This chart compares Google searches of 'Ramadan' and 'sex' during the holy month
This chart shows trends of Google searches in "Ramadan" and "sex" during the holy month. (AFP/File)
Ramadan may be a time for great food and night life. But if you're truly devout, your sex life might be lacking.
Intercourse during the holy month in the daytime is haraam, and those who do — even the married ones — are given two extra months of fasting to make up for it. Rules, however, don't always translate to practice, especially in the privacy of someone's home.
This chart goes to show many Muslims take some rules seriously. Google searches of "sex" significantly drop during the holy month, while searches for information on Ramadan spike.
Here's the chart uploaded on Imgur:
The rule on masturbation is a little easier to follow: The days you masturbate during the holy month are days you need to make up later, since masturbating invalidates the fast. Most of these searches are coming from those searching for porn; there's a different Arabic word for "sex” that doesn’t allude to watching it.
There's a good amount of guilt associated with watching porn during Ramadan, but not enough to refrain altogether; the chart shows a spike right before and after the holy month.