The world’s sexiest countries according to Instagram

Discover the world’s sexiest countries according to Instagram.

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world that, with its 300 million active users, provides a global, visual snapshot of the lives of people from many walks of life.

One thing that makes Instagram so interesting is its use of hash tags in photos that usually tell a story, in one word or by the use of a catchy phrase, about the image to which its attached. Another feature of Instagram is its use of geotagging, which is information that can inform you of where the image was taken.

Researchers have analysed these two specific features to find out where are the sexiest places in the world. They tracked the hashtag ‘sexy’, i.e. #sexy – and cross-referenced it with the location data of any images. Sounds really scientific, right? Well, here’s what they found.

attractive couple sitting on a yacht in monaco

Countries with the most #sexy Instagram posts, per capita

1. Monaco – 65.52

2. Saint Martin (French side) – 16.18

3. US Virgin Islands – 10.46

4. Aruba – 9.86

5. Maldives – 7.43

bathing in the blue lagoon in iceland

Sexiest European countries (excluding Monaco)

1. Iceland

2. Malta

3. San Marino

4. Italy

5. Czech Republic

las vegas showgirls

Sexiest US states

1. Nevada

2. Florida

3. Hawaii

4. California

5. New York

sexy woman looking at the UAE cityscape 

Countries with the most #sexywomen posts

1. United Arab Emirates

2. Monaco

3. Saint Martin (French side)

4. San Marino

5. US Virgin Islands

handsome tanned man in san marino

Countries with the most #sexymen posts

1. San Marino

2. Liechtenstein

3. Bahamas

4. Cayman Islands

5. Maldives 

attractive couple on an australian beach

Countries with the most #sexybody posts

1. Monaco

2. Bermuda

3. Curacao

4. Jamaica

5. Australia (yay!)

Where is the sexiest place you’ve visited? Are there any countries on this list you’d like to visit?

Read the report in full detail at



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    27th Apr 2016
    I feel deprived. Been to Australia!
    Careful leon...the feminists may be after you. Chuckle....
    27th Apr 2016
    Barnsley is the best for attractive women in wooden clogs and brown overalls !
    27th Apr 2016
    Yes, Mick (and Leon), there were a lot of pictures of women in their underwear.
    But all is forgiven - there was a picture of a young man with his shirt open, exposing the top front of his charming torso! AND, his female friend had long pants on AND a top!!! What's going on here? Has sexy suddenly gone all PC on everything?
    Watch out Leon, you'll start upsetting the misogynists with this kind of thing. we laughed!

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