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World Wide[edit]

Google, the world’s most popular Internet search engine, has found in a survey that mostly Muslim states seek access to sex-related websites and Pakistan tops the list. Google found that of the top 10 countries - searching for sex-related sites - six were Muslim, with Pakistan on the top. The other Muslim countries are Egypt at number 2, Iran at 4, Morocco at 5, Saudi Arabia at 7 and Turkey at 8. Non-Muslim states are Vietnam at 3, India at 6, Philippines at 9 and Poland at 10.[1]
May 2006

Here are the Muslim countries and how they placed in the top five world ranking of various bestiality-related internet search terms:

Pig Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 3)
Donkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)
Dog Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 3)
Cat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Egypt (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)
Horse Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Turkey (No. 3)
Cow Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 4)
Goat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1)
Animal Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Morocco (No. 2) Iran (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5)
Snake Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Malaysia (No. 3) Indonesia (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5)
Monkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Indonesia (No. 3) Malaysia (No. 4)
Bear Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 2)
Elephant Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 3) United Arab Emirates (No. 4) Malaysia (No. 5)
Fox Sex: Saudi Arabia (No. 1) Turkey (No. 4)[2]
May 2006
About a year go, it appears that Cairo was the #1 city that searched for “sex” on Google. Sabbah provides a few graphs detailing who’s searching for sex on the internet. Here is who searched for sex by region:

Sex egypt saudi google.jpg

Arabic is the 2nd most common language that is used to search for “gay sex.” It’s the number one language for search involving “sexy.” As you can see in that same graph, Iran is at 3 and Egypt is at 4, listed under regions where search on “sexy” was most conducted.

Arabic is the 2nd most common language that is used to search for “gay man.” The countries that most search for this is currently Malaysia (#1) and Indonesia (#2). For “gay girl,” Arabic is also the 2nd most common language.

For “child porn,” Turkey is the 2nd country where this is most searched. Turkish is the #1 language used.

Turkey has one of the most searches for the word “porno.” Morocco is at 5. Turkish is #1 language used to conduct the search in. Indonesia is currently #1 country that search for the word “vagina.”

Turkey is not an Arab country, nor are some of the other countries I listed. But they are Muslim, so I thought the findings were fascinating to say the least. All of this information is not in the least bit shocking, but it’s quite ironic.

What do you guys think?

Update:

Egypt is currently #1 for “fat sex.”

Pakistan, Morocco, Turkey and Egypt are at the top of the list when it comes to “animal sex.”

For “children sex,” Pakistan is at #1, Egypt #2 and Iran #3. The most common languages used to conduct the search in are Arabic and Turkish.

For “sexy children,” these results are probably the most disturbing. Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, followed by Turkey at #9.

For “sexy child,” Pakistan is #1, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Turkey. Common languages are Persian, Arabic, and Turkish.

For “homo sex,” Indonesia is #1, Morocco is at 6.

For “rape,” Pakistan is at 1. Malaysia is at 3.

For “bird sex,” Egypt is at 1. (Come ON!)

For “ass sex,” Saudi Arabia comes first, followed directly by Egypt and Morocco. Most common language is Arabic.[3]
November 2007

According to Google Trends (December 2011), the term "Sex" is being searched mostly by people in Muslim countries:

Google Trends search.JPG
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December 2011

Egypt[edit]

At least five pornographic websites are among Egypt’s 100 most frequently visited online destinations this year, according to Alexa, a division of Amazon.com that tracks online traffic patterns globally.
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The five most visited porn sites in Egypt rank at numbers 15, 23, 29, 67, 83, with two X-rated sites appearing in the country’s top 25 most-browsed sites, the Anaween Arabic news website reported. [5]
November 2012

In contrast to Egypt (15) and Tunisia (14), the highest ranking porn site in the US at the time was 42.

XNXX Galleries, a pornographic website with more visitors in Egypt than Twitter or Wikipedia, clocked in at number 15. (Twitter and Wikipedia were 16 and 18, respectively.)
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As for the United States, the top 25 websites were taken by usual G-rated suspects like Pinterest, Amazon and eBay. The first porn site, Pornhub.com, registered at number 42.[6]
November 2012

Iran[edit]

Authorities say Iranian internet users chalked up more visits to pornographic sites than people from any other country on Ashura Day, a Shiite day of mourning.

Mohabat News, the Iranian Christian News Agency, citing a Radio Zamaneh report from the Fars news agency, reports that Ebrahim Bayani, a senior official of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, told a meeting of IRGC commanders and administrators that the Revolutionary Guards Cyber Army has established that among internet users from 182 countries, Iranians made the highest number of visits to "immoral sites" on Ashura Day.

