Column Facts are facts.
Sex facts have been piling up like rabbits this week. If you didn’t get enough information last time, then get ready for some more statistic-based intrigue. Slip into your comfiest bathrobe, dilute your vodka tonic, and let the numbers carry you away.
Cutoff age for women seeking Plan B without a prescription: 17
Percentage of sexually active Mississippi teens who report they did not use either condoms or birth control during their last sexual encounter: 93%
Number of American mayors who resigned this week after a sex scandal with a jilted male escort: 1
Number of Newt Gingrich’s gay relatives who have publicly endorsed Barack Obama: 1
In 2009, the number of new HIV diagnoses among American patients ages 15-19: 2,036
In 2009, the number of new HIV diagnoses among American patients ages 55-59: 2,004
Percentage of North American women who (anonymously) reported being too embarrassed to ask their doctor sexual health related questions: 28%
Books nominated for Literary Review‘s Bad Sex in Fiction Award that also appeared on the NYT Bestsellers’ List: 3
That’s all for this week! Remember, if you’re too afraid of your doctor to bring up sex, find a nicer doctor.