The main difference between porn and non-porn sites is the average duration of a visit: For a news site like Engadget or Extreme Tech, an average visit is usually between three and six minutes; enough time to read one or two stories.
The average time spent on a porn site, however, is between 15 and 20 minutes.
Then you need to factor in that most websites are predominantly text and images, while the largest porn sites push streaming video.
When you stream porn, assuming a low resolution of 480×200, you’re looking at around 100 kilobytes per second — which, over 15 minutes, is around 90 megabytes.
Then you need to multiply 90 megabytes by the number of monthly visits — which is around 350 million for Xvideos.
This comes to around 29 petabytes of data transferred every month, or .
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.
While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most trafficked parts of the internet.
According to Google’s Double Click Ad Planner, which tracks users across the web with a cookie, dozens of adult destinations populate the top 500 websites.
Xvideos, the largest porn site on the web with 4.4 billion page views per month, is three times the size of CNN or ESPN, and twice the size of Reddit. You Porn, Tube8, and Pornhub — they’re all vast, vast sites that dwarf almost everything except the Googles and Facebooks of the internet.
that the size and scale of adult websites truly comes into focus.
We’ll start by laying the ground work, and then on the second page we have some real world figures from You Porn, the second largest porn site on the web.
If you like, take a moment to try and estimate the amount of traffic that You Porn handles every second.
Let us know in the comments if your guess is anywhere near.