A study has found the city most obsessed with sex, based on a range of internet searches like ‘free sex videos’, ‘handcuffs’ and ‘buy lube near me’.
While many have been stuck at home with their partners, and others stuck alone scouring the internet for something a little bit raunchy, OnBuy Adult Department decided it was only right they created a sexy index and found out exactly which city in the UK was most the most obsessed with sex.
And it turns out it’s Manchester. Our filthy city came out with 272 sexy points in the index, which measures the likes of porn-related, sex toy and lubricant-related searches, as well as the number of adult shops in each city.
Manchester came first (congratulations) for porn-related searches with 2,434 searches per 100,000 people in the last month alone. On average each month ‘sex videos’ were searched 9,900 times. This bagged our city 100 sex points.
We ranked seventh for ‘sex toy’ searches with 893 per 100,000 people, but we came out on top for lube related searches with 135 searches per 100,000 people last month alone.
It was our level of porn and lubricant searches that bagged us our first place position. Birmingham came second with 250 sexy points while London took third place with 226 sexy points despite having a whopping 38 sex shops.
The least obsessed cities were Stoke-on-Trent with 93 points, Cardiff with 76 and Southampton with an anaphrodisiac 34.
In other sexy news, Manchester also came out as the dogging capital of the UK a few months back, rather unsurprisingly given this most recent research.
Over the last year, there was an 85% increase in the number of people searching for outdoor hookup spots, with experts blaming raised sexual tension due to lockdown and that scorching summer we had (if you can cast your mind back to June).
Taking the spot for a top sh*g was rather weirdly, car parks, quickly followed by the slightly more risqué Ancoats canal. Even Manchester Central Library appeared on the list but those people must like things pretty hush hush. If you’re after some ideas for a fun sexy outdoor spot you can see the full list here.
Stay kinky Manchester!
Oasis tribute band and 50 customers trapped in pub for three days by Storm Arwen blizzard
You could say they were trapped behind a Wonderwall of snow…
In what could be one of the most peculiar situations ever, an Oasis tribute band and fifty customers wound up trapped in a pub by a snow blizzard for three days.
The Tan Hill Inn, Britain’s ‘highest pub’ up in the Yorkshire Dales, became buried by around 5ft of snow on Friday night, trapping fifty customers and Oasis tribute band, ‘Noasis’, who were billed for the evening’s entertainment.
However, at around 9pm it became apparent that nobody would be able to leave, with both customers’ cars and the country roads leading up to the pub becoming fully blocked by snow and fallen power cables.
The snow drifted so high that, at one point, staff and customers had to dig a tunnel from the front door.
In total, sixty-one people were stranded in the pub for the whole weekend, with guests being forced to camp down and sleep on makeshift beds by the bar.
Despite the peculiar scenario, however, the punters, band and staff all rallied together ‘like a big family’ to make the best of a sticky situation. They enjoyed a pub quiz, movie night, karaoke and even a traditional Sunday lunch.
The pub’s general manager Nicola Townsend told The Guardian: “They’ve formed quite a friendship. Like a big family is the best way I can describe it.
“One lady actually said ‘I don’t want to leave.'”
Noasis were also posting regular updates on Twitter, writing on Saturday November 27th: “Sorry to announce we’re stranded @tanhillinn Yorkshire.”
The band then added the following night on November 28th: “Oh it’s a lovely war! Stranded for a third night – hope it rains tomorrow.”
While punters are now gradually making their way home, The Tan Hill Inn wrote on Facebook: “We will ALWAYS remember this group of amazing people who came together, and hopefully, in challenging circumstances, enjoyed what we all think was a life – changing experience.
“IF YOU are one of those people in the crowd, you could honour us by saying a few words in review and tag us in. I know as owners we are incredibly proud of our staff – each and everyone.”
Asda is trialling selling pints of draught beer in supermarkets
The motive behind the trial is to help boost recycling and sustainability
Asda customers may soon be able to stock up on fresh draught beer if a new experiment rolled out in the supermarket is successful.
The experiment has launched at one of the Milton Keynes stores, and enables the sale of refillable one and two litre containers of beer and cider.
Staff are using pub-style beer pumps located at the end of the alcohol aisles to pour drinks into refillable glass containers that can be kept and used – alternatively, the containers can be brought back to the store to be refilled again or returned for good.
There are twelve different types of brewski for shoppers to choose from including a Pornstar Martini IPA from Redchurch Brewery and Chew Chew Salted Caramel Milkstout from Fallen Brewing, as well as a selection of low alcohol and non-alcoholic alternatives.
A litre of beer of cider will cost from £5.90 to £8.20 – that’s £2.95 to £4.10 per 500ml (for reference, a pint is 568ml).
The motive behind the trial is to boost recycling and sustainability, along with working alongside smaller and local breweries – the supermarket has already had similar refillable schemes for dry goods, such as pasta, grains and rice.
Asda senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Matt Harrison said on the trial: “The refillable element of the trial gives customers the chance to pick up a new tipple and make a small change to help them shop more sustainably in our Milton Keynes store.”
Craig Bell, co-founder of Craft on Draft who has reportedly teamed up with the supermarket, added: “We’re passionate about craft beers and ciders and aim to showcase the best small batch brews to bring something new and different to Asda customers.
“Although if they want to try them they’ll need to be quick, as there will be a limited number of serves available and once it’s gone, it’s gone.”
If the trial is successful in Milton Keynes, Asda plans to roll out the scheme to more stores across the country next year.
Nine-year-old schoolboy creates app to help non-verbal autistic children communicate
Sean wanted to create an app that would help non-verbal children like his little brother
A nine-year-old schoolboy has created a groundbreaking app that helps non-verbal autistic children to communicate.
Sean Porter, from Southport, came up with the idea for the app after he was asked to create a game for a school project. However, he decided to go one step further and design something that could help his six-year-old brother Adam communicate.
Adam was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two and has always struggled with his speech and communication – but now, thanks to his brother’s app, he can communicate a number of basic messages with just the tap of a picture.
Speaking to ITV News about his app, Sean said: “I knew that if I didn’t develop this app, then I don’t know anyone who would think of it.
“It feels absolutely amazing – I feel wonderful.
“People generally don’t think about other people. They think ‘if I make this amazing invention I am going to be epic and famous and have loads of money.’
“But they don’t focus on anyone else and how it affects them.”
Sean and Adam’s father Liam Porter said the app has helped Adam’s speech and communication skills to develop faster, saying: “Him asking for food, telling us he was hurt, asking to go to the toilet, it was basically guess work.
“This app has opened up more choice for Adam after we created the app he has asked for more things and is developing faster.”
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the boys’ mum Kirsty added that Sean wants to work more on the app and eventually make it user specific for each individual child.
She said: “At the minute it’s just ‘I want a drink’, ‘I want some food’, ‘I need the toilet’ and in order to make it more specific. Children with autism have specific drinks they want, you can’t just say to them ‘what drink’ they want that drink they are used to having.”
According to Autismspeaks.org, an estimated 40% of people with autism are nonverbal, meaning they may never speak more than just a few words.