Do you like chewing gum? Do you like anal sex? Yes, the goofiest poll EVER, I think, but based on "real" science!!!

Bignuf Bignuf
Okay, here's the scoop. I am at a party where I meet up with an old friend. He is an epidemiologist (group disease expert) and statistician. He took part in a multi center, university based study going to be called "Lifestyle and Behavioral Survey of the 18 to 30 Year Old Demographic". In short, it was a large study of what this age group drives, eats, thinks, does, listens to...etc, etc, etc. It is designed to predict factors that can be watched for future health issues, advertising, and all kinds of things. The survey dealt with a host of health and exercise issues, including sexual issues.

He is not sure how or when results will be published, as they are still crunching data and collecting numbers.

Now, in any statisitical survey, funny things can "drop out" or "associate randomly". For instance, most folks have sex at night. Pregnancy thus happens at night. Stars are out at night, so you COULD find and create a mathematical model claiming there is an association between starlight and pregnancy happening. See the point?

Well, this is probably one of those "funny, unrelated data points", but he was laughing his butt off (pun intended), telling us that it seemed those people in the demographic who "enjoyed or participated in anal sex on a regular basis", also fell under the heading of "enjoyed or chewed gum on a regular basis". (You would THINK that the GUM chewers would be the "enjoyed ORAL sex on a regular basis...but ANAL?).

So...was this JUST a statisical GLITCH or an AMAZING revelation ??? Let's find out.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I ENJOY Anal Sex, and ENJOY chewinig gum regularly
40
I ENJOY Anal Sex, but DON'T like chewiing gum regularly
43
I DON'T enjoy Anal Sex, but DO enjoy chewing gum regularly
19
I DON'T enjoy Anal Sex, and DON'T enjoy chewing gum either.
17
OTHER??????
13
Total votes: 132 (125 voters)
Poll is closed
10/07/2011
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Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Chewing gum is a repetitive behavior that provides constant stimulation and sensory feedback. Some people (disregarding ADD) prefer more intense or consistent stimulation than others. It's not surprising that the two would be highly correlated. Other forms of more constant or intense sensory stimulation could be highly correlated too: spicy food, rock climbing, etc.
10/07/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Hallmar82
Chewing gum is a repetitive behavior that provides constant stimulation and sensory feedback. Some people (disregarding ADD) prefer more intense or consistent stimulation than others. It's not surprising that the two would be highly correlated. ... More
All good points, now that you mention it. Might not be "unrelated" after all.
10/07/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My wife chews gum but does not like anal sex.

I do not chew gum but like anal sex.

As usual, we don't fit the stereotype!
10/07/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Pretty entertaining thread. Thanks!
10/07/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Gum and Anal, two wonderful things, but not at the same time, please.
10/07/2011
Paladin Fantasys Paladin Fantasys
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
My wife chews gum but does not like anal sex.

I do not chew gum but like anal sex.

As usual, we don't fit the stereotype!
Neither my wife nor I chew gum, I like anal, she hasn't but has been experimenting lately.

Gunsmoke, we aren't in the stated age group, maybe that's why we don't fit.

My wife and I both liked gum when we were younger and didn't have so much dental work that gum can undo, but back then neither of us would have considered anal.

Go figure!
10/07/2011
MissStormRyder MissStormRyder
Never have enjoyed gum much....and the three or so times I have had anal sex I didn't really care for it too much.
10/07/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Reading between the lines gives one hairy palms.
10/07/2011
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
Actually I've never had anal sex so I'm not sure if I like it. And I don't chew gum because there aren't enough kinds without artificial sweeteners.
10/07/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by XYCopperheadSly
Actually I've never had anal sex so I'm not sure if I like it. And I don't chew gum because there aren't enough kinds without artificial sweeteners.
I so agree. I want SUGAR. REAL sugar.
10/07/2011
Margotlette Margotlette
This is hilarious. People conflating correlation with causation is a huge pet peeve of mine. Drives me crazy. So does chewing gum for that matter. All that chewing effort for no reward. Blah.

But! I do like anal sex, so perhaps I am not quite as prematurely curmudgeony as I sound in the first paragraph. I don't hate everything! Just gum and people who don't understand basic statistical principles!
10/07/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Yes and Yes. lol
10/07/2011
Paladin Fantasys Paladin Fantasys
Quote:
Originally posted by Margotlette
This is hilarious. People conflating correlation with causation is a huge pet peeve of mine. Drives me crazy. So does chewing gum for that matter. All that chewing effort for no reward. Blah.

But! I do like anal sex, so perhaps I am not quite ... More
Reminds me of the movie "Chicago":

He was chewing...No...POPPIN!
10/07/2011
Antipova Antipova
Pretty sure our poll results confirm that that was just noisy data.

I love anal, I hate chewing gum.
10/08/2011
Anjulie Anjulie
I love anal and I love chewing gum. Not quite sure the connection though haha
10/08/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
My teeth are terrible, I live at the dentist. LIVE there. My teeth hurt no matter what I eat. Therefore, I don't chew gum.

However, I do like anal sex!
10/08/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
This is the funniest thing I have ever heard. Just wonderful seriously!
10/08/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Weirdest poll EVER!
10/08/2011
Margotlette Margotlette
Quote:
Originally posted by Paladin Fantasys
Reminds me of the movie "Chicago":

He was chewing...No...POPPIN!
Ooh, yeah. I'm not really the violent sort, but I can kind of see where she was coming from there...
10/08/2011
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Margotlette
This is hilarious. People conflating correlation with causation is a huge pet peeve of mine. Drives me crazy. So does chewing gum for that matter. All that chewing effort for no reward. Blah.

But! I do like anal sex, so perhaps I am not quite ... More
But correlation is usually the start of a study to prove causation, provided that there is one.

The other big thing to keep in mind is sample, which can make a big difference, especially here, where the sample is anything but random.
10/08/2011
carenautilus carenautilus
Quote:
Originally posted by Margotlette
This is hilarious. People conflating correlation with causation is a huge pet peeve of mine. Drives me crazy. So does chewing gum for that matter. All that chewing effort for no reward. Blah.

But! I do like anal sex, so perhaps I am not quite ... More
This post made me snort tea. Good job!
10/08/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Like the 'causal effect' that showed that women get cold when dunked in a river. Women have painful menstrual cramps. Therefore women who get dunked in a cold river will have painful menstrual cramps. Ergo; women should never swim in cold water....
My Grandmother passed this bit of 1950s 'scientific' research on to me and I just nodded, roled my eyes and thanked her.
10/08/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't like anal sex, but I do love chewing gum.
10/09/2011
jg19 jg19
Seems like he didnt poll enough people. Or its possible the demographic of the users are on this forum might be skewed. I would think in comparison to the avg population ef would have more people that like anal.
10/15/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
LOL, like both...
10/15/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I love anal, but don't like gum.
10/15/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
I like anal SOMTIMES...RARELY...bu t I love gum.
10/15/2011
samopayn samopayn
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Okay, here's the scoop. I am at a party where I meet up with an old friend. He is an epidemiologist (group disease expert) and statistician. He took part in a multi center, university based study going to be called "Lifestyle and Behavioral ... More
wow
10/18/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
Gum and anal sex and two of my biggest addictions.
11/30/2011
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