How many ladies searched for BDSM porn after ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

This story contains sexually explicit material.

It probably comes as no surprise to hear that the release of Fifty Shades of Grey is causing quite the uptick in BDSM-themed pornography online. 

In fact, according to Pornhub, there’s been a 200 percent increase in searches for porn tagged with keywords like “bdsm,” “dominate,” and “submission.” And Pornhub’s data suggests that women are way more interested in such content than men.

Women appear more interested in BDSM porn than men after the release of '50 Shades of Grey.'

Women appear more interested in BDSM porn than men after the release of ’50 Shades of Grey.’

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Below is a sample of the most popular search terms people are typing in to get their rocks off. Given that the release of Fifty Shades has also caused an uptick in bondage-themed sex toy sales, this is about what you’d expect. But the important thing to notice is the increased rate at which people are typing exactly what they want. For instance, the top result, “submission,” has been searched for 55 percent more often following the film’s release.

H/T Pornhub | Photo via javierpais/Flickr CC 2.0

Dylan Love

Dylan Love

Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.