So, now that bondage buzz is back in the air thanks to the steamy ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer that hit the Web, the data team at Pornhub.com has decided to whip up a comprehensive report to get a beat on how America and the rest of the world feel about BDSM.
Check out the SFW link to the report right here: http://www.pornhub.com/insights/pornhub-bdsm-searches/.
Here’s a sampling:
Dominant BDSM Search Terms
First off, we had to determine the top BDSM terms that Pornhub users search for. In order of worldwide popularity, those terms are punish, bondage, slave, bdsm, dominate, submission, latex, spanking, bound, dominatrix and whip. Worldwide, these terms account for 1.27% of all Pornhub searches.
BDSM Positions Worldwide
To see how BDSM interests varied around the world, we chose 24 countries and ranked them by the proportion of their searches for BDSM related terms. Some countries literally dominated the list like Austria at 1.87% (the highest we counted) followed by Germany, Denmark and Finland all above 1.6%. The lowest countries we recorded were Portugal (0.36%) and Brazil (0.79%) – clearly they’re content submissively bottoming our list.
The following heat map let’s us see which states are the most likely to search for BDSM on Pornhub. When we look at “all terms”, the folks in Wyoming dominate the rest of the states, followed by Alaska, Vermont and West Virginia.
Use the drop-down list in the upper-right to see how the states rank for specific search terms. Oklahoma is most likely to search for the term “bdsm” and Montana for “bondage”. Vermont likes to search for “bound” videos and “spanking” is also a big hit there.
West Virginians are hot for the S&M side of things; they top the list for “dominate”, “dominatrix” and “slave” searches. Wyoming likes “latex” and “punish”, and Alaska likes to “whip” it (real-good).
Take note world leaders: The folks in Washington, D.C. are big into “submission”! Maybe their facade of world dominance is all an act.
Data from the ‘Hub looked at the top BDSM-based search terms around the U.S. and parts of the world where they’ve gotten the largest swells of traffic from people looking to satisfy their kinky tastes. Looks like Fifty Shades has once more ignited the world’s desire for unrestrained porn.
And here’s the trailer in case you missed it:
Via Pornhub press release. More survey here.