Hey xHamster Fans!
Over the holidays, we looked deep into our crystal ball to see what porn trends we can expect to see in 2018. We pulled out mountains of data (and watched more than a few of your favorite videos) to see how your tastes have been changing, and how we expect them to see them change anymore in the new year.
Whether you’re one of the hundreds of studios that works with us, one of our thousands of amateur uploaders, or just a porn fan, we hope that this helps you understand how and why your porn is changing.
2018: The Year of the Woman
Globally we saw a 2.4% i Read more
Hey xHamster Fans!
Sometimes, porn data can tell us something really important. Like when a government is lying.
While looking through visits to xHamster our annual trend report, we noticed something quite unusual. Traffic from the US territory of Puerto Rico dropped precipitously in 2017. In some ways, this isn’t entirely surprising — the island faced two major hurricanes in September. However, when we dug in a little deeper, looking at traffic on a week-by-week basis in 2017, we saw a more complicated story.
Yes, traffic dropped 96% d Read more
With yesterday’s FCC repeal of net neutrality protections, the adult internet as we know it is in danger.
We’ve still got a fighting chance, if we lobby our congress people. But here’s what porn fans face if massive corporations like Verizon and Comcast are able to determine what you can and can’t watch.
Blocked and Censored Websites
Without net neutrality, the company that you get your internet from can outright block any site they want, including xHamster. Over the past year, we’ve seen incredible pushback from social conservatives across the world asking governments to censo Read more
For the past three years, xHamster has experienced an explosion of traffic coming from people searching from Star Wars. At xHamster, we’ve come to call the phenomenon “the Force Awakening!”
So far though, the searches this year have been unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Based on comparison to trends in year’s past, we’re expecting The Last Jedi to explode previous box office records for the franchise.
Like the Resistance, we’re ready for the Dark Side to come. Below, some of our favorite Star Wars-themed cosplay and parody scenes on Read more
A popular trend going on around the Internet is the ugly Christmas sweater with an exposed boob.
xHamster has decided to up the stakes announcing a contest for the best "Exposed Boob Ugly Sweater" picture.
The winner will receive a Christmas gift from xHamster, and their boobs will become the "boob" category face on xHamster for the upcoming Christmas season.
All you need is upload a related pic on Twitter, tag #rudolphboob and @xhamster and wait for it!
"We love boobs," said Alex Hawkins, VP of xHamster. "Boobs are still a taboo in social media society, so we are glad when they come out - Read more
You’re a porn fan. Maybe you’re not particularly political. Maybe you hate ALL CAP tweets, petitions, and righteous indignation, and don’t understand why you should waste precious time with your one available hand. Well, dear xHamster fan, net neutrality is the lube by which porn sites live. Kill it, and we’re going to be facing a dry, limp, and painful future.
Below, a quick explainer as to why you need to put down the tissue and fight for net neutrality — with both available hands.
Your Porn Could Be Blocked
Yes, you heard that right. If FCC kills net neutrality, your intern Read more
Dear xHamster family,
As we plan for the new features on the website, we always like to reach out to you to gather more thoughts.
Today we are happy to share a new video search engine with the improved search results formula.
From now on all the search results will include two additional factors, such as a relevance to the query and video quality.
We`ve also adjusted the search field for the channels of your favourite pornstars and studios.
Your social preferences have also been taken into consideration, so all the likes / dislikes, comments and save-to-favourites features are a Read more
xHamster team worked extremely hard to provide the best user experience for you and we are always looking for ways to improve.
Users have always had the power at xHamster and you proved it once again with the profile design page.
Since we introduced the new xHamster design in Beta, we`ve read every email, comment, complaint and ticket you sent. Those were A LOT.
xHamster`s community is huge with over 11 000 000 registered users and counting. We are Facebook in porn, and we`d like our users to be satisfied with their social life on xHamster.
Seems like we haven`t met your expectat Read more
No pilgrims though, unfortunately. Does someone sense a market opening?
Below, xHamster's most popular search categories on the continent.
