Despite being a supposedly conservative country, Filipinos are big fans of porn — and not just the fellas, if Pornhub’s newly released data on traffic this year is to be believed.
While most people tend to think watching porn is a man’s pastime, in the Philippines it’s definitely more of an equal opportunity hobby. According to Pornhub’s stats, released today, 39 percent of visitors to the site from the Philippines were women, the highest percentage worldwide (tied with Brazil).
The same survey showed that Filipinos, more than any other group, like to take their porn on the go.
Ninety-one percent of Filipino visitors visited the website from their phones — the highest percentage in the world — with just 5 percent logging in from their desktop, and the rest checking the site from their tablets.
Pinoy — and Pinay — pride was also at play, it would appear. Both terms were among the most searched on the site (“pinay” came in at number 1, and “pinoy” at number 4), with “hentai,” “japanese,” and “korean” rounding out the top five. Top trending searches — measured in increase in prevalence compared to the previous year — included “reverse missionary” (OK, that’s very specific) up 3,758 percent; followed by “locker room” (again, really specific), up 2,737 percent; and “perfect body” (boooooring!) up 1,636 percent.
Our five favorite pornstars, meanwhile, were Lana Rhoades, Lexi Lore, Leah Gotti, Johnny Sins, and Jordi el Nino Polla. Our top five categories, meanwhile, were Japanese, hentai, lesbian, amateur, and — in another nod to our gender-blind love of smut — videos popular with women.
But Filipinos weren’t just in it for the cold, impersonal boning. No! We love a little loooove — as evidenced by the fact that we watched “romantic” porn 226 percent more than the global average. We also apparently loooove Koreans, watching 188 percent more Korean porn than the global average.
Unfortunately, Filipinos are actually slipping in one crucial regard: the amount of time spent per visit. While we claimed the top spot last year, this year our average fell by 22 seconds (we swear, that’s the first time it’s ever happened, honest!) to 11 minutes and nine seconds. Thailand beat us off — sorry, out! — Thailand beat us out for the top spot this year, clocking an average of 11 minutes and 21 seconds per visit.
But despite our very respectable figures, try as we might, we’re still not leading the pack in terms of the sheer volume of traffic driven to the site — though we are in the top 10. Most of the website’s traffic comes from the United States, followed by Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and then the Philippines.
So, how often do you visit Pornhub? Oh, you don’t? Suuuuuure. Try to get us to believe that whopper by leaving a comment below or tweeting to @CoconutsManila.
This article, Grade-A Jerks: Philippines punching above its weight in Pornhub’s 2019 global stats, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!