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Sex by Numbers: An Ounce of Prevention
Posted By Mallory Ortberg On June 7, 2012 @ 4:17 PM In Sex | No Comments
A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.
$900k: Amount awarded to a woman in Oregon after suing her partner for lying about condom use and giving her a case of genital herpes
$29: Cost of a 50 Shades of Grey book-and-bondage set at Babeland in NYC
1: Number of “love days” allotted to Germany’s national soccer team players during this month’s Euro 2012 competition, a non-practice day in which players are allowed to spend time with their wives and partners
7: Years between Wade Davis’ retirement from the NFL and his coming out
4: Years a group of translators spent checking IKEA product names for sexual innuendo before the furniture chain opened a store in Bangkok
6: Countries that have reported cases of newly drug-resistant gonorrhea in the last few years
2006: Year Sister Margaret Farley’s Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics was published; it was condemned by the Vatican this week as causing “grave harm” to readers for discussing masturbation and homosexuality in a positive light
16: Age of Aparna Bhola, a teenage sex educator who works with former sex workers in Mumbai
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