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(The Atlantic)   On the Internet, Porn Has Seasons, Too: Not sure what time of year it is? Might want to check your search history   (theatlantic.com) divider line 79
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2012-07-29 12:02:46 PM
It's always Fapruary on mine.
 
2012-07-29 12:21:00 PM
whenever i'm on meth it's time for porn!
 
2012-07-29 12:21:33 PM
April shower scenes bring Maynal flowers?
 
2012-07-29 12:21:33 PM
So, porn solstice approaches. Interesting.
 
2012-07-29 12:23:41 PM
So Aussies peak while northern hemispherites trough, and vice versa? Again, interesting.
 
2012-07-29 12:24:38 PM
Joke's on you, I clear my search history twice a day!
 
2012-07-29 12:27:20 PM
The peaks coincide with my employment. When I have work I jerk off more.
 
2012-07-29 12:27:31 PM
Let me know when the rut begins.
 
2012-07-29 12:28:35 PM
I like how the porn searches spike in Sept...when schools are back in session.
 
2012-07-29 12:30:09 PM
Summertime = see more girls in small outfits during day = more fapping later
 
2012-07-29 12:32:02 PM
toddpetersen.org

More like.. "dick season?"
 
2012-07-29 12:32:37 PM
What month is best for babysitter porn?
 
2012-07-29 12:32:47 PM

autopsybeverage: Joke's on you, I clear my search history twice a day!


Isn't that what privacy mode is for?
 
2012-07-29 12:33:13 PM
Is "Spanish midget amputee tentacle porn" a time of year? 'cause that's what my search history seems to suggest...
 
2012-07-29 12:34:03 PM

feedle: [toddpetersen.org image 640x480]

More like.. "dick season?"


"Midget Season!"
"Donkey Season!"
"Midget Season!"
"Donkey Season!"
 
2012-07-29 12:34:36 PM

Corvus: Summertime = see more girls in small outfits during day = more fapping later


Wintertime = It's cold outside = I'll just stay in and fap where it's warm

/who the hell searches "xxx" or "porn" to get to porn?
 
2012-07-29 12:35:23 PM
To Everything Porn, Porn, Porn
There is a fetish Porn, Porn, Porn
And a time for every kink, under Heaven
 
2012-07-29 12:36:30 PM
That's really fascinating, actually. I wonder what it could mean.
 
2012-07-29 12:38:12 PM
i.lv3.hbo.com
Went-in-her is coming.
 
2012-07-29 12:38:31 PM
And suddenly, the subject of Time Series Analysis just got more interesting. I wonder what sort of forecasting can be applied (beyond the periodicity)?

Oh wait, this is Fark.
 
2012-07-29 12:39:59 PM

Brontes: autopsybeverage: Joke's on you, I clear my search history twice a day!

Isn't that what privacy mode is for?


Not on any Android browser I've tried.
 
2012-07-29 12:42:18 PM
Er... wait. People actually do this?:

"commonly-searched-for terms as "porn," "xxx," "xxvideos""

Using AltaVista, I presume?
 
2012-07-29 12:43:20 PM
We had tits, we had buns, we had porno in the sun but the women's bush we found was unshaven like a hound.
 
2012-07-29 12:44:31 PM

autopsybeverage: Not on any Android browser I've tried.


Incognito mode works pretty well, you just have to worry about google tying your weird diaper fetish back to your account.
 
2012-07-29 12:45:16 PM
It appears to correlate to the periodicity of dad not having custody of the kids.
 
2012-07-29 12:45:20 PM
I know the writer asked in the article, and there isn't a clear answer, but I still want to know- what the hell happened in 2009/ 2010!? That giant dip in searches followed by enormous surge is weird. The winter 2009 surge is lower than a couple years' low points, then it basically craters, then everyone in the world remembers that porn is the awesomest thing ever in summer 2010. How does that happen?
 
2012-07-29 12:45:37 PM
It's the most...wonderful porniest...time of the year...
 
2012-07-29 12:46:25 PM
Makes sense... most people date and have sex during spring/summer. Seems very logical that they then turn to porn in winter.
 
2012-07-29 12:47:40 PM
The storm's on its way in. Expect lots of the white stuff.
 
2012-07-29 12:51:26 PM
I can haz lolscat season?

/ Yuck.
 
2012-07-29 12:51:37 PM
Well I'm having a nostalgic summer. Nothing but Kay Parker, Marilyn Chambers, and Lisa De Leeuw searches from xnxx.com the past month.
 
2012-07-29 12:54:57 PM

Jamesac68: I know the writer asked in the article, and there isn't a clear answer, but I still want to know- what the hell happened in 2009/ 2010!? That giant dip in searches followed by enormous surge is weird. The winter 2009 surge is lower than a couple years' low points, then it basically craters, then everyone in the world remembers that porn is the awesomest thing ever in summer 2010. How does that happen?


Speculation: The people that would actually type "porn" and "xxx" into google are the same people that spent the month leading up to the superbowl searching for pics and stats of date rape Ben Roethlisberger?
 
Skr
2012-07-29 12:59:16 PM
I'm sure any true masteur-bateur connoisseur wouldn't be punching "porn," "xxx," "xxvideos" into google.
 
