Sex by Numbers: Pop Culture

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

246-168: House vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which would have banned sex-selective abortions in the U.S.

40: Minutes of footage for a porn shoot filmed on the field of the famed USC Coliseum in 2001

0: Number of federal judges who upheld the constitutionality of the Defense Of Marriage Act in a recent appeals ruling

6%: Alcohol content in a new wine label developed by sex therapist Dr. Ruth in the interest of promoting relaxed, not drunken intimacy between couples

$8-10: Retail value of one bottle of Dr. Ruth’s wine

$5000: Gift money stolen during the wedding of a couple in Florida this week

29: Age of Olympian Lori Jones when she announced she had never had sex on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

6 million: Hits garnered by Isaac Lamb’s choreographed proposal to his girlfriend on YouTube

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Mallory Ortberg

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