No kidding. Idaho ranks next-to-last in per capita viewing of pornography according to Pornhub.com, ahead of only Arkansas.
In the last 12 months, Idaho had 80 page views per capita page on Pornhub, while Arkansas had 77.
The busiest porn watchers? They’re in Kansas, with 194 page views per capita, followed by Nevada at 166.
I learned of the report Tuesday in an email from Pornhub’s publicist, Mike Williams. “It turns out that no matter what brand of political master debaters the people of the United States subscribe to, a bipartisan love of porn is definitely evident,” Williams began.
Pornhub notes that Democratic states — those that voted for President Obama in 2012 — consumed 13 percent more porn than those in red states that voted for Mitt Romney, with blues at 137 page views per capita and reds at 121. The study also claims using porn consumption as a predictor would have correctly called nine of 12 swing states in 2012.
Idaho politicians, from Gov. Butch Otter to House Speaker Scott Bedke have expressed concern about Idaho ranking near the bottom for wages, household income and support for K-12 schools.
I’m not, however, going ask them what they make of the latest low placing.
But I can tell you that Idaho also ranks low in another recent Pornhub study: the percentage of their users who watch gay porn.
Idaho ranked 48th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia, with 2.83 percent of the Pornub views depicting homosexual conduct. Hawaii was No. 1, at 5.38 percent; Alaska was No. 51, at 2.58 percent, with North Dakota 49th and Montana 50th. (The gay porn study included D.C., the all-porn study excluded D.C.)
For the record, I suggest we pay more attention to our significant others and curtail our porn appetites. Arkansas and No. 50 is within reach with a little more lovin’.
Here’s the promised photo, with my new Arkansas Razorback hat that replaced the one I lost years ago. We’ve got you in our sights, hogs!