There鈥檚 no doubt about it 鈥 certain places are steamier than others, and no, we don鈥檛 mean literally (although it鈥檚 undeniably true that Egypt is hotter than Juno, Alaska). Some places just have a certain je ne sais quoi about them, an element of swag, of sexy, if you will.

But don鈥檛 take our word for it 鈥 take it from Instagram, instead! Website Superdrug analyzed more than 4.2 million snaps (that鈥檚 a lot of sexy!) from the social media site using the hashtag #sexy to determine who among us is really bringing the term (sexy) back (besides Kim Kardashian) 鈥 geographically, at least. They looked at statistics including countries with the most Instagram posts using #sexy per 10,000 residents, European countries with the most (and least!) Instagram posts using the hashtag per 10,000 residents, US states with the most and least #sexy posts per 10K residents, popular co-occurring terms used with #sexy, top sexy terms by country, top sexy terms by state and countries with the most mentions of #sexy women, men and body. Read on to find out who really is (or thinks they are!) the fairest of them all.

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TOP 10 SEXIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

1. Monaco

2. Saint Martin (French)

3. US Virgin Islands

4. Aruba

5. Maldives

6. United Arab Emirates

7. Seychelles

8. Saint Maarten (Dutch)

9. Iceland

10. Curacao

Monaco won in a landslide 鈥 the second 鈥渟exiest鈥 country on the list had less than a quarter of the country鈥檚 65.52K posts per 10,000 people that Monaco boasted. Though its status as the most densely populated nation on Earth didn鈥檛 hurt, we鈥檝e got a feeling those turquoise blue waters and sandy beaches had a little something to do with it, as well 鈥 a theme all five coastal countries shared. It doesn鈥檛 take a rocket scientist to put two and two together here: remote beaches = HOT. Oh, and if you鈥檙e wondering about Iceland, don鈥檛 be too puzzled 鈥 Online Doctor attributes this to a surge in tourism for the nation鈥檚 geothermal hot springs.

TOP 5 SEXIEST STATES IN THE US

1. Nevada

2. Florida

3. Hawaii

4. California

5. New York

TOP 5 LEAST SEXY STATES IN THE US

1. South Dakota

2. Iowa

3. North Dakota

4. West Virginia

5. New Mexico

Two words: Vegas, baby. That鈥檚 exactly what landed Nevada at the top of the list in the good ol鈥 US of A. Vegas and sexy were so synonymous on Instagram, in fact, that if it were a country, it would have landed third overall 鈥 right between Saint Martin and the Virgin Islands. As it stands, the US just missed the top 10 due to its vast diversity, landing squarely in spot #14. Numbers two to four are no surprise, (again with that whole beaches, water thing), and New York, is well, New York.

And as for the least sexy? Sorry, Midwest. You鈥檙e just not doing it for Instagram. *sad face emoji*

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The site also found that women outnumbered men by about 3 to 1 (shocker!), and #sexy hashtaggers were also keen on the terms 鈥渇ace,鈥 鈥渆yes,鈥 鈥渓egs鈥 and 鈥渁ss.鈥 BRB 鈥 we鈥檙e booking our flights to #sexy #Monaco.

See the full study here.

Are you surprised by the #sexy list? Let us know on @BritandCo!

(h/t Elite Daily, photos via Superdrug + Getty)