Sex by Numbers: The Big Easy

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

What better way to celebrate SCOTUS’ preservation of Obamacare than a new installment of Sex by Numbers?

35: Percentage of survey respondents who believed more than a quarter of Americans are LGBT

<5: Percentage of Americans who are actually LGBT

28: Witnesses for officials at St. Mary’s Church in Birmingham who testified that public sex in the churchyard occurs frequently enough to issue an ordinance banning visitors after dark

500: defendants in a New Orleans sex-solicitation whose names have been stricken from the record to preserve anonymity

3: Number of Louisiana government officials listed in the ruling

1: Number of Zynga games in which participants can engage in simulated sex (The Ville, available tomorrow – no word yet on FarmVille)

3: Number of legs on the dog a Florida man is currently facing criminal charges for having engaged in sexual acts with

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Mallory Ortberg

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