Bayani added that these "alarming statistics" and the use of satellites mean "we cannot expect the youth of the country to have any motivation to fast or go to mosque."[7]
August 2011
In Iran, search terms revealed a burgeoning appetite for gay pornography, despite protests by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that there were "no gays" in the fundamentalist Islamic state ruled over by strict shariah law.

Yet the presence of "daddy love" at No 4 in the [xxx] search chart belies the president's bombastic denial.

"Hotel businessman (gay)", "Iranian (gay)" and "shower (gay)" in the top 10 hint that Iran has more homosexuals in it than the president thinks.[8]
March 2013

Israel[edit]

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict apparently does not disturb and even encourages Arab internet users from consuming kosher Hebrew porn. Operators of a number of porn sites report that between two and 10% of their users arrive from Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority. Some websites even go as far as offering services in Arabic.
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According to site statistics, last month there were over 2,000 hits from Riad, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The average time a Saudi surfer spends on SexV is 17:23 minutes.

Data also shows that 10 percent of the visitors to the most popular sex site in Israel, Domina, are Arabic speakers.[9]
August 2007

Lebanon[edit]

[According to Alexa, a division of Amazon.com that tracks online traffic patterns globally] In Lebanon, the five most visited [porn] sites appear later down the list of 100 [than Egypt and Tunisia], at numbers 33, 34, 45 and 52 and 58.[5]
November 2012

Libya[edit]

In Libya the most searched XXX term was "gay silver daddies" despite homosexuality being outlawed and a strong Islamist presence there. In total, 30 percent of the most popular sex search terms were gay-related in the north African country.[8]
March 2013

Pakistan[edit]

Pakistan ranked No. 1 in searches for "child sex," "animal sex," "rape sex," "camel sex," "dog sex," "rape video" and more.

The Muslim country, which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block offensive and blasphemous material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material
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Google ranks Pakistan No. 1 in the world in searches for pornographic terms, outranking every other country in the world in searches per person for certain sex-related content.

Pakistan is top dog in searches per-person for "horse sex" since 2004, "donkey sex" since 2007, "rape pictures" between 2004 and 2009, "rape sex" since 2004, "child sex" between 2004 and 2007 and since 2009, "animal sex" since 2004 and "dog sex" since 2005, according to Google Trends and Google Insights, features of Google that generate data based on popular search terms.

The country also is tops -- or has been No. 1 -- in searches for "sex," "camel sex," "rape video," "child sex video" and some other searches that can't be printed here.[10]
July 2010

Pakistan is ranked No. 1 every year (records starting from 2004) for searching the term ‘sex’.

With over 20 million internet users and growing fast, Pakistan has managed to secure the number one slot for searching the term ‘sex’ globally for all years.
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Narrowing the analytics for the search term to just 2011, Pakistan maintained the number one position, followed by India and Vietnam.

Islamabad featured in the top 10 cities worldwide to search the word ‘sex’ in September and December 2011.

Provincial capital Lahore also featured in the top 10 cities for the months of January, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December 2011.[11]
December 2011
A ban on pornographic websites in Pakistan by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in November 2011 has led to a surge in the sale of CDs and DVDs of this particular type of entertainment in Karachi.
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Dealers at the [Rainbow] centre say they have been seeing sales grow since November.

People no longer come here for Hollywood or Bollywood movies. They want porn,” said Afaq, who refused to share his full name. “If you ask me, almost 90% of our revenue comes from the sale of such content.”

The PTA asked eight Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to restrict access to a thousand of the most frequented porn websites. The last ISP to comply finished blocking websites last month.

The irony is that the Rainbow Centre dealers download content from the internet as well, said another shopkeeper. “It doesn’t matter if a few websites are blocked. We can still access many more.” Torrents, which are used to download movies, software and other electronic data from millions of personal computers around the world, are used for pornographic content, the dealers said.

But not everyone has the time, internet speed or patience to download entire films.
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Memon also claimed that a great deal of pornographic content is downloaded at bank branches, which shut their doors for people at 5 pm.

While Rainbow Centre is enjoying a reversal of fortunes, ISPs are facing unhappy customers. The chief marketing officer at Qubee, Hashim Sheikh, said some large ISPs took time to implement the PTA decision, which could have potentially resulted in customers switching services.

“In recent weeks, many of our normally happy customers have walked into our sales centres and said they do not want the service anymore. Now you can guess what the reason could be.”
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Kashif Azeem, the administrator of the apnabroadband portal, which is frequented by people seeking information on different ISPs, says a post related to ban on pornographic websites has received the most hits.

