A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.
Maybe it’s been a rough week for you. Maybe your dating spreadsheet wound up on the Internet and you had to give up your Match.com profile. Maybe you were discriminated against by the casting director for The Bachelor. Well, cheer up, because it’s time for Sex by Numbers to remind you that it can always get worse.
5: years an Australian woman’s worker’s compensation case for injuries suffered during sex while on a work-related trip has been tied up in court
3: number of Secret Service employees leaving their positions after an encounter with Colombian escorts during a presidential visit to Cartagena
192 million: number of condoms New York health officials have distributed since 2007
3 years: age of a relationship when a couple with young children is likeliest to split up
51: New York sex workers who reported having their condoms confiscated or destroyed during interactions with police
26: number of people arrested last year for public sex in a nine-day sting of a Wisconsin nude beach
1: vegan-only sex shops operating in Berlin