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Sri Lanka is No. 1 nation in ‘sex’ searches on Google

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Not many will doubt that one of the most sought after keyword on Internet is “sex”. And Sri Lankans, it seems, are the most search savvy when it comes to Googling that term.

This is according to Google Trends, a public web facility that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.

Second-placed India is not far behind in search for the term, and so isn’t (surprise, surprise) #3 Papua New Guinea and #4 Ethiopia even as Pakistan completes the Top 5 nations that Googled for ‘sex’ in 2012.

According to Google Trends, search for the term peaked in Sri Lanka during the week April 15-21, 2012, even as the partial data for the current week (December 23-29, 2012) shows it as second-highest week during which the term was Goggled in 2012.

In India, people most Googled for the term during the week November 11-17, 2012 while the week October 21-27, 2012, wasn’t far behind.

When it comes to breaking down the data by cities, however, India’s Bangalore tops the charts for people Googling the term ‘sex’ in 2012.

In fact, the top 5 slots are all Indian cities – Bangalore is followed by Chennai, Pune New Delhi and Calcutta, in that order.

And mind you, this is a worldwide list – not the list of Indian cities most searching for the term. Pakistan’s Lahore is at No. 6 while the next two – Chandigarh and Mumbai – are again Indian cities, followed by Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, both in Vietnam.

Below are the ‘rankings’ for 2012, as of December 26, 2012.

Top 10 Countries where People Googled the term ‘sex’ in 2012

1. Sri Lanka

2. India

3. Papua New Guinea

4. Ethiopia

5. Pakistan

6. Bangladesh

7. Vietnam

8. Nepal

9. Somalia

10. Cambodia

Top 10 Terms Used

1. free sex

2. sex video

3. sex videos

4. porn sex

5. porn

6. indian sex

7. hot sex

8. sex tube

9. sex stories

10. sex girl

Top 10 Citieswhere People Googled the term ‘sex’

1. Bangalore

2. Chennai

3. Pune

4. New Delhi

5. Calcutta

6. Lahore

7. Chandigarh

8. Mumbai

9. Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh

10. Hanoi

Source for all data: Google Trends

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# Waruni 2013-12-25 16:17
This is a complete misunderstandin g. Google trends does not show absolute search volumes because the data is normalized and presented on a scale from 0-100. Each point on the graph is divided by the highest point or 100.
If you want to see the real search volumes you should use Key Word Planner tool in Google Adwords. Total monthly average search volume for the exact term "sex" is 30.8 Million for the whole world. Out of which the search volume for "sex" from Sri Lanka is just 110,000 per month which is around 0.4% of the total. Sri Lanka is even in the first 25 countries in the search for this term. However India & USA have 1.8 Million & 2.7Million searches per month respectively for the term "sex".
It is sad to see that this misleading news is getting so much of media hype.
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