Sexy Stats About What Turns Us On In Politics


By Jenina Nunez from

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve noticed that the political talk is RIPE these days! Occupy Wall Street has made it into the pop culture mainstream… And even the GOP debates are standard/comedic/intense fodder for the news, blogs and more.

Well, political leanings aside, I couldn’t resist sharing a few humorous numbers that made their way into my inbox this morning, courtesy of the folks for Wet (yes, those intimacy folks), which I thought took a crazy political landscape and added a nice, sexy spin to it. The company took a small sample of about 250 people between the ages of 18 and 55 (52% women, 48% men) to find out whether politics turned them on. The results are intriguing:

  • 26% of people said the political term “Filibuster” would make the best sexual euphemism.  Other popular choices were “Hanging Chad” (20%) and “Privatize” (20%) (NONE of these words are in the slightest bit sexy, mind you)
  • Top fantasy locations for a politically-charged tryst are Mount Rushmore (which 40% of people chose) and a Voting Booth(32%; I can see that!)

For stats that shocked me a bit…

  • “Only 19% of participants felt that someone’s political views affected their preferences between the sheets – which may explain by an overwhelming majority of respondents (91%) are not opposed to dating someone with different political views.”  (OY! As a person with liberal leanings, this one bugged me. It would have to be LOVE for me to take up with someone who’s views are WAY different than mine)
  • Sarah Palin was elected the sexiest controversial politician with 48% of the votes. (Which means that people MUST dig her naughty librarian vibe!) Other candidates included Bill Clinton (23%); Anthony Weiner (13%); Michele Bachmann (12%); Eliot Spitzer (4%). It helps that all the men on this list have had quite the scandals in their day.

What do YOU think? Does this turn you on to politics?

Note: Thanks to the PR team for Wet for sharing these. Thoughts are my own.

About Wet International, Inc.
Founded in 1989 by Michael Trigg, Trigg Laboratories manufactures premium sexual wellness and consumer healthcare products and is parent company to Wet® International, Inc., the world’s best-selling specialty line of personal lubricants and intimacy products.  Developed, formulated and packaged at Trigg Laboratories’ 63,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Valencia, California, each of Wet’s 80+ products are manufactured in an FDA inspected medical device manufacturing facility and boast exceptional purity, consistency and comfort levels.  Wet is currently available in 62 countries.