Awesome Infographic: The United States of Kink


As we’ve pointed out, United States map infographics have been wildly popular recently. But the one you see above isn’t yet another bandwagon jumper — it’s an actual work of art. Only one of many maps in R. Luke Dubois’s A More Perfect Union, which incorporates data from several major dating sites (and was inspired by the artist’s personal experience with them), the graphic rates regions’ relative penchants for kink, broken down by gender. And the results are pretty fascinating. Ladies, watch out for the men of southern New Mexico! And guys, how ’bout them Alaskan women? Then there’s eastern Utah, which is remarkably nasty, especially considering the state’s best known as the Mormon capital of the world. See more maps at Animal NY and read an interview with Dubois at WNYC.