Porn wave follows elections, study says

This might be a bad case of misinterpreting causation. Or not. A new study suggests that voting for the winning candidate makes a guy want to watch porn more, LiveScience reports today.

“We don’t usually think that our testosterone might go up after elections, or that we become more sexually interested in our mates or pornography immediately following a win, but this suggests the environment changes us in ways that we don’t think about,” said Villanova University’s Patrick Markey, who collaborated with his wife, Charlotte Markey of Rutgers University, on the study.

The study showed — allegedly — that there was a high testosterone drop in men who voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008.

The study involved analyzing Google search data. The “researchers” found that requests for porn-related words increased in 2004 in “red” states and 2008 in “blue” states (that would be you, Minnesota).

If we saw this just for one election, you might chalk it up to chance, but we saw a pattern with it happening three times,” Patrick Markey told LiveScience. “It’s also cool that we saw these results with both Republicans and Democrats — that these were general results not just driven by one political party.”

Now, for those of you who just landed on this page because you searched Google for porn, welcome! Don’t tell me who won.

  • Tyler

    The study showed — allegedly — that there was a high testosterone drop in men who voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008

    Or is it because they forgot to take their viagra after the erection election?

  • Tyler

    Apparently the *strikeout* HMTL code isn’t supported in the comments…

  • David

    Don’t worry Tyler, considering how some of the far Right acted over Palin I think branding it the “erection election” may have some merit.

    Drill Baby Drill!

  • The Big Dog

    I was never as happy as when the Coleman-Franken election results carried on for months.