Some interesting information on where and in what languages people are most busy searching for the term "sex", courtesy of the new Google Trends service. First, the top five ranking by language:
Next, the top five by country:
What makes these statistics even more striking is that English-speakers still constitute by far the largest number of users of the internet, with speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and German constituting the rest of the top five. For Arabic, Vietnamese, Turkish, Polish and Romanian to figure in the top 5 without their users even numbering amongst the top 10 best represented groups online says very clearly that the intensity of the online interest in the topic of sex is several orders of magnitude larger than elsewhere. A search for "democracy", on the other hand, turns out results much more in line with what one would expect. All Islamic obscurantism, communist puritanism and Catholic reaction have achieved by stigmatising such a natural human urge has been to foster an obsession with the subject in the minds of their victims.
Also indicative of something, I believe, is the result of searches for "Dokdo" and "Takeshima": even without adjusting for relative population size, it's clear that the interest in this trivial issue is confined almost entirely to one country ...
PS: It now transpires that the results are being normalized, so some of what I've said above no longer applies. I still say the Arab-world is seriously sex starved, however: just look at the language-ranking results for the English words "sodomy", "anal sex" or "f***ing" if you doubt it.