Covid and Porn
How have people’s porn habits changed during the pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has limited possibilities for casual sex and other behaviors, making individuals lean to pornography as the most accessible, affordable, and anonymous alternative. 23
On 17th March 2020, traffic on Pornhub went up by 11.6% (relative to the average number of visits for that time of year) as the first of the lockdowns began. 23 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8007884/
Pornhub offered free premium membership to users in the first three countries that went into lockdown, and visiting traffic skyrocketed:
VPN usage increased by 160% between 8th - 22nd March 2020 in countries that were hit hardest by the pandemic, which also correlates with the traffic surge on Pornhub. 25 25 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8007884/