EntertainmentHow India watches porn on YouTube?

Akshay Chandra2 years ago

The adult video industry is one of the most profitable businesses on the Internet. Despite being banned in many countries, porn websites attract humongous traffic. India tried to ban over 800 pornography hosting sites back in November 2014, but failed miserably to do so.

Keyword - hot hindi movies
Keyword – hot Hindi movies

Wherever people watch porn on YouTube, the search always inadvertently starts with Google. And the Google search algorithm gives a higher precedence to videos on YouTube. When people started to realize this, YouTube slowly started to become a breeding ground for soft-core pornographic content with misleading titles and thumbnails to lure in these people. Despite YouTube’s Terms and conditions, people could still upload such content.


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What will happen when you upload a pornographic content on YouTube?

They could delete the video, delete your account and you could be subject to legal action.

Isn’t it disconcerting to see a leading American company allowing one of its most prized platforms, YouTube, to be exploited by videos tagged or titled 18+, xxx, Porn etc?

Why would YouTube ban, remove and demonetize videos related to anti- terrorism and provocative journalism but not remove the porn content?

Simple, YouTube follows American laws- in this case; the Telecom Act, which insulates them from whatever contents its users post- as long as they don’t ‘know’ about it. Now, the YouTube porn market is obviously be tiny. There are better sites around (sigh!)

So, YouTube uses a combination of community guidelines & flagging mechanism to control the situation. But there’s just too much content to monitor & too many loose ends to tie up. Take down one channel & ten more will crop up. Take down ten videos & a thousand users will share it online.

There are millions of videos and thousands of YouTube channels featuring semi/soft porn content that is available for mass viewing.

Psst – YouTube once had to remove 20 porn videos that were hidden on the website for months, disguised using titles made from randomly translated Irish Gaelic words.

How Indians watch adult content on YouTube

There are hundreds of production houses in the country that produce soft core adult content for YouTube channels. Channels like “Midnight Short Films” create mild porn content without full frontal nudity. Their most used tags are

  • Desi mallu aunty
  • Hot Hindi movies
  • Indian bhabhi hot
  • Bhabhi hot movie

Here is our analysis on top adult YouTube channels that deserve 18+ or R rating as per their content on their YouTube channels,

Top Viewed Adult YouTube Channels in India
Top Viewed Adult YouTube Channels in India

These ten adult YouTube channels have collectively generated more than 480  million views so far!

Note: Considering the recent YouTube update on demonetizing videos containing “TAGS related to nudity and sex”; it’s still a question on how these YouTube channels generate revenue through advertisements.

Their demographics

In terms of number of users; India is the second largest consumer of Internet in the world. However, there is a huge gender divide in the user base. According to the research firm PEW, only 17% of India’s women use the internet!

Most of these adult channels get negligible female viewership. The channels that I mentioned in the list above just have 3% female audience on an average.

General overview of Indian internet users
General overview of Indian internet users | Source – internetlivestats

YouTube policies prohibit pornography and nudity that is provocative or gratuitous. And it depends on the viewers to flag questionable videos for review and removal. This is one of the main reasons why YouTube launched the much loathed “YouTube Hero’s initiative” where any user can participate and join in as a HERO, and start flagging/reporting banned stuff.


READ MORE: YouTubers Who Made Adult Films


 

Interesting trivia: Yesterday (Oct14),When Illinois Department of Emergency Management finished their online video promoting their training summit, their YouTube’s video picture faded into black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared.

Here, the women are blamed for provoking sexual violence because the male sexuality is considered to be masculinity which means power or aggression and the opportunity for sex would be never refused by men when presented

– Anderson and Doherty – Accounting for Rape 2008: 06).

NOTE that we focused our research on YouTube India only. There are millions of videos sponsoring adult content floating on YouTube worldwide. What do you think of this scenario? Do you think YouTube should have a separate category that segregates adult content apart from warning the user regarding the content? Let us know in the comments below.



Akshay Chandra

Being an artist, movie buff and a media enthusiast, content writing is my career train. I am a proud alumni of Symbiosis Institute of Media Communication (Pune) and currently working for Vidooly.

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