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SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, RELIGION => Relationships and Gender Issues => Topic started by: News on January 03, 2018, 04:01:53 PM

Title: Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires
Post by: News on January 03, 2018, 04:01:53 PM
What Google searches for porn tell us about ourselves.

By Sean Illing
January 02, 2018 -  (

Last year, I interviewed Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of Everybody Lies, a new book that uses data on America’s Google habits as an insight into our national consciousness.

Two findings from the book dominated the conversation: America is riddled with racist and selfish people, and there may be a self-induced abortion crisis in this country.

But there was plenty more revelatory data in the book that we didn’t cover. So I wanted to follow up with Stephens-Davidowitz to talk about some of the other provocative claims he is making.

I was particularly interested in sexuality and online porn. If, as Stephens-Davidowitz puts it, “Google is a digital truth serum,” then what else does it tell us about our private thoughts and desires? What else are we hiding from our friends, neighbors, and colleagues?

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