XXX entertainment sky rockets, as tensions build up during pandemic

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The global coronavirus pandemic has seen a dramatic change in our entertainment habits, especially during our “private time”. And yes, I am talking about the sneaky visit to your favourite XXX site.

Prior to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in various countries around the world, Pornhub saw 120 million people visiting their site daily. But in the wake of the health crisis, people self-isolating and not spending more time at the office, this has all changed.

Pornhub’s statisticians noted a drastic change in the site’s figures since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Comparisons were made to an average traffic period in early February. Because traffic varies depending on the day of the week, each day was compared to the same day during the average period.

Through these comparisons, it became evident that as people were spending more time at home or working at home, traffic to Pornhub had risen. But by how much did the traffic increase?

According to the stats, worldwide traffic to Pornhub was up 11.6% on March 17. That is a rather substantial increase in traffic. However, after Pornhub offered Free Pornhub Premium to encourage people to stay at home and practice social distancing, the figures shot up by 24.4% on March 24.

And yes, South Africa also benefited from the Free Pornhub Premium offer. It seems that tensions are indeed running high in the country.

The adult site’s statisticians previously found people will often change the times that they visit Pornhub. This seems logical, as no one really wants to get caught visiting the xxx site. However, on March 17, Pornhub statisticians found traffic was up all around the world, with statistics showing what times had the most significant changes when compared to an average day.

The largest increase of 31.5% happened in the early morning around 3am. However, the gain at 7am was a nominal 1.4%. Pornhub says it can surmise people stayed up later because they didn’t have to go to work in the morning.

Traffic at 1pm was 26.4% higher than normal, when people may otherwise be at work.

At the end of 2019, Pornhub released its 2019 year in review. The review showed that South Africans spent an average time of 11 minutes and 27 seconds on the site. Out of the scores of South African users, 37% were women. The most popular South African searches included ebony and lesbian porn.

However, it seems that South Africans have changed a bit and have found a sense of sexiness in COVID-19.

A staggering 42% of South Africans who visit the site searched for corona related entertainment.

Pornhub explains searches containing “coronavirus” and “corona virus” first appeared on January 25 and continued to grow. During the past few months, Pornhub’s statisticians recorded more than 9.1 million searches containing either “corona” or “covid”. Searches peaked on March 5 at 1.5 million. And who says quarantine can’t be sexy?

With the site seeing an influx of users, it seems people can still find a moment’s worth of pleasure during difficult times.

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