Human sexual activities or human sexual practices or human sexual behavior refers to the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality.

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Abstinence-based vs comprehensive sex education [closed]

I have seen two contradictory claims, which seem like impossible to coexist in the same universe: Abstinence-based sex education does not delay onset of sexual life. (Most studies say so, there is 1 ...
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Is there no victim blaming in armed robbery cases (in the USA)? [closed]

Questioned claim Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech on women's right to free from sexual assault, bemoans how women are often blamed for failing to avoid rape, telling us: No one ever asks the ...
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Do males commonly use lubricant for masturbation? [closed]

As often seen in Hollywood movies, a bottle of lube (or oil or anything) is something one would always prepare for masturbation. I'll spare you the detail, but as a European I'm, um, not quite ...
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Do Crisis Pregnancy Centers lie about the results of pregnancy tests?

According to Planned Parenthood, Crisis Pregnancy Centers have a history of providing misleading or wrong information about abortions. Specifically they state: They have a history of giving women ...
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Is homosexuality primarily genetic? [duplicate]

It seems to me that, evolutionarily speaking, the fitness of a purely homosexual animal or human is much lower than that of a heterosexual one, and therefore would be strongly selected against. Thus I ...
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Are specific scents sexually attractive to women or men?

The idea that certain fragrances can attract women is often used as a marketing tool to sell deodorants or perfumes for men. The same goes for women and men. They claim that if this product is used, ...
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Does eating soy affect men's virility?

Several sources claim that eating soy has an effect on estrogen levels (for example, Livestrong, American Cancer Society and sfgate). Some sources go further and say eating soy affects men's ...
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Does Deutronomy 22:13-21 say that non-virgin wives will be executed? [closed]

From Tumblr and Funnyjunk "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon ...
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Can oral sex cause throat cancer?

(somebody had to ask this) Micheal Douglas, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010, said in a recent interview with the Guardian: Asked whether he now regretted his years of smoking and ...
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Was Leonardo da Vinci homosexual?

I have heard it a lot and read somewhere that he was homosexual like one of answers under the same question here: It's rather possible. He had been charged sometime in the late 1400's with sodomy ...
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Could smoking cause erectile dysfunction?

I was told that smoking 'menthol' cigarettes could cause erectile dysfunction. But I don't know how much of this is true so I wanted to know how much of this is true... Here is an example of the ...
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Are there 40,000 children of same-sex couples in California?

In 2008, California citizens passed a controversial amendment to the state constitution, Proposition 8, defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Recently, the US Supreme Court has begun ...
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Does masturbating everynight cause problems in the future? [duplicate]

Did you know that plain and simple, over-masturbation will lead to sexual under performance by way of premature ejaculation, as well as other sexual problems. “Over-production of sex hormones” ...
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Is or was the husband's knot/stitch a medical procedure?

The "husband's knot" or "husband's stitch" is supposedly a medical procedure that involves adding an extra suture when performing an episiotomy in order to make a woman's vagina tighter, resulting ...
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Does homosexuality preserve the species?

From The Huffington Post: For even without a causal link established between homosexuality and population management, the obvious reduction in population growth attributable to homosexuality by ...
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Did astronauts or cosmonauts have sex in space?

The Guardian: US and Russian astronauts have had sex in space for separate research programmes on how human beings might survive years in orbit, according to a book published yesterday. ...
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Was homosexuality an integral part of samurai life?

The Beautiful Way of The Samurai: Toshiro Mifune, the popular actor famed for his characterizations of quick-witted, taciturn samurai, never uttered a word about it. Akira Kurosawa, the well-known ...
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Do frank (but not gratuitous) discussions or depictions of sexuality traumatize children?

I've heard many parents, on several occasions, make statements to the effect that they believe it to be harmful to discuss sexuality openly and directly with young children (I'm talking about kids ...
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Is there such a thing as an aphrodisiac?

Can the popular belief about some food items acting as aphrodisiacs be verified? The wikipedia article states that However, from a historical and scientific standpoint, the alleged results may ...
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Does sex cure headache's symptoms or causes?

The claim that sex cures headaches is commonly quoted. For example, from 10 Reasons Sex is Good For You: 10. Sex Can Cure Headaches A South Illinois School Of Medicine study on 52 migraine ...
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Did a man get sentenced to 18 months in prison for accidentally texting a sexually explicit message to his complete address book?

The following article claims that a man in England was sentenced to 18 months in jail for mistakenly blasting on his complete address book using Blackberry Messenger Service a sexually explicit text ...
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Does polygamy result in less infidelity and prostitution?

An answer (now deleted) at the new Islam.SE site made the following claim: If one takes a look at society where polygamy is banned or discouraged, you will see that some men will always try to ...
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Are women's orgasms more powerful than men's?

I wouldn't ask "better", because that's subjective. But anyway, this is something I've heard again and again, and it sounds plausible, but I have never found any scientific studies in the area. I've ...
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Can orgasm help prevent breast cancer?

There are several claims that sexual orgasm is good for preventing breast cancer. Example of claim for Women: Happy News Time Blog: Able to reach orgasm is not just make a woman feel satisfied, ...
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Do dolphins have homosexual “blowhole” sex?

In his comedy act, Ricky Gervais shows examples of homosexuality in nature, all of them from the book "Biological Exuberance, animal homosexuality and natural diversity" by Bruce Bagemihl. One of the ...
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Does a hanged man get an erection?

