11 Odd Facts That Will Make You Look At Porn Very Differently

Fill the bizarre trivia hole in your life.

Noah Henryby Noah Henry

If you have an Internet connection, odds are you’ve been to a porn site. Porn is as American as apple pie. Perhaps even more American than apple pie, seeing as though an estimated 40 million of us take part in its ritual viewing. Since it’s everywhere (as are facts about porn), we wanted to find some of the rarest tidbits out there. Here are some that you probably haven’t heard of…and maybe didn’t want to.

11 Odd Facts That Will Make You Look At Porn Very Differently

Utah ranks No. 1 in porn subscriptions in the United States.

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In 2009, Harvard economics professor Benjamin Edelman published a study in the Journal of Economic Perspective that indicated Utah had the most porn subscriptions per capita in the country. Remember, this is porn subscriptions, not porn consumption.

This one’s for Subway — Every day, there are 116,000 queries for “child pornography.”

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Shocking, I know. What’s even more shocking is that people are actually dumb enough to enter that query into Google.

Kenya comes in first in gay porn searches.

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Interestingly, homosexuality is forbidden by law in Kenya. You could face up to 21 years in prison if convicted. One statistic even says that 92 percent of the country believes homosexuality to be unacceptable. Yet, their Googling says differently. Back here in the states, Mississippi holds the crown for the highest percentage of gay porn viewers. It seems the most repressed lash out in a fury of homoeroticism.

North Koreans who watch South Korean porn are killed.

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In 2013, a witness told a Korean newspaper that 10,000 Wonsan residents were huddled into a stadium to watch eight executions via firing squad. Most of the offenders were caught with South Korean porn. Can’t we all just get along? North Korea isn’t the only country to outlaw pornography entirely. Iran, as well, will throw you on the chopping block for getting your jollies the wrong way.

The most popular search term in Finland is “mature,” followed by “granny.”

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According to stats compiled by Gizmodo, Finland likes ’em old and wrinkly.

One small California town produces 85 percent of the world’s porn.

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Chatsworth, CA, an unassuming town of about 41,000 people, creates the lion’s share of adult content. North of Los Angeles, it’s home to everything from female talent agencies to every major and minor adult film company. Almost everything you watch online — and on DVDs; can’t forget those archaic things — comes from this tiny, (almost) insignificant town.

The most popular time to watch porn is Sunday morning.

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Religious jokes aside, the cold, hard truth is that Sunday morning is when the hungover and horny are rising and shining. Reminds me of that No Doubt song.

Adult actress Lisa Sparks set the record for biggest gangbang with 919 men.

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In 2004, Lisa Sparks attended the Third Annual World Gangbang Championship and Eroticon with a single goal in mind: to make history. After 12 hours of bumping uglies (45 seconds apiece), she beat out her opponents and won.

Chris Crocker (of “leave Britney alone!” fame) does porn.

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The small-town Tennessee native with a penchant for melodramatic vlogging took his talents to porn; I’ve already done the fact-checking, so don’t bother. Yes, it seems YouTube fame has its perks, with Crocker signing to Chi Chi LaRue in 2011 and Lucas Entertainment digitally releasing Chris Crocker’s Raw Love in 2014. Leave him alone!

A huge portion of male performers use a drug called Caverject to sport a superhuman rod.

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It’s a little-known secret in the industry that many stars of the pornographic arts inject this drug into their penises for maximum effect.

Porn viewership spikes after presidential elections.

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The simple explanation — you’re happy your team won. The losers, on the other hard, are probably too depressed for porn, or just depressed enough to want to go on a bender. A study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that testosterone increased after a personal political victory. The researchers looked at the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and noticed porn searches increased in the states that helped their candidate win. Celebrate good times, come on!

And here are more facts for you: 82% Of American Men Would Rather Lose A Finger Than Never Have Sex Again