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."
There have been many articles such as the abovementioned splattered across weblogs and news agencies in the past couple of years. I think the first reaction to reading a bit like this, would be geared towards condemning the muslim nations under question, and in general, condemning the Islamic prohibitions and dress codes - denouncing them as useless or counterproductive.
However, I think that there is much more that meets the eye. As you know I've been a part of the media for a while now; and to me, these pieces are nothing more than propaganda designed to make you impulsitvely feel negatively towards Islamic moral codes. After all, such irrefutible data cannot be neglected!
Well, Foxnews did their search on Google Trends, and here, I'll present the results of a little searching I did myself on the same website:
"rimjob" (the sexual act in which one partner orally simulates the other's anus) 1.Norway 2.Sweden 3.Canada 4.Denmark 5.United States
"golden shower" (the sexual act in which one partner urinates on the other) 1.South Africa 2. New Zealand 3.Australia 4.Norway 5.Ireland
"bukkake" (the sexual act of several males ejaculating on one female) 1. Italy 2. United Kingdom 3. Spain 4. France 5. Australia
"poontang" (female organ) 1.Australia 2.New Zealand 3.United States 4.Canada 5.United Kingdom
"twat" (female organ) 1.United Kingdom 2.New Zealand 3.South Africa 4.United States 5.Australia
So what is my point in mentioning these words and the stats that go with them? Well, based on the above, can I make the conclusion that the number of people searching for sex in Islamic countries is very small? (If you pay close attention, not a single Islamic country is on this list). It is obvious that such a conclusion is wrong - much like the conclusion that Foxnews and other similar outlets want you to reach.
Now I haven't just listed these terms to make this simple point. There is more. When I saw the statistics given for Pakistan, it made me think: why is it so?
And with a little bit of thought, the reason behind such a phenomenon became rather obvious. Of course there is always more than one reason that is behind any event. However, there is one here that I would like to make a hypothesis about. I think the reason behind Pakistan -and other similar countries- ranking high on the list of searches such as "sex", "child sex", and "animal sex" is because in countries such as these, those who search for porn are novice individuals who are not very good at English.
A person living in the US for example, knows very well that he won't be able to find anything sexual by searching the term "child sex". Due to all the legislation against child pornography, an experienced western pedophile knows very well that such a search would be fruitless. Therefore, he would search for phrases such as "r@ygold", words which mean more or less the same thing but have a much higher chance of yielding a desirable result. But a person living in Pakistan or some other country which has not yet been rampaged by sexual bombardment, doesn't know any better! They wouldn't even be familiar with advanced sexual terminology and would be stuck with the very simple expressions such as "donkey sex" and "camel sex".
When looking at Google Trends and the numbers appearing in front of the term "sex" for a country like Pakistan, one must keep in mind that this number is virtually all the people in the country who are searching for sexual content on the net!
Now if you put this number into context, and look at it against all the more advanced and more advanced sexual terms which are searched for in western countires, the numbers put up by Islamic countries are trivial.
A smiple example might make my point easier. The situation in Pakistan is like a hundred people trying to fit through one door to reach pornographic material on the other side. That is why the doorway seems crowded. The situation in a western country is like a million people trying to get to porn through hundreds of thousands of different doors. Obviously, there will not be a congestion of people at the doorways.
In the end, it is just down-right devilish to use such statistics for undermining the religious morals, dress codes, and rules of conduct in Islamic countries. After all, those who are looking at porn in Islamic countries, are more often than not the ones who oppose the Islamic codes of conduct, and support western ideals.