Wow, among today's (7) hits on the Continuum, one of them was from a seeker for the words "analsex" and "sweden" in what I assume is a German search engine, Fireball. Tracking back, apparently (at least for today), I am #37 out of approximately 5,000 websites returning hits for this word combination. (Due to this post of mine on abstinence-only education leading to a higher rate of anal sex in pledgers to abstinence; and the Sweden link is apparently from this post on extraordinary rendition. Which you should go read, if for no other reason than the fact I get to use the expression "don't piss on me and tell me it's raining." And of course the analsex Sweden connection.) Of course, at #37, my fellow-travelers at that point are a National Gay and Lesbian Task Force webpage from Massachussetts (turning up on the search apparently because it addresses international stances on sodomy laws), a German webpage for abstracts from the 2002 International Conference on Labour and Social History (it's appearance in the websearch seems based on an abstract about sexual practices of Indian workers in West Bengal as it relates to STDs as well as an abstract on sex reform in Sweden), and followed by health, encyclopedia, and law references that apparently turn up "anal sex" and "Sweden" somewhere within their depths (as it were). In case any of you were worried, yes, there are more.... er, intuitive links in the search as well, but I'm not going to post them here (nor elsewhere, for that matter).
So, we're #37 (and by we are I mean I am)!!!! In a category that... well, we're sort of proud to be as far down as #37, though perhaps even farther down in this particular websearch combo would be better yet...
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