Super Bowl sex facts

(1) Super Bowl Sunday is not the biggest day of the year for domestic violence. Hoax and debunking summary by Snopes.

(2) The Super Bowl does not draw legions of prostitutes to the host city. New Orleans 2013, myth promoted and myth debunked. Indianapolis 2012, myth promoted and myth debunked and debunked some more and debunked by Snopes. Dallas 2011, myth promoted and myth debunked. (As usual, the myth promoters conflate all prostitution with trafficking of child sex slaves. So just for the record: slavery and coerced prostitution should be illegal and aggressively prosecuted, but non-coercive exchange of goods and services by consenting adults should be legal.)

In 2011, an organization called Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women published What’s the Cost of a Rumour: A guide to sorting out the myths and the facts about sporting events and trafficking. “Despite massive media attention, law enforcement measures and efforts by prostitution abolitionist groups, there is no empirical evidence that trafficking for prostitution increases around large sporting events. This link has been de-bunked by other anti-trafficking organisations and researchers. There is also no empirical evidence that the demand for paid sex increases dramatically during international sporting events.”

(3) The Super Bowl has been nudity free since 2004 in Houston, which featured both the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction and the last Super Bowl streaker.

The video is a bit blurry, so here’s a better look at the streaker hired by a notorious dot-com.

Super Bowl Streaker - Houston 2004

Super Bowl Streaker – Houston 2004

(Thanks again to Vann for the mad photochop skeelz.)