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I've found a significant error under "Prevalence."[edit]

The final sentence of the section "Prevalence" reads, "It said that women engage in anal intercourse less commonly than men, but that the practice is not uncommon among women; it was estimated that 10% to 14% of women aged 18 to 39 years old practiced anal sex in the past 90 days, and that most of the women said they practiced it once a month or a few times a year.[20]"

This last section is either misleading or incorrect. I thought it sounded a little high, so I checked the reference, and the actual wording used is significantly different: "The majority of women who engage in anal sex report doing it once a month to a few times a year." Emphasis mine.

I read the article as it stands as saying all women asked said they practice it with that frequency, rather than all women who said they do engage in anal sex. Perhaps that's what's meant by "the women", but I don't think it reads well.

118.210.41.52 (talk) 11:42, 21 August 2020 (UTC)mikem

I see what seems to be an error, but not regarding what you've focused on. I'll get to that in a moment. But regarding what you've focused on? I see a difference in interpretation. While the "women engage in anal intercourse less commonly than men" text can be taken as speaking of women in general (meaning that it's also speaking of women who don't engage in anal sex), it's clear to me that the text is talking about women who engage in anal sex when reporting on women who state that they engaged in anal sex. Even a woman who engaged in anal sex once is a woman who has engaged in anal sex, but I guess one could state that she's not a woman who engages in anal sex since she only did it once.
Anyway, the source, page 285, states, "[The] more recent NSSHB found a significantly greater proportion of men and women had engaged in anal sex (Herbenick et al., 2010). Although fewer women reported engaging in anal sex, it was not an uncommon behavior (see Figure 8.11). Approximately 10% to 14% of women 18 to 39 years old reported engaging in anal sex in the past 90s days (Herbenick et al., 2010a). The majority of women who engage in anal sex report doing it once a month to a few times a year."
In comparison to that last line of the source, the text in the article stated "and that most of the women said they practiced it once a month or a few times a year." I went ahead and added "women who engage in anal sex" (although I feel that it's unnecessary) to that sentence so that it now reads as "and that most of the women who engage in anal sex said they practiced it once a month or a few times a year."
Now regarding the error that seemed to be there? I considered changing "It said that women engage in anal intercourse less commonly than men" to "It said that fewer women reported engaging in anal sex than vaginal sex" because I think the source is stating the latter. It doesn't state "less commonly than men." But I opted for simply removing that part of the text entirely. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 03:38, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
Looking at the text again, I see that it states, Although fewer women reported engaging in anal sex than other partnered behaviors, it was not an uncommon behavior (see Figure 8.11)." So, yep, the "engage in anal intercourse less commonly than men" text was an error. I don't know why my brain kept excluding the "than other partnered behaviors" piece, but I added that to the article. I added "sexual behaviors" instead of just "behaviors" to make the text clearer...although common sense should tell readers that we don't mean behaviors in general. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 02:04, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Life orintation[edit]

What life orintation teach Emihle joni (talk) 15:57, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

@Emihle joni: We do not teach a life orientation, we teach mainstream WP:SCHOLARSHIP. Tgeorgescu (talk) 17:38, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

"Dicking" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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