I recently stumbled upon an article on nymag.com and after I read the title, I was instantly sold: “New York Sex Heat Map: â€˜The Deeper Into Brooklyn You Go, the Kinkier People Get’”.
And let’s be honest, who could turn down a title that has ‘sex’ and ‘kinkier’ in the same line?
Moving on past the ultra-catchy title, after reading the article, I thought I’d pass it along as a fun read for all the MSP viewers (especially those who may be taking a trip to New York in the near future… just kidding… or am I?)
Just a quick recap: the article discusses a map of New York which was generated by OkCupid, an online dating website that has over seven million monthly users (most which can be found in NY). This map categorizes different segments of NY - each segment being arranged by individuals’ likeliness to respond to contact on OkCupid.
After determining the categories, sections are then color-coded in order to represent the concentration of kink preferences in each particular area.
The methodology and tests the website used in order to obtain the information is rather interesting, and the piece itself is very witty and cleverly written – definitely an article I’d recommend checking out!