“So many queries are coming in. People want to know if there is any ISP which has not blocked the websites,” he said. “Everyone seems to be in favour of the ban, even if they are searching ‘how to access porn sites’.”
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While ISPs do not share customer data, a senior official confirmed that over 30% of all traffic from the country at any given time is directed to porn websites.[12]
January 2012

Pakistan ranked No. 1 in searches for "shemale sex," "teen anal sex," and "man fucking man".

As of this writing, Pakistan is by volume the world leader for Google searches of the terms "shemale sex," "teen anal sex," and "man fucking man," according to Google Trends.
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in Pakistan, what's even more peculiar is that the highest number of hits for some of these terms, including "shemale sex," come not from Pakistan's cosmopolitan centers, but from Peshawar, a bastion of conservative Islam, lately known in the West as a counterterrorism frontline.[13]
June 2013

Palestinian Authority Area[edit]

Hamas has ordered a full ban on internet pornography in the Gaza Strip -- the latest restriction on personal freedom imposed by the hardline Islamic political party.
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Hamas, which was elected to lead Gaza in 2007, claims the move is necessary to protect 'the fabric of Palestinian society' as more and more Palestinians are seeking adult content online.
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The pro-Hamas newspaper Felesteen wrote that the move was long overdue.

'We have learned that pornographic websites… have been receiving many views in Palestinian society over the past two years, surpassing social and news websites, including official ones like the WAFA news agency,' columnist Issam Shawar wrote.

'This is a dangerous indicator which must push us to create an active plan to protect our Palestinian society.'[14]
September 2012

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Up to 70% of files exchanged between Saudi teenagers' mobile phones contain pornography, according to a study in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.

The study quoted in Arab News focussed on the phones of teenagers detained by religious police for harassing girls.

The same researcher also found that 88% of girls say they have been victims of harassment using Bluetooth technology.
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"The flash memory of mobile phones taken from teenagers showed 69.7% of 1,470 files saved in them were pornographic and 8.6% were related to violence," said report author Professor Abdullah al-Rasheed.[15]
April 2007

Tunisia[edit]

A Tunisian court has ordered the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) to block all pornographic websites, which became accessible after the lifting of censorship in January.
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According to the Tunisian Internet site Business news, seven pornographic sites have appeared among the 100 most visited sites in the north African country since the end of censorship. Five of them are among the 50 most consulted.[16]
May 2011
[According to Alexa, a division of Amazon.com that tracks online traffic patterns globally] there are seven pornographic sites in Tunisia that appear among the top 100 most visited sites, coming in at numbers 14, 16 and 20 and 49 60 and 93 and 97.[5]
November 2012

Turkey[edit]

According to a presentation on the “conscious use of the Internet and secure Internet service,” made by the Telecommunications Department (TIB) of the Turkish Parliament... 2 million online users watch pornographic films each minute in Turkey.[17]
July 2012


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References[edit]

  1. Khalid Hasan - Pakistan most sex-starved - Daily Times, May 17, 2006
  2. Watcher - Pakistan: Muslims Are Sex-Starved Surfers, With Bestial Interests - Eye On The World, May 18, 2006
  3. Esra'a (Bahrain) - Most Arabic Yahoo groups are about sex - Mideast Youth, November 9, 2007
  4. Sex - Google Trends, December 17, 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Porn sites appear in Islamic countries’ most-visited online rankings - Al Arabiya, November 13, 2012
  6. Charlie Wells - After recent ban, list shows five of Egypt’s 100 most visited websites are pornographic - New York Daily News, November 13, 2012
  7. Michael Ireland - Iranian web users rank highest for visits to porn sites on Holy Day - ASSIST News, August 30, 2011
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dominic Gover, "Web Porn Searches Mock Anti-Gay Laws in Muslim World and Africa", International Business Times, March 28, 2013 (archived), http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/451425/20130328/sex-porn-search.htm. 
  9. Adar Shalev - Arabs surf Israeli porn sites - Ynet News, August 22, 2007
  10. Kelli Morgan -No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan - Fox News, July 13, 2010
  11. Pakistan maintains top slot in Google search for 'sex' - The Express Tribune, December 28, 2011
  12. Saad Hasan - Smutty DVD sales go up as porn sites go down - The Express Tribune, January 8, 2012
  13. Alex Park, "Why Is Gay Porn So Popular in Pakistan?", Mother Jones, June 13, 2013 (archived), http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2013/06/gay-porn-pakistan. 
  14. Hamas bans internet porn from Gaza Strip as Islamic hardliners crackdown on Palestinian freedoms - Mail Online, September 3, 2012
  15. Porn dominates Saudi mobile use - BBC News, April 25, 2007
  16. Tunisia court bans internet porn - Sapa-AFP, May 27, 2011
  17. 2 million Turks on porn websites every minute: report - Hürriyet Daily News, July 3, 2012