Monday, June 4, 2012
Boston: Not Smutty?
The above is quoted from Men's Health who used the criteria to tally up which cities were "smuttier" than others -- and yes, in terms of this particular score-card, Boston doesn't score well. But maybe Bostonians are organized enough to already know their porn websites! Or perhaps we don't bother with cable soft-core and would rather pick up a copy of our favorite explicit magazine! Or maybe we're huddled around the erotica section in Barnes and Noble, reading Penthouse Letters, because we're fans of the written word!
As a Psychology grad, I can tell you this: One of the first things I was taught about statistical data is that such numbers are often biased. We must always look for that bias, rather than trusting in numbers that have not been thought through. And where sex is concerned, there is often a lot of "not thinking through."
The Mens' Health article is fun, but let's not make the mistake of thinking it's more than that. (And isn't it rather wonderful that I'm taking offense at Boston being branded unsmutty? Ha!).
(Thank you to my dear friend Mr. D for the link).