Most porn in the U.S. is now viewed on mobile devices

By on December 26, 2013, 12:30 PM

The Internet has been synonymous with pornography for years but the ever-evolving technology landscape is reshaping how people consume such material. Point in case – recently released statistics from porn aggregator PornHub reveal that 52 percent of adult content in the US is viewed on mobile devices.

Broken down further, we see that another 10 percent of pornography is viewed on tablets for a grand total of 62 percent with only 38 percent of visits coming from desktops. For comparison, 46 percent of visitors surfed from a desktop last year. On the worldwide scale, desktops are still preferred – but just barely. A full 51 percent of visitors from around the globe used their desktops while 49 percent arrived via mobile.

The statistics probably don’t lie, either, as the massive sampling size of 14.7 billion visitors would most certainly weed out any stray data. For those doing the math, that equates to 1.68 million visits per hour, every day for the entire year – or 63.2 billion videos, whichever way you want to look at it.

Truth be told, the statistics shouldn’t really be much of a surprise when you consider how many smartphone and tablets have shipped this year. And it’s certainly easier to find a bit of privacy with a portable device than a desktop or a notebook, but I digress.

The NSFW blog post has some other interesting facts and figures as well, such as the average time spent on the site per country / state and even how sporting events, television events and national holidays affect viewing habits.




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Guest said:

I don't watch porn

Chis2k Chis2k said:

Maybe you should?

Guest said:

Anecdotal: I watch porn on my ipad mini, white.

2 people like this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Nobody here watches porn on a mobile device. We are all enthusiast, mobile device screens are too small.

2 people like this | madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Nobody here watches porn on a mobile device. We are all enthusiast, mobile device screens are too small.

That's what 1080p projector playing on the livingroom wall is for, no? =p

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

1080p projector
Soon to be 4K. lol

1 person liked this | LookinAround LookinAround, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

It may be mobile devices now but just wait till Google glasses come out! Talk about driver distractions!

2 people like this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Google Glasses?

Talk about an ratio increase of people that die in a joyfully mesmerized state of mind.

Guest said:

I don't always watch porn, but when I do...

Guest said:

So... do we get achievement or medal or something? anything?

1 person liked this | Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

So I guess the wonderful folk at the NSA are into porn as well. If they weren't 10 years ago they certainly are now.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

LOL - never thought about that @Skidmarksdeluxe

For everyone watching porn, there is at least one NSA agent watching with you.

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

Aw, kinda wanted to see what china had going on. I know mobile devices have been trended over there for a long while

davislane1 davislane1 said:

Stroke to unlock.

Guest said:

It is not surprising that mobile use is so high for porn. Boys can easily hide a mobile deviceunder the bedsheets or sneak one into the bathroom. Businessmen can access porn free of charge using hotel WiFi.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

I don't watch porn
Maybe you should?
Really! You know what they say, "a tall boy a day keeps the nursing home away"......(y)

(alright, maybe I did just make that up. So what)?

Anyway, when I was a boy, back in the middle ages, you could get decks of playing cards with, "dirty pictures" on them,.

So, fast forward into the "future", (2013), and now you buy a $500.00 smart phone, to view the same size images. Ah "progress", that's what it's all about isn't it?

(Yeah, yeah, I know, the images move nowadays. But yet today, a lot of imagination need be employed.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Nobody here watches porn on a mobile device. We are all enthusiast, mobile device screens are too small.

Soon to be 4K. lol

Google Glasses?

Talk about an ratio increase of people that die in a joyfully mesmerized state of mind.

LOL - never thought about that @Skidmarksdeluxe

For everyone watching porn, there is at least one NSA agent watching with you.

@cliffordcooley, Help me to understand, why is it that when someone else mentions porn in a thread, (myself for example), you chastise them by telling them something along the lines, "we don't care about your dirty desires, this is a tech site". Yet here you are, serially posting to a thread about nothing but porn...:oops::p

Guest said:

Porn is for losers who can't get a real woman.

2 people like this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Porn is for losers who can't get a real woman.
Wait til your wife is banging the pool boy, and the alimony & child support bills start coming in, then get back to us. Methinks you'll be begging for a woman you can shut off when you're done....

1 person liked this | learninmypc learninmypc said:

Porn is for losers who can't get a real woman.

No, porn is so you can learn different ways to get her to smile honestly.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

No, porn is so you can learn different ways to get her to smile honestly.
Porn provides with the answer to a question asked throughout the ages. That is, "is sex dirty"? Now we know the answer.........(wait for it)...... YES, as long as it's done right".

Although, in direct response to the idea of, "making her smile". There are a few things you can learn watching, "sex instructional videos", that might cost you a dishwasher, (at the low end), up to a mink coat or diamond necklace, (at the high end of the deviance).:eek::oops:

Oh, and before I forget, you might consider having the better half watch it with you. That way, maybe she'll catch on to a few ways to make you smile...

learninmypc learninmypc said:

Porn provides with the answer to a question asked throughout the ages. That is, "is sex dirty"? Now we know the answer.........(wait for it)...... YES, as long as it's done right".

Although, in direct response to the idea of, "making her smile". There are a few things you can learn watching, "sex instructional videos", that might cost you a dishwasher, (at the low end), up to a mink coat or diamond necklace, (at the high end of the deviance).:eek::oops:

Oh, and before I forget, you might consider having the better half watch it with you. That way, maybe she'll catch on to a few ways to make you smile...

Well, it's been my experience, as long as the guy can make her happy, he has little if anything to worry about sexually. Yes, let her watch too, maybe she'll learn too.

2 people like this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

...[ ].... as long as the guy can make her happy, he has little if anything to worry about sexually....[ ]....
Agreed, it's when he sets about trying to please himself that the trouble can set in....:oops:

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