A recent analysis of the social media accounts of more than 1,500 people found the most popular social media platform for sharing sexual content on was porn, with nearly 80 percent of all mentions coming from that platform.
While most of the content was sharing sexual images and videos, some of the topics were also discussing sexual health and the like.
This was not the case for gaming, with the highest mentions coming out of games, with about half of the tweets about sexual topics coming from games.
The analysis found that nearly 40 percent of the top 100 most popular sexual topics on social media are games, and the top 5 most popular games were: Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto, and GTA V. For games, the most commonly mentioned sexual topics were “romantic relationship”, “fondling”, “sexual relationship”, and “kissing”.
There were also quite a few gaming related topics on the list, with more than half the tweets mentioning the games “purchase and use” and “playstation 3”.
This is likely due to the fact that the majority of games are played online, so it is more likely that these social media platforms would have more of these types of content, than if they were offline.
The results also showed that gaming accounts are more likely to use terms like “porn”, “sex”, “masturbation”, “gay”, and so on.
These terms have been linked to increased sexual activity, which is generally seen as a negative for society, and could have a negative impact on the development of healthy sexuality.
Social media is a great way to communicate, but it can also be used to share misinformation.
While there are plenty of ways to hide or block content, using social media for entertainment can be a more convenient way to do so.
You can find a list of some common social media tricks here.