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Women watching porn before the women’s march

There was a March on January 20, just like the year before, where thousands of women staged a mass protest against President Donald Trump and his administration. Which was perhaps to be expected considering the president’s policies. What was not expected, however, is the march having a significant effect on how people searched and watched porn. That is if the new data by Pornhub Insights is anything to go by. Pornhub Insights, the statistics group which is run by the giant porn streaming site, showed some interesting facts about the Women’s March and porn watching habits.

Less likely to watch porn during march

The first thing that Pornhub Insights established is the fact that both men and women were less likely to watch porn during the march, which took place between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in New York. That is compared to how they would normally watch porn on any other day around the same time. The thing is, there is always a significant drop in traffic in porn sites during huge events such as the election and the Super Bowl. Perhaps more interestingly, it is possible to tell a story judging from the way a porn user’s data ripples during an event.

For instance, there was a huge surge in women searching for porn around 7 a.m on the same day the march took place in 2018. That sounds like a very unusual hour for watching porn, don’t you think? Many people wait until in the evening to catch a glimpse of their favorite NSFW. Why were women watching porn that early in the morning before such a huge day ahead? To relax perhaps? In light of the statistics, that is something I’m looking forward to finding out.

Surge in search for feminist porn

Immediately after March, there was a huge surge in people from both genders searching for “female-friendly” porn (sometimes referred to as feminist porn). This happened across all streaming platforms. There was also an increase in the number of people searching for transgender porn which kind of stands out because people were searching for the term ‘transgender’ instead of using some of the slurs found on many popular porn sites. Was it a case of people looking to establish the difference between the traditional porn to the new female-friendly porn? Perhaps.

More interestingly, Pornhub Insights wrote that men were 42% more likely to be searching for feminist porn compared to their female counterparts. It appears nothing can come between men and women when it comes to their porn. For a day that focused on contempt for women, the search for erotic videos was high which is kind of ironical. My guess? Men were trying to learn what really makes women tickle, porn-wise. The Women’s March and the purpose it was supposed to serve certainly wriggled into the men’s minds.

Feminist porn

This may sound a bit strange to many considering many feminists’ stand against porn. Well, feminist porn is still a fringe movement that’s being spearheaded by independent porn filmmakers and feminists (you read that right). Their main mission is to see to it that the perceived objectification of women in porn comes to an end. In feminist porn, female actors are shown to be enthusiastically enjoying the sex, which is unlike in other genres of porn (the joy in other porn categories is kind of ‘staged’). Other activities synonymous with feminist porn include banter, cuddling, and pussy licking. Again, those are not considered mainstays in the rest of porn categories. Women will not be letting anything come their way when it comes to sex and how they enjoy it, and worse still, how they are depicted in porn.

Different scenario in 2017

The statistics by PornHub Insights are so different from the ones recorded during the Women’s March in 2017. During the day of the March, there was an 8.2% drop in porn viewership in the streaming site.  With 26% of its viewership being the ladies, data tracking throughout the day of the march (which took place on January 21) showed a significant drop from women viewers which may not be that surprising after all. By 3 p.m, viewership was down 6.4%. By 8 p.m., streaming reached a peak drop of 8.2%.

On the same day in 2017, The Next Web established that traffic from men was also down in the afternoon and evening, reaching a low of -4.3% at 10 p.m. it would appear like more guys took part in the march than we initially thought. Women across the nation might have counted the day as a success, but it was certainly not so for porn streaming sites in 2017.

The difference in figures can be down to many factors, but it looks like women were more charged this year compared to last year, and they needed some way to cool themselves down. What better way to do that than to watch some porn and probably a little bit of masturbation? I’m not judging. Fapping is actually a good way of releasing tension.

Conclusion

That is how it panned out. All we can do now is to wait and see what the 2019 version of the march will have in store for us. Meanwhile, I need to go check out some feminist porn and see for myself what the fuss is all about. You probably should too.

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