This is the study the article mentions.
Does the study have those conclusions?
Not really. The experimental results could equally be explained by a simpler conclusion, that people are less likely to ask others out when they feel disappointed, deflated or embarrassed by something (in this case, the public revelation of a poor test result). The researchers ...
What the writings by Sullins say
Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents is available online:
Retrospective questions at Waves III and IV asked about adult mistreatment during childhood, including whether a parent or caregiver had “slapped, hit or kicked you,” said “things that hurt your feelings or made you feel ...
The claim that NASA has asked people to have sex in space as a scientific experiment seems a bit far-fetched to me. I would expect them to experiment with animal mating first, which it doesn't seem they have done. (Update: Russia experimented with gecko mating in July 2014. The experiment was not successful.)
As for whether or not any sex-in-space has ...
I'd like to know if that scientific article existed
No, it seems that the Liebowitz study is completely made up.
The MSNBC Article
The link that is given doesn't work anymore. But using the wayback machine, it can be seen what article was hosted on that link in 2010. It is an article about Springsteen, not about rape.
It is fair to conclude that this ...
See Genital Anatomy in Pregnant Adolescents: “Normal” Does Not Mean “Nothing Happened” Pediatrics, January 2004, volume 113, pages e67-e69.
The purpose of this study was to summarize the medical history and genital examination findings in 36 adolescents who were pregnant at the time of, or shortly before, their sexual abuse examination. The ...
Here are excerpts from an article written for Psychology Today
The Rare Truth About "Tight" and "Loose" Women
Post published by Michael Castleman M.A. on Sep 16, 2011 in All About
Many women complain that their vaginas are "too tight" or "too loose,"
and many men raise the issue about lovers. Notions of vaginal
tightness and ...
The number originates from a Rolling Stone article titled Bug Chasers by Gregory Freeman:
Cabaj estimates that at least twenty-five percent of all newly infected gay men fall into that category.
Cabaj disputes having said this:
That's totally false. I never said that. And when the fact checker called me and asked me if I said that, I said no. I said ...
Yes they do. In this article from 1985 by Jean-Pierre Sylvestre
The same adult male, once more tried briefly to insert its erect penis into the blowhole of one of the juvenile male Orinoco dolphins swimming underneath it
Also in an article at the Economist: (credit to endolith)
Male Amazonian river dolphins, for example, penetrate the blowholes of ...
Is Idaho forcing pastors to conduct same-sex weddings or face penalties?
Yes and no:
It's a real (albeit recent) story
There is a lawsuit, and it is in Idaho
The people involved are "ordained Christian ministers"
It's a city (Coeur D'Alene) ordinance, not the state's (Idaho)
That the city "would" enforce the bylaw is the opinion of the Deputy ...
A google search for "All of these men have it" "Stay away from dance halls" mainly got web 2.0 user generated content websites such as reddit and pinterest. I came across a thesis, but it gave a different year, saying that it was 1942.
By contrast, doing a search on the image gave a New Hampshire government website, with the following poster, by Montgomery ...
The 10% figure comes from (*drumroll*) Alfred Kinsey... Or rather, it originated in his book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.
Does this mean that 10% of the population is homosexual? No, it means that, of the 5300 white males polled by Kinsey and his peers, 10% answered that they were predominately homosexual. That's all.
Different polls and different ...
Yes, according to statistics (2010):
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races and ethnicities remain the population most profoundly affected by HIV.
Although MSM represent about 4% of the male population in the United States, in 2010, MSM accounted for 78% of new HIV infections among males and 63% of all new infections. ...
A new study that I just found says that there apparently is no difference between pornography stars and the general population (i.e. the "damaged goods" hypothesis). From the abstract:
The damaged goods hypothesis posits that female performers in the adult entertainment industry have higher rates of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), psychological problems, ...
The data this claim seems to be based on is severely limited. I applaud their efforts to bring attention to this issue, but they do not appear to be using scientific counting methods, and their data only goes back a few years.
Although not explicitly stated in the claim, the claim appears to be specific to the United States.
This document published by the ...
Mah and Binik have an excellent survey paper on the research related to human orgasm. Section 1.3.2 is dedicated to comparing the experiences of male vs. female orgasms. While they report that most studies conclude that there is more variance in the qualitative experience of female orgasm, it is also claimed that
...the scant research comparing male and ...
