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Use this tag for the psychological and social aspects of sex and sexual activities in general. Use [gender] for gender differences and gender issues (male/female/lgbt...); use [reproduction] for the reproductive process, which may or may not include sex or even gender.

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Is there a surge in youth erectile dysfunction?

A 2016 article in The Australian says that there is an increase in youth ED, and furthremore that it's due to porn: You couldn’t make it up, right? Wrong: erectile dysfunction in men in their teens ...
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Are most women sexually aroused by videos of naked women?

I found this article claims: 74 percent of women who identified as “straight” were strongly sexually aroused by both men and women I found another claim from Telegraph which is most famous UK ...
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Did the study mentioned by “The virginity fraud” TEDx Talk happen?

During 2017's TEDx Oslo Talk The virginity fraud, the presenters refer to a (supposed) study on the reliability of virginity testing around 9:15 mark: The absurdity of virgin testing is illustrated ...
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Have 5% of Danish men had sex with an animal?

From this 2015 New York Post article: Some 5 percent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. That seems completely outlandish to me. Bestiality seems like a very rare fetish. It's probably ...
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Have the sales of “Shape of water” dildos skyrocketed due to the success of the film with that name?

Breitbart reports: Sales of dildo sex toys inspired by the Academy Award-winning film Shape of Water have skyrocketed following its success at the Oscars, The Wrap reports. The dildos, which are ...
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Were early hunter-gatherers monogamous?

In an article, reporting on research by Mark Dyble, anthropologist, pre-agricultural human societies are described as predominantly monogamous: Only when more resources became available, did sexual ...
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Can men have sex every day of the year?

This article, My Husband and I Had Sex Every Day for a Year — Here's How We're Doing Now claims that a particular married couple have had sex (almost) every day for a year. I am skeptical - Are most ...
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Fewer shared immune genes in a couple correlate with (or even cause) more female orgasms?

I found in a psychology blog that Researchers have found that women who share fewer immune genes with their male partners also report more frequent orgasms (Garver-Apgar et al., 2006). And the ...
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“Women rate the strongest men as the most attractive” …or is it always so? [closed]

The Washington Post says that "women rate the strongest men as the most attractive, study finds". Of course, that does not contradict the common sense, but it there enough evidence provided. Or, in ...
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Does too much sex, or STDs, cause urination after sneezing?

From Billy Baldwin (verified user, 109 RTs, 805 likes, Wikipedia biography), referring to Jenna Jameson, who used to be a porn star: Curious to know what might've caused that sneeze-pee condition ...
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Do men prefer women with long hair?

I know intuitively this is true but was wondering if there ever has been a scientific, statistically significant survey to find if it is true. Long hair is traditionally strongly linked to ...
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Does masturbation (or sex) help one focus better later?

From a NY Post article: Kit Maloney, the founder of O’actually, a feminist porn production company, said that “masturbation [and] orgasm is like meditation. It allows the space for the brain to ...
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Did NAMBLA march in Gay Pride parades in the 70s and 80s?

On Reason.com, there is reporting on the Fifth Column podcast. In the episode linked in the Reason article, Robert Mariani, formerly an editor at The Daily Caller, asserts that in "the '70s and '80s, ...
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No gay porn star self-identifies as bottom?

In the book Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide (WW Norton 2009), it is stated on p. 180 that Some men go both ways--calling themselves "versatile"--but this is ...
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Is the association between homosexuality and mental illness likely to have a genetic basis?

From "Sexual Orientation and Psychiatric Vulnerability: A Twin Study of Neuroticism and Psychoticism" (2011): Abstract Recent evidence indicates that homosexuals and bisexuals are, on average, ...
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Are more than 40% of millenials in Japan virgins?

CNN claims that a survey conducted by Japanese government claimed that 42% of men and 44.2% of women between 18 and 34 are virgins. I'm not exactly doubting about the survey but more about that the ...
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Is sex a cure for depression in 50 percent of cases?

