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D.C. Residents Watch More Porn Than Anyone Else

Apparently, residents of the District of Columbia are heavy consumers of online porn:

Residents in the city of D.C. watch nearly twice as much online porn per capita as people in any of the 50 states — 14.18 videos per person per year, according to the adult site PornHub.com. It makes for an imperfect comparison to contrast the District, a dense urban area, with states — which are much more geographically and demographically diverse. And these numbers should be considered in that context. So take this with a grain of salt.

Web-analyst Alexa ranks PornHub the most popular porn site in the U.S., suggesting the numbers are drawn from a fairly large sample. The list of porn-hungry states includes Hawaii (7.57 videos per year), Massachusetts (7.52) and New York (7.5). Marylanders watch an average of 6.67 videos per year, which puts them in ninth place.

Neither Pornhub nor Buzzfeed, which published the ranking, offer any explanation of why the numbers for the capital might appear to be so high. It might be that D.C. ranks no different than other cities that are similiar in size and composition. A quick glance at local demographics suggest some clues though: Only a quarter of the District’s population is married, according to the Census Bureau, versus roughly half of the U.S. population overall. Studies have shown that single men (and presumably, single ladies) watch porn far more than those in relationships.

No word on whether these statistical were measured before or after Anthony Weiner’s resignation.

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

Comments

  1. C. Clavin says:

    I wonder what Paul Ryan does when he settles into his Congressional Office for the night???
    I don’t think we should allow them to “sleep” on our property.

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  2. Gustopher says:

    I’m doing my part for Seattle.

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  3. David D. from Philly says:

    What’s the methodology for measuring this statistic? IP addresses are notoriously unreliable as geographic locators. Credit card billing address would be better, although not perfect. If it’s IP address, I wonder if data for any of the ISPs in the D.C. suburbs are being lumped in with D.C. An error is a far more likely explanation than such a big outlier.

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  4. gVOR08 says:

    I thought it was Utah.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/160566/utah_online_porn.html

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  5. Franklin says:

    14.18 videos per person per year

    Bush leaguers (so to speak).

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  6. bill says:

    that’s just the dc gov’t workers earning their pensions i assume?

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