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The Surprising Porn Categories That Get People Off the Fastest

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We know a lot about how people look at porn. A weird amount, actually. Like that a huge number of people stop watching porn when Game of Thrones is on. Now, thanks to Pornhub, we have a pretty good idea about what kinds of porn hold viewers' attention and what might get people off the fastest. 

In a new release of data, the site looked at what categories of pornography visitors look at the longest and shortest. Their data compares each category to the average amount of time a user spends on the site: nine minutes and 20 seconds.

It gets a little complicated in terms of analysis. What makes a category "better"? A longer viewing time means that people are sticking around to really... soak up the scenery. On the other hand, a quick exit might not mean that the viewer dislikes the category, though it does mean that sometimes. It could mean that the videos in that category are helping get the deed done a little more quickly. 

So what are people watching and how much of it are they watching?

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Each of the above categories is arranged in relation to the average time spent on the site. "Old/Young" and "Mature" are the categories that keep playing the longest, ranging from two minutes to a minute and a half longer than the average viewing time. Pornhub notes that those categories are most popular with users over the age of 45. As a demographic people over 45 tend to use the site longer than the average user at large. That may account, to some extent, for the"popularity" of these categories.

After those two it's "Gay" and "Amateur" that keep people around the longest, both holding viewers for over minute longer than average. 

At the bottom, it's "Redhead" followed by "Hentai," "Blonde," and "College." Each of those categories clocks in at least two minutes and 20 seconds lower than the average. Pornhub notes that many of the categories near the bottom are less popular categories in general, but that there are some of the site's more popular categories clocking in with a less than the average amount of viewing time as well. "Lesbian" and "Cartoon" are two categories that are very popular, but are holding attention at a below average rate. That means that there isn't necessarily a correlation between a category's popularity and its ability to hold viewer attention. 

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Pornhub also compared the category usage of men versus women, the latter of which comprises 24 percent of the site's traffic. The above chart shows how much longer or shorter women watch particular categories versus men. 

"Hentai" tops the list, followed by "Blonde" and "Squirt." All three of these may not represent the videos that women watch the longest, since this is a comparison and all three categories ranked very low for men.

At the other end, "Handjob" and "Solo Men" are the categories that hold women's attention the least in comparison to men. Both of those categories were ranked below average for men to start off with, so they're really not holding the attention of women. 

Men, you may want to take note of that.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record, but has never met the fingernail lady. He’s written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, The Rumpus, and other digital wonderlands. Follow him @dlukenelson.