Yes, all Halloween costumes are now required to be "sexy" ... but not all costumes are created equal. In order to help you to maximize your ghoul-appeal this Halloween, we took a look at the top trends in Halloween searches to see what xHamster users were searching for.
The good news? Halloween is officially sexier than ever. Searches for Halloween themed porn jumped 271% over last year. However, sexy witches are on the rise, while sexy clowns are on the decline this year. So, before you tape any candy corn to your nipples, or put on a barely there mummy wrap, be sure to take a look at our Read more
Social Media Guidelines for Journalists Writing About Porn
Social media plays a vital role in expressing our raunchy, sexual desires. On social platforms, reporters and editors can ogle beautiful breasts, “like” freshly shaved pudendum, flirt with MILFS, and masturbate to freshly cut GIFs.
But social media also presents risks for journalists. Can you accurately report on a transwoman to whom you’ve not only retweeted, but DM’d for customs? If you’ve liked and rubbed one out to a free porn clip, can readers trust you to accurately evaluate Jon Ronson’s Butterfly Effect? If you con Read more
xHamster will be the first adult company to offer users a fully functional AI video face recognition, using facial and hair colour recognition technology to find videos featuring their favorite stars. The database features over 1mln videos indexed for searching and 30k performers. xHamster's nearest competitor only has half as many videos indexed, and fewer than one third the number of performers.
“We have a database that is over twice the size of our competitors, and our search functionality is ready now — not in a year,” says A Read more
Dear First Year Students:
We need to have a word with you about sex, and porn. In the past month, we’ve seen a dramatic uptick in visits from college towns, as newly minted 18 year olds, liberated from parental monitoring and ready for adulting, log on to our site.
A 67% increase in new visits from Chapel Hill. A 52% increase at State College. Goooo team!
Not so fast.
It turns out that half of you haven’t had any formal sex education at Read more
Traffic plunged nearly 10% in Barcelona as visitors chose statehood over sexuality. In Madrid, voters seemed to get off on being submissive — visits to xHamster showed a slight increase.
Porn in Virtual World
Nick Fast, CTO of xHamster, found some time in his busy schedule to have a chat on Virtual Reality (VR) and how xHamster is changing the industry with VR projects, starting with XXXReal.com.
Does VR have any chance of growing beyond hardcore geek crowd? The devices are not cheap, and some tech skills are required to get your VR kit up and running.
Many perceive VR as an expensive, exclusive technology, but that’s not exactly true. Thanks to Google Cardboard, all you need to connect is a smartphone and their $10 Cardboard viewer.
We’ve even made our Read more
The iPhone isn’t the only tech innovation celebrating it’s ten year anniversary today — it’s xHamster’s anniversary as well. And like our friends in Cupertino, we’re celebrating our anniversary with the launch of our ground-breaking redesign. Introducing the xHamster X: clean, elegant, and designed with your happiness in mind.
We may not have a keynote speaker or a media tent or facial recognition technology — after all we’re already pretty adept at recognizing facials here — but we do have a video that will help introduce the world to the new, endlessly adaptable xHamster.
Periodically looking at xHamster data has given us some surprising insight into human sexuality, but could the same be said for White Walkers and Dragons?
In honor of the Game of Thrones finale, we took a look at the top search terms from Westeros, Essos and beyond!
"We looked deep into the search habits of each of the Seven Kingdoms," said Alex Hawkins, Vice President of xHamster. "We found that it didn't matter if you were Stark or Lannister, whether you accessed us in King's Landing or the Free Cities, we're bounde Read more
Traffic to xHamster Plummets During Eclipse.
Traffic to xHamster went this across the country during today's solar eclipse … but the differences, like our porn preferences, were regional.
Porn traffic from with a complete or near complete eclipse — like Charleston, SC and Nashville and Portland, OR — dropped as much as fifty percentage points, while cities with less complete eclipses, like New York, Los Angeles and Miami saw much smaller declines.
Below the percentage drop in traffic for the peak hours of the eclipse:
Miami: Read more