’s efforts to block major porn sites in the country. In January 2017, some Filipinos reported to have been surprised that they can no longer access their favorite adult sites. This was after the government ordered to block these adult sites pursuant to the country’s Republic Act 9775 or anti-child pornography law. Others however revealed that their internet service provider still allowed them to visit Pornhub and other porn sites. This might be the reason why this Asian country wasn’t among the site’s top 5 country referrers of web traffic.

For a known conservative country like the Philippines, the results could either suggest that its people are becoming more open to their sexual desires or it’s a way of distracting themselves from life’s difficulties.

These are some of the reasons for the growth of porn watchers in the Phillipines

Increased internet penetration

The Philippines has experienced a significant increase in internet penetration in recent years. With a growing number of people gaining access to the internet, it’s reasonable to expect an increase in online activities, including the consumption of adult content.

High search volume

According to data from Pornhub’s 2020 Year in Review, the Philippines ranked 7th in terms of the highest search volume for porn on their website. This indicates a considerable interest and consumption of adult content in the country.

Social media influence

Social media platforms play a prominent role in the Philippines, with a large portion of the population actively using platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These platforms can contribute to the dissemination and sharing of adult content, leading to increased exposure and consumption.

Cultural and religious factors

The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country, and the influence of religious beliefs and cultural norms may impact the societal attitudes towards pornography. While there may be conservative perspectives on adult content, it does not eliminate the possibility of its consumption.

It’s important to approach these trends with caution, as reliable and comprehensive data on pornography consumption can be challenging to obtain. Furthermore, societal attitudes towards pornography can vary, and individual experiences and behaviors may not align with general trends.

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