Google data reveals secrets about sexual behavior

In the earliest ages of the academic study of human sexuality, Alfred Charles Kinsey interviewed men and women privately about their sexual behavior history and published two controversial reports: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). Now in the digital age, it seems we don’t need academic research to discover how we all have sex and think about sex. We have Google search statistics! Seth Stephens-Davidowitz examined what big data reveals and conceals about our desires, our bodies and our many insecurities. He found some interesting contrasts with common opinion. If you’re ready to change your perceptions on human sexuality, read Searching for Sex in The New York Times.

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