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This Is the Kinkiest State in America

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Before Fifty Shades of Grey made steamy encounters part of mainstream conversation, people mostly talked about their sexual proclivities in hushed tones behind closed doors. But according to a recent study on sexual diversity in the United States, more than 22 percent of sexually active adults admitted to enjoying role-playing, and another 20 percent said they enjoyed being tied up. With that in mind, we at Best Life did a deep dive to find out what goes on in the bedrooms of adults across the country in an effort to determine the kinkiest state in America.

To do that, we used data revealed by PornHub’s statisticians on the popularity of BDSM searches in each state by showing the percentage above or below what the national average is for these types of searches. For context, BDSM (which stands for Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism) is known as one of the most popular sexual genres. (Note: This data was not available for Delaware, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.)

We then factored in the number of swingers—people who engage in group sex and/or the consensual swapping of sexual partners—per 10,000 residents in every state. (A blog called Sex Club Diary published this data based on research conducted by using AdultFriendFinder, a dating site that is popular among swingers in the U.S.)

Lastly, Lovehoney, a U.K.-based company that sells sex toys in America, shared exclusive data with Best Life that shows how much sales increased during the period of March 3, 2020 to Jan. 4, 2021 compared with sales from the same period the year prior.

Finally, we gave each of these three metrics a weighted value before running them through our exclusive algorithm to see how each state scored on our 100-point scale Kink Index, with 0 being as vanilla as a single scoop of ice cream and 100 being the most uninhibitedly kinky.

Read on to discover the kinkiest state in America and to find out where yours falls in the ranks. And for more scandalous activities happening around the country, This Is the Most Adulterous State in America.

50 Mississippi

city skyline and Mississippi Stat Capitol Building in Jackson, Mississippi
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 21 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 72.90

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 63.09 percent

Kink Index Score: 0.01

49 Hawaii

The skyline of Honolulu, Hawaii as seen from the water on Waikiki Beach at sunset.
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 13 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 52.15

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 65.99 percent

Kink Index Score: 1.99

48 Texas

city skyline of Dallas, Texas at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 14 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 63.77

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 76.51 percent

Kink Index Score: 11.33

And for the place where you need to be extra aware of your surroundings, This Is the Most Dangerous State in America.

47 Louisiana

cityscape photos of bars and restaurants on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana at twilight
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 17 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 74.13

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 74.58 percent

Kink Index Score: 11.66

46 Georgia

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 15 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 73.18

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 75.97 percent

Kink Index Score: 14.78

45 Florida

cityscape photo of fountain, buildings, and bridge in downtown Jacksonville, Florida
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 8 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 67.27

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 66.56 percent

Kink Index Score: 18.23

And for the place that is in need of some serious lessons on integrity, This Is the Most Corrupt State in America.

44 North Carolina

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 7 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 65.53

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 68.29 percent

Kink Index Score: 19.52

43 Alabama

cityscape photo of Mobile, Alabama

BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 11 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 79.49

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 64.75 percent

Kink Index Score: 19.63

42 South Carolina

downtown area of Charleston, South Carolina in the afternoon
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 6 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 69

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 70.61 percent

Kink Index Score: 23.95

41 South Dakota

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 6 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 60.90

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 45.33 percent

Kink Index Score: 27.12

40 Arizona

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 4 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 65.41

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 80.16 percent

Kink Index Score: 29.06

39 Maryland

the Baltimore skyline and Inner Harbor Promenade in Baltimore, Maryland
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 3 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 50.93

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 95.78 percent

Kink Index Score: 29.19

38 Massachusetts

the Boston Harbor in Boston, Massachusetts at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 2 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 48.27

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 95.76 percent

Kink Index Score: 29.24

37 Illinois

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 1 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 56.40

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 82.65 percent

Kink Index Score: 29.72

36 Nebraska

Nebraska State Capitol and downtown Lincoln, Nebraska at sunrise
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 6 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 62.85

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 49.92 percent

Kink Index Score: 30.13

35 Tennessee

cityscape photo of buildings, a highway, and the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tennessee
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 4 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 76.98

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 68.60 percent

Kink Index Score: 30.57

34 Nevada

cityscape photo of mountains and skyline in Reno, Nevado
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 8 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 85.78

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 76.78 percent

Kink Index Score: 32.78

33 New York

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 1 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 50.31

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 98.72 percent

Kink Index Score: 33.15

32 California

cityscape photo of buildings and houses in San Jose, California at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 3 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 50.94

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 106 percent

Kink Index Score: 0.01

And for the state where people aren’t known to be the kindest, This Is the Most Hateful State in America.

