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Men are more likely to take nude photos, says Playboy

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About a quarter of all Americans have been photographed or filmed naked. The other seventy-five percent are either really shy or total liars. These statistics come via a poll from Playboy, the leading authority on all things scantily clad. And men, it turns out, are slightly more likely to pose in the buff, with twenty-seven percent admitting to being photographed nude and fifteen percent admitted to filming themselves having sex. These numbers compare with twenty-three percent and nine percent for women respectively.

Considering the magazine's contents, you'd think the results would skew heavily in the opposite direction. Though, to be fair, the source of these questionable numbers (a largely male readership) probably accounts for the gender bias. (And that's to say nothing about the flawed methodology of self-reporting.) And while sixteen percent of total adults claimed to have engaged in "sexting," the term was loosely defined as sending erotic messages (with or without photos). So there's no definitive word on what happens to these salacious pics after they're taken, which is probably the question that has larger and more interesting implications.