South Africa’s online porn habits exposed

Kim Kardashian

Gauteng, take a bow; you consume more porn than any other province in South Africa. Western Cape, you come second – which is very giving of you – while KwaZulu-Natal brings up the rear in third.

These and other potent facts were released last month in Pornhub’s insight study into South Africa’s porn viewing habits, and it makes for arousing reading.

It took us a couple weeks to find this, we apologise, but rather late than premature-publication.

To warm up, let’s take a peek into each province’s average time spent and page views per pornsite visit.

Province Average time per visit (minutes)
Page views per visit
South Africa 10.27 7.5
Eastern Cape 10.39 7.58
Limpopo 10.37 7.11
Mpumalanga 10.35 7.07
Gauteng 10.33 7.54
Northwest 10.30 7.64
KwaZulu-Natal 10.27 7.48
Western Cape 10.26 7.51
Free State 10.03 7.16
Northern Cape 9.29 6.85

South African viewers average 10 minutes and 27 seconds per online escapade, with 7.5 pages viewed per visit, which comes in at 1 minute and 39 seconds above the world average. As you can see, the Northern Cape fails to last as long as the rest of the country, but not by much.

In terms of volume, because size does matter, Gauteng accounts for 55% of SA’s porn traffic, Western Cape watches 26%, and KZN a meagre 12%.

Now that we know how long our fair citizens indulge per viewing, the next questions is what are we watching?

Below are the top search terms used on Pornhub by South Africans when looking for a bit of fun.

Top 10 Pornhub search terms in SA

  • Indian
  • Milf
  • Lisa Ann
  • Ebony
  • South Africa
  • Squirt
  • Massage
  • Teen
  • Black
  • Kim Kardashain

Veteran porn actress Lisa Ann is still the firm favourite when it comes to individual stars, but cannot surmount South African’s desire to see Indian guys and girls getting down. Kim Kardashian, who gained her fame through her once-off sex tape, rounds off the top 10.

South Africans follow international trends with regards to the time of day, and year, we watch porn. January is the most popular month, probably because no one has money after Christmas to do anything else, while July is the slowest month.

Tuesday is the most popular day of the week, receiving the most traffic, while the day of rest – Sunday – receives the least. The hours of between 10pm and midnight, while partners/children/roomates are sleeping, is the most popular time of day for a viewing.

Celebrating Nelson Mandela

We are also a sympathetic nation, according to the stats, and on the day of Nelson Mandela’s funeral porn site visits were 22% down compared to average Sunday traffic. Later that evening, things returned to normal and porn watching was in full swing. In fact, viewing was up 34% above Sunday norms between 10pm and 1am.

Lastly, where are South Africans watching porn?

The number of people watching porn on their mobile and tablet devices rose from 33% to 44% in 2013, but desktop computers still remain the firm favourite. Let’s hope it is not the family PC in the lounge next to the cat’s litter box.

Pornhub traffic by device

  • Desktop 55%
  • Mobile 32%
  • Tablet 12%

For those brave readers out there, would you say you fit into the above mentioned profile, or do you have more acquired tastes? Let us know, if you dare.

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  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    Huh what is milf and squirting? I have never heard of this before. What is porn by the way?….

  • Stan Smith

    It’s that thing you put on top of a cake.

  • Stan Smith

    Awesome article mygaming.

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    Ahhh okay!! Yes I had milf last night! Damn was it so tasty. The cake wasn’t too stiff though and a bit saggy, but ’twas quality milf indeed

  • Samildanach

    while KwaZulu-Natal *brings up the rear* in third – classic!!

  • VirtualForce

    haha, great article.

    not all ppl watch porn for the fun factor, some ppl do it for research, as the one guy explained who got caught at work :P

  • BeoTeK

    I’ll have to up my ante, I’m sure those KZN stats are mostly from me! ^_^

  • Keegan Padayachee

    I didn’t know about Lisa Ann…
    :D thanks..
    Whats up with the search term Indian for porn…and South Africa…

    lol weird….

  • Keegan Padayachee

    Same here dude… hahaha

  • PaPa

    Yoh some guys have got some good stamina!

  • Vorastra

    Kardashian, guys? C’mon :/

  • VirtualForce

    Yeah, I don’t get the hype around her…

  • fred

    Ja, hierdie internet ding is die duiwel se skepping , gaan kerk toe mense .

  • Charl van der Merwe

    “while KwaZulu-Natal brings up the rear in third.”

    Hahaha, nice one ;)

    Also I find it interesting that the average time per visit is 10 minutes, that’s a long time for a wank ;)

  • Gaming Facts

    Can always count on them for quality gaming content

  • Gaming Facts

    Delicious irony.

  • http://mygaming.co.za/news James Etherington-Smith

    Gaming and lifestyle content ;)

  • Gaming Facts

    “MyGaming is a gaming news and reviews website catering to the needs of the South Africa gaming community. It carries both local and international news about the latest games, consoles, PC gaming hardware
    as well as reviews.”

    I guess this would be filed under “catering to the needs” ;)

  • Warchylde

    Meh so mainstream :p

  • Stan Smith

    Grossssssssssssss

  • Wurnman

    Mmmm, they are all in the 10min range… I wonder !
    Except for the Northern Cape, things happen quicker there.

  • Wurnman

    This was also a good usage of words…
    “It took us a couple weeks to find this, we apologise, but rather late than premature-publication.”

    and Kudos to you for noticing the 10min barrier..erm, duration

  • Wurnman

    Nice boobs

  • DemonGamer

    Hey look, a hobbit !

  • Pur!Fier

    lol well you could argue our internet is a lot slower so you have to cut that time in half, because you are waiting for it to load :P

  • Tosh

    Im laughing so hard. -pun not intended-

  • Caboose

    Dude i laughed so hard xD

  • Icemanjh

    Is it only guys watching?

  • KillAllStupids

    Cream Kardashian :)

    Agree, not the best baby I watched. Kyla Cole gives her 10 mins handicap!

  • KillAllStupids

    Because indians are SECOND population after chineese – so they are most who search! Strange they stop searching their Aishwarya. :)

  • Keegan Padayachee

    Nah dude… not in SA
    we are only 1 329 300 Indian/Asian out of 52 982 000 total population…

  • Fred

    Very amusing! Glad to see you’ve risen to the occasion!

  • KillAllStupids

    Lisa Ann? Kardashian? Seriously?? Guys, I don’t give a f** WHO is on a picture and there is a lot of beauties above these “old hens”. And hell, who searches porn by NAME? It’s always searched by personal perversion/preference!

    Time of viewing porn just proves how stupid the law and how terrible the porn is presented by hypocrities that your spouse even have to hide that (s)he is watching absolutely natural things.

  • KillAllStupids

    Hey, I see this phrase not the first time. What’s a humor here? :)

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