Male Science Nerds Most Likely to be Virgins

This next bit of news is brought to you by Captain Obvious. An Australian psychotherapist Stephen Carroll surveyed a group of 16 to 25-year-old students, and found that male science "nerds" are most likely virgins:

The work ethic of science students, and their devotion to the lab, kept them out environments where they would meet women, he said.

"And who are the people at unis that go to the rave parties and the bar?

"It's not the nerdy boy science students. They're carrying on doing their experiments, going to the library or doing their assignments."

And the most sexually active? Female art students.


Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

As a female who did an undergrad degree in a male field, I can attest to the truth of the article and tell you that some women in these science areas were able to easily obtain significant others. Basically, we were the only women whom these guys often talked to on a regular basis (even if it was only to compare answers for problem sets). And also, sometimes, we were the only women who shared significant interests with them and could relate to them and could tolerate some of their behavior (only some, there were some guys who were just hopeless and did things like not bathe for a week). Because of the male to female ratio in my field, I often had dates in college when my friends in the humanities had trouble located men they shared interests with.

There was an interesting phenomenon where sometimes you found yourself socializing a guy (on how to interact with women) only to have him be a better boyfriend for someone else.

I do want to point out that, at least when I was in college (yes years ago), the chinese and korean guys didn't lack for dates because they often had contact with others through ethnic student groups (like the chinese student association) but they could hold conservative views about sex.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Is this study better than the 2007 MIT/Wellesley study? "Sexual Health" may be a more prestigious journal, but the study's sample size (n=185) seems awfully small. It looks like the MIT study was able to break down the categories with a lot more resolution.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I also think there's a contributing factor here that is explained well in the movie 'Idiocracy'. Basically, it seems the more intelligent people are (male or female), the less likely they will have kids (and if so, fewer). And vice versa (less intelligent leans towards having more kids). :P
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Male Science Nerds Most Likely to be Virgins"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More