Sex by Numbers: Sextivus Edition

Sex and the holidays.

Column Facts are facts.

Just in case you haven’t had enough of Sexy Santas, here are a few more holiday-related tidbits. It’s also a chance to look back and take stock of just how sexy this year really was.

Estimated net worth of the mobile-phone dating industry in 2011: $550 million

iPhone users who believed other iPhone users made the best romantic partners: 83%

Number of respondents in the same survey who would rather give up sex than their phones for a week: 1/3

21%: Percentage of visitors in 2011 who described themselves as “very religious”

Estimate net worth of the online dating industry in 2011: 4 billion

Number of complaints about online dating services registered with the Better Business Bureau in the last year: 2660

$16.47: Price of “Santa’s Little Helper” vibrator on Amazon

Number of attendees at this year’s St. Louis’ sex-positive, clothing-optional Fleshtivus celebration: 50


Mallory Ortberg

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