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Heather
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An interesting breakdown of patterns in online porn use through the United States cropped up at the New Scientist today: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16680-porn-in-the-usa-conservatives-are-biggest-consumers.html

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The biggest consumer, Utah, averaged 5.47 adult content subscriptions per 1000 home broadband users; Montana bought the least with 1.92 per 1000. "The differences here are not so stark," Edelman says.

Number 10 on the list was West Virginia at 2.94 subscriptions per 1000, while number 41, Michigan, averaged 2.32.

Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year's presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama.

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States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage," bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behaviour."
Ah, the scent of hypocrisy in the morning.

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I do think that makes sense, though. People who have "traditional" views about what marriage and sex should be are probably more likely to use fiction/porn to indulge their fantasies instead of simply asking a partner "Hey, I'd like to try some new things in the bedroom."

At least, that's what I think about that association. If you think god will punish you for having not-missionary-style-sex, and you're curious, it makes sense that you'd look for images of someone else doing it.

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Well, as was mentioned in the article, sex and pornography being taboo also is part of what drives that car. If something is "bad" or forbidden, some people experience arousal in a way that it is incited by feeling like they are being "bad" or breaking the rules.

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