Weekly Links Roundup 1/13/12 - Safe Sex, Condoms, Sex Education
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Weekly Links Roundup 12/30/11 - Condoms, Safe Sex, Sex Education
Holiday Season = Baby Making Prime Time
Did you know that the most common birthday in the US is September 16? What does this mean? Most babies are conceived during the holiday season.
9% of all U.S. conceptions occur during the peak month of December. Most babies are born in late September while the fewest are born in April. A multitude of studies has illustrated this to be true due to end-of-year holiday festivities, and the fact that sperm quality deteriorates during the summer due to changes in daylight length.
Condom sales also double in the week before Christmas compared to the week after Christmas. This pattern suggests an increased appetite for sexual activity in the holiday season. The time from Christmas to New Years is associated with more opportunities to socialize and engage in a more self-indulgent lifestyle leading to sexual practices.
The holiday’s natural cold temperature also plays a role. Nearly twice as many people have turned down offers of sex due to too hot a temperature than if the temperature was too cold. In a Degrees of Pleasure study, 35% of participants refused sex because “it was too hot” whereas only 19% felt the same way because “it was too cold.” It’s more likely for sexual activity to occur the colder it is.
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Friday Links Roundup 12/16/11 - Condoms, Safe Sex, Sex Education
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Viagra for Women?
Liz Canner’s documentary “Orgasam Inc” discusses the race to get FDA approval for the very first Viagra-like drug for women.
Canner’s film gives an overview of Female Sexual Dysfunction and alludes that it may just be a socially constructed disease by pharmaceutical companies. Weigh in on your opinion. Do women really need to pop a pill to be in the mood or maybe just a new partner?