TRINBAGONIANS love their pornography, top Internet search engine Google has found in its latest worldwide survey.
According to figures from Google, Trinidad and Tobago nationals have topped the world when it comes to using the search engine to look for pornographic material.
And for the past four years we have remained on top, according to Google's figures, which are calculated on a per capita basis.
This means that there have been more searches for porn per head of population in Trinidad and Tobago in comparison to anywhere else in the world.
Bangladesh, some 13 points behind us, was beaten into second position, with the United Kingdom, 21 points behind, rounding off the threesome.
Jamaica, the only other Caribbean island to manage a spot in the top ten list, was 31 points behind at position number nine, with the United States rounding off the top ten, 34 points behind.
A further breakdown of porn searches for the year into specific months, shows that February-Carnival time-had the fewest searches for pornography.
The search for pornography climaxed in May.
Even if the figures are narrowed to the last 90 days, Trinidad and Tobago retains its position of world domination.
"It (the result) is not surprising at all. We are and have always been a society of excess, a sexually oriented society that deplores morals," psychologist Dr Dorrell Philip said in an interview with the Express yesterday.
"We can't get enough of basic needs. We constantly need to be gratified and we do everything in a feverish way, at fever pitch," Philip said.
However, Philip added that sexuality was the "only basic need we can do without anything negative happening to us".
Because of the country's current decline in moral development, Philip said it was time that Government took a "firm stand" and "take a more hands-on approach to the situation" by implementing social development initiatives to assist those who may be addicted to pornography.
When contacted yesterday, Social Development Minister Dr Amery Browne declined to comment on the country's first-place finish in searching for porn until further information was at hand.
However, Browne said there are several Government programmes currently available that can assist anyone that may be battling with pornography as an addiction.
When the Express spoke with several self-proclaimed porn watchers yesterday, most were not surprised by the number one spot and viewed the recreational activity simply as a "stress reliever".