You can really find a data set on anything these days, huh?
A statistically-inclined aficionado of the perverted arts recently released the results from his massive study into porn stars. To compile his data, he scraped 10,000 biographies on the Internet Adult Film Database, which provides vital statistics and film history for virtually every person that appears in any mainstream pornographic film.
I went through his results and plucked out these 11 random facts, many of which are as unexpected as an angry dragon.
The most common female porn star hair color and bra size are not "blonde" and "humongous," respectively. The stereotype would say the average porn star would be a blonde with enormous breasts, but brown hair is more common (39.1 percent to 32.7 percent) and the most common bra size is 34B.
The average debut age for women is 22; for men, it's 24. That age for women has been the same since the 1970s. Men have started getting in younger, though; the average debut age in the '70s was 29. Who says millenials don't have the same drive as baby boomers?
The average male porn star is almost 30 pounds lighter than the average American man. At 5-foot-10, 167.5 pounds, the average male porn star is the same height as the average man, but significantly lighter. It's not a totally apples-to-oranges comparison, since non porn star men are weighed down by all their body hair, but still.
The heaviest female porn star is 719 pounds. The lightest is 74 pounds. They should really team up for a movie together.
45.5 percent have at least one tattoo. That's about 9.5 percent higher than average, but about 54 percent lower than I would've guessed. Also, 43% have a body (non-ear) piercing, which is 13% above average.
The average age of a woman playing a MILF is 33 years old. That IS older than the average first-time mom, but man, it's weird to me to be older than that. Also, only 7 percent of on-screen MILFs are over 40 and only 4 percent are over 50.
Men make about one-third of what women make. The pornography industry is busting the wage gap quite well, it seems. However, the handful of men that rise up to the top of the industry can make it up in volume; of the 100 performers with the most credits on IAFD, 96 are men.
Top male porn stars have sex on screen with an average of 45 women per year. And over the average male porn star career of 22.4 years, that's a total of 1,013 women. The most prolific female porn stars have sex with an average of eight men per year over a 17.7 year career, for a total of 148.
It's rare for a woman to quit porn after just one movie. The figure is roughly 20 percent. But the majority of women do at least three films and last an average of three years. Those numbers sound almost identical to what you hear about pro sports leagues.
The most common (fake) last name for porn stars is Lee. The rest of the most common (fake) female last names are Love, Star/Starr, Fox/Foxx and Rose. The rest of the most common (probably fake) male last names are James, Taylor, Stone and Michaels.
The most common (fake) first name for women is Nikki. Followed by Jessica, Lisa, Kelly and Angel. The most common (possibly fake, possibly real) first name for men is David, followed by Tony, John, Mike/Michael and Steve. So it seems very few of them are doing the "Pet's name + street you grew up on" move, unless porn stars disproportionately give their pets very mundane '80s names and all grew up on Lee St.
This post was originally published on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:00:00 AM under the category Dating & Sex.