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Is this statement about crime in restrooms accurate? [duplicate]

I was perusing the web, and found this statement trending wildly on Facebook and Twitter, in light of North Carolina's Controversial New LGBT Law. This tweet claims that there have been more US ...
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Is prone masturbation harmful? [duplicate]

I have been masturbating in prone fashion for 13 years daily, until I found out that it was considered harmful. Is it true that prone masturbation can lead to anorgasmia or erectile dysfunction?
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Does short hair reduce (or mark reduced) sex drive in women?

"Short hair reduces sex drive in women?" @The Times of India Women who lop their hair short are no longer interested in bedroom action, say researchers, who claim that 'deliberately reducing one's ...
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Can one permanently enlarge their breasts with the use of a breast pump?

There are many websites and products online that claim to have ways to enlarge a female's breasts. One common technique that they use is simply a vacuum pump. There's no denying that these temporarily ...
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Is there an anti-masturbation dolphin mascot named Fappy who was arrested for public masturbation at Sea World?

Christian Anti-Masturbation’s Mascot “Fappy” Arrested For Public Masturbation While Swimming Naked With The Dolphins At Sea World In San Diego From his Facebook page, he seems to be a stand-up comic, ...
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Do Lovoo and Ashley Madison use chatbots (“fembots”) to flirt with male customers?

Sites such as Ashley Madison and German dating site Lovoo have been accused of creating and programming fake female profiles to flirt with male customers. Although creating a profile for membership is ...
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Do gay individuals' voices sound different than straight individuals? [closed]

Culturally, gay individuals are sometimes portrayed as having a distinctive manner of speech, with a higher pitch voice and slightly different accenting of sounds. Wikipedia refers to this as the Gay ...
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Is sex only mentioned in one of the 200 tantric scriptures?

TrueTantra.info writes: Is Tantra about sex? Actually no! Out of the about 200 tantras that have survived to this day, only one (1) in passing mentions sex. So please understand this: What is ...
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Is “Syphilis: All of these men have it” a WWII propaganda poster?

Spotted via https://twitter.com/LI_politico/status/692846941034549248 (courtesy of a parody picture in https://twitter.com/Megapope/status/692850205297741827), but described as real by Mother Jones in ...
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Do women always bleed from the hymen when losing their virginity?

In a lot of cultures, there are customs and rituals upon a woman to losing her virginity, based on bleeding from the hymen, such as using a white bedsheet on the wedding night. If there is blood after ...
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Do men feel threatened by intelligent women?

I found this posted in multiple news sites The findings, to be published in the November edition of ‘Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin’, concluded that men find the propect [sic] of ...
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Are women more suited to monogamy than men?

The popular theory is that women are more tuned to form long-term relations by choosing only a single male and sticking with him. That is, they tend more to monogamy whereas men are more likely want ...
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Does the bible explicitly forbide homosexuality? [closed]

It's pretty common to hear that the bible condemn homosexuality, I've seen many references to versus. However, there is a good amount of debate as to which verses are actually speaking specifically ...
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Do predators assault women in female toilets pretending to be transgender?

One claim that pops up quite often in the media is that allowing transgendered people to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity will lead to sexual harassment and sexual predation in what ...
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Did the LDS church make a policy forbidding children of homosexual couples from joining?

Fox 13 in Salt Lake City reported LDS Church says children of same-sex couples cannot be members: children of same-sex parents would have to wait until they are of legal age and are no longer ...
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Is a higher masturbation frequency correlated with suffering of schizophrenia?

LivingWithSchizophrenia writes: It was widely believed during the 19th and early 20th centuries, when sexual mores were very much stricter than today, that masturbation caused schizophrenia ...
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Is the withdrawal/pull-out method efficient if used correctly?

In Germany (and most other western countries) it is considered common knowledge, taught in sex-ed, that pre-cum contains live sperm making the Withdrawal/Pull Out Method ineffective. Source: Bauer ...
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Is it possible to increase the breast size of a woman through massage?

Caitlin MacKenna writes in Increase a Cup Size in 30 Days with Breast Massage: If you massage your breasts for 20-30 minutes a day, they should grow one cup size larger in 30 days. Massage ...
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Does masturbation increase self-esteem?

BetterHealth writes about Masturbation: Some of the general health benefits of masturbation may include that it: [...] enhances self-esteem. 2KnowMyself writes in Why masturbation lowers ...
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Do most women who lose their virginity between 15 and 19 years of age wish they had waited longer?

EnkiVillage writes in Weird Sex Facts: Most women who lose their virginity between ages fifteen and nineteen actually wish they had waited a bit longer. Is that claim mainly propaganda to get ...
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Is a woman more likely to get pregnant by a sperm containing an X chromosome than an Y chromosome?

MedicalDaily writes in Male Fertility 101: 7 Little-Known Facts About Sperm For Men's Health: Not all sperm are chromosomally male. Several sperm do carry the X chromosome, while others carry the ...
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Is the egg much more active during conception than commonly assumed?

David H. Freedman writes in New Theory on How The Aggressive Egg Attracts Sperm: As they mill around, the egg selects one and reels it in, pinning it down in spite of its efforts to escape. It’s ...
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Do only 1-4% of the population self-report/self-identify as homosexual?

Most studies I've seen show self reports around 1-4% of the population report as being homosexual. Is this true? From the answer below: Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults, 2013
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Are fashion models sexy? [closed]

TL;DR: Is there a group of females beating fashion models in terms of sexiness? Initial motivation This is a follow-up to this answer which seems to imply that top models are considered the norm of ...
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Can you guys help me debunk this anti-gay statement? [closed]

According to Dr Bob Cabaj, the former president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, “bug chasers” (those who actively seek to contract HIV/AIDS) account for 10,000 of the 40,000 new cases of ...
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Do Vacuum Constriction Devices (penis pumps) work 50-80% of the time for erectile dysfunction?

