Like a fine Vino
Over 60% of Italy’s national income comes from tourism, which makes sense given that it is the 4th most visited country in the world. The country ranks high on Pornhub’s list too, in that they rank 7th for most visitors to Pornhub. It’s nice to see that Pornhub is so popular in the country credited for bringing us game changing inventions like pizza or the piano. Speaking of which, it should also be noted that Italian is widely known as the language of music in that words like lentissimo and staccato are used for music direction. In regards to the amount of time that the average Italian user spends on Pornhub, the 8 minute and 19 second session is rather rapido when compared to the international 9:16 average length.According to our anonymized demographics data provided by our analytics software, 20% of Pornhub visitors in Italy are female, which is 3 percentage points below the international 23% proportion. Seems like a bit of a pepperoni party, join the fun ladies of Italy! The birthplace of pizza does impress us with their top viewed category, which is a nod towards their ability to appreciate that things tend to get better with age. The Mature category tops off the list, followed by Teen and then a little further down in 5th, Big Tits, inspired perhaps by the fact that 80% of the country’s terrain is hilly or mountainous. Comparatively, nearby Croatia also appreciates a slightly older crowd with regards to their top viewed categories, with MILF coming in first and Mature coming in second, though in countries like theCzech Republic and the USA, Teen reigns supreme. Let’s jump back to Italy’s affinity with age for a second though.As we reported on our post pertaining to age demographics, as people grow older, they tend to watch porn that is more representative of themselves. Depicted above is a breakdown of Italy’s Pornhub viewers by age, compared to the worldwide proportions. As we can see, Italy has higher numbers of viewers in older categories, which likely has to do with why the Mature category is so popular. Comparatively, in countries like India which has a much higher proportion of younger viewers, the Teen category ranks considerably higher than Mature.
We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again; in virtually every country Pornhub has profiled, the top searches tend to relate to that country’s nationality. People in countries like Croatia, the Czech Republic and Brazil tend to search for their own countrymen (and women) the most, and Italy very much follows suit. ‘Italian’ tops the list as the most searched term, followed a little further down by ‘italiana,’ ‘italia’ and ‘italiano’. We also see some mature themed searches towards the top of the list like ‘milf’ and ‘mom’ in second and third place respectively, which again likely has to do with the nation’s higher proportion of older viewers. The real kicker here is the prevalence of podiatry-related searches like ‘footjob’ and ‘feet’…then again the country is shaped like a giant boot so the fetish is understandable.Italy is famous for it’s fashion houses. Labels like Valentino, Armani, Versace, Gucci and Prada are known for outfitting the world’s A-listers, but we’re a little more interested in which XXX-listers Italians most prefer to admire sans clothing. Industry goddess Lisa Ann (NSFW) claims the number one spot but Italy is one of the key European hubs for porn production and as such, is home to many popular performers who also rank highly. Take for instance stunner Valentina Nappi (NSFW) in at 2nd place or Sara Tommasi (NSFW)in third, with the most notorious Italian stallion of all, Rocco Siffredi (NSFW) taking 4th.
There are vast cultural differences from one region to another in the country, a fact which is also reflected in the considerable differences in lasting time from one area to the other. For instance, in Campania, the national 8:19 average time drops by a whopping 40 seconds. The region is however home to some of the most breathtaking sites in the world, namely the famed Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the Island of Capri so it’s very well possible that the inhabitants are spending a little more time taking in the sights elsewhere than on Pornhub.Over in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, visits to Pornhub actually last an average of 14 seconds longer than 8:19, perhaps due to the fact that the region is understood as being a primary socioeconomic connector to Central and Eastern Europe due to it’s border-sharing location. That’s a lot of pressure, but there’ s no better way to beat stress than by an extended visit to Pornhub! Let’s take a look now at how the Holidays affect Pornhub traffic in the country.As we saw in our 2014 Year in Review, New Year’s Eve is a major interrupter in terms of the effect that the holiday has on Pornhub traffic. The effect was especially prominent in European countries like Sweden and the Netherlandswhich each saw near 70% dips in traffic on average, though Italy isn’t very far behind with it’s considerable 59% drop. In our recent report on Pornhub traffic during Easter, Italy was proved to be one of the countries most affected by the holiday with it’s notable 27% drop, though it seems that Italians prefer to celebrate Liberation Day by spending a little more time on Pornhub as made evident by the slight 3% increase in traffic on this day.
Veni Vidi Device
We’ll close off with a look at which devices Italians prefer to peruse Pornhub with. Italy is on the same page with most of the rest of the world in terms of tablet use, in that they match the international 11% traffic proportion rate. They’re a little less into watching porn on their smartphones than the rest of the world as demonstrated by their higher rates for desktop usage and the lower proportion of traffic deriving from phone use. Overall, Italian traffic proportion rates closely resemble those of Spain, also in the Mediterranean.With that we’ll say arrivederci to Italia! We’ll be back soon with more Insights, but feel free to give your two cents in the comments section below.
[Source: Pornhub Insights]