This piece was culled from Subomi Plumtre’s article “Nigerians, we have a sexuality problem”
Nigerians are obsessed with sex. We just pretend not to be.
In this article, I am going to be talking about porn – Internet porn to be precise (and ancillary issues). But I do so with an upfront caveat – I do not intend to moralise as it is not my place to debate the morality of what adults indulge in on their devices, in their spare time. However, as a student of culture and behavioural development, I am concerned about vulnerable groups; particularly children and young teenagers. So, my article will focus on these two groups and tangentially, on women.
In 2015, I was privileged to work on two projects. The first was Jack & Jil Therapy – a free telephone based platform for those needing help for critical sexuality & life issues. The second project was #SaveMirabel, a movement to raise urgent funds for Lagos’ only rape crisis centre – The Mirabel Centre. As a result of my involvement with these two initiatives, I was exposed to a treasure trove of information about sexuality issues in Nigeria. I will share some of them in this article.
In 2014, the popularity of Nigerian Google searches for porn (relative to other searches) on a scale of 0 to 100 was above 80. (Google ranks as 100 any item that constitutes 10% or more of all searches in a country.) The number of average monthly searches by volume was 165,000 and the States with the greatest popularity for porn searches were: Lagos, Oyo, Delta, Rivers, Cross River and Abuja. The relative popularity of rape porn videos was also above 80, with Lagos State leading the charge and Nigeria ranked third globally for the most Google searches for Gay Porn. (We were ranked second in 2013.)
Subomi Plumptre (the writer) is a creative intelligent being; a business & brand strategist, social media denizen and sapiosexual.
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