Pornhub’s Year in Review: Here Are 5 LGBTQ Porn Trends That Defined 2021

Pornhub’s Year in Review: Here Are 5 LGBTQ Porn Trends That Defined 2021

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It may not be the most titillating video on Pornhub, but it’s definitely the most insightful. Pornhub’s Year in Review annual video attempts to breakdown the biggest porn trends the platform saw in the previous 12 months, across all sexuality spectrums — so not just what straight men were searching but women and us queer horndogs, too. We find the LGBTQ porn trends to be particularly fascinating.

You can give Pornhub’s Year in Review a watch here. The subject matter is obviously NSFW, but it doesn’t contain any nudity or, ya know, full-on penetration:

But if you don’t have time to watch the 10-minute video, we’ve taken the time to break down some of the 2021 porn trends that specifically pertain to queer people.

Here are 5 LGBTQ porn trends from Pornhub’s Year in Review video:

1. Queer men searched for ‘bromance’ more than ever before.

According to the porn platform, one of the most interesting LGBTQ porn trends of 2021 was people seeking out more “romantic” videos and scenes. According to Pornhub’s Year in Review roundup, searches for the term bromance grew 288% among gay male visitors.

2. Are straight people emulating queer takes on non-monogamy?

Pornhub’s Year in Review points out that the following terms grew in search popularity during 2021: swap, swapping, swinger, swinging, cuckold, cheating. (Most likely among straight visitors.) Non-monogamous relationship styles are of course nothing new for queer people, particularly queer men, but perhaps our straight counterparts are catching up … at least in their porn searches.

3. Searches for trans porn are way up.

As Aria, the host of Pornhub’s Year in Review, points out, “As society has become more inclusive of diverse identities, searches for trans and transgender content have increased on Pornhub.”

Searches containing the term trans reportedly increased by 141% in 2021, and views of Pornhub’s transgender category grew by 23% over the course of the year. In fact, trans porn content was the 10th most viewed category of porn watched by male visitors. And, yes, that includes male visitors who identity as straight men.

4. Lockdown-living likely influenced our fantasy lives.

Here’s one of the more interesting LGBTQ porn trends from Pornhub’s Year in Review: Roommate porn was big in 2021. Searches for phrases like lesbian roommate, gay roommate and horny roommate grew by 136% last year.

5. People were looking to learn stuff in 2021.

We all had projects we wanted to complete during the pandemic, right? Well, apparently they weren’t just pertaining to home renovation and knitting. Searches containing how to grew a whopping 245%. People were searching everything from how to put on a condom to how to eat pussy to how to shave balls. Which is great to see, because the more you know, the more fulfilling your sex life.

Here are some more interesting LGBTQ porn trends and interesting facts from Pornhub’s Year in Review:

Lesbian porn is the most-viewed category by women on Pornhub.

The bisexual male porn category was up 288% in 2021.

The average time Americans spend on Pornhub is just under 10 minutes: 9 minutes, 44 seconds.

The most popular time to watch porn is on Sundays, between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Friday nights are the least busy on Pornhub.

And last, take a look at the most popular trends and categories for gay/queer viewers:

Are you surprised by the LGBTQ porn trends from Pornhub’s Year in Review video?

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