Porn Star Demographics, Visualized

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Jon Millward deosn't watch porn like the average man: instead, he sees it as a heaving data set to analyze and graph. No, really. That's why he's visualized porn star demographics to work out what the typical, ahem, actress look like.

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Having scraped the Internet Adult Film Database for physical attributes—hair color, race, sizes, and so on—he set to work analyzing the data. (It's worth noting that his website doesn't contain any NSFW images, but there may be some terminology there that could raise your boss's eyeborw.) Millward explains his findings:

[T]he most common bra size for a female porn star is a surprisingly handleable 34B. Not double-D, not even a D. Double-D actually came in 4th, behind B, C and D. The most common set of measurements for the women was 34–24-34.

So, if the average female porn star is a 5'5" woman who weighs 117lbs and has B-cup breasts, what color is her hair? Blonde, presumably, if my friends' guesses were anything to go by.

Apparently not. Dark-haired porn stars outnumber blonde ones almost 2-to-1.

Sadly, there's no temporal data—he doesn't look at how those figures have changed, quite literally, with time—but if WIRED's Playboy playmate BMI analysis was anything to go by, you can be sure they haven't remained constant. [Jon Millward via Flowing Data]

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DISCUSSION

His hair color numbers are skewed. A lot, (and I do mean a lot), dye their hair. Most of the reds have a very fake red, while a lot of the blondes have red or brown to start with.

(and no, you can't match the drapes with the carpet, because most porn stars like hard wood floors.) ((yes, pun intended))

In the US, brunette is the predominate hair color for women. (popular usage now refers to women with brown or black hair as brunette instead of it's original translation of "little brown hair girl)

Across the globe, black is the most common color, followed by brown, then blonde, with red bringing up the rear.

I think he just likes watching porn, and this gives him an excuse to not be pervy.

Also, with breast size, did he ignore implants? if so, his data samples must have been small. (yes, pun intended again, however I'm implying a lot of stars have implants. Most of them horrible jobs)