#CultureDeViol

On Bastille Day, we asked the xHamster data team to pull the most searched French terms on xHamster. The ninth most popular term was "viol" — the French term for r@pe. We wondered should we publish such data? Wouldn't it be more prudent to just remove that term from the list? In the end, we decided it was not in anyone’s interest to hide what people were searching for. We decided to publish it, but to remove the term from the available searches, as we did for "r@pe" in English several years ago.

We were not surprised by the ensuing discussion — or outrage. It must be rather shocking for the French to see the term 'viol' appear in their top ten most popular searches. But the discussion that needs to be had is why this term is so popular in France and the rest of the French speaking world. And that is a discussion for the French to have among themselves.

In the meantime, we're banning the term "viol" from our searches. We should note that the videos it returned were consensual BDSM encounters and fantasies. However, they don't necessarily have context, and in a world where sex education is lacking, where conversations about consent are absent, when actual crimes go to often unpunished, we're no longer willing to allow such terms to be used on our site.

Users who search for 'viol' will instead now be presented with the message below, and offered the chance to speak with a ther@pist.

#CultureDeViol
In the coming weeks, we will be looking at similar search terms in other countries and other languages — German, Japanese, Spanish and so on. Our goal is not to censor content, or dictate fantasies, but we do feel a responsibility to contribute positively to the worldwide discussion of sex and consent. #balancetonporc #culturedeviol

Alex Hawkins
Vice President, xHamster
alex.hawkins@xhamster.com
Posted by xHamster 3 days ago 5

Granny Dream Girl Report

This week, FaceApp mobile app had everyone aging in a snap, from supermodels and to football players. Of course, our xHamster Dream Girl Shy had to get involved.

We decided to take a look at our original data and to see how she would look like in to those 2% of xHamster users said their dream girl to be above 60.

Granny Dream Girl Report
Meet Granny Shy! She’s 68, has blue eyes, blonde hair, no piercings or no tattoos. Unlike young Shy, she’s heterosexual — straight outta xHamster.

Granny Dream Girl ReportHer ethnicity is white.

Granny Dream Girl ReportThose users who wanted an older woman also liked curvy ladies, so Granny Shy is a bit more of a BBW.

Granny Dream Girl ReportAnd they like their GILFs natural. Razors? Forget about them!

Granny Dream Girl ReportBecause Granny Shy is a feminist! At 68, she’s not here for your patriarchal bullshit.

Granny Dream Girl ReportIs she a GILF or what? We know xHamster users love our Mature category. Let us know if you agree!

Check Shy's Instagram profile now!
Posted by xHamster 3 days ago 1

You go, girls!

After the US women’s soccer team won the World Cup, and their names took its place in history, some names took their own place in xHamster’s search field.

Since Saturday, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan have been all surging on xHamster.

It’s 2019, when you know that empowering women worldwide also reflects on your own searches on xHamster.

You go, girls!

You go, girls!You go, girls!You go, girls!
Posted by xHamster 9 days ago 5

Oh Canada!

On Canada’s Day xHamster team went through the data to take a closer look at how the Canadians — and Canadiens — consume porn.

Just give’r! Let’s take a look together!

Canada comes in 9th among xHamster’ top 10 countries, in terms of male/female ratio. Only 20% women, vs 30% worldwide. We need more Canadian women here! We really do!

Oh Canada!For the second year in a row, the most patriotic territory — measured by how much they search for Canadian porn — is icy Nunavut. Maybe the further north you go, the more you need neighbours’ warm hugs. The least interested in their fellow Canadians? The Quebec separatists, bien sûr!

Oh Canada!The most popular search terms are “Indian”, “Mom” and – vanity moment here! – “xHamster”! The most popular categories are “matures”, “amateur” and “lesbians.” So, the ideal Canadian porn star would be an older lesbian with a realistic-body type. How Trudeau-ian!

Oh Canada!Oh Canada!Their favourite porn star list looks great and needs no further introduction – Mia Khalifa all the way!

Oh Canada!Happy Canada Day, folks!
Posted by xHamster 19 days ago

He Made It Obvious – And It’s Awesome!

This Pride weekend, Lil Nas X came out as gay — saying he thought it was “obvious.”

As a huge advocate of the LGBTQIA community, with one of the most sexually diverse audiences on the planet, xHamster applauds the move.

