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Pornhub’s “2018 year in review ”, released on Thursday, has once again showed that South Africans are the highest consumer of Online porn in Africa. In 2017 South Africa was also ranked the highest in Africa.

South Africa, Ranked 'Highest Consumer of Online Porn in Africa for 3rd consecutive year – Report

The country was ranked the twentieth largest consumer of Pornhub, after Russia, Argentina and Sweden.

South Africa, Ranked 'Highest Consumer of Online Porn in Africa for 3rd consecutive year – Report

Most Searched Terms

“Black South African” remained the top search term used by South Africans on Pornhub in 2018 – but “Afrikaans” moved up 65 places to be the eight most-searched term in the country.

South Africa, Ranked 'Highest Consumer of Online Porn in Africa for 3rd consecutive year – Report

The search term “Afrikaans” grew by a total of 1,391% since 2017 to reach that position.

Pornhub’s “2018 year in review ”, released on Thursday, also showed that South Africans are 112% more likely to view the “ebony” category – the second most searched term on Pornhub in South Africa – compared to the rest of the world.

“Black” was the third most searched term in the country, “cheerleader” fourth, and “South African” fifth.

“Cape Town” moved up 64 places compared to 2017 to occupy the ninth most searched term on Pornhub in South Africa, and “white South Africa” 122 places to occupy the tenth spot.

Pornhub recorded a whopping 33.5 billion visits in 2018, an increase of 5 billion visits compared to 2017. Daily visits now exceed 100 million, the platform said.

Over a million hours of new content was also added to the platform over the course of the year – enough to watch non-stop for well over a hundred years.

South Africans spend the second longest amount of time watching porn in the world

South Africans spent on average 10 minutes 57 second per session on PornHub in 2018 – the second longest duration per pornography visit of any country in the world.
But SA residents spent 5 seconds less on the platform per session compared to 2017 – the only country in the top 20 to decrease its consumption based on time.

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Pornhub’s “2018 year in review “, released on Tuesday, showed that Filipinos stayed the longest, with an impressive 13 minutes 50 seconds on the platform, on average, per session

South Africa, Ranked 'Highest Consumer of Online Porn in Africa for 3rd consecutive year – Report

The United States followed South Africa with 10 minutes and 37 seconds, trailed by the Ukraine and Canada with 10 minutes 26 seconds.

“Time on site can reflect many factors including the speed of broadband and mobile internet bandwidth available in different regions,” PornHub wrote in a blog post, though “visitors may [also] be taking more time to watch videos and make use of Pornhub’s community features.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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