Questions tagged [sexuality]

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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 ...
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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 norm ...
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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 when ...
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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 ...
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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 prosecution. ...
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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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Does a female breast shape predict personality?

This has been claimed all over Russian language newsfeeds, I think originating at this link: Обратив внимание на форму женской груди, каждый мужчина может предсказать, что ожидает его, если он ...
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What are the chances of female-to-male SOA/STD transmission during straight sex [closed]

SOA (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seksueel_overdraagbare_aandoening) When a male does intercourse with a female who is infected with SOA (SOA called in Belgium, not sure SOA is STD?). How could/...
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What are the chances of female-to-male HIV transmission during straight sex?

I am really confused about this matter. I've heard a lot of versions from doctors and on internet. To be more specific: A pathologist that claimed to have worked with HIV positive patients for 10 ...
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Did Kim Davis just want her name removed from the marriage licenses?

A commenter at Hot Air writes about Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing the issue same-sex marriage certificates. Nope she is quite willing to issue marriage ...
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Are sexual/romantic characteristics correllated with blood type?

I saw this assertion on many sources, here's one: http://www.japanzine.jp/article/jz/521/love-sex-blood-types Many Japanese people believe that just as different blood types are incompatible, so ...
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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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Did 'Key Parties' ever exist?

According to Wikipedia,a key party is a: a form of swinger party, in which male partners place their car and house keys into a common bowl or bag on arriving. At the end of the evening the female ...
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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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Is prone masturbation harmful? [duplicate]

I have been masturbating in prone fashion for 13 years daily, until I found out that it was considered harmful. Is it true that prone masturbation can lead to anorgasmia or erectile dysfunction?
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Does short hair reduce (or mark reduced) sex drive in women?

"Short hair reduces sex drive in women?" @The Times of India Women who lop their hair short are no longer interested in bedroom action, say researchers, who claim that 'deliberately ...
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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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Is there an anti-masturbation dolphin mascot named Fappy who was arrested for public masturbation at Sea World?

Christian Anti-Masturbation’s Mascot “Fappy” Arrested For Public Masturbation While Swimming Naked With The Dolphins At Sea World In San Diego From his Facebook page, he seems to be a stand-up comic, ...
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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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Do gay individuals' voices sound different than straight individuals? [closed]

Culturally, gay individuals are sometimes portrayed as having a distinctive manner of speech, with a higher pitch voice and slightly different accenting of sounds. Wikipedia refers to this as the Gay ...
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Is sex only mentioned in one of the 200 tantric scriptures?

TrueTantra.info writes: Is Tantra about sex? Actually no! Out of the about 200 tantras that have survived to this day, only one (1) in passing mentions sex. So please understand this: What is ...
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Is "Syphilis: All of these men have it" a WWII propaganda poster?

Spotted via https://twitter.com/LI_politico/status/692846941034549248 (courtesy of a parody picture in https://twitter.com/Megapope/status/692850205297741827), but described as real by Mother Jones in ...
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Do women always bleed from the hymen when losing their virginity?

In a lot of cultures, there are customs and rituals upon a woman to losing her virginity, based on bleeding from the hymen, such as using a white bedsheet on the wedding night. If there is blood after ...
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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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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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Does the bible explicitly forbide homosexuality? [closed]

It's pretty common to hear that the bible condemn homosexuality, I've seen many references to versus. However, there is a good amount of debate as to which verses are actually speaking specifically ...
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Do predators assault women in female toilets pretending to be transgender?

One claim that pops up quite often in the media is that allowing transgendered people to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity will lead to sexual harassment and sexual predation in what ...
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Did the LDS church make a policy forbidding children of homosexual couples from joining?

Fox 13 in Salt Lake City reported LDS Church says children of same-sex couples cannot be members: children of same-sex parents would have to wait until they are of legal age and are no longer ...
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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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Is the withdrawal/pull-out method efficient if used correctly?

In Germany (and most other western countries) it is considered common knowledge, taught in sex-ed, that pre-cum contains live sperm making the Withdrawal/Pull Out Method ineffective. Source: Bauer ...
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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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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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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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Is the egg much more active during conception than commonly assumed?

David H. Freedman writes in New Theory on How The Aggressive Egg Attracts Sperm: As they mill around, the egg selects one and reels it in, pinning it down in spite of its efforts to escape. It’s no ...
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Do only 1-4% of the population self-report/self-identify as homosexual?

Most studies I've seen show self reports around 1-4% of the population report as being homosexual. Is this true? From the answer below: Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults, 2013
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Are fashion models sexy? [closed]

TL;DR: Is there a group of females beating fashion models in terms of sexiness? Initial motivation This is a follow-up to this answer which seems to imply that top models are considered the norm of ...
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Can you guys help me debunk this anti-gay statement? [closed]

According to Dr Bob Cabaj, the former president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, “bug chasers” (those who actively seek to contract HIV/AIDS) account for 10,000 of the 40,000 new cases of ...
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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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Can taking Cialis cure Erectile Dysfunction permanently?

Referring to the article "New Study Shows Men Taking Cialis® (tadalafil) Tablets Once Daily Returned to Normal Erectile Function after Incomplete Response to As-Needed PDE5 Inhibitor Therapy" Eli ...
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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 ...
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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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Is female squirting involuntary urination? [closed]

During sex some women have a phenomenon called squirting that happens, when they release a large amount of fluid during sex. Recently I have been seeing people stating that squirting is involuntary ...
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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?