In addition to BobTheAverage's asnwer, the claim has other notable problems (hat/tip to commenters on the question for some of them):
The claim tries to imply (not just the cracked.com image, but HRC's document it's based on) that these victims were specifically victimized because of their transgender status. The report is misleadingly called "Addressing ...
The exact opposite is true.
Short version: Abstinence only does not delay sexual activity in teens, and when they do have sex, they are unaware of protection, thus leading to higher incidence of pregnancy and STDs.
The Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality mention that advocating a position of abstinence doesn't significantly alter the ...
Yes. This is known as a death erection or a terminal erection, amongst other names.
Helen Singer Kaplan wrote in 1983, in The evaluation of sexual disorders: psychological and medical aspects (page 167):
Acute cervical spinal cord transection produces immediate erection. Men subjected to capital punishment by hanging and laboratory animals sacrificed ...
The claim is true (that he said it, not what he said)
Here is a link from a Greek news website with the video and a full quote
«Οι gay γεννιούνται κατά την ώρα του πρωκτικού έρωτα ενός straight
ζευγαριού, και μόνο αν αρέσει στη γυναίκα. Τότε, ...
According to Manual of Forensic Emergency Medicine by Ralph Riviello at page 118:
There are many enduring myths and misconceptions about the hymen. It is essential to note that first coitus does not result in any hymenal injury in a significant percentage of patients. Tampon use, sports, and prior pelvic examination do not cause hymen injury
The book ...
Warning: Ancient depiction of sex ahead.
It is very hard to define what an instinctive behavior in humans is. Oral sex is not a reflex, and since babies don't do it it's very hard to find two people today that haven't heard about oral sex at all and test if when they have sex they reach this conclusion alone.
The fact that animals do it isn't ...
The source cited in the article comment (which has a anti-homosexual slant) references this article, which does in fact show that the life expectancy of gays and bisexuals in Vancouver in 1996 was 8-20 years shorter than all men (note the large confidence interval).
The article was intended to show the effects of HIV on the life expectancy of gay men. One ...
In 2012 it was discussed to change the animal protection law, and "animal brothels" have been a topic in these discussions (also in 2010 and maybe even before).
2012-09 - Katharina Meyer (journalist of the Badische Zeitung) composed the article Gibt es Tierbordelle in Deutschland? (Do animal brothels exist in Germany?). She investigated where the statement (...
From Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African-American Studies at Duke University (2007):
Also, saggin' is nothing new. Long-time observers of urban youth
culture can recall seeing examples of saggin' at least 20 years ago.
In those days, saggin' was linked to prison culture and the fact that
prisoners were not allowed to wear belts.
Most of the information on this subject appears to come from the work of Pourmand G, Alidaee MR, Rasuli S, Maleki A, Mehrsai A. at the Urology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
The severity of ED correlated significantly with the level of exposure to smoking
Source: Do cigarette smokers with erectile dysfunction ...
I can find plenty of evidence of the opposite to be true.
Before the 1966 law went into effect,
the Romanian maternal mortality rate was
similarto those ofother Eastern European
countries. Afterward, abortion-related
maternal mortality increased to a level 10
times that of any other European country
(Figures 2 and 3). For the decade 1980 to
FGM Classification and sexual pleasure
The WHO categorizes FGM in four classes:
Type 1: separated in Type 1a (removal of clitoral hood/prepuce), and Type 1b (removal of the clitoris)
Type 2: separated in Type 2a (removal of the labia minora), Type 2b (removal of the clitoris and labia minora), and Type 2c (removal of the clitoris, labia minora and labia ...
Yes, it is possible and has been observed
There is a well cited Wikipedia page on the phenomenon (Death Erection)
The phenomenon has been attributed to pressure on the cerebellum created by the noose.(1) Spinal cord injuries are known to be associated with priapism.(2) Injuries to the cerebellum or spinal cord are often associated with priapism in living ...
This is a true story and can be checked on the court hearings site.
A man named Craig Daniel Evans was sentenced for something at the court mentioned in the article, during the month the article claims he was sentenced. This makes it more than likely true, as its unlikely to have picked a random name and court and month.
Use this case number at the site ...