Sex by Numbers: Animal Attraction

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

40%: Decrease in fertility rates from mice kept on a normal sleep/wake schedule and those whose sleep patterns were disrupted in a recent Northwestern study

4700: Age of a Chalcolithic man found buried in the dress and manner of a woman in a Bronze Age settlement near Prague

90: Minutes a night the average penis becomes erect during sleep

13: Anniversary of “Courage,” a Catholic sports camp for celibate gay men in Philadelphia

15 years: Maximum sentence faced by a 43-year-old New York superintendent accused of having sex with a tenant’s Labrador

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Mallory Ortberg

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