Monday, January 25, 2010

Education and anal sex

Reader SFG suggested that I examine the claim that smart people are more likely to have anal sex because they are kinkier. Education will have to serve as a proxy measure. Here are the results for married whites from the National Couples Survey data (N = 903): 

Percent having anal sex in past four weeks

No degree 28.3*
GED 19.4*
High school 10.4
AA 9.9
BA 7.4
MA 6.9
PhD 4.9

* p < .05, two-tailed test, compared with BA.

Just the opposite. Anal is prolish behavior. Educated women don't go for that.

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