The Search for Sex Education

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April 22, 2006

The world has come a long way since my early years. Those were the days where sex education came from the underwear section of the local department store catalogue and old issues of National Geographic featuring rural native tribes that believed topless was the way to go. Now we have the Internet and we can get some serious sex education from any one of a number of sites. Heck, even Rabbits features free porn galleries next to site reviews. One would think we've made progress on where we go for our adult entertainment, but a new study by an educational institution proves that this isn't always the case.

As it turns out, porn surfers are finding their way to medical sites that feature pictures of the anatomy with clinical diagnosis. A recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology featured one site in particular. The site's webmasters saw a spike in searches for the genital region and came to the conclusion that it must be from other, nonscientific based traffic. Shots of private parts make up about 5% of the total images on the site but 37% of all searches. Of the top 43 referring sites, 21%, or nine sites, were adult related. However, these nine sites only accounted for 14.3% of all referrals. There was no word if gynecological programs received a bump in enrollment as a result.

Posted by Wolf at April 22, 2006 4:30 AM

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