PornHub Experienced Two Very Weird Spikes Over This Last Week

Have you felt it? There has been a great disturbance

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It's been a very busy couple of weeks for pop culture all around the world. First, it was the release of Avengers: Infinity War, which very quickly became the fastest film to get to $1 billion in box office sales. Then, it was the annual red letter day for all sci-fi geeks, May the Fourth, reserved for all things Star Wars. And the effects of these two behemoth geek events have been felt even in the most unlikeliest of places.

Popular international porn site PornHub (don't act like you've never heard of it) registered an insane increase in Avengers and Star Wars-centric searches. 

As far as the Marvel superheroes go, related searches have gone up by 356% since the third instalment to the Avengers franchise. 

In 2017 alone, the characters were searched over 6 million times, but this year is set to see an increase over that already impressive number. 

As far as Pornhub's search results go, the most popular character (by far) seems to be Black Widow, one of the only female Avengers, played by Scarlett Johansson. Next in line are Spiderman, Captain America... and Hulk, interestingly enough.

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As far as the community's annual appointment with Star Wars, on the other hand, PornHub's data registered a whopping 766% increase above the daily average. 

Apparently, "Princess Leia" and "Princess Leia slave" were the searches to receive a big boost on searches... along with popular porn parody Star Whores (yes, you read that right). Bringing in some more recent franchise entires into the mix, "Kylo Ren" also made an appearance.

But if you thought that was weird, wait until you see some of the more popular search results that Porn Hub registered on the popular 4th of May. While the data shows everything from "Star Wars Lesbian" to "Star Wars XXX", there are also some choice ones in there... like "Storm Trooper", or the 766% increase in people who searched for "Lightsaber". Real subtle guys.


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David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.