This Map Shows The Most Common Fetish In Every State (9 Pics)

In this house, we do not sex shame. All consensual fetishes are valid and fine. That does not stop us from being curious, and this map of most common fetishes per state has got us very curious. It seems to be having that effect on everyone. Maybe we’re bored of our own fetishes and need some new ones?

Writer @AbeGoldfarb shared the Fetish map of the United States, created by futuremethod.com and based on Google search data, captioning it: “This chart lists the most common fetishes per state. California’s like ‘ooooh wax play, am I freaking you out yet?’ while harmless little Alaska is like ‘don’t stop at the wrist.'”

What are the rest of the states getting up to? Well, Washington and Idaho are just trying to make themselves feel something, while Oregon is going through the hamper:

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Things are getting much more painful down south, with shipping, sadism, chastity belts, and then on a strangely wholesome note, Kansas is very into “sports gear.” That could mean so many things, but I’m not going to ask!

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Surprising no one, Florida likes “piercings.” I am a little weirded out that Alabama is all about “yoni eggs,” but somewhat impressed that Gwyneth Paltrow has had such an influence on our national conversation around fetishes.

I guess balloons and sex are a New England thing? 

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And the midwest is a psycho-sexual morass:

Future Method also shared a map of “the most searched fetish in each U.S. region,” revealing that “group sex & sports gear” were prevalent in the midwest, while “suits & masochism” were popular in the south.

They then tallied up “the most popular fetishes in the United States” in order:

On Twitter, most of the people commenting are supportive of fetishes generally, but are finding themselves a little shocked by the definitions of certain kinks. We’ve all heard of “group sex” or the very general umbrella of “BDSM,” but how many people casually know what “sounding” is, if they haven’t Google it? Go ahead and Google it. We’ll wait.

Let your mind be opened:

Look, if there was ever a time to get into a new fetish, this is it. Things you can do solo are probably best—sorry, Alaska.

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