People Were Recently Searching for This Word More Than They Searched for Porn

Source: AP
Source: AP

Sometimes it takes a terrifying political outcome to cool your loins. 

Based on Google Trends, there were three times more search results for "Brexit" than there were for "porn" on the Friday morning following the vote, according to the Independent. This contrast held true both globally and in the U.K. 

Check out the search interest over time — "Brexit" is red and "porn" is blue.

Porn in blue, Brexit in red.
Source: 
Google Trends

Britain's vote on the Brexit referendum — that the U.K. would leave the European Union — not only killed the the U.K's libido, it also crashed its currency

And maybe their sex drive was down because all the blood was rushing from their groins to their brains — trying to grapple with "what happens if we leave the EU," another popular Google search among Britons in the hours following the announcement. 

Google searches for Brexit also trumped searches for Kim Kardashian, the Independent reported. Now we know what actually breaks the internet.  

Read more:
• One Chart Reveals the Sheer Absurdity of the Brexit Vote
• Brexit Turns to #Regrexit As UK Faces Fallout From Referendum to Leave EU
• Dow Jones Just Plunged After Brexit — Here's How EU Referendum Is Affecting Markets

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Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at melanie@mic.com.

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