Sex & Relationships

Porn Site Says a Third of Its Amateur Video Content Comes from the Bible Belt

Looks like religious folk enjoy erotica as much as—if not more than—the rest of us.

The Bible Belt, which comprises most of the southern region of the country, is home to some of the most socially conservative religious sectors across the United States.  So it might come as quite a shock for some (or maybe not) to learn that this area is also responsible for a third of porn videos submissions to at least one amateur porn site.

According to tech blogBetabeat, amateur porn company, Homegrown Video, measured the demographics of those submitting porn videos to their studio between July and December 2013 to conclude that 29.6 perecent of submissions came from the Bible Belt.

The largest contributing states include Florida (10.8 percent) and Texas  (6.9 percent) followed by Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgia. (Although, there is some debate about whether Florida still belongs to the Bible Belt).

These figures seem to jive with other studies relating to porn and religion, reports Jezebel, who says Pornhub, the world’s third largest porn site, found that churchgoing cities spend about 47 seconds longer visiting porn sites than their non-religious counterparts.  

“I think the important thing to take from these results is regardless of region, religion, sex, or political views, people have an innate curiosity about sex,” Homegrown Video owner Farrell Timlake said. “Often they also have a desire to expand their sexual boundaries and share the experience.”

Meanwhile, a recent study reveals religious people who watch porn (even once) tend to think they are addicted.  Good lord!

Now, if only they would start teaching sex education in Sunday School....

 

 

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

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