Feb 20, 2019

Valentine's Day Porn Ritual

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How did you spend your Valentine’s Day this year?  If your answer is “watching porn,” it turns you’re in good company! According to Pornhub’s meticulous data collection, in years past traffic to its website increases a wapping on 308% on February 14th alone, vs. it’s average usage for an entire month! It seems like internet porn has become as integral to the Valentine's Day Ritual as turkey to thanksgiving.

What accounts for this incredible increase in use? Well, it certainly doesn’t hurt that Pornhub Premium offers its users free access on Valentine’s Day.  This allows users to view unlimited ad free porn from the adult entertainment giant on this special day.  However, on a holiday that’s at least advertised as being “all about love,” we don’t think it’s just the free pass driving up the traffic.  After all, we at Coupons.XXX offer a special coupon code which allows you a free trial membership to Pornhub Premium any time of the year. So if it's not the promotion, why are so many people watching on February 14th?

What is your answer? Maybe you were relishing your freedom to kick back and watch porn while your roommate is stuck spending hours on a waitlist for a mediocre restaurant with an over price prix fixe menu, specially designed to rip off couples one night a year.  Perhaps you were missing that special someone who’ll be stuck waiting tables in said mediocre restaurant until 1am, so you’re using a little adult entertainment to keep yourself occupied until they get home. Maybe you’re one of those awesomely enlightened couples who understand the joy of watching porn together, and what better night than Valentine’s Day? Maybe your in a long distance relationships and watching porn together is the most intimate experience you can have right now.  Whatever your situation, there’s a very good chance that porn factored into your V-Day plans.  If not, it probably should have been (more on that later). 

So what kind of porn do people watch on Valentine’s Day? Obviously, there’s the porn specially created for the holiday - because of course there is. According to Pornhub “Valentine” has become a popular search term in February. “Cupid” is another search term, in a similar vein, that sees a seasonal spike. However, by far the biggest increase in search activity is for “premium lesbian” content. This makes perfect sense, if you imagine that a significant portion of that 300% plus increase is made up of women. As we reported to you back in January, lesbian porn is extremely popular with the ladies. Other search terms that increase, possibly as a result of couples viewing together, include massage, lingerie, and romance. Some other search term increases, like kinky, cuckold, bondage, rough sex and hentai, could just as easily be the result of solo viewers or adventurous couples.

If you are lucky enough to be in a sex positive relationship and did not watch porn together on Valentine’s Day, you are missing out on a truly beautiful experience. There are many potential benefits to watching porn as a couple, other than the obvious option to spice up your sex life. Opening up a dialog about what kind of porn you're into, can result in increased feelings of intimacy.  It can help you generate ideas that you can incorporate into your sex life, and foster an environment where your comfortable discussing new techniques. If both parties are open to the experience, it can even help ease feelings of jealousy by shattering the myth that your partner should only be attracted to you and vise versa.  So if you didn’t happen to watch porn together on Valentine’s Day, you may consider rectifying the situation before the holiday rolls around next year.

If you are single and didn’t watch porn this Valentine’s Day… first of all, I’d like to extend my deepest condolences.  Not because you’re single. There is absolutely nothing wrong with not having a significant other, no matter what Hallmark tells you.  However, being inundated by all these images of happy couples and togetherness and true love - these things can be difficult when you’re on your own, even when you know that most of these “happy” couples are miserable.  You can be intellectually aware that “true love” is just another product being shoved in your face by the candy manufacturers, and still have it get to you. Porn may not be a cure all for the loneliness this holiday inspires in many, but it can be an important part of a self care ritual. If you found yourself unable to tune out the relentless drumbeat calling you to coupledom this Valentine’s Day, despite knowing full well that you are not in a position for a healthy relationship (for whatever reason), consider making a plan to be your own Valentine next year. Make yourself a beautiful meal, pour yourself a glass of fabulous wine, draw a bubble bath, do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel special, and watch some classy, high shelf premium erotica.  In fact, don’t wait for next Valentine’s Day. You are obviously behind on yourself care. Find a day, make the time and romance yourself a little bit. Be your own own Valentine… even if you are a little late.

However you feel about Valentine’s Day, whatever your relationship status, let this inspire you to indulge in a little personal time. Whether you are connecting with a partner, or part of yourself, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about some snooty maître d′, poor quality drug store chocolate & cheesy teddy bears no one really wants.  Nor does it have to be about loneliness or the false societal imposition that you, by yourself, are not enough. It can simply be about porn, and we here at coupons.xxx think that’s a beautiful thing!