If there's every a "porn" category on Jeopardy, consider this infographic the ultimate study guide.
Writer Jon Millward has released one of the most fascinating studies of porn stars to ever grace the Internet. Using the IAFD.com, the Internet Adult Film Database, Millward spent months "analyzing the demographic profiles and filmographies of ten thousand adult performers." He explains his methodology on his blog:
Fast forward a year and I’d found a way to (somewhat nefariously, but with honourable intentions) extract thousands of records from the database. Now the treasure trove was split wide open and reams of information was spilling forth into my Excel spreadsheets—names of performers, their heights and weights, their races, the sex acts they perform on film…everything. Finally I was able to scrutinize adult performers in a way no man, despite regular attempts to do so, had ever managed before, and find out once and for all which stereotypes about porn stars are true, which are bogus, and what these men and women have been doing for the last forty years.
Mining through the data, Millward discovered some interesting tidbits about porn stars. For example:
- Dark-haired porn stars outnumber blonde ones almost 2-to-1.
- The most common porn star first name is "Nikki." The most common porn star last name is "Lee."
- "Butts" are almost two-times as popular than "boobs" in porn titles.
- The most common porn star bra size is 34B.
- Most porn stars come overwhelmingly from California, followed by Florida and Texas.
There's even more over at his blog. Millard's detailed research is truly amazing and deserves to be read, so please do so over here. However, because he knows it's a TL;DNR digital world with A.D.D., Millard created this handy infographic to visualize his data discovery about porn stars. Bookmark it for a game of porn Trivial Pursuit:
Deep Inside: Study of 10,000 Porn Stars Results in Amazing Infographic About Porn Stars and Their Careers