Ban or no ban, India watching more porn than ever
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Feb 01, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Ban or no ban, India watching more porn than ever

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You're a rockstar: B-Town to Sunny Leone on brave interview

"Disgusting and sexist" questions posed to Indo-Canadian adult-film star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in a TV interview have left Hindi film celebrities enraged.

Sarnia-born, Sunny Leone, who made inroads into Indian showbiz with a past season of reality show "Bigg Boss" and then landed a role in Bollywood with "Jism 2", is busy these days promoting her new film "Mastizaade" directed by Milap Zaveri. 

During one such promotional TV interview, CNN IBN anchor Bhupendra Chaubey posed some questions, which Sunny tackled quite sportingly.

Some of the questions asked were: There are lots of married women who look at Sunny Leone as a threat to their husbands, do you not care about all this? You would like to work with Aamir Khan, but would Aamir Khan like to work with you? A member of parliament, in his speeches, has held you responsible for corrupting Indian morality. How do you deal with that? 

She was even asked: If Sunny Leone is becoming brand ambassador of New India, is that a dangerous trend to have?

The anchor didn't stop there. He also asked Sunny if she is the reason behind the growing porn watchers in India. 

"Since you have come to Indian cinema, the number of people watching porn has increased proportionately to the extent that we are now the world's largest consumer of porn. Can you respond to that," he asked.

However, Sunny answered the queries with wit and poise, thereby garnering applause from known names of the film fraternity. 

Here's how B-town reacted post the interview:

Rishi Kapoor: Very unfair and rude interview with Sunny Leone... She is taking it on her chin sportingly, obviously in the interest of her coming film. 

Alia Bhatt: That was literally NOT an interview.. Just hyper opinionated statements with a question mark at the end!!! No Grace? Chivalry? Ridiculous!

Dia Mirza: He asks the same question for 20 minutes. Because she doesn't satisfy him with the response he's looking for. #Respect 

Sushant S. Rajput: How beautifully you held your own in that stupid interview @SunnyLeone. Someone should have taught him how to respect a woman when he was a kid.

Gaurav Kapur: As a live broadcaster, you must be objective and rid yourself of all bias before an interview. Bhupendra's every word reeks of a dodgy agenda. Full marks to Sunny Leone for the grace she showed. Most would've walked out of that cringe fest of an interview.

Milap Zaveri: She is a rockstar! My #MastizaadiSunny Love her! 

Vir Das: Here's hoping Mr. Chaubey's next interview explores something other than his own prejudice.

Shruti Seth: A rockstar being interviewed by a misogynistic idiot. You owned this one @SunnyLeone with your grace and poise. Bravo!

Mini Mathur: Yes and such stupid questions! He is so googly eyed and patronising while @SunnyLeone holds her own so beautifully

Shabinaa Khan: Sick that a journalist @bhupendrachaube should conduct such a disgusting, patronising, sexist interview @sunnyleone

South Asian Focus

The verdict is out. Ban or no ban, India is watching more porn than ever. In 2015, India knocked out Canada to grab the third position - after the US and Britain - in visiting one of the world’s largest adult websites Pornhub.

In its annual review of how people around the world watch porn, Pornhub found that while the US added 11 seconds to their average time spent on watching porn, India - at 9 minutes 30 seconds - recorded a higher average time with a one-minute increase in the duration of each visit. 

“More and more, we are finding that our users are opting for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets when they visit Pornhub,” the website noted.

PornHub received 21.2 billion visits in 2015 - 40,000 visits every minute or 2.4 million per hour. 

“In fact, visits from smartphones alone now account for 53 percent of traffic shares, up from just 45 percent last year. Only 36 percent of Pornhub traffic originates from desktop computers worldwide,” the review noted.

The most famous keyword search among Indians was “Indian, including bhabhi, aunty and teen. 

“Bollywood actor Sunny Leone is the top searched porn star” in India, the review added. 

“Love” remains the most commonly featured word in Pornhub comments.

“Pornhub viewers in countries like Cuba, Mongolia and Kazakhstan tend to keep their sessions short and sweet, with average visit lengths ranging from just over 5 minutes to around 6.5 minutes,” the review noted.

In 2015, “lesbian” was the most searched term on the site.

Overall, the majority of visits to the site take place between 9 pm and midnight, after which they drop off drastically between the early morning hours.

Traffic then builds back up over the course of the day, with a notable afternoon delight spike at 4 pm, then dipping again during the dinnertime hours after which it begins to climb again at 9.

“The peak in the afternoon indicates that people are likely logging on at work. [Maybe 4pm is] when they want to rest their brains perhaps and look for distractions?” psychologist and sex therapist Dr Laurie Betito was quoted as saying.

This is the pattern that is largely followed on weekdays, during which people are likely sticking to a more regimented routine.

“On the weekend however, peak hours change and vary, when users are sticking to less strict schedules during their days off from work,” the review noted.

– IANS

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