Dr. Evan Goldstein, a sexual health professional, has designed a one-of-a-kind “fetish map” of the United States, based on Google search data, to see the hidden sexual desires of people in America.
According to him, the Fifty Shades of Grey craze has brought fetishes like bondage and dominance into the public sphere.
He then adds, “Sadly.” “Kink-shaming is also getting popular.”
According to Dr. Goldstein, the stigma associated with some quirks and fetishes can have a negative impact on those who like them.
Dr. Goldstein’s map displays the most popular Google searches for a variety of sexual obsessions within every US state in order to understand the subject of sexual desires.
His crew used Google Trends to evaluate over 40 prevalent sexual desires in the US that are frequently mentioned in sex columns and websites.
Most popular internet users can understand some of them, such as Bondage and Group Sex (Wyoming and Nebraska, accordingly).
Others, like Impact Play and Yoni Egg ( Oklahoma and Mississippi), may necessitate your own Googling.
A Yoni Egg is an egg-shaped item (most frequently made of crystal) that is utilized for its purported health and sexual advantages, as fans of Gwyneth Paltrow may have predicted.
Texas, surprisingly, has a fixation with whipping, which dates back to its rodeo traditions.
If you want to maintain your browsing history clean, Impact Play entails one partner spanking the other with paddles, whips, or (in an urgent situation) their hands.
Dr. Goldstein also divides the tendencies by geographic area, finding that Masochism and Suits (we don’t believe he means the TV program) are popular in the South, while Group Sex and Sports Gear are popular in the Midwest.
When the results were totalled up as a whole, masochism was by far the most popular search word – which might be due to the 50 Shades of Grey influence at work – with Yoni Egg lovers towards the bottom.
“At Future Method, we think that connection must be healthy, judgment-free, and secure for all, including reducing the stigma around topics like fetishes, when two willing, safe, nonviolent grownups are involved,” Dr. Goldstein said.
“As part of our goal, we also deciding to make quality, science-based education accessible.”
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