FYI.

This story is over 5 years old.

Sex

Americans Watched a Lot of Porn After the Super Bowl

Boston residents celebrated the Patriots' victory with a good old-fashioned wank sesh.
February 3, 2015, 4:59pm

To celebrate the New England Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks, Boston masturbated a lot. According to Pornhub Insights, the smut giant's data department, traffic rose by 33 percent overall in New England after the game.

As you can see from the graph above, pretty much everyone decided to relieve the tension from one of the most entertaining Super Bowls in history with a bit of self-pleasuring—residents of Seattle and Phoenix, the host of the game, also visited the porn site. The Seahawks' loss inspired a 14 percent spike in traffic between 10 and 11 PM as Seattleites scrambled to lose themselves in an orgasm, while Phoenicians waited until the middle of the night to get off at rates 31 percent higher than normal.

What caused the mass influx to pornland after the Super Bowl ended? Maybe alcohol made users horny, or maybe viewers needed a pick-me-up after watching dark, intense ads about domestic violence, a dad in a terrible car accident, and Nationwide's little kid who "couldn't grow up because I died from an accident."

Sadly, Pornhub's data technicians will never know why the Super Bowl caused viewers to log on and jack off, but the stats show football makes Americans hornier than soccer. During the 2014 World Cup, only New Jersey and California showed significant traffic spikes of 10 to 15 percent.

Here are some more graphs that break down the masturbation habits of Americans on Super Bowl Sunday:

Follow Mary Emily O'Hara on Twitter.