Sex by Numbers: Happy and Gay Edition

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

Number of sitting American presidents who currently support same-sex marriage: 1

250,000: Number of federal government employees who have completed an official survey that includes, for the first time, questions about sexual orientation and gender identity

55-0: Votes in favor of the Gender Identity bill in Argentina’s senate, recognizing sex-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy as a necessary part of health care

12%: Number of mothers between the ages of 18 and 35 who claimed to have checked their phones during sex

Average length of American engagements: 1 year and 2 months

Average cost of an American wedding: $27,021

“In the millions”: Alleged amount John Edwards’ aides considered selling his sex tape with Rielle Hunter for after the initial story broke

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Mallory Ortberg

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