Err, no, not really

The office Christmas party is a chance to let your hair down but there’s a danger of waking up with something a lot nastier than a hangover the next day.
One in five say they’ve had a sexual encounter with a co-worker at the annual bash, according to a new survey.
And one in ten admit they’ve caught a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.

It ain’t true that 10% of the population shag at a Christmas party. And it certainly ain’t true that 50% of shags lead to an STD.

OK, that second might be influenced by adding up multiple years of shagging at the party but still, no, not true numbers.

15 comments on “Err, no, not really

  1. Indeed, not true numbers. But a good example of the Daily Mail’s editorial maxim that every story should arouse either fear or anger in its readers.

  2. Theophrastus said:
    “every story should arouse either fear or anger”

    … or envy? (depends on your colleagues, I suppose)

  3. “It ain’t true that 10% of the population shag at a Christmas party”

    Tim, are you suggesting 10% is too high or too low?

  4. Well, I can (kinda) believe the 20% number. But, the Christmas bash seems to be a handy excuse to get the shag you were probably going to have eventually anyway.

    But then “sexual encounter” != “knee trembler in the stationary cupboard”.

  5. SE has it. The way it’s written is “ever” shagged at/after the xmas party (20%), or “ever” had clap+co (10%). Both numbers pass the sniff test.

  6. The way it’s written is “ever” shagged at/after the xmas party (20%)

    Does that 20% include husband+wife (or equivalent) that work together?

  7. And it certainly ain’t true that 50% of shags lead to an STD.

    Depends on the lifestyle. If you’re shagging someone at the office party there’s a good chance he/she and you have carefree, casual sex quite often. When I read some of the accounts of deranged feminists, I feel like I’d catch an STD simply by talking to them.

  8. @Theophrastus, December 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

    …a good example of the Daily Mail’s editorial maxim that every story should arouse either fear or anger in its readers.

    Today’s Daily Mail plastic hatred greeen scaremongering –
    Could, might, may, possibly… threat to safety

    Researchers found that the average portion of mussels contains around 90 plastic particles, while six oysters contain around 50 particles.

    This means someone eating the equivalent of two portions of mussels a week would swallow up to 11,000 plastic fibres in a year.

    the Belgian researchers concluded that ‘the presence of marine microplastics in seafood could pose a threat to food safety’.

    “Two portions a week” – I doubt many people in UK eat mussels twice a week.

    Anway, plastic goes in mouth, out arse – see Nylabones for dogs.

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