Five of Egypt's 100 most visited websites are porn despite recent ban
Porn sites may be outlawed in much of the Arab world, but in Egypt, it still appears to attract quite a number of people.
Out of the country's 100 most visited websites this year, at least five were pornographic, a surprising statistic that came as public administrators ordered a ban on pornography just last week.
Alexa, the Amazon.com subsidiary that provides global rankings of websites by country, showed that while Facebook, Google and YouTube took Egypt's top traffic spots, porn dirty sites were just a few places lower.
According to the New York Daily News, XNXX Galleries, a pornographic website with more visitors in Egypt than Twitter or Wikipedia, was ranked 15.
Twitter and Wikipedia were 16 and 18, respectively.
According to the report, Alexa's clinical description of XNXX makes for a pretty awkward read.
"This site features links to pics, movies and stories in various niches such as public nude, upskirt and shemales," it said.
Other countries in the region seemed to have slightly more successful online sexual content crackdowns.
No pornographic sites were listed in the top 100 in either Saudi Arabia or Kuwait.