Sex Google searching and World of Whorecraft
posted by December 4 at 11:25 AMon
What did I spend Friday night doing? Trolling through a site that tabulates statistics for words and phrases searched on the Internet’s major search engines. It’s designed for people who want to buy Google ads (which appear on the side of the screen and relate to the words you searched) but keeping tabs on what Americans are searching reveals a lot of interesting information; it turns the internet into sort of a giant anonymous survey — what is it people really want to see?
Let’s take, for example, “whore”. The top five searched phrases including the word whore are Asian whore, teen whore, black whore, Japanese whore and myspace whore. Each of those has over 16,800 searches a month. Other races lag rather far behind — Thai whore clocks in at 11,400 and white whore is all the way down at 8,677. Still, all raced whores were searched relatively frequently. Down near the bottom of the list are “disney whore” with 3,742 (searching that takes you to down the subculture spiral of cartoon porn, which I find bizarre and surreal mostly because I’ve never thought to imagine Lilo & Stitch or Chuckie from Rugrats fucking anything) and “older fat whore” (not just old, older) at 3,458.
I’m not posting this to poke fun at what gets people off (watching Lilo porn is a way superior than chasing after actually little Lilos) but instead because I think it’s really interesting to get some sort of hard data about what Americans are into sexually. What else do we have to gauge sexual fantasies? Cosmo sex surveys and anecdotal evidence trickling out of the sex industry? Internet search engines are (relatively) anonymous, so this gives us some quantitative insight into what Americans really fetishize when they don’t have to fess up to it. Or, as Eli pointed out to me, what teenagers’ parents are desperately Googling after eavesdropping on their kids.
In other news, searching “Savage” reveals pop schlock band Savage Garden, with 1,175,594 monthly searches, is vastly more popular than any political savages. Conservative talk radio host (and, his website claims, “trained scientist”) Michael Savage, author of Liberalism is a Mental Disease, snags a frightening 126,963 searches while “savage love” and “Dan Savage” get a combined 15,547.
For your enjoyment, hot pix of Warcraft whores (searched 11,676 times a month) below the cut.
I think she's an elf?