Episode 141: Why Cartoon and Animated Porn are so Popular

Sex and Psychology Podcast

Nov 1 2022 • 47 mins

What was the most popular porn search term last year? According to Pornhub, it was hentai. This term refers to a form of animated or cartoon porn and it seems to be on the rise. So how did hentai come to be such a popular thing in the first place? And why do some people prefer animated porn to live action porn? Let's talk about it! Sexuality educator Ashley Weller returns for this show. Ashley is a professor at Chapman University who runs a podcast called What's your Position? that tackles issues surrounding sexuality, relationships, life, and love from a comedic yet educational point of view. Some of the topics we explore include: The origins of hentai and its surprisingly long history. How legal restrictions on pornography production and consumption paved the way for the rise of animated porn. Who watches hentai, and how its appeal differs based on gender and sexual orientation. How personality and attachment style relate to interest in animated porn. How many peop

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