“We applaud Lil Nas X for his strength, honesty and conviction,” says Alex Hawkins, VP of xHamster. “We know the discrimination he’s already faced with Billboard and “Old Town Road,” so we’re extending the invitation to debut his next video on xHamster.

“We pride ourselves on our users’ ability to defy categorization, to promote acceptance and celebration, and most of all — to wear chaps. We welcome Lil Nas X and his Wrangler booty to the family. Let’s ride til we can’t no more.”

#loveislove #lovewins #pride

He Made It Obvious – And It’s Awesome!
Posted by xHamster 19 days ago

Carrie Surging on Boris!

Carrie Symonds has got plenty of power — in both, Boris Johnson’s campaign to become the next Prime Minister of the UK, and in xHamster’s users searches lately.

In the last 30 days, searches for Ms Symonds skyrocketed up to 1456% on xHamster.

The sky is the limit, they say. Well, it definitely is for the EX-TORY spin and British PR guru Carrie Symonds.

But Ms Symonds popularity doesn’t extend to #BoJo. Searches for the pair were up just 311%.

Perhaps it’s best not to let our imagination run too wild, huh?

Will they move into the Number 10 together or will they part ways? Only time will tell you. The rest will be a history (and xHamster searches, for sure!)

Carrie Surging on Boris!
Posted by xHamster 22 days ago 3

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!

Last month, we surveyed over 50,000 xHamster users and asked them to describe their perfect woman. We asked them about height, hair color, and the shape of her body.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams, now live on Instagram!


Shy is a 25-year-old, 5’5 feet tall woman with long, dark hair and deep blue eyes. And she’s bisexual. She’s also our new ambassador, and so we hope that you, our Pygmalions, will welcome your very own Galatea.
Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Below, let’s look at how your xHamster DreamGirl stacks up.

Since we have nearly 25% of users who identify as bisexual, it make sense that Shy would be bi as well. Over 40% of respondents wanted her to be sexually fluid — labels didn’t matter.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!xHamster users all had different ideas as to what race Shy should be — but the two most popular were White and Asian, so we’ve created a multiethnic Eurasian beauty.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Blondes may have more fun, but our users gravitated toward darker haired woman, with longer hair and a bit of body.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!For most, eye color didn’t matter so much. We’d like to think that it’s because it’s what’s inside that counts, but let’s be frank: this is a porn site. Still, blue eyes lead the way.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Our Goldilocks respondents didn’t want Shy too short or too tall. At 5’5’ we’ve made her … just right.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!And no one really wanted anyone too skinny. Most of our respondents are into curvy women, and we love that!

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!We also asked if users wanted her to be a feminist. Fully 40% supported a feminist fantasy woman, almost double what surveys of general population say, especially since many of the respondents were likely men.

All that said … a feminist doesn’t need men’s permission to have a viewpoint!. So you’ll just have to see how strong Shy is when you meet her.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Of course, even feminists shave these days — more than 50% chose this option.

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!Created by xHamster users, Shy is here and she is as real as it gets.

Subscribe to her Instagram page and check the first pictures here!

Meet Shy, the woman of your dreams!
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 691

Straight Pride? Maybe Not That Straight

June is Pride Month, so we did a deeper dive into what LGBTQ people are viewing on xHamster. And along the way, we found a few interesting things about straight people (hint: they’re not always that straight!)

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 3.8% of Americans identify as LGBTQ. That closely matches what our own survey of 11K xHamster users said, which clocked a little higher at — 4.06% identified as gay or lesbian.

And yet, only 67.7% identified as straight. Maybe researchers are asking the wrong question. Or maybe people are just more open when a browser is set to incognito.

Straight Pride? Maybe Not That StraightAs we’ve noted before, 22.4% of respondents self-identified as bisexual. And another 4.7% or so identified as “Other” — all of which leaves a lot of wiggle room when the lights are out.

That’s nearly 33% of the population — much closer to the 37% people with homosexual experiences identified by Kinsey in the 1940s.

And even the ones that identified as “heterosexual or straight” weren’t being entirely forthcoming.

We broke out the viewing patterns of those who identified as “straight,” “gay” and “bi” separately. (Remember, this isn’t mysterious traffic data — these are people self-reporting how they see themselves and what they watch.)

