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00:00 Intro
00:40 Roses
01:17 Moon sex
01:51 Women’s tears
02:30 Swingers
03:00 Aipak
03:25 Friend of Dorothy
03:49 Victor Noir’s grave
04:14 Female ferrets
06:02 Bloopers

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Lindsey: My name is Dr. Lindsey Doe, I'm a Clinical Sexologist and host of this sex-curious show, Sexplanations.

A survey of 1,103 respondents commissioned by mattress company, Sleepline, found that 25.67% of Gen Z, 25% of Millenials, and 6.57% of Gen X are dependent on masturbation to fall asleep. To fall asleep, I scroll through Pinterest reading random trivia posted by Fact Republic. They're really interesting, and when they're related to sexuality, I think of you. Here are some of my favorite Fact Republic fact checked with some bonus information that I've come across staying curious:


"In online dating ads, if the girl mentions to bring roses, it's code for money and means she's a prostitute."

I did some research to make sure that this was true, and sure enough, there's an article on Grazia Daily UK interviewing a woman who uses rose emojis on Tinder to negotiate sex work. A rose a pound. "90 roses for BBBJ" - that's "a bareback blowjob" - also known as "fellatio without a condom." So, for £90 or $113, you get a blowjob without a condom. Heads up - in the US, a rose represents $100, so "bring a dozen for the girlfriend experience" isn't £12 - it's $1,200. Now you know.

Here's another fact I checked - "An intern at NASA once stole a safe full of moon rocks, sprinkled them on a hotel bed, and had sex with his girlfriend on top of them. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison." True. This happened in 2002. Thad Roberts - who'd already stolen dinosaur bones from a museum in Utah - and his partner Tiffany Fowler, stole a quarter pound of moon - 101 grams, valued at $21 million dollars - while they were interning at NASA. In addition to major theft, they contaminated 30 years of research specimens by having sex on top of them. Having sex on the moon. I love nerds, but not a cool thing to do.

"A study done by the neurobiologists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel found that the smell of women's tears will reduce men's sexual arousal and testosterone levels."

National Library of Medicine - "After sniffing negative-emotion-related odorless tears obtained from women, men experienced reduced self-rated sexual arousal, reduced physiological measures of arousal, and reduced levels of testosterone."

Whoa. Did you get that? Unhappy tears collected from women were smelled by men who didn't pick up any odor but did say that their sexual arousal was reduced, which their physiology and their testosterone levels matched. [noises of astonishment]

"Any man or woman who wears a black ring on their dominant hand ring finger means that they are in the 'lifestyle' (also known as swingers)."

[sound of disagreement] Wearing a ring of any color is no necessarily a declaration. But it can be. Non-monogamous people who have casual sex outside their partnership - like wives swapping husbands for a night - may call themselves "swingers" and may wear black rings on any digit to show this - except the middle finger, which signifies an asexual identity. They gave asexuals the middle finger.

I read on Fact Republic, "Inuits really have a term that means Eskimo brother: 'aipak,' or 'other me,' describing a positive relationship with someone who has slept with his wife."

While verifying said fact, I found that the plural of "Inuit" is maybe "Inuk?" Not "Inuits." That there's a saying in Alaska, "You don't lose your girlfriend; just your turn." And then in Japan, there's a similar concept; literally "hole brothers," referring to guys who have slept with the same girl.

This is kind of hetero, so how about -

"'Friend of Dorothy' was a code popular in the 80s, which gay men used for secretly identifying each other. The higher-ups in the Navy believed that there actually was some woman named Dorothy at the center of a massive ring of homosexual military personnel, so they launched an enormous and futile hunt for the elusive 'Dorothy.'"

I haven't read it, but I found that there's a whole book called Conduct Unbecoming about the LGBTQ-mmunity and the US military.

Fact. "'The lips and trousers' bulge on Victor Noir's statue over his grave are noticeably shiny from women kissing and rubbing them. There's a myth that the grave enhances fertility, brings a blissful sex life, or brings a husband within a year. The grave was once fenced, but people protested." And so, authorities removed the fence and the rubbing persists. You kiss the mouth, you rub the trousers.

Check this out - "If a ferret goes into heat and does not have sex, she'll die. Too much estrogen will enter the bloodstream, suppress the blood cell production, and she'll succumb to aplastic anemia."

I feel you, ferret. I feel you. Maybe this is why the French women hump the sculpture of a dead man? "I don't wanna die!"

Fact. "The National Insitute of Environmentl Health Sciences has estrogen in its list of known cancer-causing agents. Estrogen is a natural hormone circulating in significant amounts through the bodies of half the world's population." Seriously. After reading this and the "ferret-fuck-or-die" situation, I went into a deep dive about women who become aggressively desperate to have sex wondering if maybe some of us are like ferrets. I'll report back when I can confirm. Stay curious.

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[credits/outro slide with continued extras/blooper reel]

[shows dog] This is Gemma! Hey, Gemma. [affected voice] Mama, I'm a dog. [noises] I'm too energized because coffee. [affected voice] Noticeably shiny women kissing rubbing them. The National Institute of Interma-ah-beh-deh-ba. Known ca-cancer-causing a gents. [falls back on bed] Ughhh! [closeup of Gemma's startled reaction at L]