Pornhub Statistics – Data on Racism, Incest, Gender Inequality, and Violence

By Benjamin Jorgensen / August 26, 2022

The yearly review of Pornhubs statistics is infamous! It is realeased by Pornhub (Mindgeek, the company behind the platform) each year and get huge exposure in the media.

Maybe not surprisingly, there is a dark side to the statistics of Pornhub. One that is not included in the “Year in Review”.

However, we have spent over 2000 hours of watching porn on Pornhub to provide the statistical evidence for what people might already know:

Pornhub videos are sexist, racist and incesteous in nature.

Quick facts:

  • 98% of Pornhub videos features a white female, only 16% feature women of other colors.
  • Male porn actors are 3 times more likely to receive oral sex compared to women.
  • Male porn actors are more than 7 times more likely to get an orgasm compared to women.
  • 50% of Pornhub videos are incestous in nature (title or video contents).
  • Every third Pornhub video are violent in nature

Ethnic Distribution – Racism

Although the porn industry has moved toward inclusivity in recent years, our data shows that Pornhub is stile miles behind. We were disappointed to find that the majority of male porn actors were white at 90%.

The same goes for female actors where 98% of videos featured at least one female actor.

Meanwhile only 16% of videos featured a woman of any other race.

Ethnicity Percentage of porn videos
Male Caucasian, White90%
Male Black, Asian or Latin11%
Female Caucasian 98%
Female Black, Asian or Latin16%

Gender inequality

Most people might just assume that Pornhub is a platform where gender inequality is very prevelant.

However, no one has the data to back it up before now.

We found gender inequality to be prevalant on multiple areas.

Oral sex

We counted all the male actors and the percentage of which received oral. And then we did the same for female actors on Pornhub.

  • Male porn actors on Pornhub are 3 times more likely to recieve oral sex compared to female actors.

The orgasm gap

Again, we counted the number of female orgasms and the male orgasm. The results are stunning!

  • 9 out of every 10 videos include a male orgasm, whereas only 1 in 10 videos include a female orgasm.
  • Male porn actors are more than 7 times more likely to orgasm compared to female actors.

Incesteous Videos

Pornhub is filled with incesteous videos, that basically allures to an illigal and socially taboo act.

How is that legal? Well, basically because they use “step” as a safeword.

What was really surprising was the amount of video titles that actually contain any incesteous words.

And the share of incesteous videos have only been growing over time:

  • 50% of all Pornhub videos are incesteous in nature (step daughter, -son, -sister, -brother, -mother, -father).
  • Incesteous videos share of the total videos on Pornhub grow on average by 1.5 percentage points each year.

Violence

  • 1 in 3 videos on Pornhub are violent in nature.

Of course, by “violent” we do not imply that it is necessarily unwanted violence. It is simply an observation of more hardcore sexual acts such as:

  • Choking
  • Pulling hair
  • Verbal aggression
  • Dominant behavior

The deep dive into the Pornhub statistics and biases

The following two statistics you’ve heard:

  • 90% of porn videos feature a white male
  • 23% of men in porn receive oral sex.

But what happens when we isolate white males and look only at the percentage that recieves oral sex versus men of other colors?

  • Only 10% of non-white males on Pornhub recieve oral sex, while 27% of white males recieve oral sex.
  • You are 3 times as likely to receive oral sex as white and male compared to if you were black, asian, or a female.

Methodology

After sourcing through more than 150.000 applicants for the position as “Head of Porn Research” we managed to find the perfect fit in Rebecca Dickson.

Over the last 6 months she has watched over 2000 hours of porn material on Pornhub.

The videos we’re picked based on popularity to get a representable sample of what content are watched on Pornhub.

Each video was manually reviewed and data input in a spreadsheet for each pre-determined factor (see at the bottom).

Research data can be sent at request, reach out to benjamin@bedbible.com for more information.

Video length
Views
URL
1. Race Male: Black (1 = yes, 2 = no)
1. Race Male: White (1 = yes, 2 = no)
1. Race male: Asian (1 = yes, 2 = no)
1. Race male: Latin (1 = yes, 2 = no)
2. Race female: Black (1 = yes, 2 = no)
2. Race female: White (1 = yes, 2 = no)
2. Race female: Asian (1 = yes, 2 = no)
2. Race female: Latin (1 = yes, 2 = no)
3. Type: Anal (1 = yes, 2 = no)
3. Type: Vaginal (1 = yes, 2 = no)
3. Type: Oral male (1 = yes, 2 = no)
3. Type: Oral female (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Missionary (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Doggy (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Cowgirl (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Reverse cowgirl (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: 69 (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Flatiron (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Standing up (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Piledriver (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Double penetration (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Eagle (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Spooning (1 = yes, 2 = no)
4. Position: Other (1 = yes, 2 = no)
5. Orgasm: Male (1 = yes, 2 = no)
5. Orgasm: Female (1 = yes, 2 = no)
5. Orgasm: None (1 = yes, 2 = no)
6. Incestuous: Step-something in the title (1 = yes, 2 = no)
7. Hardcore: Scenes with force being used (choking, pulling hair, etc.) (1 = yes, 2 = no)