Collectively, We’ve Watched 1.2 Million Years of Porn. Not Bad, Huh?

The Web is rapidly evolving, changing as each year passes, moving from search to social, to mobile and the cloud as it grows into the most enormous, most widespread informational resource ever known to man.

But while the Web throws up new ideas and innovations with each passing year, you can always rely on some things to stay pretty much constant.

For one thing, there will always be trolls. Second, we’ll never be able to escape being bombarded by ads. Third, the internet has and always will be a haven for porn.

But have you ever wondered just how much porn there really is out there?

The answer – more than you could ever imagine.

The amount of porn populating the web is so shockingly large right now, that according to data just released from XXX-rated search engine PornWatchers.com, collectively we’ve watched more than 1.2 million years of it in the last six years – and that’s just on two websites.

PornWatchers looked at the BIG BIG data from two of the largest adult websites on the web, xHamster.com and YouPorn.com, and what they found was enough to make our eyes almost pop out of our heads:

  • The analyzed tube sites contain 735,000 porn videos. The average playtime of the videos is 11 minutes. Users could watch 16 years of porn movies in a row without watching a single video twice.
  • Summed up, the platforms reach 93 Billion views by their users so far, that makes 15 thousand views on every human on earth. The average number of views per video is 127,720.
  • This makes up for an incredible number of 1.2 Million years of cumulated time spent for watching porn just on these two tube sites, which is the amount of time humans are believed to walk on this very planet. Watching porn online seems far away from being a niche nowadays, it is done in every social class.
  • The websites collected 158 Million ratings from the users. In average 63% of the users rate a video positive. There are more than 7.5 Million comments posted under videos. We talk about a very active community.
  • The growth of these platforms seems to know no ending. They started in 2006 with about 150 videos and grow by 22,000 new videos every month.

What’s even more shocking is that all this data comes from just two adult websites. There are literally hundreds out there, and neither of these can claim to be the biggest X-rated site – that honor goes to xvideos.com, which according to MostPopularWebsites.net averages around 15 million hits a day all to itself. And there are dozens more in the top 100.

We should point out that PornWatchers is promoting its own niche here, so the numbers ‘could’ have been exaggerated somewhat. 93 billion views seems to be an awful LOT of views, and I’d hazard a guess that we don’t all make a habit of viewing porn. Do we?

It certainly makes you wonder who is…

About Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving within the enterprise and helping businesses to become more agile. Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach. Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.