Sex by Numbers: Republican Caucus Edition

Column Facts are facts.

In honor of the recently-concluded Republican Iowa Caucuses, we’re running an extra-special Sex by Numbers this week honoring both the region and the people that made the last few months so jam-packed with sex scandals, mistresses, and trips to the Pizza Ranch.

Number of Iowan sex shops being shuttered for selling “product lines that will offend [landlord’s] clients”: 1

Age of consent in Iowa: 16

Number of “dislikes” candidate Rick Perry’s anti-gay ad has received on YouTube: 734,891 as of today, January 5

Number of collective marriages between the six primary Republican candidates: 8

Number of +1s received by, a website aimed at linking Rick Santorum’s name with a byproduct of anal sex: 6,483

Political sex scandals that resulted in a firing, resignation, or the end of a campaign in 2011: 5

Number of same-sex weddings performed in Iowa last year: 1,594

Number of board-certified sexologists currently practicing in Iowa: 7

Mallory Ortberg

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