America prefers butts to boobs, says Pornhub study

In the history of cultural dichotomies—Yankees versus Mets, Taylor versus Katy, or Ginger versus Mary Ann—boobs versus butts ranks right up there among the most heated battles of our time. Because ultimately, the answer to that questions your emotional truth at its very core. (JK it says nothing about you whatsoever.)

The good number-crunchers at Pornhub Insights, however, have used their statistician skills to put this debate to rest. In their latest data dump for the Swiss website 20 Minuten, Pornhub Insights (with the tube site YouPorn) calculated which countries preferred top to tail, and vice versa.

Interestingly, the answer to this question appears to be depend on equatorial proximity, if the Pornhub Insights infographic is any indication:

Pornhub Insights

As you can see from the above map, butts reign supreme in South America and Latin America—which is perhaps unsurprising, given that buttock-enhancements are extremely popular in countries like Venezuela and Brazil. In fact, the only country west of the Atlantic where boobs reign supreme is Canada, so it looks like our Neighbors to the North are keeping their eyeballs up North as well.

There seems to be a similar pattern in Africa, where butt searches rule in every country except Egypt. The European Union, however, overwhelmingly skews toward breasts, with countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom ranking in the top 10 of global boob searches. Why is this? Your guess is as good as mine. (The euro’s resemblance to a boob, maybe?).

Pornhub Insights

The Pornhub Insights post also revealed the popularity of other search terms worldwide, such as “pussy” (which is most searched for in Uganda, Jamaica, and Papua New Guinea) and “feet,” which, judging by its popularity in countries like Syria and Iran, might factor heavily in Middle Eastern peace talks. Pornhub also determined how the popularity of boobs versus butts varies in the United States, with Southern states vastly preferring callipygian women over bustier ones.

Pornhub Insights

Like most Pornhub Insights posts, the boobs vs. butts study doesn’t reveal anything particularly telling; it’s more just a voyeuristic peek into global masturbation habits. That said, there’s something kind of beautiful and inspiring about seeing that despite our cultural and geographical differences, the one thing that unites us all are the body parts we masturbate to. So many thanks, Pornhub, for coming up with your version of “It’s a Small World” for perverts.

H/T Pornhub Insights | Photo by Alex-501/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.