Adult male nerds have sex more often than ordinary American blokes according to IT recruitment site JustTechJobs.com.
Aha. Yeah. Right. Next time I want statistics on something, I'll go to JustTechJobs.com. Sure.
Following a survey of more than 7,500 male nerds it concluded that this often-maligned group has sex 108 times a year compared to the average of just 79 times.
Yeah. And if g**ks "confess" it, it must be true, right?
The results have staggered those behind the survey who've concluded that it's "chic to be geek".
I proporse we conduct this survey among 13 year old males in 8th grade. I'm sure we'll find that the average 13 year old has sex 472 times a year.
Anyway, what's the average age of the survey group? What group does the 78 number correspond to? All USian adult males? What methodology was used to get the 78 number? What's the US-wide average for the age group which most closely matches the people in this "survey"?
In any case, if the numbers were true, this would still mean that the group they surveyed had sex 2 times a week on average, while the national average is 1.5. So it's not *that* different, if you look at it on a week-by-week basis.
And, now for the big question: how the hell do they derive the number "108"? I don't think they'd get good results by just asking people the dumb, obvious question: "How many times did you have sex over the last 12 months?" "Gee, I did it so many times I lost the count." So, they'd have to ask a multiple-choice question: "How frequently do you have sex? (a) 3 or more times a week; (b) about twice a week; (c) about once a week; (d) once or twice a month; (e) not sexually active".
Notice that the "108" number would correspond to the (b) answer; the "78" number could arise if, say, half the respondents answered (b) and the other half (c). In any case, I hesitate to extrapolate much from the difference between "about once a week" and "about twice", simply because people anywhere in between these points can easily vote in either direction, even by a honest mistake; imagine a person who recently isn't having as much sex as 2 months ago, and answers (c), while (b) could be perfectly accurate.
Anyway, the whole thing is ridiculous.