It's true that humans have sex and, for the most part, really like it. This has been fact-checked. But is it possible that we like talking about sex even more than we like engaging in it?

Sex, sexual health and sexual deviancy are pervasive culture topics. They’re constantly flowing in the conversations and images around us, from kids’ fantastical whispers to provocations like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s recent No. 1 hit “WAP.” The covert innuendos, double entendres and sexual winks that persisted during Hollywood’s Hays Code era have given way to today's far more direct references (see: every Seth Rogen movie ever). But we’re often looking at, listening to or reading something that centers on sexuality.

Why does this matter? Even if we don’t take our cues from horny teen flicks, which is probably for the best, pop culture helps shape larger discussions around the many real, nuanced sexual issues that affect our personal lives. So it’s worth understanding them.