I read this claim on Twitter from a plastic surgeon who has worked for the Miss Venezuela organization. It says: Estudios revelan que el 50% de las depresiones se curan con buen sexo. #CiruTips ...
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AI can guess whether you're gay or straight – how do they get 91% success rate?

This article claims there is a software, that can say if a person is homosexual, based only on their facial images. The other article calls it "pseudoscience" though: critics say we’re revisiting ...
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Sexual assault epidemic on US campuses or up-playing of same situation as elsewhere? [duplicate]

I'm not from the US nor do I live there - so I definitely have no idea what life on US campuses is like. In recent years I've heard occasional news stories about supposed prevalence of sexual assault ...
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Would Egale's recommendations for law reform make anal sex legal at any age in Canada?

LifeSiteNews claims recommendations made by Egale, a Canadian LGBT advocacy organization, on changing laws would allow anal sex 'anytime, any place, with anyone'. Specifically, it claims that the age ...
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Are statistics in controversial Australian antigay posters true?

According to the photo of an anti-gay poster depicted here: 92% of children of gay parents are abused 51% have depression 72% are obese My questions: Are these stats supported by other studies? If ...
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Is 7:30-8:15am the best time to have sex?

Russian language media (as usual, citing usual unnamed "british researchers"), reported that 7:30-8:15am is the best time to have sex. Британские исследователи назвали лучшее время для занятия ...
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Did JFK have an affair with Marilyn Monroe?

There are a variety of rumors on this topic, many with vague sourcing. That they had an affair, that confidants on both sides have confirmed it, that it influenced Monroe's infamous "Happy Birthday, ...
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Did some Moroccan teens contract rabies through bestiality?

Several news sources have reported that 15 teenagers contracted rabies in Morocco after having sex with a donkey, e.g. (in Spanish): Morocco World News: 15 Teenagers Treated for Rabies After Engaging ...
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Is there a positive correlation between number of sexual partners and likelihood of failed marriage in the United States?

Youtuber Louis Rossman has said in one of his videos that There are studies on this; there is a direct correlation between number of sexual partners and likelihood of failed marriage, based on ...
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What is the economic burden of having transgender people in the US military?

Donald Trump recently said on Twitter that the US ... cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. What are the medical and ...
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Are “Get Paid to Travel” ads part of a sex trafficking network?

Recently, on Facebook, the following images have been trending in my feed, people forwarding them on, claiming that most if not all of them are actually attempts to get women into sex trafficking (...
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Do women rate 80% of men as “below average looking”?

From Reddit's "Today I Learned" section: TIL Women find 80% of men below-average looking - according to research based on OkCupid's 7 million users. Is this an accurate summary of OKCupid's research?...
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Was 2016 the Deadliest year for the LGBTQ community?

This image claims the following: 2016 was recorded to be the deadliest year for the LGBTQ community. 27 transgender people were murdered in 2016, overtaking previous records in 2015 (21 ...
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Are brothels to have sex with animals increasing fast in Germany?

I've found some sources that explain this is a phenomenon that this is likely happening in Germany right now, although the sources for that are a bit old. Dailymail claims on 1 July 2013: ...
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Were 25% of newly-infected HIV-positive gay men actively seeking infection in 2003?

Rense quotes a 2003 Drudge Report article, that previewed an apparent Rolling Stone magazine article titled "Bug Chasers: The Men Who Secretly Long To Be HIV+." The men who want the virus are ...
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Transgender teenagers grow out of it 75% of the time [duplicate]

Ben Shapiro writes: Suicide Rates Among Transgenders Do Not Decrease Thanks to Sex-Change Surgery. The suicide rates among transgenders do not drop after surgery. 41 percent of transgender people ...
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Do certain religious traditions believe that Eve had sex with the Serpent?

On p.169 of my edition of de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, she includes a footnote remarking The moon is a source of fertility; it is seen as the "master of women"; it is often believed that the moon, ...
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Do comprehensive Sex Ed programs reduce teenage sexual activity?

