Sex by Numbers: A Very Blue Hawaii

A weekly look at sex and culture, by the numbers.

1 minute: Length of the first Magic Mike trailer to feature full male nudity, released this week

112: Age of recently discovered notes from a failed Antarctic expedition describing the “depraved” behavior of Adelie penguins, including apparent acts of necrophilia

$413: Difference in amount earned per hour by one American stripper in a single month last year

1200: Wedding licenses pulled by Hawaiian wedding planner Maui’d Forever since a recent ruling requires all weddings taking place on Hawaii’s beaches to purchase state permits

13: Same-sex unions & weddings taking place in comic book stores nationwide next week to celebrate the release of Astonishing X-Men #51, in which Northstar marries boyfriend Kyle

100: Participants in a brawl that broke out at a Glendale wedding last weekend that ended in multiple arrests

1000: Signatures amassed overnight on a bill attempting to block the creation of domain names .porn, .adult and .sex

4%: Proportion of text messages sent by teenagers that contains sexual content (an average of 77 per month per teen), according to data gathered by TxtWatcher

Image: Ricymar Fine Art Photography

Mallory Ortberg

Mallory resides in San Francisco, California. You can catch her weekly Sex By Numbers column.