Sex in the News: We Got Surveys, Sexual Assault Awareness Week, and the Average Face

userpic=tortuga-heuvosI’m eating lunch in an office that is half-unpacked, so today you get a news chum collection that I actually wrote up Tuesday night, and was just waiting to post. So off we go…

First, we have some surveys that are likely to show up on next week’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. The first survey deals with women’s preferences regarding men, and I’ve already mentioned this one earlier this week — the survey that showed that Australian women prefer men with bigger organs (and I’m not referring to the count of their pipes). Since there, there have been a number of good posts related to the subject; in particular, this post on the subject by The Ferrett. Boing Boing also had some interesting observations (note: includes CGI pictures), and points out some obvious facts most discussions miss.

The second survey is for the ladies:  This one notes that men prefer their women natural. In other words: there’s no need for a Brazilian Wax. Men prefer their women to look like women. Further, unwaxed may be healthier for the women as it reduces infection. Lastly, there is a survey out of France regarding the utility of brassieres. Oh, Peter Sagal… these surveys are calling you.

I’d also like to note that last week was Sexual Assault Awareness Week. The young men at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville took an interesting step in this battle. About 30 men donned high heels as part of the “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event. This is the second year that SIUE has held the “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” activity and the eighth year that the university has observed Sexual Assault Awareness Week on its campus. Organizers said the shoe activity was designed to help men develop a sense of empathy toward the women in their lives. Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is a national campaign that was organized in 2001 was a way to build public awareness of sexual violence issues.

Lastly, here’s a little something Gene Spafford posted on Facebook: The Average Woman from Every Country. Basically, a photographer took more than 4000 photos of women from various countries, and then blended the results. I’m guessing there was some self selection for what the photographer considered beautiful, for the faces seem somewhat similar to me.

Music: Foggy Mountain Banjo (Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys): “Home Sweet Home”