back to article Android users are massive wan … er … smut consumers

Stats from self-pleasuring site Pornhub (link vaguely NSFW - no pics but still contains the word Pornhub) show that mobile viewing has overtaken desktop, and Android is the OS of choice for viewers of its select content. The, ahem, growth is in part down to the site removing its limit on the number of videos a day that can be …

  1. Pete 2 Silver badge

    Making a splash

    > 11 videos viewed for every person on the planet

    Remind me never, ever to buy a second-hand mobile device!

    (or to borrow anyone's phone)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    but are they really?

    Given that Android has more market share (as high as 80% if some stats are to be believed), I suppose per capita more iOS users are fondling things other than their toys

    1. ThomH Silver badge

      Re: but are they really?

      You'd want to weight against browser stats for other sites, surely, not sales statistics?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    having to squint

    People watch porn on mobiles? They must have been eyesight than me, which is curious considering this kind of thing makes you go blind.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: having to squint


      Let's take Joe Travelling salesman settling for a typical bad night sleep in a typical "Garden Inn" (the latest and most fashionable way to call a Travelodge like dump on the other side of the pond). He has a choice:

      A) Corporate laptop, secured to the hilt, will report his smut consumption to IT which will forward it straight to HR.

      B) Corporate phone or BYOD phone. Corporate contract _WITHOUT_ a VPN and _WITHOUT_ any content control. Mail, calendar, etc all go to Exchange 365 or Outlook web access. Browsing goes straight to the Internet. And it is on corporate unlimited data too.

      So which one he is going to use?

  4. Simon Harris Silver badge

    "phones... optimised for skin tones"

    Or more usefully, phones sold that are optimised for use with cleaning products.

    Just don't ask what that is on the keyboard --------------------------------->

    1. Dave 126 Silver badge

      Re: "phones... optimised for skin tones"

      There are phones sold with IP68 dust / water ingress ratings, but the ratings are for fresh water, not cleaning solutions. Mild detergents and chlorinated swimming pools will be okay if you rinse it afterwards, but don't dunk them in bleach (the phones, that is)!

      1. 's water music Silver badge

        Re: "phones... optimised for skin tones"

        There are phones sold with IP68 dust / water ingress ratings, but the ratings are for fresh water, not cleaning solutions... or jizz, oh yes i went there

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    >Stats from self-pleasuring site Pornhub (that link is suitable for work)

    That link is suitable for work, in that it contains no photographs - just a bit of innuendo in the text. However, I would imagine that some work IT departments might have systems that flag entire domains, such as

    Anyway, I never knew of an interesting accompaniment to Alfred Kinsey and Shere Hite et al!

    1. Anonymous Bullard

      However, I would imagine that some work IT departments might have systems that flag entire domains

      And having to explain it being in the logs..

      "oh, I was just reading the article"

      "yes yes, you said that last time!"

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Or maybe: "I was testing their bandwidth versus ours to get a baseline for the impending upgrade."

        I actually know of one manager who used this excuse regularly as he streamed sports, porn, and movies all day long. He's gone, not for the streaming but because he missed too many meetings....

  6. ratfox Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Searching for local girls?

    I note that the most searched term for most countries is… the demonym of that country. Either these people are looking for local girls, or they are actually paying attention to the dialog. The mind boggles.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I don't think the part that stiffens will be any sinews

  8. moiety

    Good to see the UK winning at something. OK the US came first (hur hur hur), but given the population sizes, it's a pretty impressive showing by our team. Keep it up!

    1. moiety

      Dammit! Should have got "beaten off stiff competition" in there somewhere.

  9. spiny norman

    Presumably those "desktop" connections in Sweden were all laptops.

    1. e^iπ+1=0

      'Presumably those "desktop" connections in Sweden were all laptops.'

      HTPC with 40+ inches would also feature I'd imagine.

      They should also consider supporting Chromcast or similar.

  10. Archaon

    Brings a new meaning to...

    ...the term fondleslab! Fnar, oo-er, oh matron! etc

  11. Matthew Anderson

    Not entirely sure the boss would agree with you that the link is safe for work at all, the content may be but will still have a hard time explaining the PORNHUB part.... Also the various references and links to such things as.. America Runs on Anal.

    "Ahh but you see, it may be a porn website, ahem, yes I have heard of pornhub, have you? Buuuut this is a totally legit article they did on porn stats.. Yes, was reading up on porn stats at work...Nope, was not perusing porn during work time at all, did you not know that porn sites are also useful and informative journalistic websites and that porn stats can actually help me have a more productive work day?"

    Nope.. Scrub internet history of that one please.

    1. JudeKay (Written by Reg staff)

      Fair point. We've edited the text to reflect this. Thanks

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    obvious question on market share

    Given that android has 85% of the market, are the numbers adjusted to consider this? As if not, it means iPhone owners are even bigger wankers than I had imagined.

    Even more interesting is console stats. Xbox with lower market share than PlayStation has more wankers.

  13. Paul Crawford Silver badge


    I am impressed by the girth of their pr0n hose! Don't we all wish our systems could sustain 50Gbit/sec?

    However, I am disappointed that El Rag failed to convert that into kilowrists.

  14. Bob Dole (tm)

    With this information I have to wander why Comcast, verizon, etc is so worried about YouTube and Netflix streaming. Just block porn and all the bandwidth you could want would be available.

    1. Chris Hart

      Sure, but all the customers you'd want would leave...

  15. 38292757

    I'd love to get a technical overview of their content management system, CDN's , etc.It's quite a tech success story, delivering that amount of data as reliably as third parties have informed me that they do. Anyone know if they're using a COTS system or something home-grown? They must have a magnificent tech team. Great story waiting to be told there, with opportunities for data visualization.

    1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      The porn industry has traditionally of successfully adopting the best web technologies: payment systems, web-video, etc. None of the "join the conversation" bollocks for them: it either works or it's dropped. IIRC Cloudflare is pretty popular but they do roll some of their own stuff in order to be able to inject country-specific code.

      All joking aside, I reckon it might be interesting to work for one of these sites for a while to find out how "webscale" really should be done.

  16. Elmer Phud

    This could go onan onan on

    "iOS at 40.2 per cent and Windows at 2.6 per cent."

    Can this really mean that ifanbois are bigger wankers than M$ lusers?

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: This could go onan onan on

      Maybe cause most of the Windows boxes are at work and within reach of the boss's and the IT logs prying eyes?

  17. J 3

    link vaguely NSFW - no pics but still contains the word Pornhub

    As did El Reg's URL (not as domain name, sure) and article...

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    One reason for an increase in mobile may be the ease with which Chromecast enables grumble flicks to be sent from a phone to a TV. As Chromecast is likely to be used by more Android users than iOS, this may also account for a certain amount of that discrepancy too. Mind you, I have no idea how many Chromecasts have been sold.

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