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Lockdown blues: Adult websites more popular than Amazon and Netflix

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In case you’re wondering, Amazon or Netflix or Twitter aren’t the most visited websites across the globe. According to recent research conducted by a web hosting company, Fasthosts, these familiar and popular brands do get a lot of traffic, however, are beaten blue and black by a couple of pornographic websites that receive more traffic than these household brands.

The research states that Xvideos and Pornhub with over 3.14 and 2.85 trillion monthly visitors respectively, outrank the likes of Amazon (2.29 trillion), Netflix (2.21 trillion) and Reddit (1.34 trillion).

Though Google retains the top spot with 78.55 trillion monthly hits and shows it’s might with the minimally designed website. Even if sum up the total number of YouTube and Facebook visitors, which are at second and third place with 29.27 trillion and 23.50 trillion monthly hits, Google’s traffic is still more.

According to Fasthosts, this data was analyzed from October 2019 till March 2020. With most of the human race locked into their houses due to the pandemic outbreak and its after-effects, the traffic on Adult websites is expected to have grown multifold.

Even Pornhub had recently revealed that it experienced a sudden spike in the numbers around the end of March and recorded 23.1% more traffic on March 23rd. While for the entire month of May, the leading adult entertainment website clocked a 10-20% more traffic than normal. Since the quarter of April to June, most people were still locked indoors, there is little doubt that both Xvideos and Pornhub would have climbed higher up in the rankings.

Is this one of the main reasons why screen times have increased for most while working from home or as people are busy doing “research work” using the incognito mode of their browser since they cannot step out of the house?

Whatever the reason may be, the ever-growing traffic on adult entertainment websites and their presence in top 10 visited websites of the world makes us wonder if porn has more demand than connecting with people online, learning new skills or even sharing information online? What are your thoughts? Do let us know.

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