Ireland, known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage, also hides some intriguing secrets. Did you know that Ireland recently ranked second place in The Most Sex Obsessed Countries in the World! Wedged in between the United Kingdom in first place and (surprisingly) Malta in third, the Republic of Ireland took second spot with 2002 monthly searches per 100,000 people. To investigate how sex-obsessed each country is, nowpatient.com looked at total search data for a curated list of 48 sex toys and online sex shops (dildo, fleshlight, Eden’s Temple etc.) to see which countries were searching for these items and where to find them the most. They recorded the results as average searches per 100,000 people per month.
With that in mind, let’s embark on a naughty journey to explore Ireland's kinkiest counties. Although one must always approach such topics with respect and sensitivity, it can be fascinating to uncover the lesser-known aspects of a region's adult interests. Through analysing data on top searched sex toys and adult website terms, we will discover which counties in each province of Ireland tend to have a slightly more adventurous spirit.
Starting our exploration in Leinster, the province encompassing counties such as Dublin and Kildare, the top searched sex toys include vibrators, dildos, and handcuffs. These versatile toys speak to a wide range of preferences, satisfying the desires of beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike. Moving on to adult website searches, popular terms include "role-play," "lingerie," and "BDSM." Leinster residents seem to appreciate exploring their fantasies through creative scenarios and outfit choices.
As recently as 2019, Dublin was announced as one of the sexiest and most sex-obsessed cities in the world.
According to Big 7 travel, the Irish capital ranked in the top ten in a list that takes into consideration;
Big 7 travel asked for the opinions of their 2.5 million readers to determine the sexiest cities in the world and they decided that Dublin was eighth in the world, beating off close competition from Los Angeles and Liverpool.
According to Big 7 Travel, these are the top ten sexiest cities in the world:
We’re finding it hard to believe the Cap d’Agde finished 7th, just in front of Dublin!? If you don’t know about Cap d’Adge, give it a google and get ready to go down a kinky rabbit hole!
Dublin is also home to Nimhneach, one of Ireland’s longest running fetish events. Since 2005, Nimhneach has provided a safe space for like-minded kinky folk to explore their kinks and fetishes. It generally runs every month in Dublin City but a full list of dates can be found here.
Next, we journey to Munster, comprising counties like Cork and Kerry. Here, the top sex toys searched for are massage oils, anal toys, and male masturbators. These choices reflect a growing curiosity about sensual experiences beyond traditional toys. Munster residents exhibit a particular interest in exploring new sensations and pleasure techniques. When it comes to adult website searches, terms like "threesomes," "swingers," and "cuckold" indicate an open-mindedness toward various forms of consensual non-monogamy.
Cork in particular features many kinky spots around the city, such as Chambers Bar, an “LGBTQ+ venue in the heart of Cork City. Open Thurs – Sunday”.Chambers Bar plays host to SWEAT - Fetish and Kink Night amongst other fun filled fetish events throughout the year.
Our exploration now leads us to Connacht, an area that includes counties such as Galway and Sligo. Here, the top sex toys searched for are bondage gear, nipple clamps, and impact play accessories. These choices reveal a taste for elements of dominance and submission play. In terms of adult website searches, Connacht residents frequently look for "fetish," "latex," and "domination." It seems that embracing alternative desires and exploring power dynamics holds a particular appeal in this province.
Galway is well known to host a good sex party or two which according to some, are “pure filth!”.
Finally, our journey concludes in Ulster, which encompasses counties like Donegal and Cavan. The top sex toys searched for in Ulster are strap-ons, strapless dildos, and bondage sets. These preferences suggest a strong interest in diverse forms of pleasure, including strap-on play and power exchange dynamics. In terms of adult website searches, Ulster residents often look for terms like "pegging," "orgasm denial," and "sensation play." It appears that the people of Ulster have a penchant for exploring unique ways to enhance their intimate experiences.
Belfast, with a population of around half a million people is worth a particular mention here. With plenty of kink, fetish and swing events on offer, it is a hive of activity for kinky people. One particular place worth noting is the Belfast Kinbaku Dojo. Belfast Kinbaku Dojo is Northern Ireland / Republic of Ireland's first and only dedicated space for people to learn and practice rope bondage. According to their website, they have created “a warm and welcoming place for all rope enthusiasts to learn Japanese Rope Bondage, often called Shibari or Kinbaku, in a safe and progressive manner.” The host many events throughout the year, including a weekly Beginners Rope Bondage Training every Wednesday from 7 to 9.30pm. The session is open to everyone as they can tailor tuition to all levels and even experienced riggers will find something to take away. More details on that here.
Check out our blog piece "A Beginners Guide To Rope Bondage"
As we wrap up our exploration of Ireland's kinkiest counties, it is important to remember that sexual preferences and interests are personal and should always be approached consensually. This blog has shed light on the diversity of desires, revealing how certain counties in each of Ireland's provinces lean towards different types of sexual exploration. From the adventurous spirit of Leinster to the curiosity of Munster, the dominance and submission interests in Connacht, and the diverse pleasures of Ulster, Ireland proves to be a place where individuals can explore their desires with the utmost respect for consent and boundaries.
Disclaimer: The information shared in this blog has been collected from public online data sources and is intended for informational purposes only. It is vital to approach the exploration of one's sexual preferences with respect, mutual consent, and open communication.
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