The Porn People Watch On Halloween, Because People Want Captain America & Costume Orgies

Time and time again we've seen that the type of porn people watch is strangely influenced by what's going on in the world. During election times, people search for the candidates, when a movie is released, people search to things related to the movie, and why should Halloween be any different? Turns out, it's not at all. Research from Pornhub shows that the way we view porn on Halloween is very much affected by the fact that it's Halloween — for better or for worse.

They looked at 2015 data from October 31, and found that not only did the holiday change what we looked at, but it affected when we looked at it (who knew Halloween was a family holiday?). "Rule 41 of the internet states that if something exists, there’s porn for it," Pornhub Insights explained. "Perhaps that’s why year-round searches involving costumes, cosplay, superheroes, movie parodies and game characters are so popular."

But they get even more popular on Halloween. Some of the searches are exactly what you would expect, but some of them get pretty niche. OK, very niche. Whether you're into seeing people in costume or getting down and dirty with a pumpkin, their research shows there's something Halloween themed out there for you:

1. "Halloween" Searches Jumped By Nearly 500 Percent

It may not be that creative, but last year, people made searches containing "Halloween" 490 percent more than usual on, well, Halloween.

2. And "Costume" Searches Jumped By 370 Percent

Even though this number seems like a big jump, it's even bigger bearing in mind that costumes are really popular to search for all year round. People love their costume porn, but they love it even more on Halloween.

3. Some Searches Went Through The Roof

OK, so some these search increases are insane. You have to keep in mind that a lot of them are niche enough they're probably not being searched that much the rest of the year, but a nearly 3,500 percent increase for "slutty halloween" makes me chuckle. That being said, the over 1,500 percent increase for "f*cking a pumpkin" makes me slightly concerned.

4. Harley Quinn Was The Most Popular Costume Search

Overall, Harley Quinn was the most popular costume search, followed by the old standbys of "nurse" and "cop". But Captain America was popular among women and batgirl was popular among men, so if you're looking for a sexy costume idea you might find it in this list.

5. On Halloween Day, Porn Watching Drops... And Rises

As you can see there's a definitely dip below the average watching rates between about 4 p.m and 11 p.m., but it looks like people more than make up for it when they get home in the evenings. According to Pornhub:

"People in the 25-34 age group were the most likely to give up Pornhub. In 2015 traffic from that age group was down as much as -24 percent compared to 8 p.m. on an average day."

But all age groups saw a dip and then an increase, so as a nation, we have some very particular porn viewing habits.

Just like every holiday, Halloween 'tis the season to find something freaky and usual on Pornhub. But I promise you, there are way better searches out there than "f*cking a pumpkin" out there. You're better than that.

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