Free Porn Video Searches, Including Gay Sex, Tied To Christian Conservatives In The U.S. By Study

An abundance of free porn video searches is being tied to areas where there is a large number of Christian conservatives living in the United States. But what does this data even mean?

In a related report by The Inquisitr, the author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” claims free porn videos and feminism encourage sex addition and divorce. Some people believe the end of net neutrality could put some free porn video websites out of business, and porn stars are saying free porn video websites are harming them personally.

A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior by psychologists Dr. Gordon Hodson and Dr. Cara C. MacInnis of Brock University in Ontario, Canada, claims that searches for internet porn may correspond to certain beliefs. First they looked at the location data provided by Google Trends for search keywords like “sex,” “gay sex,” “porn” “xxx,” “free porn” and “gay porn.” Then they took a 2011 Gallup study on religious beliefs and conservative ideals within each state in order to determine if there was a correlation.

“Across two separate years, and controlling for demographic variables, we observed moderate-to-large positive associations between: (1) greater proportions of state-level religiosity and general web searching for sexual content and (2) greater proportions of state-level conservatism and image-specific searching for sex,” said Odson and MacInnis, who go on to assert that “a greater preponderance of right-leaning ideologies is associated with greater preoccupation with sexual content in private Internet activity.”

They do explore an alternative explanation for the idea that Christian conservatives search for more free porn video websites than progressives, including the possibility that “liberal citizens living in states higher in religiosity or conservatism search more for sexual content due to living in a more sexually-restricted environment.” In the end, it’s still possible that searching for “sex” in general is tied to conservatism, according to Real Clear Science.

“Initially, MacInnis and Hodson found a strong link between a state’s level of religiosity and the search volume for ‘gay sex,’ ‘gay porn,’ and ‘sex.’ But after controlling for demographic variables like GDP and the rate of individuals below the poverty line, the associations for ‘gay sex’ and ‘gay porn’ evaporated. However, the link with the search term ‘sex’ remained. Overall, the strongest and most persistent link was between conservatism and a Google Image search for ‘sex.'”

Another study by geographers from Kansas State attempted to plot the seven deadly sins onto maps of the United States. Instead of referring to free porn video searches, they calculated the level of lust by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases per capita.

What do you think about the conclusion that search for sex on the internet are associated with Christian conservatives?

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