The connections between sexuality and humor are myriad and can be interpreted in several ways. This entry focuses on two of the most common relationships between humor and sexuality: the use and appreciation of sexual humor and the role humor plays in increasing one’s sexual desirability as a mate. The entry also discusses individual and sex differences as they pertain to both topics.

Sexual Humor

Sexual humor is a type of humor intended to elicit laughter through references to sex or sexual activities. Sexual humor can come in many forms, such as jokes, cartoons, or physical humor, and it is not meant to increase the sexual libido of the appreciator or the producer of humor. The sexual nature of the humor can be either explicit or implied. ...

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