The authoritative WebMD site has an article Erectile Dysfunction: Vacuum Constriction Devices: A vacuum constriction device (VCD) is an external pump with a band on it that a man with erectile ...
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Can taking Cialis cure Erectile Dysfunction permanently?

Referring to the article "New Study Shows Men Taking Cialis® (tadalafil) Tablets Once Daily Returned to Normal Erectile Function after Incomplete Response to As-Needed PDE5 Inhibitor Therapy" Eli ...
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Does Viagra become less effective at tackling Erectile Dysfunction with repeated use?

This 2003 article, Long-term Tolerance With Viagra suggests that there is a consensus amongst authorities that sildenafil (Viagra) does not have a tachyphylactic effect - i.e. it doesn't diminish in ...
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Does availability of birth control to adolescents lead to premarital sexual activity?

I've heard many times that putting a child on birth control, or allowing them access to birth control without parental knowledge, will lead to the teenager having premarital sex. Here are a few ...
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Is female squirting involuntary urination? [closed]

During sex some women have a phenomenon called squirting that happens, when they release a large amount of fluid during sex. Recently I have been seeing people stating that squirting is involuntary ...
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Do homosexuals have a shorter life expectancy than heterosexuals?

I've heard a few people claim this. Have any reputable studies concluded that homosexuals live, on average, significantly shorter than heterosexuals?
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Is the US FDA policy of deferring blood donations from MSM justified by increased STD risk?

I have heard the gay community complain that the Red Cross/FDA discriminate against them by refusing to allow men who have sex with other men (MSM) to donate blood. Here is an article on Wikipedia ...
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Are confident guys more likely to get a girlfriend?

MenHealth.com writes: Simply put, confidence gets the girl. In Learn How You Can Get A Great Girlfriend on the blog DatingPaladin the author writes: Getting a girlfriend is something that ...
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Are nontraditional family units less likely to produce a well-adjusted child? [duplicate]

A recent discussion on the impending referendum in the Republic of Ireland on adding the amendment "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their ...
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Do 80 percent of sexually active people get infected with HPV?

The Cleveland Clinic claimed on a page about HPV: HPV that affects the genitals is very common. As many as 20 million people are thought to have an active HPV infection at any given time, and as ...
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Does Conversion Therapy cause harm?

There have been many claims that conversion therapy/reparative therapy to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals is harmful or potentially harmful. Does it actually cause harm?
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Does frequent sex cause vaginas to become permanently stretched?

This is a common belief, sometimes used to shame women - that virgins have 'tight' vaginas and women who partake in more sexual intercourse have 'loose' vaginas due to permanent stretching. Is this ...
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Are most women incapable of orgasm through vaginal stimulation alone?

In Wikipedia's article of Orgasm it suggests vaginal stimulation isn't sufficient for women's sexual pleasure: Kinsey found that most of the women he surveyed could not have vaginal orgasms.[59] ...
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Did banning abortion in Chile lead to lower maternal mortality?

One of the common arguments for legalised abortion is that abortions will continue anyway despite being illegal and these illegal abortions will lead to higher rates of maternal death. This, somewhat ...
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Is the spread of internet porn reducing marriage rates?

This site has previously dealt with the question of whether porn use reduces bad sexual behaviour, sex-crime. A recent Washington Post story, Americans aren’t getting married, and researchers think ...
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Does orgasm trigger menstruation?

Wikipedia states, without a particularly satisfying source, that: Some sources say that achieving orgasm helps the uterus contract and expel the lining. It does quote some other opinions there, ...
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Are polyamorous people happier?

Gleb Tsipursky claims in his article "How Do You Live Happily Ever After When There’s A Love Triagle?": Moreover, research on poly relationships show that people with consensual non-monogamous ...
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Is Idaho forcing pastors to conduct same-sex weddings or face penalties?

According to this article from "ADF" and this in the Washington Post, the city of Coeur d'Alene is requiring the Knapps, an ordained couple, to conduct same sex weddings or face penalties for ...
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Is “Foot Fetish” caused by cross-wiring in the brain?

Definition: Foot fetishism, foot partialism, foot worship, or podophilia is a pronounced sexual interest in feet. For a foot fetishist, points of attraction include the shape and size of the foot and ...
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Can morning sex strengthen your immune system for the day?

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-relationships/morning-sex Morning sex can strengthen your immune system for the day by enhancing your levels of IgA, an antibody that protects against ...
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Is prone masturbation detrimental to your sex life?

The term "Prone masturbation" refers to men lying face down and thrusting their penis into or against the bed, pillow, or something else. Healthy Strokes is claiming that: Prone masturbation can ...
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Does the intensity of one's sex life influence the probability of getting cancer?

I've heard claims such as People who have sex at least 2 times a week between the age of 20 and 30 are less likely to get cancer later. and People who have too much sex are more likely to ...
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Are men more likely to be LGBT than women?

According to this article gay men exceed lesbians as a proportion of the population, and this study suggests that there are more male-to-female transgenders than female to male transgenders. Yet, a ...
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Are humans the only species to have permanently enlarged breast?

According to this did you know? blog humans are the only species to have permanently enlarged breast. It quotes an article from the Guardian but the article does not contain that specific fact.
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Are excessive selfies a “cry for help” from “sexually abandoned” people?

I just read an article in the Spanish newspaper Hoy (not a great source for scientific knowledge) and that says (translated by me): Are you a fan of selfies? Well, a study made by a Dutch ...