Pornhub reports spike in DC porn viewership during government shutdown

Posted Jan 17 2019 04:47PM EST

Updated Jan 17 2019 04:54PM EST

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Pornhub is reporting a spike in its traffic from the District during the government shutdown, according to its analytic team.

The Pornhub Insights team said its statisticians noticed an increase in porn viewership and a shift in the hours during which people are watching porn in D.C.

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According to Pornhub, viewership is up more than 6% in the District compared to the pre-shutdown average.

That data was compiled from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11. Pornhub said it picked those days because they would be the least impacted by the holiday season.

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As both Democrats and Republicans fail to come to a compromise over border security, 800,000 American workers have gone without a paycheck.

The shutdown, already the longest ever, entered its 27th day Thursday with no promising solutions in sight.

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President Donald Trump denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi an aircraft for a planned trip abroad in an apparent response to her attempt to delay his State of Union address amid their government shutdown clash.

On Wednesday, Trump signed a bill that guarantees furloughed workers will receive back pay.

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