If you had to guess which part of the United States regularly logs more hours on porn sites, you'd probably guess one of the godless coasts, what with all their heathen metropolises. (WOO, NEW YORK.)
Well, you'd be wrong. It turns out that the nation's right-leaning heartland has far more experience with scrubbing their search histories clean of anything X-rated.
The Daily Beast reports that residents of America's more religious and politically conservative-leaning states are more likely to make sex-related searches online, according to a recent study.
The study was published in the Archives Of Sexual Behavior, a bimonthly, peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of sexology, and it was produced by Canadian Universities.
Ignoring for the moment why Canadians are all of a sudden all up in our good ol' American Google search histories, Aurora Snow of TDB has a pretty plausible explanation for this. She theorizes that the correlation is, at least in part, the result of abstinence-heavy education in highly religious areas of the country.
Curious minds are going to have questions about sex and sexuality. And if relatives and schools aren't willing to handle that awkward, but necessary, conversation, kids are bound to turn to -- where else -- the Internet.
And if Broadway has taught us anything, it's that the Internet is for porn.
If any of those curious young minds are reading this, hit up ItsYourSexLife.com, MTV's site devoted to answering any question you might have about pregnancy, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs), relationships and more.