Strange reason for surge in porn traffic

RESIDENTS in Hawaii received a text message alert at 8.07am on Saturday stating that a ballistic missile was headed towards the island but were quickly notified it was a false alarm.

So what did the people of Hawaii do to celebrate their new lease on life?

Rushed to PornHub to let off some steam.

It might sound strange, but PornHub's analytics team discovered a huge spike in traffic in the minutes after it was revealed the incoming ballistic missile warning was false.

In fact, the adult website said traffic increased in Hawaii by almost 50 per cent more than what is seen on a regular Saturday.

"Based on real-time, per-minute page views, and compared to levels on the previous two Saturdays, our statisticians found a precipitous drop in traffic at 8:07am immediately after the warning was sent out," PornHub explained.

"By 8.23am, traffic was a massive -77 per cent below that of a typical Saturday. As residents were notified around 8.45 that the initial warning was sent in error, traffic began to return to normal and Hawaiians collectively breathed a sigh of relief.

"Those seeking further relief, headed back to PornHub where pageviews surged +48 per cent above typical levels at 9.01am."

Well that's one way to celebrate life.
Well that's one way to celebrate life.

The news comes as PornHub recently released its 2017 year in review, which revealed a staggering amount of data on the world's porn habits.

Last year, more people voted on PornHub videos than in the United States Presidential election - perhaps not that surprising being as the website attracted 28.5 billion visits overall, or 81 million per day.

The top trending porn searches of 2017 were Porn for Women (an increase of more than 1400 per cent), Rick And Morty, Fidget Spinners, 1080p, ASMR, Hentai and Cheerleader.

The Cuckold category had the biggest increase in views, up 72 per cent from 2016.

A whopping 3732 petabytes of data was streamed, which is enough to fill every last iPhone on earth - that's a lot of porn!

Australia turned out to be one of the randiest nations per capita, coming in as the eighth-biggest porn consumer. The US, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Canada, France and Germany led the charge.

The Outdoor category was 24 per cent more popular in Australia than in other nations, while the top five most viewed categories as a whole were Lesbian, MILF, Ebony, Hentai and Japanese.

Most viewers - 67 per cent, in fact - used their smartphones to watch porn in 2017, while just 11 per cent used Internet Explorer.

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