Feeling horny, darling?
A little casual backdoor action on your mind? Well, I'm sorry if you live in Brisbane. Or Bernal Heights.
And not so much in Mountain View. Unless you like fellatio; then Mountain View's got your -- or more accurately, your Craigslist connection. It's free, it's anonymous, it's easy to use, it's often cited as the main reason the classified section has gone the way of the hysteria diagnosis -- it's Craigslist.
With a reported 17 million visitors per month nationally, it's no surprise that Craigslist has become the way we find what we're looking for, and vice versa accent on the vice. Sure, you can look for a life partner on Match.
Recently, analysts have been using real-time tracking to observe the comings and goings of Craigslist's high-traffic successand they are finding to the surprise of few that escorts are ahem whipping used cars sales by the s. In a February analysis, Compete. Crazy sex on Craigslist isn't news or a secret, and the Casual Encounters are commonly regarded as a reliable source of entertainment and titillation for parties and long days at the cube farm alike.
Even more interesting -- for scientific purposes, of course -- is looking at how people are using the for sex and what they're up to.
Or not up to, as the case may be. Using a very unscientific method of stat gathering, while relying on a tried-and-true knowledge of colloquial sex terminology and search-fu skills that cut like a knife, I set about data mining Craigslist Casual Encounters over a seven-day period -- and compiled an Excel spreheet that would make a Microsoft development team squirm, beg for mercy and then pass out.
NSFW Google document online here.
I mean, what girl doesn't want to know in which San Francisco neighborhood men think they're the best hung? Or which Bay Area city has the most golden-shower enthusiasts? With filthy spreheet in hand, I developed a set of specific based on majority of what people were looking for and who was seeking the activity and added as I went along.
For instance, the s told me that in any given "anal" search, the s revealed that Men Seeking Women was the majority default forand Men Seeking Men was the lesser variable. So either the gay-anal assumptions for "Sodom by the Bay" were wrong likelyor the gays prefer to use other online hookup services and local community resources for anonymous anal sex.
However, for fellatio action, the default was Men Seeking Men in all neighborhoods and cities, with the exception of Berkeley, Palo Alto and Mountain View. My final were seeking to get and give blow jobs, cunnilingus, anal sex, immediate hookups, married, well-hung, use of the word "normal," people who were "bored," a biohazard category for those seeking activity including bodily fluids and fetish interests like the nice fellow in Cole Valley who enjoys vinyl inflatables, as evidenced with the lovely 5-foot-tall Godzilla in his photos.
Some neighborhoods were so boring, they just weren't worth the down-and-dirty data mining effort. And Western Addition -- I'm sorry. About everything.
Maybe next time, or maybe if you relax and have a few drinks first it'll help. Some neighborhoods, like the Mission, were so surprisingly boring even with a wilting two entries for "bored" they had to be included, if only to make Potrero look like a party. Overall, it became clear that neighborhoods with higher crime and low-income housing, like Hunter's Point, were bereft of for businessmen seeking panty-sniffing rendezvous for some pretty obvious reasons.
But still, as one commenter noted when I posted my spreheet progress on Flickr, "Brisbane needs to get with the program. Contrary to reputation, it seems that Silicon Valley is not a "sure thing. Neighborhood most likely to put your eye out "hung" : Financial 22Downtown 14 and the Mission 9. Most common locally advertised fetishes: seeking female feet and fat girls.
As the cities are of different, um, sizes, I've reported not counts, but how many residents out of every thousand succumb to the urge to post to Craigslist in hopes of fulfillment. Overall, if you want casual sex and you want it right away, San Francisco is undisputedly the place to be. In San Francisco, it any given week 1 in every 2, people post for a blow job, with 27 percent of those seeking a female trans included sex partner for the activity since I didn't sample local gay male hookup sites, the actual is likely higher.
In Palo Alto, 1 out of every 20, people proclaim that they are well-hung, whereas in San Jose only 1 out of every 22, people are well-hung -- but in San Francisco you could put an eye out if you're not careful, as 1 out of every 4, people claim they are not just packing socks or, we know how to advertise.
San Jose may need to redefine wedded bliss, as it seems that 1 out of 10, are self-disclosing that they're married and looking for action. And who, besides Google, knew Mountain View could be so fun? People are twice as likely to want blow jobs in Mountain Viewthan in BerkeleyAnd urgency?
Palo Alto was the most surprisingly sexed-up burb in the whole mix. It turns out that 1 in 5, in Palo Alto are seeking anal.
But considering that in most Bay Area cities in my survey only 1 in 10, are seeking anal, Palo Alto is actually seeking twice as much anal action as the rest of the Bay Area. She is regarded as the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology, a sex-positive pundit in mainstream media CNNThe Oprah Winfrey Show and is interviewed, quoted and featured prominently by major media outlets. Violet has many award-winning, best-selling booksa famous podcastis fun to follow on Twitterand is a San Francisco native.
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