Monday, February 8, 2010

"Income Correlates with Orgasm Strength"

Where would we be without research?
From Improbable Research (on the blogroll):

Income and orgasms are statistical food for thought, thanks to Pollet and Nettle:

Partner Wealth Predicts Self-Reported Orgasm Frequency in a Sample of Chinese Women,” Thomas V. Pollet and Daniel Nettle, Evolution and Human Behavior, vol. 30, no. 2, March 2009, pp. 146-151. (Thanks to Ig Nobel Prize winner Francis Fesmire for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Newcastle University, report:

“We investigated the relationship between women’s self-reported orgasm frequency and the characteristics of their partners in a large representative sample from the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey. We found that women report more frequent orgasms the higher their partner’s income is.”

Also at IR:
Saudi's Reject Pakistani Diplomat Whose Name Translates to 'Biggest Dick'

“The Dark Side of Management Decisions: Organisational Psychopaths,”

Dynamic Underclothing Microclimate
Don’t mess with Bond

What are the survival prospects for female characters in the James Bond movies? A new research project from Cleveland State University and Kent State University performed a quantitative content analysis for 195 female characters in 20 out of the 22 Bond films – uncovering in the process some clearcut predictors of their survivability.

“End-of-film mortality is predicted by sexual activity, ethical status (good vs. bad), and attempting to kill Bond.“

The research is slated for publication in the journal Sex Roles