Gee, How Did These Boobies Get On My Screen?

from the so-many-accidents! dept

We’re generally pretty skeptical about every single study that talks about personal surfing at work — because, without fail, they all seem to be funded by companies looking to sell web filters. The latest such study is, indeed, funded by a firm trying to sell filters, but has one amusing point. While not that many people actually do end up surfing porn at work (16% of men and 8% of women), only 6% of men and 5% of women claimed they surfed pornography at work on purpose. Of course, if that’s the case, can someone explain why 10% of men are seeing porn accidentally, while only 3% of women are? Are men just naturally “accidentally” surfing to more sites that may include porn, or is someone being a little less than truthful? Seems more like people are answering the survey based on what they think they should say, rather than what’s true.


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Mike Mixer says:

accidental porn

The truth is that the 3% of women that view porn at work are only recognised because they’re looking at what men think porn is. I think that if you counted all of the women by what women consider porn to be the number would be much closer to men. It isn’t a difference in gender, the difference is perception, and as long as we keep holding up the male ideal of porn when making these studies men will keep looking bad

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: accidental porn

“The truth is that the 3% of women that view porn at work are only recognised because they’re looking at what men think porn is. I think that if you counted all of the women by what women consider porn to be the number would be much closer to men. It isn’t a difference in gender, the difference is perception, and as long as we keep holding up the male ideal of porn when making these studies men will keep looking bad”

Great point! I like soft porn too. This is one guy who doesn’t like watching cock. I probably look at all the non-porn porn women do, with the addition of lesbians.

JumperPunk (user link) says:

yay for personalized search

of course for those who are trying to avoid porno with more of a motivation than just to keep their jobs (like keeping their mind pure for their spouce (or future wife in my case)), will find that it is easier to avoid porno the more you do avoid porno when using google’s personalized search because less of that type of result shows up. and for those who dont have a gmail account… ask someone for an invite today.

Raymond says:

What exactly was accidental?

When admitting accidentally surfing for porn at work, the question is, what was accidental?

1. I was surfing for porn, but forgot that I was at work. (Clicked the wrong bookmark by mistake.)

2. I was surfing for something else, but accidentally got porn. (Clicked the wrong search result by mistake.)

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