Questions tagged [sexuality]

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Did a Cypriot bishop claim that homosexuality is caused when parents have anal sex?

The August 1, 2019 issue of MetroWeekly ("Washington D.C.'s Best LGBTQ Magazine for 25 Years"), on page 46, provides a "LastWord" quotation section that includes the following: "Gays are created ...
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Did most sex workers experience abuse as a child?

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a medical doctor who hosts several television and radio programs, claims quite frequently that most people who engage in sex-related industries, such as prostitution or pornography, ...
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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 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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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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Were the people in “Inis Beag” the most sexually repressed and the people in “Mangaia” the most sexually liberated in the world? [closed]

In the 1960s, a rather obscure anthropologist by the name of John Cowan Messenger discovered an isolated and very small community in a place called "Inis Beag" in Ireland. This was apparently a false ...
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Do 87% of female rape victims experience an orgasm during the attack?

Several sources report that a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, titled "Shame and Guilt in the Aftermath of Sexual Attack" found that a vast majority — sometimes reported as 87% — ...
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Is it possible to determine if a person has had receptive anal sex through a physical exam?

Physical examinations of the anus are sometimes used in North Africa to determine if a man has practiced receptive anal sex, and hence has broken laws against homosexuality. Here is one such report ...
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Are men more likely than women to accept an offer for casual sex?

It is widely believed that men are more amenable to offers of casual sex than women. (Note: This is a different claim to "men want casual sex more than women" or that "women are more easily able to ...
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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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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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Do nice guys finish last?

xkcd #513 Friends  by Randall Munroe You might think this is something men parrot to justify their lack of luck with the ladies, but ask any androphile and we'll tell you there's just something ...
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Does homosexuality in males steeply decline with age?

The 2013 book My Genes Made Me Do It! Homosexuality and the Scientific Evidence (text) argues that homosexuality is, at most, only weakly and indirectly genetically based, and that conversion ...
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Are parents more supportive of their children transitioning if they are homophobic? [closed]

This recent article in Quilette, psychologist Dr Debra Soh discusses whether transitioning is sometimes supported by parents, in part, because they are uncomfortable with their children being ...
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Are men genetically programmed to seek multiple sexual partners more than women?

Journalist Daniel Bergner explains in this video, 99% of What We Believe About Female Sexuality is Nonsense, that there is a common misconception about the sexuality of the genders: the idea that ...
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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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Do mechanical techniques for penis enlargement work?

According to several different penis enlargement companies, and an unsourced claim on Wikipedia, men have been trying to enlarge their penis for over 2,000 years. Over the years, many different ...
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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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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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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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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 dating ...
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Is it possible to reliably examine if a girl is a virgin?

Amnesty International wants the Egyptian military to stop the practice of rounding up all the female protesters to investigate if their hymens are unbroken as a virginity check: An Amnesty ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is homosexuality innate?

There is a widespread belief that one chooses to be a homosexual, and that people can successfully overcome such feelings. On the other hand, some scientific studies have shown that finger length may ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Is asexuality real?

I read here about human asexuality, and I cannot figure out if it's real or if people are just making stuff up. Have studies been done about this phenomenon and what explains it?
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 ...