What’s better than sex? Charts about sex!

Graph of the odds someone enjoys giving oral sex: vegetarians vs. non-vegetarians

I love sex. I love charts. But I love charts about sex most of all. And the latest number-crunching from the folks at OKCupid includes 10 of them! Yes, these studies of OKCupid’s users skew toward young, urban, tech-savvy, single people, so take them with the requisite grain of salt. But still–the charts are so pretty-looking and there’s lots to be learned.

For instance, I learned that I should probably get off Twitter once in awhile if I ever want a long-term relationship. But if, in the meantime, I’m masturbating every day (the odds sure are high!) at least I’m in good company in the Twitterverse. Also, although my self-confidence will just continue to climb, my sex drive will start to drop alarmingly soon (seriously, wtf?) Which makes me think I should probably find a vegetarian dude STAT.

You can expect to come away with more questions than answers though. Such as: Why on earth is “England” associated with women who like gentle sex? If women who say they “like to exercise” have an easier time achieving orgasm, is that more about the exercising part or the liking it part? Shouldn’t all those Ivy-Leaguers be too busy and stressed out to want to be having sex 6 times a week? Are all those Jewish women lying about never masturbating? If so, why?

Graph of the odds of masturbating today: Twitter users vs. everyone else

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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