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Do men feel threatened by intelligent women?

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 ...
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Are statistics in controversial Australian antigay posters true?

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 ...
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Did the Indonesian army have a virginity test for female recruits?

Yes The invasive virginity test: began at an unknown time but probably around 1965 (a retired police officer remembered having the test in 1965). was exposed by Human Rights Watch in 2014. At this ...
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Do 87% of female rape victims experience an orgasm during the attack?

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 ...
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Did the study mentioned by "The virginity fraud" TEDx Talk happen?

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 ...
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Does frequent sex cause vaginas to become permanently stretched?

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 ...
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Were 25% of newly-infected HIV-positive gay men actively seeking infection in 2003?

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. ...
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Is Idaho forcing pastors to conduct same-sex weddings or face penalties?

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 ...
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Is "Syphilis: All of these men have it" a WWII propaganda poster?

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 ...
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In the USA, is AIDS most prevalent in the gay male population?

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 ...
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Was 2016 the Deadliest year for the LGBTQ community?

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 ...
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Did the Danish Justice Ministry survey veterinarians about bestiality?

They did. From the report "JUSTITSMINISTERIETS FORSKNINGSKONTOR AUGUST 2011 MENNESKERS SEKSUELLE OMGANG MED DYR En undersøgelse af dyrlægers kendskab hertil" (PDF): Table 1 shows how many ...
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Do homosexuals have a shorter life expectancy than heterosexuals?

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-...
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Was 2016 the Deadliest year for the LGBTQ community?

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'...
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Did a Cypriot bishop claim that homosexuality is caused when parents have anal sex?

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 https://www.in.gr/2019/07/26/greece/mitropolitis-oi-gay-genniountai-apo-...
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Is it possible to reliably examine if a girl is a virgin?

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 ...
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Are brothels to have sex with animals increasing fast in Germany?

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 ...
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Does homosexuality in males steeply decline with age?

Properly conducted longitudinal studies have found that, if anything, the trend is in the opposite direction. Only two longitudinal and prospective studies have examined changes in sexual identity ...
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Does it take two weeks for a single man to produce enough sperm to impregnate every fertile woman on Earth?

Theoretically that is rough-ballpark-correct. But that is assuming that you would need only one sperm per woman, which is unrealistic. Using the... erm... "normal" way, not every sperm finds its way ...
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Did the Indonesian army have a virginity test for female recruits?

From the article linked in the question itself, their army chief of staff basically admitted they had hymen "rupture" tests: Andika Perkasa, the Indonesian army chief of staff, told ...
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Does availability of birth control to adolescents lead to premarital sexual activity?

Studies by Kohler et al in 2008, Blake et al. in 2003 and Kirby et.al.'s global study in 2007 have shown that efforts to improve teenagers’ access to contraception do not increase rates of sexual ...
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Does Female Genital Mutilation reduce the ability to feel sexual pleasure?

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: ...
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Did banning abortion in Chile lead to lower maternal mortality?

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. ...
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Does child rearing by homosexual couples have any measurable negative effects?

TL;DR Version: There are some significant problems with the APA's claim in 2005 that there are no negative effects. Further research (with larger sample sizes, more representative participants, more ...
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Do certain religious traditions believe that Eve had sex with the Serpent?

Eve having Sex with the serpent This is also called the serpent seed theory. The idea is that the arch angel Samael was the serpent and used that form to have sex with Eve, which then resulted in the ...
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Would Egale's recommendations for law reform make anal sex legal at any age in Canada?

NO, Egale is not calling for such changes to the law. The LifeSiteNews article links to the Egale final report. After some discussion, the recommendations appear on page 43. TOWARD CONSENSUAL ...
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AI can guess whether you're gay or straight – how do they get 91% success rate?

Is it true or fake? The research paper in question has passed peer review, suggesting that the methodology was deemed to be sound by other experts in the field. It is conceivable that the results ...
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Have 5% of Danish men had sex with an animal?

TLDR: We don't know. There really aren't any hard numbers on how many or few Danes have had sex with an animal. The claim portrayed in the linked article most likely stems from a Danish television ...
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Are men expressing homophobia more likely to be homosexual?

There is a study by Ryan et al about this topic. They also discuss the results of the study in this post at Rochester as well as this NYT article: Using this methodology we identified a subgroup of ...
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Do 80 percent of sexually active people get infected with HPV?

The 20 million people in the United States at a given time figure is definitely too low. According to Prevalence of Genital Human Papillomavirus Among Females in the United States, the National ...
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