2012-07-29 12:59:50 PM

cajunns: I like how the porn searches spike in Sept...when schools are back in session.


I suspect the spike is freshman college students exercising their new found indepencence.
 
2012-07-29 01:04:34 PM
So do porn "interests" have seasons as well?

/waiting for the science . . .
 
2012-07-29 01:05:07 PM

Skr: I'm sure any true masteur-bateur connoisseur wouldn't be punching "porn," "xxx," "xxvideos" into google.


right. they'd be looking for "pthc", "lolita", etc..
 
2012-07-29 01:12:06 PM
My guess is that it is favorable to have kids during autumn or spring, so sexytime happens during winter and summer.
 
2012-07-29 01:13:14 PM

Chafed Willi: Jamesac68: I know the writer asked in the article, and there isn't a clear answer, but I still want to know- what the hell happened in 2009/ 2010!? That giant dip in searches followed by enormous surge is weird. The winter 2009 surge is lower than a couple years' low points, then it basically craters, then everyone in the world remembers that porn is the awesomest thing ever in summer 2010. How does that happen?

Speculation: The people that would actually type "porn" and "xxx" into google are the same people that spent the month leading up to the superbowl searching for pics and stats of date rape Ben Roethlisberger?


I think that's when xnxx switched to an all flash format.
 
2012-07-29 01:16:58 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Skr: I'm sure any true masteur-bateur connoisseur wouldn't be punching "porn," "xxx," "xxvideos" into google.

right. they'd be looking for "pthc", "lolita", etc..


Nah - they'd have the sites memorized by name, or at least bookmarked. They'd visit their favourites sites for whichever particular thing they were into and use that site's search rather than Google.

The really porn-crazy folks would also be members at one or several pay sites and would be even less likely to search on Google.

// Not that *I* would know anything about this. I just heard it from someone. Someone else.
 
2012-07-29 01:34:17 PM

bilk2455: What month is best for babysitter porn?


Jailtime.
 
2012-07-29 01:34:36 PM
When is it redhead season?
 
2012-07-29 01:35:26 PM

i.r.id10t: When is it redhead season?


Autumn, of course. Just like leaves.
 
2012-07-29 01:48:59 PM

Jamesac68: I know the writer asked in the article, and there isn't a clear answer, but I still want to know- what the hell happened in 2009/ 2010!? That giant dip in searches followed by enormous surge is weird. The winter 2009 surge is lower than a couple years' low points, then it basically craters, then everyone in the world remembers that porn is the awesomest thing ever in summer 2010. How does that happen?


I'm going to go with the standard conspiracy theory here: Pres Obama was elected and then things went downhill. In this case because of that picture of him at the beach, suddenly "porn" meant that pasted all over every porn ever made and men didn't like it.
 
2012-07-29 01:50:22 PM
Seeing as this isn't so much "porn viewing" as "porn searching", I'd suspect that there are other factors at work here.

Like, for example, school vacations. Because let's be honest, most adults who are watching internet porn already know what sites to look at - they aren't looking on Google.
 
2012-07-29 01:54:16 PM

neppyman: Seeing as this isn't so much "porn viewing" as "porn searching", I'd suspect that there are other factors at work here.

Like, for example, school vacations. Because let's be honest, most adults who are watching internet porn already know what sites to look at - they aren't looking on Google.


You come across as informed and up to speed on porn related matters
 
2012-07-29 01:57:55 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Jamesac68: I know the writer asked in the article, and there isn't a clear answer, but I still want to know- what the hell happened in 2009/ 2010!? That giant dip in searches followed by enormous surge is weird. The winter 2009 surge is lower than a couple years' low points, then it basically craters, then everyone in the world remembers that porn is the awesomest thing ever in summer 2010. How does that happen?

I'm going to go with the standard conspiracy theory here: Pres Obama was elected and then things went downhill. In this case because of that picture of him at the beach, suddenly "porn" meant that pasted all over every porn ever made and men didn't like it.


Alternative theory: that picture of Obama shirtless at the beach satisfied male demand for porn for several months from late 2009-2010.

Certainly works well with the theory that those who oppose homosexuality are themselves homosexuals. Wait. Did I say "theory?" I meant "observed fact of objective reality." Pardon me.
 
2012-07-29 01:59:43 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: right. they'd be looking for "pthc"


Dare I ask what "pthc" means? I'd google it myself, but I'd I'm afraid to.
 
2012-07-29 02:01:35 PM
Dare I ask what "pthc" means? I'd google it myself, but I'd I'm afraid to.

pretty teens hacking computers
 
2012-07-29 02:04:32 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Dare I ask what "pthc" means? I'd google it myself, but I'd I'm afraid to.

pretty teens hacking computers


I suppose I can comprehend the impulse to search for pretty teens. Though were I searching for porn, I rather think I would prefer to see them engaging in activities other than sitting in front of computer screens drinking Mountain Dew and eating Cheetos.
 
2012-07-29 02:07:10 PM
"When correctly viewed,
Everything is lewd,
I can tell you things about Peter Pan,
And the Wizard of Oz is a dirty old man"

-----Tom Lehrer
 
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