The World’s Most Baffling Porn Search Terms, Explained

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PornMD — the world’s biggest porn search database — came up with a neat interactive infographic that shows "the top 10 most commonly searched terms on porn sites over a 6 month period" in the U.S. and around the world. The American results are what you'd expect, for the most part: Teen is practically a national pastime, closely followed by college. But some other countries turned up some confounding search terms — perhaps because they have fewer and therefore less-average PornMD users — that beg for investigation. What is "homeless" porn? Who are "Glossmen"? Why do Ukrainians crave "raincoats"?

The Cut turned its safe search off and consulted Sterling, a friend-of-a-friend who works at Rentboy.com, in order to find some answers.

Search term: Compilation
Popular in: More than half of the United States
Meaning: Showing up as consistently as MILF and POV, the all-climax highlight reel appears to be the innovative and time-saving porn form de rigueur. We would expect no less from the birth place of SportsCenter.

Search term: BRCC
Popular in: Wyoming
What it means: It stands for “Back Room Casting Couch,” which also cracked the top ten in Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Iowa. You know, the states where naïve girls with big dreams go to get taken advantage of by slick show-biz predators. 

Search Term: Swissfuckers
Popular in: Switzerland
What it means: Proper noun; a Swiss porn site. “It looks like a straight version of BaitBus,” said Sterling, referring to the abduction porn series in which unsuspecting "straight" men are lured into a van and coerced into having gay sex. “Having sex in a van. That’s what Swissfuckers is all about.”

Search Term: Just Bieber
Popular In: 
Peru
What it means:
 Does this search term represent a national misspelling of Bieber’s first name or a national preference for solo Bieber performances? Either way, it looks like men were searching for it. His name is surrounded by searches for old men (maduros), hairy men (peludos), and bears (cacheros).

Search term: Nina Hartley
Popular in: Venezuela
What it means: Lisa Ann, of Who’s Nailin’ Paylin’? fame, was searched for more than any other porn star, but we were more impressed by Nina Hartley’s popularity in Venezuela. The 54-year-old industry veteran makes sex-positive educational videos.

Search term: Futunaria
Popular in: Egypt, Lebanon
What it means: Japanese animated porn that features transsexual or intersex characters.

Canada's searches: relatively vanilla.

Search Term: Homeless
Popular in: Chile
What it means: According to a Japanese sex blog (NSFW), homeless porn is a subgenre of humiliation/girl-in-peril porn that involves homeless women sleeping with homeless men in exchange for a place to stay, often while other homeless men look on. (Personally, I would target a landlord or hotel manager but hey, no one said it had to be realist.) Unclear what this has to do with Chile, though it was recently announced that the country will host next year’s Homeless World Cup.

Search Terms: Mature, Granny
Popular in: Finland
What it means: There’s nothing mysterious about the term, but in a world desperate for “teens fucking” — as one Iceland searcher put it — it’s surprising that “mature” and “granny” are the top one and two searches on Finland’s list. Less surprising when you learn that 18 percent of Finlanders are over 65. That’s a lot. The IMF is concerned about how the country’s aging population will affect its economy. Mature porn stimulus?

Search Term: Woodman
Popular in: Morocco
What it means: I briefly entertained the hope that Moroccans appreciated Brooklyn's bearded and flanneled men, but Woodman more likely refers to the noted, French-born, high-budget adult film director Pierre Woodman.

Search Term: Silver Daddy
Popular in: Libya
What it means: Pretty much what you’d expect. “An older gentleman," said Sterling. "Past salt and pepper.”

Search Term: Glossmen
Popular in: Japan
What it means: Proper noun; streaming gay porn site in Japan. 

Search Term: Beurette
Popular in: France
What it means: According to France’s kooky verlan slang formula, beur is code for Arab, making beurette “young Arab woman.”

Search Term: Raincoat
Popular in: Romania
What it means: Sanitary sex. “Raincoat crowd” once referred to people who saw dirty movies in theaters, and it has a different meaning in the FiOS era, explained Sterling. “Sometimes it can mean a PVC fetish, you know, getting showered on, but for the most part a raincoat is a condom. It’s really popular in straight porn. "Raincoating is when a girl is like going down on him and putting a condom on him at the same time.”