Last year, 26 percent Indian women were online searching for adult content. While lesbian adult content was found to be the runaway hit among women, women across the globe are also watching more "hardcore" acts than men, revealed the study done by popular general interest website Pornhub in collaboration with New York-based news website, The Daily Beast.

The data came from nearly 40 million Pornhub users. Compared to the worldwide average of 24 percent female adult content viewers -- an increase of one percent over the previous year, the Philippines and Brazil took the lead with 35 percent female viewers.

India and Argentina came in a close second with 30 percent female adult content viewers. Using high-tech analytics software, the study revealed that women are also more selective than men when it comes to online adult content viewing.

"Women are spending more time watching adult content - a worldwide average of 10 minutes and 10 seconds compared to men at just nine minutes and 22 seconds," the results showed.

Japan presented the largest proportional gap between male and female adult content viewers (83 percent male and 17 percent female). Women in the US ranked pretty low (23 percent women and 77 percent male). Nearly 24 percent of women in France visit online adult websites regularly.

Earlier, global research firm Pew Research Centre in 2013 surveyed the online viewing habits of 1,003 Americans and found that 25 percent of men admitted to watching adult content in comparison to eight percent of women.

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