Malaysian women ranked 7th most likely to access porn on mobile

The Star/Asia News Network

PETALING JAYA - Women in Malaysia are the seventh most likely in the world to use a mobile device to access porn, according to a report by pornography site Pornhub.

According to the report, which was released on March 7, 84 per cent of Malaysian women who browse on Pornhub used a mobile device.

Worldwide, it was South African women who used mobile devices the most to view porn, with 91 per cent of women doing so. The United States was second on the list with 89 per cent of women and in third was Britain at 86 per cent.

Meanwhile, only 66 per cent of Malaysian men accessed porn in this manner.

Only two other South-East Asian countries were listed in the report, with Indonesia trailing behind Malaysia in 11th place with 80 per cent of its women using mobile devices, followed by Thailand in 13th place with 79 per cent.

It was noted that in Thailand, women were 38 per cent more likely to access the porn site on mobile than men.

It is believed that Pornhub identifies women users based on demographic data from Google Analytics.

"Currently, about 72 per cent of worldwide traffic to Pornhub comes from smartphones and tablets. But mobile use is actually much higher with women than men.

"As of February 2017, nearly 80 per cent of female traffic comes from mobile, compared to about 69 per cent for men," read the report.

Of the female traffic, 71 per cent came from smartphones, 8 per cent from tablets and 21 per cent from desktop computers.

The report added that women were 34 per cent less likely to use a desktop than men.

It also noted that the largest proportion of female smartphone users on the site were millennials, aged between 18 and 34 years old.

Smartphone usage dropped with an increase in age.