Questions tagged [sexuality]

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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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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 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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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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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] He ...
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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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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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Did the Orlando mass shooter attend gay night clubs and use a gay dating app?

A popular sentiment that has been steadily popping up on my Facebook feeds is that Omar Mateen, the shooter in the mass shooting in Orlando, had visited the gay nightclub many times previously: ...
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Does sneezing repeatedly lead to orgasm, or a similar sensation?

This came up randomly during office talk but it goes something as follows; sneezing repeatedly is equivalent to having an orgasm. Some basic research on the internet seems to indicate there is some ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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. Eroto-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Penis Growth After Puberty Possible

Was reading this post on Reddit. Seems to good to be true. Can penis growth happen after you're already done growing? What would be the scientific basis for this?
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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 ...