Nicole Cushman claims in Vice: "[P]arents seem to be under the impression that teaching this information was going to encourage the kids to go out and have sex." "We know from decades of ...
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Does Female Genital Mutilation reduce the ability to feel sexual pleasure?

Jimmy Miller said in a Quora answer: Apparently, the most extreme forms account only for 10% of them all: in most cases, the ability to feel sexual pleasure is not reduced at all (my source is the ...
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Are women in general more attracted to powerful men?

According to this quora post: From an evolutionary standpoint, women are designed to make sure their offspring survive to reproduce. If they mate with a powerful man, their children will be strong/...
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Are men expressing homophobia more likely to be homosexual?

It is commonly claimed that men who object to homosexuality probably, themselves, have same-sex desires. Examples: [1], [2], [3] Is this claim true? Are men exhibiting homophobia (a) more likely ...
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Does porn addiction exist and if it does, can a prepubescent be diagnosed with it? [duplicate]

According to this answer from 3 years ago, it was uncertain whether porn addiction existed: As with many behavioral addictions, including sex addiction, that would be a broader category, ...
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Do long working hours in Spain affect birth rate?

According to "Spain appoints 'minister for sex' to reverse nation's plummeting birth rate": Experts say long working hours and a culture of eating late at night and going to bed after midnight are ...
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Are men with shoe size 40 more faithful, and shoe size 43+ less faithful?

The following claim has been all over news, at least Russian ones, e.g. here (pardon the errors - this sounds like an English translation of the Russian text that was in turn translated to English, ...
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Was a man forced to pay a dowry for a goat after getting caught having sex with it?

Gulf News reports in an aside on another article, via Daniel Pipes intro. Man pays dowry for his "wife" – a female goat: This took place in 2006, so it's a bit late, but still worth noting: ...
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Does eating pork increase promiscuity?

According to the book Pork (alternative pdf version): People who use pork are gradually influenced by its inherent sensuality; and when this trend influences the minds, shamelessness becomes the ...
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Is there a woman named Lilly who is engaged to a robot she built?

The Daily Mail informs us that: A French woman has revealed she is in love with a robot and determined to marry it. [...] Now, Lilly is reportedly engaged to the robot and says they will marry ...
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Is the difference between men and women' estimates of their number of sexual partners caused because men estimate rather than count?

In this Tedx talk about sexy mathematics, Dr Clio Cresswell says that there is an inconsistency between womens' and mens' reports of the number of sexual partners they have had. Now, men report, on ...
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Was a “new world religion” memorandum signed in Strasbourg in June 2014?

There is a document which is shared on the internet these days. I saw it in Romanian language and then searching a bit, I found it in English as well: it refers to a "memorandum" signed in Strasbourg ...
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Do 80% of gender-dysphoric children grow up deciding not to change their gender?

A Wall Street Journal article makes the following claim: ... a high percentage—up to 80% in a study of 44 gender-dysphoric boys—grow up to be not transgender, but bisexual, gay or lesbian ...
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Do Australian Aboriginal people have low intelligence and sexual control?

Margaret Sanger wrote in What Every Girl Should Know: Sexual Impulses--Part II New York Call 29 December 1912 and also in her 1916 What Every Girl Should Know at page 47 and a 1920 version and in ...
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Did Mike Pence advocate conversion therapy for homosexuals?

It's not difficult to find image memes indicating that Mike Pence, our future vice-president for 2017-2020, advocates gay conversion therapy paid for by the government. Did he actually make that ...
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Did Newton declare that he had never lost a single drop of his seminal fluid?

This book A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis contains the following sentence: Isaac Newton supposedly “never lost a single drop of seminal fluid. And in Everybody's Own Physician; ...
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Are “young people aged 14 and 15 are allowed to have sex with each other” in Germany?

Children younger than 14 In Germany, it is forbidden for adults or young people to have sex with children younger than 14. If adults and young people do this anyway, they become liable to ...