Instagram isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life. Since it launched in 2010, the photo-sharing platform has amassed over 300 million as of December 2014. That’s a lot of selfies and artsy pictures of coffee. That’s also a lot of #sexy pics. But, what state in the United States is the largest producer of these #sexy pictures? A website called Superdrug Online Doctor has answered that question.
Here’s how they did it:
We scraped all Instagram posts containing the tag #sexy over a period of January 3, 2016 to January 4, 2016, collecting approximately 4.2 million posts, over 375,000 of which had geolocation data. To account for the small populations of many island nations, we counted these posts per 10,000 residents of a country using the latest population data from The World Bank. In certain maps of Europe, the nation of Monaco was omitted due to its prominence in the data and to ensure that the differences between other nations remained visible.
“Our analysis of associated words in #sexy posts included a hand-picked selection of terms, and it does not offer an overall look at all words used in these posts. The term “women” was grouped in with “woman,” “girl,” “girls,” “lady,” and “ladies,” and “men” was grouped similarly. Other terms such as “body” were grouped only with their plurals (“bodies”, etc.).
And here are the results:
The only thing that surprising in this line-up is Nevada, but it makes more sense once we remember that Las Vegas is in Nevada. I guess what happens in Vegas, gets posted to Instagram.
…And, apparently, Wyoming has a foot fetish. File that one under “Things I didn’t need to know.”
Anyway, let’s move on to Europe:
Well, it seems that Iceland is “hotter” than its name implies. So, what about worldwide? According to the data, the “sexiest” country in the world in Monaco:
The United States ranks 14th in the world for #sexy posts, with 3.4 posts per 10,000 residents.
Congratulations, Monaco. Expect a spike in your tourism numbers this year.