Bing Trumps Google When It Comes To Searching Porn. Congratulations?

You know those Bing commercials where they try to convince you that Bing is better than Google, and you just want to tell them, "Stop trying to make Bing happen; it's not going to happen"? Well, it turns out that Bing actually does appear to have one truly significant advantage over Google after all: it's way better at helping you find porn. Who'd have guessed?

According to the citizens of the Internet (who you'd expect to know these things; the Internet is for porn after all), Bing is just better at bringing you porn. Though it's uncertain why, exactly, that might be, the reigning theory online is that it has to do with Google's filters. According to Redditor professorzweistein, "google [sic] introduced filters a while ago that remove a lot of porn from search results even if you have safe search turned off. Bing did no such thing and actually gives you the porn you're looking for."

Plus, Bing has a video preview feature, meaning that you can theoretically watch porn without actually clicking on any porn websites, which is good for your Internet history. Instead, you just hover your cursor over the video. The preview won't play a whole video and doesn't play everything consecutively, but still, porn is porn. And more to the point, Google has yet to give anyone a video preview feature. 

But does Bing really give you better search results for porn? Well, when it comes to image results, I'll leave that one to EJ Dickson over at the Daily Dot, who is either braver than I about typing things into search bars or was just in a place with fewer people around (curse you, coffee shops, and your people). But even just a straight web search for the term "porn" does turn up some notable differences between the two search engines. Here's the top results you get from typing "porn" into Google:

And here's what you get from Bing:

Google's starts out promising, but after two results, it intrudes with this whole "News about porn" section that just really kills the mood. Who wants news about porn? If I wanted news about porn I would have typed in "Porn News." Bing, on the other hand, not only shows you only actual porn websites, they also provide helpful related searches, including some I didn't want to know existed. I mean, "Fairly Odd Parents Porn"? Really? Why are you ruining my childhood, Bing?

Overall, between the search results, the video preview feature, and the fact that it seems to be way easier to turn off safe searching, Bing does seem to be better at bringing you porn. But really that's not so surprising – it's actually the sort of thing I'd expect from a search engine whose commercials strongly suggest Google-related daddy issues. No, the surprising thing is that Bing actually did beat Google at something. Who would have ever guessed it? I mean, I know that Bing is the world's third most popular search engine and all, but since that still means they're losing to Yahoo, that isn't saying much. 

But when it comes to porn, they seem to be number one. Now, whether or not they're any good with the feminist porn, that's another matter that remains. Though since searching "feminist porn" on Bing only turns up 1.6 million results compared with Google's 6 million, that's not too promising. Guess Google isn't the only one with gender equality issues


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