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MIT and Sex (omg, over 50% have had sex?)

InquilineKeaInquilineKea 1796 replies513 threads- Senior Member
http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/04/intercourse-and-intelligence.php
By the age of 19, 80% of US males and 75% of women have lost their virginity, and 87% of college students have had sex. But this number appears to be much lower at elite (i.e. more intelligent) colleges. According to the article, only 56% of Princeton undergraduates have had intercourse. At Harvard 59% of the undergraduates are non-virgins, and at MIT, only a slight majority, 51%, have had intercourse. Further, only 65% of MIT graduate students have had sex.

The student surveys at MIT and Wellesley also compared virginity by academic major. The chart for Wellesley displayed below shows that 0% of studio art majors were virgins, but 72% of biology majors were virgins, and 83% of biochem and math majors were virgins! Similarly, at MIT 20% of 'humanities' majors were virgins, but 73% of biology majors. (Apparently those most likely to read Darwin are also the least Darwinian!)



Looking at this chart it would strongly appear that higher complexity majors contain more virgins than majors with lower cognitive demand. This paper provides me with GRE scores by academic discipline, and, in fact, the correlation between the percentage of virgins in each Wellesley major and the average 'Analytical' GRE score associated with the discipline is 0.60.

Wow, this is intriguing. Wait, holy crap


http://counterpoint.mit.edu/archives/Counterpoint_V21_I3_2001_Nov.pdf
How Rolling Stone-ish are the few
lucky souls who are doing the horizontal
mambo? Well, not very. Considering all
the non-virgins on campus, 41% of
Wellesley and 32% of MIT students
have only had one partner (figure 5). It
seems that many Wellesley and MIT stu-
dents are comfortingly monogamous.
Only 9% of those who have gotten it on
at MIT have been with more than 10
people and the number is 7% at
Wellesley.

a sizable percentage has gotten > 10 people?!?!? omg..
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  • InquilineKeaInquilineKea 1796 replies513 threads- Senior Member
    Fifteen percent of Wellesley
    non-virgins have had sex in their room
    while their roommate was there. MIT
    students are apparently a lot less self-
    conscious, as 38% of them have.
    Twenty-five percent of the Wellesley
    non-virgins have had sex on campus in
    an area not within a dorm. For MIT the
    number is 42%. MIT libraries must be
    more accommodating to shacking up.

    10 charzzzz
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  • frankenhizzles1frankenhizzles1 384 replies2 threads Member
    keep in mine that your excerpt is from a blog post expounding on how LOW the rate of sex at MIT is.

    Welcome to college!
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  • Duy028Duy028 86 replies3 threads Junior Member
    They could have lied. I don't think many people feel comfortable revealing their sexual information for a statistic.
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  • OloOlo 1000 replies23 threads Senior Member
    Some people are more sexual than others. Welcome to the real world!
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  • XaserTXaserT 130 replies9 threads Junior Member
    that 0% of studio art majors were virgins

    LMAO!! .
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  • molliebatmitmolliebatmit 12245 replies129 threads Senior Member
    Olo wrote:
    Some people are more sexual than others. Welcome to the real world!
    And Timur, by how many percentage points are you personally planning to raise the non-virgin population at MIT in the next three years? ;) I know you're probably already working on it. :D

    Also, insert obligatory pedantic-scientist-wank about how the 2001 Counterpoint survey only received the self-reported experience of 2.3% of the MIT student body.
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  • NevermoreNevermore 58 replies0 threads Junior Member
    This screams response bias.
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  • rainynightstarzrainynightstarz 881 replies35 threads Member
    self-reporting is BAD! or at least can not really be used for statistical analysis

    WE NEED AN SRS (simple random sample)
    XP
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  • SungchulSungchul 1421 replies77 threads Senior Member
    Quick! SOme one go get/make a table of random digits!
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  • drunner2007drunner2007 88 replies12 threads Junior Member
    the study made math majors look bad, but that was only at wellesley. math majors at MIT are doing a lot better =P
    and its good to see that ZBT, the frat i'm thinking about joining, had one of the lowest rates out of residences at MIT.
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  • Big Brother 1984Big Brother 1984 628 replies20 threads. Member
    the study made math majors look bad, but that was only at wellesley. math majors at MIT are doing a lot better =P
    and its good to see that ZBT, the frat i'm thinking about joining, had one of the lowest rates out of residences at MIT.

    Alright guys, let us not delude ourselves with the supposed orgies that happen every Friday in an MIT fraternity. I am shocked, SHOCKED to know that such Taiwanese Student Association members have no appreciation for the great sport that is pong. No, it's either WoW or Starcraft, all the way man!

    drunner makes an excellent point though. 82 is indeed less than 83, and MIT nerds are clearly sexier than Wellesley nerds.

    Get them a plane ticket to Vegas, InquilineKea. Maybe like those MIT blackjack students, people like drunner can do something else that's legal.
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  • drunner2007drunner2007 88 replies12 threads Junior Member
    wait where do you get 82 from? 83% is virginity rate at wellesley for math majors.
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  • InquilineKeaInquilineKea 1796 replies513 threads- Senior Member
    I wonder how these tables compare with this: (political orientation vs. house): ^_^

    http://web.mit.edu/varenc/www/facebook.html
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  • XaserTXaserT 130 replies9 threads Junior Member
    edit nvm.
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  • frankenhizzles1frankenhizzles1 384 replies2 threads Member
    I'm glad to see people still find my old facebook graphs useful! and damn...that page is ugly....maybe I should make it prettier....

    maybe...


    nah...
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  • OloOlo 1000 replies23 threads Senior Member
    mollie wrote:
    And Timur, by how many percentage points are you personally planning to raise the non-virgin population at MIT in the next three years? I know you're probably already working on it.

    While I can guarantee I've raised it by 0.3%, I cannot speculate on the rate in the future, really. I'm estimating somewhere around 0.6% plus or minus .2%, but in all fairness, some are graduating so time is working against me. Depending on how motivated I am and how little work I have to do (and how suggestible the freshman next few years are) I may be able to crank it up past that. All in all, I'm aiming for 1%, but if I get to 0.5% I'll consider that a good run. :)
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  • DMOCDMOC 1384 replies58 threads Senior Member
    Lol Olo that is a very crazy statement.
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  • cgarciacgarcia 487 replies13 threads Member
    MIT takes sex statistics very seriously.
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  • tuangpituangpi 315 replies40 threads Member
    what's up with reviving an almost three year old thread? lol
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  • sunshower212sunshower212 228 replies21 threads Junior Member
    I know that someone said this three years ago, but I feel the need to repeat it:
    "0% of studio art majors were virgins."
    LMAO! :)
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