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Everyone’s Favorite Porn Search Term Is “Moms”

"Step mom," "MILF" and "mom" were among the site's most popular search terms in 2015

INTERNET
(Dreamstime)
Jan 06, 2016 at 8:49 PM ET

For porn viewers the world over, 2015 was the year of motherly love, though not necessarily in the traditional sense.

On Wednesday, Pornhub, the world’s largest pornography website, released its 2015 year in review, providing an incredibly comprehensive look at its viewership statistics as well as much of the planet’s porn preferences.

Among the findings were the year’s most popular search terms. Perhaps unsurprisingly, “lesbian” was Pornhub’s most-searched word in 2015. However, a closer look at the list reveals a fascinating maternal theme. Of the site’s top six search terms for the year, three were mom-related: “step mom,” “MILF” and “mom” ranked third, fifth and sixth, respectively. When women’s searches were taken out of the equation, those terms ranked first, third and fourth, respectively.

“Step sister” came in at number seven, continuing the familial trend. Lower down, the more specific search of “step mom and son” ranked at 15, though that term showed the most growth in popularity since 2014, moving up a staggering 71 places.

In the United States, “step mom” was the number one search term, beating both “lesbian” and “cartoon.”

The study also pointed out that “step mom” searches were proportionally higher in English-speaking countries, while “mom” was most popular in Russia and Mexico.


Searches for “step mom” seem to be on the upswing in non-English speaking countries as well. For instance, in France, the term “belle mere” (“step mom”) registered a 190 percent increase in searches from the previous year.