Amidst fears of a governmental ban of porn across the subcontinent, the good folks over at Quartz and Pornhub took it upon themselves to expose what's really at stake. Here are some of their findings about how India watches porn.
1. Unsurprisingly, Sunny Leone is India's favourite porn star.
2. The phrase "Indian bhabhi" is consistently amongst the top five searched terms on Pornhub in India.
3. More Indians surf porn on their smartphones than on desktops.
4. One fourth of all Indian porn-viewers are women.
5. Searches for homosexual porn have jumped 213% since the Supreme Court criminalized gay sex in December 2013.
6. Most places in the world see highest porn viewing on Monday, but Indians are fappiest on Saturdays.
7. Porn viewing in India dips by over 25% on Diwali, Dussehra, New Year's Eve, and Gandhi Jayanti.
8. Porn viewing spikes by 2% on Rakhi (ew), 2.6% on Republic Day, 5.8% on Independence Day, and by a whopping 9% on Eid-ul-fitr.
9. Indians are most porny in the month of May, and least so in October.
10. On average, Indians spend 8 minutes and 22 seconds per visit to Pornhub — 30 seconds faster than the rest of the world... #Awkward.
Click around the above map for deets on specific states' porn timings.