Anal sex porn is more popular in Russia than in any other country, according to Pornhub.

Looking at user data, the porn website found that Russians were proportionally more likely to search for anal-related and ass-related terms than users from Western countries, including the US, the UK and Canada.

It wrote: “Proportionally speaking, Pornhub gets more requests for anal sex from Russia than any other country. The United States likes ass a bit more than Canada, but when it comes to anal sex, Canada likes to top the Americans.”

The research also found that straight people around the world were more likely to make ass-related searches, with 7.24% of straight searches being ass-based, compared to 5.78% of gay searches.

Last year, Russian MP Alexander Mikhailov said that marines have the right to flog the “asses” of gay people.

He said: “In Russia for many centuries the ass was used for educational purposes and not for love entertainment. So we should use it according to its intended purpose.”

Last month, a Russian MP has demanded that a naked picture of Apollo on a banknote be removed, in case it turns children gay.

Liberal Democratic Party MP Roman Khudyakov wrote to the country’s Central Bank, calling for changes under the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law to the 100 rouble note – worth about £1.70 – which features a statue of Apollo.

He said: “You can see clearly that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia.

“I submitted a parliamentary request and forwarded it directly to the head of the central bank asking for the banknote to be brought into line with the law protecting children and to remove this Apollo.”