Does this story really belong on a political blog? Why, yes. Yes it does.

For two reasons, actually. Reader DG tipped me via e-mail to a discovery he made when he ran the word “sex” through Google’s new “Trends” search engine. The bad news is, he tipped Sullivan to it too, and Sully beat me to the punch in blogging it this morning. Here’s the obligatory link. And here’s a screenshot from Google Trends:

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Staggering to think the U.S. doesn’t even crack the top ten — although, to be sure, most American men looking for porn probably aren’t using search terms as benign as “sex.” Anyway, Ace blogged about a possibly related subject recently. Strong content warning, needless to say.

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