Trending News: These Are The Most Popular Bedroom Positions In Each State
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An AskMen examine of Google data by state exposes each state’s most common lovemaking position searches. The nation as a entire agrees on doggy-style, but analysis exposed several strange quirks across the country.
If you spend a lot of time scouring your RSS feed for scientific hookup news (it’s ok, and most likely better, if you don’t), you realize that there’s no shortage of studies and surveys addressing the most popular hookup positions. Similarly, we’ve learned time after time that when it comes to porn searches, geography plays an astounding role in determining what people like to witness while they tug their tamales.
But what if someone combined the two? That is, substitute porn with actual meatspace hookup to find out what kind of humping people like to do based on their geography. That’s essentially what we’ve done in an original examine. By mining Google AdWords data at the state level and cracking it down by a predetermined list of hook-up positions, we were able to determine not just how Americans like to bump uglies, but how often they turn to the web for inspiration.
On average, Americans Google hookup positions at a rate of about Four.Five searches per 1,000 residents. In the map above, the darker the state, the greater the frequency of their hookup position searches. Generally speaking, we see the less-populous states coming in with higher search volume &mdash, Wyoming is America’s least-populous state, for example, and their 9 searches per 1,000 residents is almost twice the national average.
My guess is that it has to do with population diversity. In other words, while a more populous state will have a certain subset of the population more in the know about (or at least, less interested in) lovemaking positions, that dilution doesn’t happen in more sparsely-populated locales. That could go both ways, of course, but given human nature people are more likely to be interested in hook-up than not.
I have no clue what’s going on in DC (which is obviously not a state but works as one for our purposes), by the way. They have harshly 100,000 more residents than Wyoming, and the city’s population is ethnically, politically and economically diverse. Yet their Eighteen.7 searches per 1,000 residents is almost four times the national average &mdash, either it’s an aberration, or the jokes about crusty, conservative old people actually being deviants in the sheets holds water.
When we get down to the state level, things get a little more interesting. Doggy-style lovemaking is the most-searched position nationwide, but when you go down a level some clear factions emerge.
There’s something deeply, deeply funny about “woman on top” taking a plurality of states. I picture people searching it the way they would “dabbing” or “the mannequin challenge,” as tho’ it’s some kind of teenage fad best approached with caution. Woman on top was the most popular term in a majority of southern, western and northeastern states. Doggy-style, which was again popular everywhere, was buoyed in part by a diverse midwestern faction that was split inbetween rear end and woman on top. Otherwise, we learn that folks in Fresh Jersey and Massachusetts are aggressively generous paramours, and Missourians are doing their own thing.
Of course, one of these studies wouldn’t be accomplish without some true weirdness, so we saved the best for last. There were a few terms that, while not popular enough to show up in any nation- or even statewide lists, were popular enough in a handful of places to make you wonder what they’re putting in the water over there.
I’ll be fair, I don’t know what any of these are. I thought the invention of fresh hookup positions was the foot provenance of teenage boys who’d never get the chance to attempt them, but it emerges that the home-fires burn hot in America’s heartland. Wyoming, perhaps because there’s not much to do and no one to talk to, is enormously fond of a particular Sadism & Masochism position. A reluctant search tells me that Magic Bullet is a position friendly to pregnant women, so it would seem that South Dakotans realize family planning and carnal elations need not be mutually off the hook.
Something f*cked up is going on in Delaware, West Virginia and their cohort states. Neither Fire Hydrant nor Overpass seem to suggest any advantage over their tamer parent positions, and they may well be unlikely for people lacking sufficient balance and plasticity. I guess I’d get bored too if I lived somewhere like Delaware or West Virginia.
Overall, the U.S. has an interest in creative hook-up positions that’s as varied and diverse as its population (it should be noted that Missionary wasn’t the most popular position search in any state). Maybe if we knew we had a collective interest in sexual adventures, we could make some real progress in this country.
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Could there be something cultural to explain the regional popularity of certain positions?
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Nationwide, the second-most popular search term was Sixty-nine. Nice.