Thanks To 'Ghostbusters', Ghost Porn Searches Are Skyrocketing On Pornhub

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 09: A general view of the atmosphere at the Premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Ghostbusters' at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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I don't think the porn I watch is that influenced by pop culture, but according to recent an exclusive report Pornhub shared with Bustle, a lot of people's are. Seriously, more people started searching for ghost-related porn on Pornhub around the Ghostbusters release date. Like, a lot more. I think it's amazing. Maybe my imagination just isn't big enough, but I've never been watching a movie and thought "I need to watch a porn about this", but I guess I should dream bigger. 

I don't know if it just sneaks into their unconscious and somehow comes out as a ghost porn search, but either way the brain is an incredible thing. There are also some people who just straight up like ghost porn, regardless of the movies being released. Pornhub explains that "Sexual attraction to ghosts is a fetish called Spectrophilia, which may explain some of the popular searches like  'ghost sex', 'sex with ghost' and 'erotic ghost'." 

Here are the interesting things Pornhub found about who watched ghost porn around the movie release, because it's not just for spectrophilias: 

1. The Numbers Skyrocketed Around The Release

That's right, around the movie release date there was a massive spike in ghost porn searches —178 percent more than the usual, admittedly fairly unusual, frequency. So unless it's some kind of ghost national holiday, it's safe to say the movie had a pretty serious impact. 

2. The Searches Varied

The top three searches were ghost, ghost girl, and ghostbusters, but it didn't stop there. I think it is worth mentioning that "cartoon ghost" and "casper the ghost" made the search list. 

Is Casper the ghost sexy? I thought he was friendly. And I don't know who is searching for cartoon ghost on Pornhub, but I want to meet you. Your imagination astounds me. 

3. Women Were More Likely To Search Then Men

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Maybe it's the female-empowered movie, maybe women just like ghosts, but they were 12 percent more likely than men to search for ghost porn. 

4. And Young People Were Much More Likely To Be Into Ghost Porn

18-24 years olds were 41 percent more likely than other people to search for ghost porn, and it became less and less likely the older you get. Coincidence? I doubt it. 

5. Horror Film Fans Were The Main Demographic

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No surprise here. When it came to movie tastes, horror film fans were the most likely to search for ghosts. The least likely? Romance & Drama fans. I'm curious about how many fans of the film Ghost looked for porn about ghosts and pottery with Unchained Melody playing in the background, but alas technology has only come so far. 

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