Thursday, August 02, 2007

Smart people don't get as much action as dumb people

Well damn it.
(Link to article)

According to this study the smarter you are the less likely you are of getting any. The article states that dumb people are more likely to lose their virginity than smart people. While I don't want to expound upon the pros and cons of choosing to save sex until marriage (Ed Note: Subtle, right?) I'd wager that the majority of these "smart virgins" aren't virgins by choice. The article states:
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!)

And because I know you all love pictures here's a graph by major!

Those Art students sure know how to get around huh?

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