According to an article by Huffington Post, Nigeria and Pakistan are two of the planet’s most anti-gay countries. They are also countries who search for gay porn the most. Since these countries are deeply anti-gay, so why are residents of both nations searching for so much gay porn? As Alex Park pointed out in a recent Mother Jones post, Pakistan is, according to Google Trends, “by volume the world leader for Google searches of the terms ‘shemale sex,’ ‘teen anal sex,’ and ‘man f-cking man.’”
Both Pakistan and Nigeria rank in the top five for Google searches of the term “gay sex pics” and “anal sex pics.” Kenya, another vehemently anti-gay nation, ranked first for both searches. When the results of a recent Pew Research Center poll on LGBT acceptance around the globe was published last week, Nigeria and Pakistan emerged as two of the world’s most brutally LGBT intolerant societies. In Nigeria, where lawmakers recently passed a anti-gay bill that seeks to not only criminalize homosexuality but gay rights as well, only 1 percent of the population said homosexuality should be accepted by society; while in Pakistan, where gay sex continues to be illegal, it was 2 percent. (It was 8 percent in Kenya.) So why, despite this overwhelming bias against gays, do people in these two nations seem to be strangely — and unduly — fascinated with gay porn?