Surprise: Women watched more porn in 2017

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"The passing fascination with Fidget Spinners caused a big spike in porn searches (and some very creative amateur videos)", said PornHub. Perhaps people just wanted to celebrate a different kind of res-erection.

In 2017, the service saw over 4 million videos uploaded, which works out to 68 full days of fresh masturbatory material.

According to the mainstream porn site's year in review, visitors were interested in new ways of using the seemingly innocent, if highly annoying, kids' toy. South Africans are not only watching a lot of porn, but also spending a lot of time doing it - with the second highest average time on site.

The data, which the Press Association has obtained through the freedom of information (FoI) act, also indicates a sharp increase in attempts to watch porn in September 2017, the month when the parliament's filtering system blocked some 9,467 attempted entries to the porn websites. Women however are a bit more discreet when it comes to enjoying the uh, fruits of other people's labour. "Hentai" was the second most searched term globally.

"Women are feeling more empowered and they have found their voice".

She added: "This is a sign of things to come".

Those three accounted for roughly 10 million searches between them, but Pokemon's Misty, Tomb Raider's Lara Croft, and The Legend of Zelda's Zelda were also popular. On the male side there was a surprising number searches for "milfs", "step mothers" and "Japanese".

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Cinemas, which have been banned in the ultra-conservative country for 35 years, are also set to open in March. The apps are "a lifeline to women with no independent way to get around the Kingdom", says the broadcaster.

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"Lesbians have been the number one fantasy of men since the beginning of time". For the men that aren't likely to ever have a threesome with lesbians, this is an ideal way for them to live out their fantasy. "Of course, for bi or lesbian women, this category is an obvious choice".

Some other trends range from interesting to just downright odd, and not in a good way.

As for what people are looking for there, it gets a little interesting.

The cartoon "Rick and Morty" and "Cheerleaders" were some of the popular searches on Pornhub for 2017.

In Russia, searches for porn related to the popular video game Overwatch were the second most popular, and searches related to the video game Minecraft went up by 119 percent.

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