We asked each group what type of content they “commonly” watch. Here’s what we found:

Straight Pride? Maybe Not That StraightOf straight respondents, the following percentages of purely heterosexuals reported watching LGBTQ content:

4.22% watch gay male porn
11.3% watch bisexual porn
29.67% watch lesbian porn
15.07% watch trans porn

“But, but, but” … say the Twinkie defensive. That’s straight men watching lesbian videos, and lesbians watching gay videos, just like in the K1ds Are Alright, right? Wrong.

Here’s how it is when we looked exclusively at men:
Straight Pride? Maybe Not That StraightThe numbers are pretty much the same.

Straight women are even more fluid.

Straight Pride? Maybe Not That StraightAnd it’s worth noting that gay men watch less lesbian content than straight men watch gay male content. What letters should we use for that????

Maybe rather than creating a straight pride parade, straight people should just get a float in the gay one!

“No matter what people say about their sexuality, the data doesn’t lie,” says Alex Hawkins, Vice President of xHamster. “The survey shows that sexuality is a continuum, and that ‘straightness’ and ‘gayness’ are constructs that don’t actually match up cleanly with sexual desire. But that’s the beauty of sex and porn — we allow people to explore beyond labels.”

Either way, happy pride!
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 6

Creators Calling! Start making money with us!

xHamster issuing a global call for content creators and artists, professionals and amateurs, producers and models. We are launching the new program to help you make money on what you produce.

Creators Calling! Start making money with us!One account – many possibilities:
• You can promote your paysite or clipstore on xHamster & get sales on your site from a banner under your videos. Posting on xHamster is 100% free
• Want to sell your video? Upload your videos, set your own price and get paid
• Become a cam model: launch your own late-night cam show, grow your fanbase, and start generating income
Creators Calling! Start making money with us!Get free traffic, sell your videos or start a cam show! Don’t wait — join now!
(Note: If you don’t yet have a Producer’s account on xHamster, please register a new one as a Creator)
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 2

Tags on the Upload Section

Dear Uploaders,

We are constantly working on improving your user experience, so we’ve simplified that tagging process — you can now tag the videos while you’re categorizing them. Everything can now be done during the upload process.

Tags make your content more visible on xHamster , so let us know your thoughts — and if you’d like us to add any other features.
Tags on the Upload SectionMore to come!
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 2

New video page design

Hi xHamster Fam!

We’ve updated the video page based on your feedback.
We’ve now moved the title, category and tag blocks and placed them above the player. They are more clearly visible and it’s easier to click on!
We’ve put your views and rating there as well. Just as you asked, everything is in one place.
New video page design You can also go there to subscribe to your fav producer, a pornstar or a user directly.
New video page designAdditionally we’ve optimized the space with your buttons (likes, comments, favourites), followed by the “About” dropdown section.

We thank you for all the input that has gotten us here. Please share your thoughts below on the updated design and usability so we can continue to improve!
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 6

Champions League Final 2019: YNWA

London and Liverpool fans really respected the Champions League Final — we noticed a significant traffic dip in both cities compared to average. (-14.4% and -35% correspondingly).

Champions League Final 2019: YNWAHowever, Liverpool clearly had the most spirit and support (the traffic drop in Liverpool during the game was more than double the one in London) — was that what brought the club to the grand final!? YNWA!

Of course, there was something that actually drove searches on Saturday night — Kinsey Wolanski, the Champions League streaker! Searches for Kinsey scored on xHamster — increasing by a factor of x 28.5!

Ole, ole, ole! You go, girl!

Champions League Final 2019: YNWA
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 6

In Solidarity with Iggy Azalea

In Solidarity with Iggy AzaleaSearches for pop star Iggy Azalea have spiked on xHamster in the past 24 hours, due to the leak of nude photos from a GQ photoshoot. While the photos have not yet appeared on xHamster, the site has said that it will vigilantly patrol user uploads to make sure that the photos do not appear on xHamster.

“While there’s nothing shameful about nudity, non-consensual photography or video is a violation of Iggy’s rights,” says Alex Hawkins, Vice President of xHamster. “As we have done in the past in similar cases, we will increase our patrol of Iggy and relevant keywords, and are asking our community to alert us should they spot the photos.”

xHamster has also reached out to Iggy Azalea’s management team to find ways to collaborate on Iggy’s defense, including blocking her as a search term.

CONTACT:

Alex Hawkins
Vice President, xHamster.com
alex.hawkins@xhamster.com
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 4

Jada's Search Increased on xHamster

Jada Pinkett’s Porn Addiction Claims Causes Search Surge

Searches for Jada Pinkett-Smith surged in the past day, after the star revealed that she watched a lot of porn while single.

