Catholics have the best sex, according to... Catholics.
According to the Family Research Council, a socially conservative Christian group, married Catholic couples who go to church at least once a week have better sex than other demographics.
The Council presented their findings in a talk titled "Porn in the Dorm: The Impact of Pornography on College Campus Life" at the Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education Wednesday in Washington D.C.
Senior fellow Patrick Fagan cited a variety of data, including the University of Chicago's National Health and Social Life Survey. That survey found that married couples who attend church weekly have more enjoyable and frequent sex.
"I want to see this on the cover of Playboy sometime," Fagan joked.
They also pointed to another study titled "Sex: The Catholic Experience," which found that 68 percent of Catholics have sex at least once a week, compared to 56 percent of non-Catholic. It also found that 30 percent of Catholic women have bought erotic underwear, compared to 20 percent of non-Catholics.
Are there a couple of problems with this claim? Oh, sure.
First of all, the main study touted by the organization is 21-years-old. Things miiight have changed a little since then (religious demographics certainly have).
Also, perhaps frighteningly to the FRC, a recent YouGov survey on Catholic sex also found that only about 14 percent of Catholics would feel guilty about engaging in "sinful" sexual practices like watching pornography or even seeking an extra-marital affair.
Even without all of that information at hand, someone in the audience asked Fagan if he thought it was dangerous to promote Catholicism through a "best sex" angle. His response was pretty bizarre:
"Those who are monogamous have the best sex they ever could – because it's the only sex they'll ever know."
Do you think that Catholics have the best sex?