Wednesday, December 30, 2015

America's Sexiest State

Interstate comparisons are a perennial sport for competitive Americans. What are the smartest/dumbest states (often tied to blue state/red state comparisons? What is the most scenic state? Which state has the best athletes? Which one has the most beautiful women?

A possibly absurd question is: What is America's sexiest state? An article in Buzz Feed addressed this momentous question. While Buzz Feed is willing to broach on this daring topic, they distinguish two dimensions of sexiness: superficial sexiness and practical sexiness.

The measures of superficial sexiness include lower obesity rate, educational level, average household income, unemployment rate, and media-defined superlatives (Miss America, Sexiest Man Alive, etc.) The practical measures of sexiness include penis size, birth rate, and STD rate. Is some mad biometrician that I never heard of going around with a tape measure?

These, according to these measures given equal weight and combining superficial and practical sex, are (1) Hawaii, (2) New York, (3) Virginia, (4) California, and (5) Illinois.

The least sexy states were (46) Montana, (47) Iowa, (48) Maine,  (49) Kentucky*, and (50) West Virginia.

If this has truth to it, why would this be the case? Well, California and New York have a large fan and social media presence. Hollywood and New York are big outlets for news about people. After all, no newspaper in Minnesota is likely to have an article about the World's Sexiest Man!

Some Southern states were high in practical sex, but not in superficial sex: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. So much for the allure of the Southern accent. Hell, we can be as superficial as we want to in the Pelican State!

*Despite Timothy Oliphant's efforts as the nation's sexiest man.

Not likely to be found in Kentucky or West Virginia.


TexWisGirl said...

laughed at your kentucky comment! :) i miss justified!

John Hill said...

It was probably your moving out of Louisiana that caused its drop in superficial sexiness!

Linda Kay said...

Well, now, we have a friend who things Texas girls are the sexiest in their short skirts and cowboy boots in the summer time. Fun post. Have a great New Year safe!

Mike said...

Well Missouri is semi close to the dead center of the chart. That goes with what the mad biometrician said when she visited my house. "I'm neither impressed nor disappointed".

John Hill said...

Btw, the article says the Iowa men have the second smallest pens size. I was wondering when they measured. Iowa is pretty dang cold most of the time. That might have something to do with it!

Cloudia said...

Didn't know Masters & Johnson were still working! Incidentally, I got to do research under Elaine Hatfield PhD, at one time the most quoted social science researcher in the world.

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”

― Audrey Hepburn

Mariette said...

Audrey Hepburn was understated sexiness.

Grand Crapaud said...

Most people get overt sexiness.

Poor Iowa.

Cherdo said...

Oliphant's place as "sexiest man" is justified (ha ha).

It's my end of the year post to all the bloggers I know and love! Bam! You're one of my favorites.

Thanks for your hard work, great posts, and bloggy friendship. Wishing you all the best in 2016 from "the Flipside."

Big Sky Heidi said...

Best wishes for a Happy New Year. Montana guys are good enough.

allenwoodhaven said...

Happy New Year!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I can honestly say, I have no complaints about sex. NOT.