2017 belonged to women in more ways than one. As Pornhub and xHamster pointed out in their annual reviews, women are watching porn now more than ever before. If you’re feeling particularly shocked by this news, chances are you aren’t a woman.
In 2017, the No. 1 search term on Pornhub’s site was “Porn for Women." That search surged among women viewers by 359 percent from 2016 to 2017. “2017 seems to have been the year where women have come forward to express their desires more openly,” noted Dr. Laurie Betito, director of Pornhub’s Sexual Wellness Center. “From the ‘Me too’ movement to prominent females the likes of Hillary Clinton and Nikki Haley on the world stage, women are feeling more empowered and they have found their voice. This is a sign of things to come.” (Pun intended?)
Overall, 28.5 billion people visited Pornhub in 2017, and 25 billion searches were made. Rick and Morty snatched the No. 2 search spot, with fidget spinners close behind, verifying that no one really wanted human men in the bedroom, or anywhere else, in 2017. The Adult Swim show not only became a wildly popular stoner comedy last year, but a sexual fantasy, which is totally awesome as long as no one is wasting any of that precious Szechuan sauce in the process.
The rest of the annual report from Pornhub provided a few other exciting statistics. "Lesbian" is still the top category, and Cheerleader fantasies continue to get people (read men) off.
xHamster’s annual report revealed that the site had a 2.4 percent increase in women visitors, and women now represent 26 percent of its viewers. The site noted that the number of women watching porn has steadily increased over the years, and that trend is expected to continue, confirming what we all knew: Porn is the universal language.