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 spreadingsantorum.com, 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