One of James Joyce's characters explains, in his book, Ulysses: The distinguished scientist Herr Professor Luitpold Blumenduft tendered medical evidence to the effect that the instantaneous ...
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Were modern Japan customs for Valentine's Day and White Day instigated by retailers?

In Japan, women give chocolates to men on Valentine's Day, and men give gifts to women on White Day, which falls on March 14. There are various claims that Valentine's Day and White Day customs are ...
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Is 94% of male giraffe sexual behaviour homosexual?

I've been trying to track down the source of a claim that research has shown giraffe exhibiting a really high rate of male homosexual relations. Going through the blog spam leads me to a site without ...
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Is prostitution the oldest profession?

The Oxford Dictionary describes "Prostitution" as the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment It is often referred to as "the oldest profession", e.g. ...
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Is oral sex (fellatio and cunnilingus) instinctive human behaviour?

This topics seem to be widely debated (on unreliable sites): As you might imagine, some of these links are NSFW (Not Safe For Work). LPSG Tantra Ecstasy What evidence is available to support that ...
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Is sadomasochism more prevalent in England than in other countries?

In an interview Keira Knightley talks about her film A Dangerous Method which features sadomasochistic scenes: I did think about turning it down because of the two scenes of a sadomasochistic ...
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Does sexual position affect the chances of conception?

I have seen the claim that some sexual positions are better for getting pregnant than others. For example this article on how to have baby-making sex claims: Be a missionary It might seem ...
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Have 98% of Catholic women used birth control?

An NPR article on the debate about contraceptive coverage makes the following claim: In fact, 98 percent of Catholic women use birth control at some point in their lifetimes. Is this claim true? ...
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Does abstinence-only sex education reduce the frequency of teenage sex or the rate of teenage pregnancy?

Many people in the USA and the UK are still advocating abstinence-only sex education that avoids giving advice to schoolchildren about topics such as contraception. The advocates of the abstinence ...
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Was Sir Isaac Newton a homosexual?

The following was QI Fact of the Day on 10th November 2011: Sir Isaac Newton was a cold, austere and difficult man. The slightest criticism of his work drove him into a furious rage, and his life ...
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Is eroto-comatose lucidity a state only achievable via sexual means?

Some "sex magic" practitioners assert that it is possible to achieve a higher state of consciousness, "eroto-comatose lucidity", through basically making one fall asleep through too much sex. ...
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Was wearing trousers very low (sagging) invented in prison to show sexual availability?

I have seen several times people posting on Facebook about the history of wearing very low trousers. They claim that it was invented in U.S prisons. Apparently by showing a little bit of their butts ...
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Is homosexuality genetic or can it be unlearned in one of those (christian) camps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is homosexuality innate? I suppose I was trying to be tad too PC earlier. I've seen quite a few anti-gay person saying that homosexuality is something that is learned ...
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Are between 20-50% of Catholic priests homosexual?

In Penn & Teller's Bullshit, Season 7, there is an episode about the Vatican. I just watched it via this post on the blog, Arizona Atheist. In it, around the 8m:10s mark, a statement is made that ...
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Are 99% of sperm 'kamikaze', as described by Robin Baker?

From the book Sperm Wars, by Robin Baker: Very few (less than 1 per cent) of the sperm in a human ejaculate are the elite, fertile 'egg-getters'. The remainder are infertile 'kamikaze' sperm whose ...
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Does one shake hands with 6 men/11 women per year who have recently masturbated and not washed their hands?

I've received this email before, and tracked down a requote online: Annually you will shake hands with 11 women who have recently masturbated and failed to wash their hands. Annually you will ...
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Do 50% of self reported homosexual teens no longer self report as homosexual by their twenties?

A claim I heard last night from a "chastity expert" was that about 50% of teens who self reported as homosexual ceased self reporting as homosexual sometime in their twenties. Standing and saying ...
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Are men “wired differently” so that they “can't control themselves”?

It seems like such an obviously false claim, but I keep running into the claim that men are "Wired differently" than women and therefore can't control their lust. The claim in conversation was ...
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Does a child need a father and a mother? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any scientific evidence regarding measurable adverse effects (if any) of child rearing by homosexual human couples? Every time someone brings up same sex ...
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Is 10% of the world's population homosexual?

Graphic artist, Toby Ng, asserts that 10% of the world is homosexual in his work "The World of 100". I can't see where he claims this data to be from. This seems high to me and low to my ...
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Do pigs have 30 minute orgasms?

A widely circulated internet meme (see e.g. the oatmeal) states that pig orgasms can last up to 30 minutes. I've been trying to find any source or reference to back up (or refute) this claim, but ...
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Do the Salvation Army policies discriminate against homosexuals?

I have seen several articles and read several blogs stating that the Salvation Army is "homophobic", and that they actively discriminate against gay and lesbian people: The Salvation Army does not ...
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Are there examples of exclusive homosexuality in non-human animals?

I have often heard the claim that homosexuality exists in non-human animals. Sheep and dolphins seem to be common examples. I find it easy to believe that homosexual activity exists - some animals ...
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Cohabiting couples more likely to divorce?

v0.2 of myself was Catholic; subsequent revisions have removed this feature from my code base. In any case, I went through Catholic marriage prep, and was married in the Catholic Church. At the ...
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Did Catherine the Great die of injuries from a horse?

Perhaps I have been reading the wrong kind of scurrilous literature, but I have seen it asserted that the Empress Catherine the Great of Russia died from injuries received by committing unnatural acts ...