Is there a way to know where in the US people are most open to trying new things in bed? We think we found a pretty good way to tell. By analyzing Google Trends by region, we discovered which sex toys stimulated the most interest by State.
From sex machines to cock rings and butt plugs, we discovered which type of sex toys the residents of each state showed an interest in. Can you spot a pattern and theorize why certain sex toys were highly searched for in some States but not others?
These 5 states, according to Google, did the most searches for sex toys. Surprisingly, these are all “red” states, which are considered to be among the most conservative and religious in the nation. Clearly, the residents of these States exhibit a different side in the privacy of their own bedrooms.
Let's look at some individual sex toys now.
Sex machines are mechanical devices used to simulate sexual intercourse and other sexual activity. These machines can be penetrative or extractive. A typical penetrative machine uses a vibrating dildo. An extractive device works like a pump and can be attached to the penis, breast, or other body parts.
Here are the top 5 states that searched for sex machine.
Once again, the list is dominated by red states with the notable exception of Nevada.
A vibrator is used on erogenous zones, like the vagina, vulva, clitoris, anus, or penis for sexual stimulation and to achieve orgasm. Couples often use vibrators to enhance the pleasure of one another. They are electric-powered devices which pulsate or throb and are available in many forms and sizes.
We have quite a few new entries here. Topping the list is Louisiana, followed by West Virginia. Then, we have new entries of Vermont, South Dakota, and Maine. South Dakota and Vermont are red states. The outlier here is Maine, a Blue state.
Geisha balls are not your average sex toy. Originating from China, these balls are used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and enhance the elasticity of the vagina. They are also commonly used in spiritual traditions like Tantra. They are also known as orgasm balls, Kegel balls, and Venus balls. Here are the states that search for them the most.
The trend setting states of New York and California rank number one and two for this search with Texas rounding out the list.
A rabbit vibrator is a type of vibrator with dual stimulation – an external clitoral stimulator and an internal added to the shaft. In recent years, the design of rabbit vibrators have evolved with new styles that do not incorporate a phallic shape. The “rabbit” name is based on the appearance of the device, which looks like a pair of rabbit ears.
Maine shows up once again as the outlier Blue state. Then, we have Alaska, a new entry onto our list.
Not to be confused with a vibrator, this device stimulates the clitoris without even touching it by making use of suction, soft pressure waves, and soft vibrations. The top-ranking states when it comes to searches are as follows:
Idaho is our new entry in this list. It is right next to Montana and Wyoming, neighboring conservative states.
A masturbator is designed to simulate the sensation of sexual intercourse and to induce orgasm and ejaculation. Many have moving parts, including vibrators, designed to increase stimulation. Most masturbators use a 4-8” sleeve, aka "vaginal tunnel", where the penis can be inserted.
Arkansas makes its debut on the list here and as you may have guessed – is another state appearing in the red column.
Also known as C-rings, penis rings, or shaft rings, they are worn around the penis, usually at the base. The purpose of a cock ring is to restrict the flow of blood from the penis, which will produce a stronger erection and more intense orgasm. They can also be used to maintain an erection for longer periods of time. The top five states with an interest in cock rings include:
First timer Oklahoma makes a strong debut at number one, with another first timer, Kentucky, rounding out the top 5. Both red states.
Butt plugs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. They are designed to be inserted into the rectum for sexual pleasure. Shorter than a dildo, butt plugs have a flanged end to hold it in place. Some butt plugs also vibrate.
We find no new entries here, but reliably red states once again dominate the searches.
So, what does Google Trends tell us? Counter intuitively, we see that conservative states show the strongest interest in a wide array of sex toys. Yet again, this is another reminder that pre-conceived ideas don’t always align with the facts.