The Most Popular Porn Search Terms In 2016, From Family Members To Cartoons

Everyone, Pornhub's 2016 Year In Review is here and damn, is it big. It's everything you've ever wanted to know about porn. And, to be honest, probably some things you never wanted to know. Did wondering about viewing habits around the Super Bowl keep you up at night? Nope, but now we know anyway. Seriously, it was crazily extensive this year and really worth taking a look at. Everything from where, how, how long, we watch and how it changes throughout the year was covered. No porn stone left unturned.

My interest in what was happening was the most basic — what were people watching? So it's useful to look at a breakdown of the various search terms. It was really interesting to see how the terms varied worldwide, but to see what's happening at home you can take a look at the good old US of A report.

Firstly, there were some really unusual jumps in popularity. Lesbian Scissoring had a big jump, but with Massage Porn jumping 63 places and "Overwatch" (a video game) jumping a whopping 452 places, it definitely wasn't the biggest leap.

But when it came to the top spots, classic searches were everywhere. Here's a look at the top five:

1Step Mom

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It came in first last year — and stayed there this year. Step Mom was the most popular search term in the U.S.. Although worldwide, it was only number two.

2Lesbian

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Lesbian took the number two spot this year, ousting Cartoon which made it last year. Although I totally think it's to each their own, I have to say that lesbian porn sounds a lot more appetizing than cartoon porn. But maybe it's just me. Lesbian was also the number one search worldwide and among women, so we definitely like our lady-on-lady loving.

3Step Sister

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It jumped up four spots from last year to jump into the top five — "Step Sister came in at number three. It's definitely become more popular, as it jumped up two spots in the world wide rankings as well.

4MILF

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I was really surprised that this came in after Step Sister, but porn tastes are fickle. MILF came in at number four on the list, although with MILF and Step Mom both came in the top five, it's safe to say that as a people we have some mommy issues.

5Cartoon

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It may have dropped three spaces, but Cartoon porn managed to stay in the top five. I think it would be really fascinating if they actually gave a breakdown of the cartoons — are we talking The Simpsons or hentai here?— but I guess we'll just have to wait until 2018 for that.

This is honestly just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the stats on offer. Whether you're just curious or a numbers junkie, it's worth checking out the whole report for a truly eye opening look at the human pysche. Because the pysche effing loves porn.