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The Deep South is home to some of the highest levels of gay porn consumption, according to data from online pornography provider PornHub.com.

And “thank God for Mississippi,” which is leading the way …

Close to 5.6  percent of all online porn searches in the Magnolia State were looking for some dude-on-dude action – followed closely by Georgia (5.4 percent), Louisiana (5.4 percent) and New York (5.4 percent).

Hmmmm …

States with the lowest percentage of gay porn searches were Montana (2.6 percent), North Dakota (2.8 percent) and Idaho (2.8 percent).

South Carolina clocked in at 4.6 percent – just above the 4.1 percent average of states in which gay marriage is not legal. The average in states in which gay marriage is legal? 4.4 percent …

Now … about the “Bible Belt.” Every Southern state – that’s right, every single one – had an average gay porn search percentage higher than the national average for states in which gay marriage is legal. And all but one Southern state – Kentucky – had an average gay porn search percentage higher than the average of states in which it isn’t legal.

“There wouldn’t be just a tinge of hypocrisy at play here, would there?” the website Addicting Info asks rhetorically. “You bet your stars and bars there is.”

Or is there?

The website Jezebel has an interesting take on the data – speculating that higher percentages of online searches for gay sex could be the result of social stigmas still ingrained in Deep South thinking.

You know … as opposed to a higher percentage of repressed homosexual urges …

“Rather than risk pursuing gay sex in public, a gay man in a socially hostile place might seek sexual release by searching for porn online, away from public judgment and possible ostracization,” the website notes. “In other words, maybe more porn searches means it’s more dangerous for gays, not that there are more gays.”

Interesting …

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