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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 ...


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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 ...


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Masturbation is in NO way bad for your health. Just keep in mind... Masturbation is very safe -- but not entirely safe. But masturbation safety isn't guaranteed. "Masturbation is just about the safest sex there is," says Cornog. "But the laws of physics and biology don't stop operating just because someone is masturbating." In ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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See Genital Anatomy in Pregnant Adolescents: “Normal” Does Not Mean “Nothing Happened” Pediatrics, January 2004, volume 113, pages e67-e69. METHODS 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 ...


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No. 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 Sex 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 ...


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It seems possible but unlikely Pig ejaculation certainly does last a long time relative to human ejaculation, and pig ejaculation is measured in minutes, not seconds. Boar semen is collected to artificially inseminate sows. I found various guides on collecting boar semen which contain estimates for how long one should expect ejaculation to last. Here is ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Is Idaho forcing pastors to conduct same-sex weddings or face penalties? Yes and no: Yes: It's a real (albeit recent) story There is a lawsuit, and it is in Idaho The people involved are "ordained Christian ministers" No: 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 ...


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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 ...


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To be clear, science has thus far failed to produce reproducible experimental evidence demonstrating a statistically significant genetic predisposition to any sexuality or a lack of one. There are only theories, no consensus. This is part of a much larger problem dubbed "Nature vs. Nurture" that makes it extremely difficult to tell whether a great number of ...


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Short answer: no. See this literature: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html (has further bibliography) For the present discussion, the important point is that many child molesters cannot be meaningfully described as homosexuals, heterosexuals, or bisexuals (in the usual sense of those terms) because they are not ...


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It seems that all of the answers have gravitated towards depictions of sex. Either because nudity equals sex (while in Hollywood, this appears to generally be the case - it's extremely rare to see a nude scene that isn't purely for titillation, rather than because someone just woke up or got out of the shower), or because it hadn't occurred to them that they ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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The answer to your question is, for the most part, no: Opposites do not attract. Like-minded people attract; that is, the relationships they form are fuller and longer-lasting than when paired with an opposite-minded partner. This is despite the fact that people often claim, in surveys and when asked directly by interviewers, that they would like someone ...


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Checking the hymen is not a reliable way of establishing virginity. The hymen can be broken by a number of non-sexual activities one of which is horse-riding. This is by Dr. Mrs Radha Narayanan, Radiologist Hymen can be broken even with horseriding... Here is from a website: The hymen is also not an indicator of virginity. The tissues of the vulva ...


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Finally, someone has done a study that will provide an answer. The study, run by Dr Terri Fisher, asked 163 students to carry a tally counter, and note when they had thoughts about sex: It won't be published until January 2012 so I have had to rely on early press reports, such as this one in MedicalXpress: the research discredits the persistent ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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Source From Psychology Today: According to Eric Bressler, a psychologist at McMaster University in Canada, men and women don't mean the same thing when they say they value humor in a long-term partner. [He] found that women want a man who is a humor "generator," while men seek a humor "appreciator." Production and appreciation of ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Yes for short term, probably not for long term. I think you somewhat answered this already, at least for short term mating/relationships (per Jonason). There does seem to be evidence that the "dark triad" personality provides an advantage when it comes to short term mating, but perhaps not for long term relationships. Jonason, et al. The Dark Triad: ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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