Just How Big Are Porn Sites?

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How big are porn sites? Gee, I'm not sure...maybe we should investigate. The next time you get busted looking at porn, you just tell them you were just "investigating."

While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most trafficked parts of the internet. According to Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner, which tracks users across the web with a cookie, dozens of adult destinations populate the top 500 websites.
 

Tiporaro

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Most interesting thing glancing through was this

To put this into perspective, there’s only about 15Tbps of connectivity between London and New York.

Had no idea it was that limited.

Also entertaining:
The main difference between porn and non-porn sites is the average duration of a visit: For a news site like Engadget or ExtremeTech, an average visit is usually between three and six minutes; enough time to read one or two stories. The average time spent on a porn site, however, is between 15 and 20 minutes.
 

eggrock

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More seriously, if all that porn can be streamed daily, why don't we have better options for streaming movies? (Sort of a rhetorical question there.)
 

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More seriously, if all that porn can be streamed daily, why don't we have better options for streaming movies? (Sort of a rhetorical question there.)

Probably because we don't masturbate to them enough. They just don't have enough kink to be that popular.

Xvideos, the largest porn site on the web with 4.4 billion page views per month, is three times the size of CNN or ESPN, and twice the size of Reddit.

While it obviously varies from site to site, most adult sites will probably store in the region of 50 to 200 terabytes of porn. This is quite a lot for a website (only something like Google, Facebook, Blogger, or YouTube would store more data)...

That's absolutely bonkers.
 

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While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between

... I don't know how to take these... number of penetrations...
 

VRMan

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lol @ the blurred out picture of youporn's webpage. Really? We needed a screenshot of their page, that you can't show on your site?
stupid-fry.jpg
 

ir0nw0lf

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Shouldn't be too hard to gather up a crack team of pornologists here to investigate and report. :D
 

sfsuphysics

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in other words, a single porn site accounts for almost 2% of the internet’s total traffic.
Yet we're really worried about pirates?

Ok technically porn sites like youporn are pirates too, but hey those aren't the ones the MPAA/RIAA/Software companies ever mention when yelling about how destructive they are (with the ties to terrorism)
 

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heh, somewhere I have pictures of the RK data center... I assure you they have a LOT more than 200Tb of storage
 

Manaknight

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You guys only last 15-20 minutes? Is that good or bad?

if it takes you 15-20 minutes, either you are running out of new content, which is bad and means its time to take it out of the digital realm...or you need to get way better with your hands...
 

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"The main difference between porn and non-porn sites is the average duration of a visit: For a news site like Engadget or ExtremeTech, an average visit is usually between three and six minutes; enough time to read one or two stories. The average time spent on a porn site, however, is between 15 and 20 minutes" enough time to bust one or two nuts.
 

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For you guys who think you need to blow your load in 3 minutes, take a read of this. Edging is fun. :rolleyes:
 

wtiger

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For you guys who think you need to blow your load in 3 minutes, take a read of this. Edging is fun. :rolleyes:

There is a place and a time for everything. Building up your stamina too much can be a problem though. Most girls don't want to walk with a limp the day after having sex with you; because you can last 2 hours. Granted. Sometimes that's what they want, but certainly not every time.
 

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Are most of you forgetting the fact that that those visiting the pr0n sites are frustrated and frantic to some point, and that they are focused on hunting down the genre(s) that suit their interest instead of looking at just about anything to sate their lust....

They will stay, perchance, as long as they need to, to find what is relevant, watch the contents, stimulate their sexual organs, hopefully spew their load, leave the site, and pray that they can mop-up in time.

15-20 minutes look entirely reasonable.

(wtf am I seriously answering to this...)
 

swalters

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It's amazing how much internet traffic porn generates.

I'm even more surprised about this line: "To put this into perspective, there’s only about 15Tbps of connectivity between London and New York."
 
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