April 20, 2001
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Male geeks have more sex than the average Joe. Are they simply lonely liars determined to screw up a survey or is this a natural evolution of an IT industry constantly on edge?
posted by ed (24 comments total)

It has got to be lies. If you could hear the dorks I work around belly-aching about getting none.... you'd understand that it's just lies.
posted by auzten at 6:56 AM on April 20, 2001

108 times a year....holy crap. I only wish I got half that, if not a quarter. To preserve my ego, I must believe this to be lies.
posted by Hackworth at 7:44 AM on April 20, 2001

That's only twice a week and maybe a sly shag on birthdays and anniversaries. Seems reasonable.
posted by hmgovt at 7:44 AM on April 20, 2001

Just remember: "Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex."
posted by harmful at 7:53 AM on April 20, 2001

You beat me to it, harmful!
posted by ratbastard at 7:58 AM on April 20, 2001

I suppose the big question would be: Does "cybersex" count?

I bet that would skew the results.
posted by CrayDrygu at 8:00 AM on April 20, 2001

The proliferation of pr0n on the internet presumably indicates that most respondents don't consider that sex requires another person to be present.. ;-)
posted by salmacis at 8:03 AM on April 20, 2001

I'm with hmgovt. this figure doesn't seem like a whole lot. I must have been the one that brought the average up.
posted by bradth27 at 8:06 AM on April 20, 2001

The question is whether or not the 108 figure represents an itemized list. Does each individual time within a eight-hour session count? Or does this represent 108 nights out of a 365 day year?
posted by ed at 8:18 AM on April 20, 2001

I see your point. So geeks who get incredibly lucky with 3 or 4 girls at the same time ( or, to be politically correct, 3 or 4 guys) might end up with a score card of 25 points for the day. What qualifies as a point? What if...
This is all screwed up. I am going to start marking mine down. I will let you all know this time next year.
posted by bradth27 at 8:30 AM on April 20, 2001

An important technicality, ed. According to Sting, it would be possible to have a year long Tantrigasm, but this would only count as one coupling. Also, spitroasting involves three people - is this one, two or three acts of sexual intercourse? Blowjobs, handshandies, shitblistering,frottage - where do they fit in?
posted by hmgovt at 8:31 AM on April 20, 2001

wow. That last sentence was simply the most disgusting thing I have ever heard.
Hurl a Colon donut with me, anyone?
posted by bradth27 at 8:36 AM on April 20, 2001

I'd be willing to believe that nerds have more sex. Well... maybe not the most sex or whatever, but more than most people think.

Think about what online personals sites are. Basically, a bunch of nerds looking for people (ostensibly, other nerds) to have sex with. The internet has seriously boosted the number.

... "shitblistering?" What an interesting sex life.
posted by billybunny at 8:50 AM on April 20, 2001

The Register article didn't say whether the respondents were single or married. I bet they're married, or getting as little as me. ;-)
posted by dhartung at 9:37 AM on April 20, 2001

This is one of the three things in HTML I actually can do. My shining moment.
posted by Skot at 9:52 AM on April 20, 2001

Well, all I can say after reading this article is... "at least I have an excuse now."
posted by fusinski at 12:05 PM on April 20, 2001

I dunno, seems really low to me... <grin>
posted by fooljay at 12:52 PM on April 20, 2001

Another survey indicates that those who accidentally use italics on Metafilter actually double the 108 figure at 216 times a year. Oh...whoops...:)
posted by ed at 4:40 PM on April 20, 2001

I'm happy to know I'm doing my part in keeping that average down as low as it is.
posted by kindall at 6:07 PM on April 20, 2001

I actually looked up what 'shitblistering' is. I wish I hadn't.
posted by darukaru at 7:51 PM on April 20, 2001

Wow, I can't imagine how much some geeks get to have sex... I must pull the average WAY down.

Of course, I'm not 23 yet... which means I have an excuse...
posted by SpecialK at 8:22 PM on April 20, 2001

I have no excuse; I'm just antisocial.
posted by kindall at 8:38 PM on April 20, 2001

I found this extremely amusing, I sent the link to my boyfriend :) It didn't mention whether female nerds are rampant sex machines, though.
posted by dagnyscott at 10:11 AM on April 21, 2001

Extremely valid point.. maybe the females are skewing the results in a serious way... (suddenly I miss my ex more....)
posted by tj at 9:46 PM on April 22, 2001

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