Pinkett-Smith told her daughter and mother that, before she met Will Smith, she watched A LOT of porn … even calling it addiction, before correcting herself.

Evidently, the thought of “Jada” and “Porn” triggered a lot of fantasies, because searches for Jada Pinkett-Smith nearly doubled in the past 24 hours, growing an astounding 426%.
Jada's Search Increased on xHamster“Perhaps users were searching for videos she commented on, or perhaps they were looking to see if she’d uploaded any of her own,” said Alex Hawkins, VP of xHamster. “Our audience of women has grown rapidly over the past year, and our users really strive to create, high-quality, engaging porn. If she ever feels like giving it a try again, we’re here for her!”
Posted by xHamster 1 month ago 1

Traffic Drop During Ramadan

Traffic Drop During RamadanMuch of the Muslim world is celebrating Ramadan, and in countries from Saudi Arabia to the Netherlands, traffic is dropping precipitously. The annual month-long observance includes a ban on masturbation — take that, #NoFappers — and last year we saw a decline of 9.3% worldwide, and 2% in the US. Someone bring Mia Khalifa back, PLEASE!

The biggest drops in 20 Muslim-majority countries, by percentage:

Algeria (-76.1%)
Yemen (-74.6%)
Egypt (-74.2%)
Libya (-74.1%)
Afghanistan (-66.6%)
Tunisia (-61.9%)
Palestine (-61.2%)
Jordan (-57.7%)
Saudi Arabia (-53.2%)
Kuwait (-48.1%)
Syria (-47.2%)
Indonesia (-44.9%)
Turkey (-40.7%)
Iraq (-39.1%)
Qatar (-38.7%)
Malaysia (-35.5%)
Lebanon (-34.5%)
United Arab Emirates (-27.8%)
Oman (-27.08%)
Iran (-14.3%)
Morocco (-11.8%)

Iran and Morocco — your pillars of Islam are looking a bit flaccid. (Even if other parts aren’t!)

Below, you can see the drop graphically, by total number of visitors.

Traffic Drop During Ramadan“We admire the devotion of our Muslim users, but business-wise we can’t wait for Ramadan to be over,” says Alex Hawkins, Vice President of xHamster. “Luckily, we’re seeing that not everyone can hold out a full month. A week into the observance, and numbers in many countries are slowly ticking up.”


CONTACT:
Alex Hawkins
Vice President, xHamster
alex.hawkins@xhamster.com
Posted by xHamster 2 months ago 2

No Sex? Yes xHamster!

Alyssa Milano’s #SexStrike is having the opposite effect on xHamster these days!

Recently the activist and star took to Twitter to call for a sex strike to protest abortion laws.

Milano’s call has caused a dramatic rise in searches for on xHamster. Since her tweet, searches for Milano have increased 112% on our beloved platform.

“We saw it coming” said Alex Hawkins, VP of xHamster. “Sex strikes may hurt everyday men and women, but they sure benefit xHamster. And they’ve only increased Milano’s appeal on our website, now that men know they can’t have her. Her searches spiked immediately on xHamster, your Google for porn.”
No Sex? Yes xHamster!
Posted by xHamster 2 months ago 1

#MomsBeforeMILFs

#MomsBeforeMILFsData shows that searches for the terms “MILF” and “Mom” have risen almost 20% in the US in the last year and that's why xHamster is launching #MomsBeforeMILFs.

We want to give our users a friendly reminder on this special day.

“This is just a hilarious way to connect with our users and surprise them when they least expect it,”, says Alex Hawkins, VP of xHamster. “It’s so contradictory for an adult site to promote this message on Mother’s Day, and we are sure our users will love it as much as we did.”


#MomsBeforeMILFs
Posted by xHamster 2 months ago 7

The Earth Can’t Wait — So Masturbate!

Today is Earth Day, so we thought it’d be cool to share some Earth-conscious masturbation tips with you.

After all, we want pheromones rising, not oceans!

So today, let’s practice ways of rewarding our own nature, while preserving Mother Earth.

The Earth Can’t Wait — So Masturbate!Remember that masturbation releases dopamine and endorphins, and happy people are less prone to marketing tricks. Masturbate now and start buying responsibly!

So get down (to Earth!) and enjoy your self-pleasure!
Share your ideas about conscious masturbation in the comments below!