31 New Jersey

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: N/A

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 46.79

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 101.68 percent

Kink Index Score: 33.52

30 Delaware

city skyline and Christiana River in Wilmington, Delaware
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: N/A

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 60.82

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 85.23 percent

Kink Index Score: 33.99

29 Utah

city skyline of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 7 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 59.92

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 65.61 percent

Kink Index Score: 34.78

28 New Mexico

cityscape photo of Santa Fe, New Mexico at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 4 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 68.30

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 96.34 percent

Kink Index Score: 37.50

27 Wisconsin

cityscape photos of buildings and house in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at night
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 13 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 50.89

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 65.77 percent

Kink Index Score: 40.93

26 Arkansas

cityscape photo of Little Rock, Arkansas at sunset
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 4 percent below

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 92.92

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 74.70 percent

Kink Index Score: 41.96

25 Minnesota

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 11 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 50.02

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 83.81 percent

Kink Index Score: 45.02

24 Iowa

cityscape photo of buildings, a street, and statue from behind in downtown Des Moines, Iowa at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 11 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 68.61

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 62.17 percent

Kink Index Score: 46.14

23 North Dakota

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 12 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 78.21

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 46.84 percent

Kink Index Score: 46.49

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22 Oklahoma

cityscape photo of Tulsa, Oklahoma at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 1 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 92.30

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 71.04 percent

Kink Index Score: 47.71

21 Colorado

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 7 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 71.78

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 83.46 percent

Kink Index Score: 50.79

20 Kansas

city skyline of Wichita, Kansas at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 9 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 76.87

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 71.69 percent

Kink Index Score: 51.68

19 Pennsylvania

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 9 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 59.12

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 95.47 percent

Kink Index Score: 51.93

18 Indiana

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 6 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 82.73

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 78.68 percent

Kink Index Score: 53.29

17 Rhode Island

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: N/A

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 60.44

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 130.64 percent

Kink Index Score: 53.78

16 Missouri

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 5 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 87.63

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 77.11 percent

Kink Index Score: 53.81

15 Connecticut

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 9 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 54.38

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 106.96 percent

Kink Index Score: 54.17

14 Idaho

cityscape photos of mountains, moving cars, buildings, and the state capitol in Boise, Idaho at sunset
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 11 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 72.46

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 80.55 percent

Kink Index Score: 56.05

13 Kentucky

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 5 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 87.82

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 83.78 percent

Kink Index Score: 56.74

12 Alaska

skyline photo with the Chugach mountains in Anchorage, Alaska at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 3 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 93.86

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 85.49 percent

Kink Index Score: 57.74

11 Michigan

cityscape photo of Kalamazoo, Michigan in the afternoon
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 7 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 70.17

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 106.28 percent

Kink Index Score: 59.55

And for the place where cannabis is the most popular, This Is the Most Stoned State in America.

10 Virginia

city skyline in downtown Richmond, Virginia at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 17 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 60.68

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 84.50 percent

Kink Index Score: 60.37

9 Ohio

cityscape photo of Roebling Suspension Bridge in and skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 14 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 70.16

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 85.98 percent

Kink Index Score: 61.66

8 Washington

city skyline and busy highway in Seattle, Washington at night
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 15 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 66.98

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 98.83 percent

Kink Index Score: 66.86

7 Montana

landscape photo of Glacier National Park, Montana in the afternoon
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 20 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 77.94

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 75.30 percent

Kink Index Score: 70.61

6 West Virginia

city skyline and river in downtown Charleston, West Virginia at dusk
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 16 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 99.61

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 66.32 percent

Kink Index Score: 72.68

5 Wyoming

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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 19 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 99.97

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 75.93 percent

Kink Index Score: 81.53

4 New Hampshire

city skyline of buildings in Manchester, New Hampshire
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 29 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 74.78

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 98.44 percent

Kink Index Score: 92.40

3 Maine

cityscape photos of Portland, Maine
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 28 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 89.44

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 96.49 percent

Kink Index Score: 98.15

2 Oregon

city skyline of and the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 31 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 70.19

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 114.25 percent

Kink Index Score: 99.61

1 Vermont

city skyline and buildings in Montipelier, Vermont at twilight
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BDSM searches compared to U.S. average: 31 percent above

Registered swingers per 10,000 residents: 70.61

Sex toy spending increase from 2019 to 2020: 114.62 percent

Kink Index Score: 100.00