Porn Hub Releases State-by-State Porn Preferences

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Most people have heard of the age-old adage (and popular children's book), "everybody poops." Most of those same people are pretty willing to admit that it's true, and that they partake in the activity, since it's a natural thing. Many of those same people, however, won't admit to a similarly natural and common thing; in fact, most people won't even talk about it. What I'm alluding to, dear readers, is masturbation (also known as whatever strange euphemism you might choose to use). Almost everybody masturbates; about 95% of men and 89% of women admit to the deed, and due to societal shame and stigma, it wouldn't be all too crazy to assume the rates are even higher. Masturbation is a natural thing that happens a lot... and that is aided by a lot of porn.

We know that last part is true due to the graph recently released by Pornhub, a popular pornography website that hosts a large selection of videos featuring various scenarios, kinks, and other lusty delights. The compiled data (which, for your perusing pleasure, can be found here) includes an interactive map, where you can select individual states to see what their top three search terms are and how long their average visits to the website are.

Looking through the information is a riveting time, and many bloggers and websites have picked up on some of the more interesting times and search terms. Some of the most notable results come from Wyoming's lust for "smoking," California's fixation on "Asian," "teen," and "massage," and the writer's home state, Kentucky, which proudly boasted "hentai" as its top search term. (In case you are new to the internet, here is an explanation of hentai. Enjoy.)

All in all, Pornhub's data is an interesting way to make pornography, masturbation, and sex just a little less taboo, even if only by making it fun to gawk at. After all, what could possibly be more fun than knowing what most of your friends, family, and acquaintances like to look at during their private time?

Image courtesy of Pornhub's online data.