- The region searching the most questions about ‘sex’ is the South-East (Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire etc.) with 68,500 monthly searches in total.
- Those from the North-West are searching the most questions about ‘condoms’ with 3,090 monthly searches.
- The city asking the most questions about ‘penis size’ is Birmingham with 170 monthly searches.
When it comes to asking questions about sex, some of us find it easier to talk to a friend or even a professional. However, others find the subject to be taboo and resort to asking Google. With a recent Google study shows there have been 449,590 UK Google searches on questions relating to sex in the past month.
This inspired the experts at ShowersToYou.co.uk to scour the internet to find out what sort of questions are being asked and by whom.
Taking to Google Adwords, ShowersToYou.co.uk found questions including ‘sex’, ‘condoms’, ‘lube’, ‘penis size’ and ‘STI’ (sexually transmitted infections). Interested in what region is the most curious about sex, they also looked into the regional breakdown.
The region searching the most questions about ‘sex’ after London (135,000 searches) is the South-East with 68,500 monthly searches.
The types of questions being asked on Google include “how to have sex?” “when’s the best time to have sex?” and “Is it ok to have sex every day?”.
Thereafter is the North West with 40,480 searches, West Midlands with 37,160 and Yorkshire and the Humber with 30,180 monthly searches.
Apart from London, the cities asking the most questions about ‘sex’ are Slough, with a whopping 49,500 monthly searches, Birmingham with 22,200 and Manchester with 9,900.
The region searching the most questions about ‘condoms’ after London (8,100) is the North-West with 3,090 monthly searches.
The types of questions being asked include “what condoms feel the best?” “do condoms kill the feeling?” and “which condoms are the safest?”
Thereafter is West Midlands with 2,850 searches, Yorkshire and the Humber with 2,300 and those from the South-East with 2,010 monthly searches.
Birmingham comes second after London for the cities asking the most questions about ‘condoms’ with 1,600 monthly searches. In third and fourth place come Manchester and Bristol with 720 searches each.
The region asking the most questions about ‘lube’ after London (3,600) is the North-West with 1,670 monthly searches.
The types of questions being asked include “what does lube do for women?” “what is good lube?” and “does lube have side effects?”.
Thereafter is the West Midlands with 1,360 searches, Yorkshire and the Humber with 1,200 and the South East with 920 monthly searches.
The cities asking the most questions about ‘lube’ behind London are Birmingham again with 720 monthly searches and Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester with 390 searches.
The region asking the most questions about their ‘penis size’ after London (1,300) is the North-West with 360 monthly searches.
The types of questions being asked include “what is the average penis size?” “is my penis size normal?” and “is my penis size too small?”.
Thereafter is the West Midlands with 310 searches, closely behind is the South-East with 300 and Yorkshire and the Humber with 280 monthly searches.
When it comes to questions about ‘penis size’, Birmingham comes second (after London) with 170 monthly searches and Bristol comes third with 110 searches.
The region asking the most questions about ‘STIs’ after London (2,900) is the Nort- West with 970 monthly searches.
The types of questions being asked include “what are the 3 types of STI?” “what is the difference between STI and STD?” and “how long does it take for STI to show?”.
Thereafter is the West Midlands with 740 searches, Yorkshire and the Humber with 620 and the South-East closely behind with 610 monthly searches.
The cities asking the most questions about ‘STIs’ behind London are Birmingham with 390 monthly searches, Manchester with 260 and Bristol with 210 searches.
ShowersToYou.co.uk used Google Adwords to find out how many searches are made in each UK city/town (with a population of 100,000+) for ‘sex’, ‘condoms’, ‘lube’, ‘penis size’ and ‘STI’. The city with the highest percentage of their population searching for the terms was ranked first.
*Calculating the number of searches made from the UK cities with populations of over 100,000 analysed.
Data from each UK city/town with a population of 100,000+ is included here. Maidstone is No 49 on the list.
|City||Region||Average monthly searches for ‘Condom’||Average monthly searches for ‘Sex’||Average monthly searches for ‘Penis Size’||Average monthly searches for ‘Lube’||Average monthly searches for ‘STI’||TOTAL|
|Kingston upon Hull||Yorkshire and The Humber||260||2,900||30||140||70||3400|
|Huddersfield||Yorkshire and The Humber||170||2,400||20||90||50||2730|
|York||Yorkshire and The Humber||110||1,300||10||70||40||1530|
|Bradford||Yorkshire and The Humber||390||5,400||30||170||70||6060|
|St Helens||North West||110||1,300||10||70||30||1520|
|Rotherham||Yorkshire and The Humber||70||880||10||40||20||1020|
|Doncaster||Yorkshire and The Humber||140||1,600||10||70||40||1860|
|Milton Keynes||South East||110||1,300||10||50||40||1510|
|Sutton Coldfield||West Midlands||90||880||10||40||20||1040|
|Sheffield||Yorkshire and The Humber||480||6,600||70||260||140||7550|
|Wakefield||Yorkshire and The Humber||90||1,000||10||40||20||1160|
|High Wycombe||South East||110||1,300||10||40||20||1480|
|Leeds||Yorkshire and The Humber||590||8,100||90||320||170||9270|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||North East||320||4,400||40||170||110||5040|