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Photo: Stanislau Palaukou (Shutterstock) Before we fully throw 2021 into the “let us never speak of it again” file and slam the drawer shut, why not let’s take a look back at the year in online porn? After all, every year, porn video sharing network Pornhub releases a deep dive into that year’s traffic, providing a look at the world’s secret desires. What this says about us, as people, might be illuminating. And it turns out last year, according to Pornhub’s 2021 Year in Review , we mostly wanted hentai. All hail Hentai! Hentai is, according to dictionary.com, “a genre of Japanese manga and anime characterized by overtly sexualized characters and sexually explicit images and plots.” It was the top “search that defined 2021,” according to Pornhub. The company says “hentai” was the “number one search on Pornhub, surpassing both ‘Japanese’ worldwide, and ‘Lesbian’ in the U.S.” According to Dr. Laurie Betito, clinical psychologist, sex therapist and director of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center (?),“Cartoons are more fantastical than regular porn…Because it’s not real, it can go further, with less constraints that reality offers. Hentai porn also tends to have more of a storyline and people seem to be more and more drawn to context.” Given the state of reality last year, it’s not surprising we wanted porn that’s far removed. Or some of us: Hentai was most popular among members of generation Y. It was 76 percent more popular among 18-24 year olds in 2021 compared to other […]