Just as you can tell a lot about a person by their footwear, or whether they prefer the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, you can determine quite a bit about someone’s personality by what Internet browser they use. This applies doubly for what browsers they use whilst masturbating, if this Pornhub study is any indication.

Commissioned by Gizmodo, the latest Pornhub data dump breaks down which browsers the tube site’s 38 million users choose to watch porn on their desktop computers, tablets, or mobile devices. Google Chrome comes out on top, with 44 percent of users using the browser to “polish their chrome,” as Pornhub elegantly puts it.


Surprisingly, however, Internet Explorer is the second most popular browser among Pornhub fans, with 23.2 percent of Pornhub viewers using the nearly 13 year old browser over the newer, and arguably better, Firefox and Safari, which came out at 20.1 percent and 20.6 percent, respectively. Those trends are reversed on mobile devices, however, where Safari and Android Browser constitute 38 and 29 percent of Pornhub traffic.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Pornhub Insights study without a table comparing how long each browser’s users last on the site. According to the study, Internet Explorer users come out on top in this regard, spending roughly ten minutes and 30 seconds on the desktop version of the site, versus Opera users’ seven minutes and 31 seconds.


(In fairness, however, this disparity could probably be attributed less to the innate differences between IE users’ and Opera users’ sexual endurance levels, and more due to the fact that Internet Explorer is just so damn slow.)

The study also helpfully breaks down the most popular searches for each Web browser. Apparently, Safari and Internet Explorer users are most fond of “massage” or “Japanese”-themed content, while both Chrome and Firefox users share a preference for “mom” videos:


Of course, like most Pornhub Insights posts, this data, in itself, is not all that significant, revealing less about the innate cultural differences between Chrome vs. Firefox users and more just appealing to our voyeuristic desire to see what people like to get off to. But if nothing else, at least you’ve gotten your daily reminder that Internet Explorer is still a thing that exists.

H/T Gizmodo | Photo by Crysco Photography/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)