Tldr: AskWomen Q on n-count and marriage. Posted a link showing that low n-count is better for marriage health; it was promptly deleted by mods for "derailing".
Referenced thread: https://archive.is/OEulQ
There's a question on AskWomen on n-count and marriage. The second-highest rated comment included this:
"I just think it's a data point that has little meaning in and of itself but has a lot of meaning projected upon it that can lead to unnecessary conflict and hurt feelings. I know it's not a representative sample, but I don't get why guys on Reddit in particular are so obsessed with this."
In reply, I provided data that shows a strong correlation between partner count and dissatisfaction in marriage, etc. Here's the direct link http://i.imgur.com/LUiiIvo.jpg and here's a screenshot of the exact comment, so you can see that nothing was inflammatory. http://imgur.com/bKkTkz0
Clearly, the feelz were hurt. Within the hour, the mods deleted that comment and they've been deleting comments throughout the thread; anything that questions their world-view.
Go figure - it's the hive-mind in action.
Edited for formatting & tldr.
Update: Thirty minutes later, got banned from there as well. Terribly confused, WTF, haa!
Update 2: Wow guys, this blew up :) I just posted here to vent a bit, but it seems like this stuck a chord. I wish I had taken more screenshots of the answers there - had read another comment referencing data etc that now stands deleted. There may have been more, I cannot say. But clearly, they're on 'full censor' mode. BTW, I got banned from the group for "cross-posting" to this sub ;) !
A comment below asked for the source of the stats. It's the good ole CDC National Center for Health Statistics, specifically the National Survey of Family Growth 1995. I'm unable to find a better source of the data (on the CDC website or elsewhere), though this study seems to have been referenced at a bunch of places.
More importantly, more recent research/data shows the same thing. See this study from a research group at the University of Virginia. Here are two nuggets:
This one (page 5) talks about n-count and marriage satisfaction:
Our first major conclusion challenges what we’ll call the Vegas Fallacy—the idea that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.... for women, having had fewer sexual partners before marriage was also related to higher marital quality. (emphasis added)
This one (page 6) also refers to the current study, but adds that male n-count doesn't matter for male marital satisfaction:
In our sample...the more sexual partners a woman had had before marriage, the less happy she reported her marriage to be. This association was not statistically significant for men. (emphasis added)
As u/PostingIsFutile, u/-IIIII--------IIIII- and others have pointed out, when mods censor such research data and scientific studies, they only ensure that their own ilk suffers. Data is good - why would you refuse to engage with it?
Well done ladies of AskWomen, well done!
Anyway, have a good rest of the weekend folks!
Update 3: Hey stranger, thanks for the gold :) It's my first one!