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Perfect sex minx calculated from 'deep' probe of X-rated flicks

10,000 web smut stars analysed, vital statistics checked and double-checked

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Hardcore data analysis of hardcore web filth has produced a surprise finding: the average female porn star is NOT blonde nor does she sport oversized Bulgarian airbags.

Investigative writer Jon Millward dedicated six months of his life to the task of crunching through vital statistics in the largest database of adult performers in America: the Internet Adult Film Database, the IMDB of porn. He took the profiles of 7,000 women and 3,000 men from the 115,000 people listed on the site and found some surprises.

Taking all the values on board, a typical blue-movie star is a young woman called Nikki Lee who has a 34B bosom, is 5ft 5in in height (the average height of an American woman) and weighs 8.3st. Our Nikki started in porn aged 22 and will give it up aged 25.

The face of the average porn star, credit Jon Millward

Face of the "average porn star" built from the world's best. Credit: Jon Millward

She is a brunette too: 22.5 per cent of female porn stars had black hair, 39.1 per cent had brown hair, 32.7 per cent had blonde hair, meaning that dark haired girls outnumbered blondes by 2 to 1. 5.3 per cent were redheads.

The ethnic make-up for porn stars male and female fits the ethnicity figures for America. Women debut at 22 years, and men at 24; women are mostly likely to quit after three years and men after four.

43 per cent of smut-flick performers have a body piercing (13 per cent more than average) and 45.5 per cent have at least one piece of body art - that's 9.5 per cent more than average.

Millward emphasised that women get paid a lot more for doing more hardcore stuff than "easier work": men get a third of the pay women get for the same films.

A significant amount of more detail including on the types of porn, whether butts or boobs really are more important, and the frequency of family names in porn titles is available in Millward's Going Deep analysis here. ®

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