Search Trend

Dec 28, 2012 (LBO) – Surfers in South Asian nations, led by Sri Lanka are among those who searched most for the English word ‘sex’ in Google in 2012, according to data from the search giant originally unearthed by Emirates 24/7, a UAE based news portal. A query on Google trends, which tracks search queries places Sri Lanka on top of the countries that have searched for the word ‘sex’ as a proportion to the total searches made, closely followed by India.

On a city based ranking, Indian cities topped the list for the word ‘sex’ as a query share.

Among the top 10 ranked countries, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal were from South Asia. Papua New Guinea (ranked third) Ethiopia, Vietnam, Somalia and Cambodia made up the rest of the top 10.

English is widely spoken in the South Asia as a second language, which could be one clue to the prominence of the region in search trend. A search in Google trends for a Spanish equivalent word for sex turns up a host of South American countries.

India is showing signs of overtaking Sri Lanka, running neck and neck during the past 90 days and being on top for the past 30 days.

Sri Lanka has apparently held the top position since 2011. According to Google trends, Vietnam has topped