The pandemic has forced people to watch a lot more porn

Scientists have analyzed the statistics of the Google Trends service. It turned out that in the acute phase of the pandemic in all

audited states that have introduced self-isolation have seen a significant increase in the audience of porn sites. In countries where there were no such measures, they did not see growth.

Researchers studied search queries,related to the five most popular porn sites in (Porn, XNXX, PornHub, XVideos, xHamster). Requests from residents of China, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden and the United States were taken into account for the period from January 9 to May 25, 2020.

The researchers were also interested in how muchpeople were interested in porn on the topic of the pandemic. They analyzed the following queries: "coronavirus + sex", "coronavirus + porn", "covid + sex". It turned out that people really started looking for this more often after the start of the pandemic. Mostly we watched videos where the heroes have sex wearing masks, surgical gloves and protective suits.

Scientists concluded that restrictive measures could lead to increased social isolation, feelings of loneliness and stress, and this increased the popularity of porn.