LOCKDOWN EFFECT : Historical Spike In Po*n Viewership !!

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Government’s announcement of 21 days lockdown has turned the lives of Indian people upside down. Many are glued to the Internet as they have no place to go and few people attempting to have a good habit such as practicing yoga, meditation etc in these 21 days. The lockdown which ends on 14th April is likely to extend as the growing rate of positive Coronavirus cases are increasing day by day. So far, 4421 people in India got infected by the virus which killed more than 74,000 people all over the world. In India, the death toll has climbed to 114. The only intention of Indian government now is to avoid community spread in the country.

As we all are aware, schools, colleges are closed, major events have been cancelled, employees are advised to work from home. These instant change in the daily lives of people resulted in a lot of stress and of course additional free time, which has apparently raised the viewership of Pornhub. The fact came to light on Thursday, when the popular adult site released some statistics about how the pandemic made an impact on their web site’s traffic.

“As the Coronavirus pread around the world, Pornhub’s traffic did grow, but perhaps more interesting, we found people were choosing to visit the website at different times. On March 11, Porn hub’s worldwide traffic showed 5.7 % higher than usual for a Wednesday” the report said.

Authorities of Pornhub found that 2. a.m traffic on March 11 was 11 % higher than usual, while the 8. a.m traffic took a 9% lower than the average. “People who did not need to go to work the next day stayed up later and slept in longer than they normally would” Porhun authorities suspected.

On seeing this major change, the website had announced that it would offer free, premium content for users across several countries. “Stay home and help flatten the curve! Since COVID-19 continues to impact us all, Pornhub has decided to extend Free Pornhub Premium worldwide until April 23rd. So enjoy, stay home, and stay safe 🔥” one of their tweet on 24th March read

Now, this tweet has grabbed the attention of Indian mostly it seems. A recent report which was surfaced on 2nd April, evidently proved that Indians are also using the pornsite since 24th March, when the lockdown was announced by the government, report of News 18 says.

On the 24th of March, Pornhub saw a 23 % of increase in the traffic from India. On 27th March, the porn videos streaming website saw a whopping 95% of traffic increase from India. It is the highest comparing to rest of the countries which has access to Porn hub.

Not only in India, countries like United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Russia are also reporting a solid spike, however, India stands the top. Regarding the free porn subscription till 23rd April, Porn hub’s Vice president Corey Price said that the idea is to make people stay home from without getting infected. Well, we have to awe his kind heart and generous gesture.

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