Environmentally yours,
The xHamster Team
Posted by xHamster 2 months ago 8

Easter Searches We Can’t Unfind

Is there nothing sacred to porn users? We looked at searches from xHamster users over the Easter holiday and found that, yes, Eggs, Bunnies, and even Easter itself skyrocket in the days leading up to the holiday. He has risen, indeed.

Perhaps the only thing more shocking? The number of videos our users have actually made using Easter eggs.

Below, searches for the three terms worldwide in the days leading up to Easter.
Easter Searches We Can’t UnfindEaster Searches We Can’t UnfindEaster Searches We Can’t Unfind
Posted by xHamster 3 months ago 2

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2: Religion

Are very religious people secretly kinkier than the rest of us? A casual look at searches from users in religious areas like Utah and Alabama *might* give us some insight — or then again it could just show the heathens. So, this spring, we set out to explore the question in our second release of data from the 2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality.

Earlier this year, over a three day period, we asked 11,000 visitors to xHamster a series of questions about who they were, what they watched, and how they felt about it. We also asked them how they identified religiously.

The answers were more surprising than we had thought — religious users turn out to be some of the biggest spenders in porn, much of it on cams and VR. And, lucky for the porn industry, nearly 10% of our user base identifies as “very religious,” despite watching some very unholy videos!

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2Overall, 8.85% of all respondents described themselves as “very religious,” (Women porn viewers were significantly more likely, at 13.1%).

Very religious users were more likely to be married, and more likely to identify as heterosexual. They were more likely to identify as “far right” or “conservative” and to live in the South. They were less likely to be having regular sex of any kind (about 35% said they had sex “rarely or never” and an additional 14.5% said it was only “a few times a year.”)

As expected, right? But that’s when things got weird. Because it turns out that religious people really don’t like gay stuff, but really do like VR and cams — and are spending lots of money on porn.

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2The very religious were 44% more likely than average to rank “virtual reality” porn among their go-tos, and 40% more likely to watch “live cams.” They’re much bigger fans of softer, studio-produced videos, and much less likely to enjoy sinful content like gangbangs, BDSM and bisexual content.

And despite the fact that they showed a marked distaste for amateur content, they were MUCH more likely to believe that the porn they watch is real.

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2When presented with the statement “I think porn is an accurate portrayal of real world sex,” very religious viewers were more than twice as likely to say that those horny stepsisters were an accurate portrayal of real life.

The number jumped when we compared them more specifically to non-religious types, like atheists and agnostics — in which case very religious viewers were four times more likely to say porn was real.

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2Now, maybe we’re jaded because we work in the industry. But we sort of assumed that everyone knew that when you order a pizza with extra sausage, you get … a pizza with extra sausage.

Then again, if you’re not having sex so much, you don’t have much to compare porn to.

Something else we noticed? Our very religious viewers weren’t getting a lot of good sex ed. A majority of the very religious — 64% — said their formal sex education, like parents or schools, was adequate for understanding adult sexuality.

Not surprisingly, the very religious were also twice as likely as the general population to identify parents or family as their main source of sex and sexuality.

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2Now, it might be too much to ask religious parents to tell their flock that porn is natural, kind and good. But would it be too much to tell them it’s not real?

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2There are consequences to this lack of sex ed. Without an adequate framing for porn — either through real sex ed, or with an actual partner — the religious feel much more shame about their sexuality.

Nearly half (45%) were conflicted about the porn they watch, and that number jumps when you look more narrowly at specifics like gay or BDSM content.

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2These numbers have a gender gap as well. Those most likely to feel anxiety about the porn they watch? Very religious, heterosexual women of color, nearly 70% of whom feel anxiety about watching porn. We’ve got to do better at teaching women that porn isn’t shameful!

Perhaps another driver of anxiety is the amount of money that very religious people spend on porn.

2019 xHamster Report on Digital Sexuality, Part 2The very religious were more than twice as likely to be big spenders — nearly 7% report spending over $1000 on porn in the past year.

Of course, even there they were conflicted. While they tend to spend more than average in large amounts, they were also less likely to spend moderate amounts, and more likely to spend nothing at all. The madonna/whore complex in action?

For more info on this or other survey data, contact:

CONTACT:
Alex Hawkins
Vice President, xHamster
alex.hawkins@xhamster.com
Posted by xHamster 3 months ago 5