Questions tagged [sexuality]

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What are the statistics of paternal discrepancy?

From the book The Red Queen by Matt Ridley: In an astonishing study recently undertaken in Western Europe, the following facts emerged: Married females choose to have affairs with males who are ...
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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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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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Do Mormon teens practice "soaking" and "jump humping"?

According to this popular post on /r/facepalm, and again here Some Mormon teens have convinced themselves that putting a penis in a vagina and then not moving is not sex. That's called soaking. Jump ...
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Did the Indonesian army have a virginity test for female recruits?

The original article is on Newsweek which I personally consider a reliable source. The virginity check, which extended to military fiancées, involves someone placing two fingers into the vagina to ...
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Is masturbation bad for one's health?

This question has probably been asked by almost everyone at some point in their lives. But the answers we receive vary from "it is very good" to "it is very bad". I can understand that becoming ...
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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. Pierre Kohler,...
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Is availability of video pornography a main reason of sexual crimes in developing and under-developing countries? [closed]

I think it is easiest to google search for a porn video than any other thing. What I notice is that whenever a sexual criminal is caught and when Police search for his belongings, almost every time ...
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Does China censor online discussions of female orgasms?

A Washington Post article describes how people in China were recently discussing certain taboo subjects using the Clubhouse app: They asked questions about the protests in Hong Kong, reports of mass ...
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Is there a negative correlation between parenthood and pet ownership?

That's what a friend of mime recently stated. I.e. if one owns a pet one is less likely to be parent and vice-versa. Are there any data available to support such a claim? I'm sceptical, because there ...
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Do “Soupeurs” exist?

I was chatting with some friends and the topic of the “Soupeur” came up. Apparently this is a word used in France to describe the practice of — and I quote: “…a sexual practice involving attraction ...
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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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Did the Danish Justice Ministry survey veterinarians about bestiality?

A 2015 Reuters article discusses Danish laws about bestiality, and refers to an earlier report: A 2011 Justice Ministry report surveyed veterinarians and found 17 percent of them suspected that an ...
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Does sexual abuse lead to homosexuality?

An article on the website for from Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment (H.O.M.E.) claims that sexual abuse has been shown to lead to Homosexuality: It is a well-documented fact that many ...
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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 Y ...
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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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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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Does it take two weeks for a single man to produce enough sperm to impregnate every fertile woman on Earth?

Fact Slides has a slide that claims: A single human male produces enough sperm in two weeks to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet. It sources a book of random facts Is it true?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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: &...
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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 about &...
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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. ...