COVID-19 Causes Spike in Specific Sex Position Google Searches in the U.K.
If there’s any doubt about whether Brits are taking safer sex advice seriously in the time of coronavirus, let their Google searches alleviate all doubt. In the past month, since the sexual health clinic Terrence Higgins Trust released guidelines and best practices for sex during COVID-19, certain search terms have skyrocketed in the United Kingdom.
In one month, alone, the term “sex positions” was Googled 2.7 million times. But that’s not the most interesting part! The top searched specific sex position term was “reverse cow girl” which racked up 60,000 searches, up from 49,000 in January. “Doggy” was searched 18,000 times, up from 14,800 at the beginning of the year. “Spooning” hit 18,100 searches in the past month, and “69” received 12,100 Google searches.
People in the U.K. seem to be taking the “don’t have face-to-face sex” advice seriously. And they’re turning to the internet to help them figure out how these new-to-them positions work. No word yet on what kind of increase in porn views occurred as a result of all this internet searching. But it’s safe to say a few people found it in their hunt for information.