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Who’s Better In Bed: Liberals or Conservatives?

Who’s Better In Bed: Liberals or Conservatives?

Just when the political divide couldn’t get any wider, a new study in Personality and Individual Differences confirms what most of us would have already presumed—that having left- or right-leaning values offers clues as to what you’re like in the bedroom. The study, by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, sought to determine whether there exists a link between a person’s political beliefs and their sexual practices. Issues relevant to sex remain of critical importance to a good number of American voters, as we’ve seen based on the polarization around topics like abortion and women’s reproductive rights, age of consent laws, birth control, transgender bathroom bills, pornography, sex work, gay marriage and sex education…just to name a few. Also of continued public fascination is how the discrepancy between a politician’s sex life and his public persona can lead to his downfall. Of all of the scientific literature to date, only one researcher, a personality…

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