Amid shutdown, PornHub reports spike in traffic

PornHub has reported a spike in traffic during the same time that most federal workers have stayed home amid the partial government shutdown in the United States.

In its report, Fox News cited the porn site’s data from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11 showing that not only has PornHub seen an almost six percent increase in visitors, it has also recorded a “distinct shift in the hours during which people are watching porn.”

The porn-viewing site’s traffic prior to the pre-shutdown usually peaked from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Post-shutdown, “late-night traffic increased by up to 14 percent above average, while early morning traffic from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. had the smallest change.”

The now-longest government shutdown in US history started on Dec. 22 as President Donald Trump continues to demand $5.7 billion for a border wall.

The shutdown has left more than 800,000 federal workers and contractors without pay.

Topics: PornHub , US government shutdown
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