# Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney

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Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to understanding them both in terms of the evolutionary roots of our brain, Dr Clio Cresswell shares her insight into it all.

Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney researching the evolution of mathematical thought and the role of mathematics in society. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art. At eighteen she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics, following on to win the University Medal and complete a PhD in mathematics at The University of New South Wales. Communicating mathematics is her field and passion. Clio has appeared on panel shows commenting, debating and interviewing; authored book reviews and opinion pieces; joined breakfast radio teams and current affair programs; always there highlighting the mathematical element to our lives. She is author of Mathematics and Sex.

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Robbie Valentine5 hours agoClick bait title.

Dood Jenkins13 hours agoThis the best talk I’ve ever heard if I don’t think about what I’m listening to.

james BondDay agowow your attractive

Nighthawk681Day agoShe can be part of my equation any day....

俺はエミリアが好きだDay agoMilfmatics

emanual edmondDay agoTEDx has stooped low .

Calling out people names ?

and showing some integral calculus slide might look cool .

Nothing informative .

RU-clip videos and memes are more informative than this .

Anita B.Day ago^{+1}I wish she would have provided more insight into the mathematics of relationships.

emanual edmondDay agoAnita B. So true ,

sickid412 days agoYa just keep asking no way every girl is going to say no. It is a number a game.

Damon Hage4 days agoAyn Rand proved that concept formation was a mathematical process over 50 years ago. Finally people starting to get close to understanding that.

Bob Ravenscraft7 days agoAmazing how simple we are only humans are arrogant enough to think they can Know through math how to fk

Peeter Joot14 days agoThe similarity of her marriage equations to the classic predator+prey equations is very ironic.

paul Drake23 days agoStop working out old lady

Tarsem Bumrah24 days agoThe speaker is beautiful, active, smart , attractive, glamorous , charming and bewitching. Figure perfect. Envy of many a woman.

Tom Sawyer19 days agoTarsem Bumrah

That is your opinion. And your opinion it’s yours alone. Envy of many woman? I am sure you can’t give one name to back up your claims. 🤔🤔🤔😎

Aditya Gaur27 days agoE=mc^2 ....... Aaaiiyyyyy aiiyyyyy 😝😝

LOL 😂🤣

Andre Howard-Mitchell28 days agoThank you! Your Men’s Hormone Equation proves that men are more complicated than women.

Verco HandelMonth agoelaborate the formula please

Colin HughesMonth agoHow does 2+5=5.?

mentaleurMonth ago13 minutes of my life I'm never getting back

scott sangerMonth agomarriage has nothing to do with this.

Universal Hindu TvMonth ago^{+1}4 04 timer for the speaker

jalal BENLAIDIMonth agoOX4D NLP BOTTOM LINE

le hussard noirMonth agoJ'oubliais de préciser quand même un peu… C'est le prof de français qui t'adresse ce coucou… Do you remember ?

le hussard noirMonth agoBonjour Clio… Juste un petit mot pour me rappeler à ton bon souvenir… Magic Form, le Taillan Médoc, hiver 2018-2019...

Bonka Hermit aka INTJudgeMonth agoLOL 😂

Sree Vignesh AravindMonth agoWhat is she saying I know I am dum please help me

samtech79Month ago^{+1}Great... now I'm gonna get a hard on thinking about math.

Thank you smoking hot math lady.

Madea SimmonsMonth ago^{+2}Girls can do math just fine, but most can't do advanced math, past advanced calculus. That is beyond them. Some of these are Cryptography, Number Theory, and linear algebra.

Bargavi NishanthMonth ago2019??

Edwin SwezeyMonth agoClio Cresswell has a beautiful body with dreamy masculine shoulders, arms and hands - perfect for me: a hetero man who always wanted a woman with gumption, a profession, a head of her own, and some physical strength. Unlike Clio, I aced math in school, especially geometry and trig, but have always considered that the best male-female match was signal quadrature, meaning 90° apart, where the strongest signal comes at 45°, 135°, 225° and 315°. I think Clio might just agree with that.

Carolina BennMonth agoI like it very much the woman and it s true thank you smart carol

aaron humphriesMonth agoHandsome squidward 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

mjmonjureMonth ago^{+1}I don't think until this point in my life that I have ever been turned on by a Woman's Biceps and laterals and others, what a fine specimen of the female gender

Mithil MithaniMonth agoclickbait and misleading title

Xinyu Jiao2 months ago^{+1}Memorization is important at the early stage to build up the basis of understanding.

Muhammad Afzal2 months agowhy we give the name iota to a squareroot of -1

Jacob Austin-Sides2 months agoon her left arm where the bicep and tricep meet theres 3 dots forming a triangle. illuminati. stay safe ppl

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Mtpimenta2 months agoI dont ant to be sexist here, but this woman dont say anything, her show a equation that she doesnt explain, at the end what i understant that she want to make people know that mathematics are important, people dont know that already?

Giridhar Reddy2 months agoBest gym motivation TedTalk

Shannon Rush2 months agoI love her

Puzzle-solve Mike2 months agoThe line!

Robert2 months agoScience of the brain and consciousness is a soft science.... bahahah

Pro-Tips2 months agoWaiting for the Mathemasturbation presentation.

deep dive2 months ago^{+1}She shows us formulas for successful marriages (husband and wife). Tells us it's 95% accurate. But tells us next to nothing what is in those formulas. (She just mentions that couples that are egotistical, or don't try to please all the time, are better off). That's it? The rest of the presentation is a motivational talk about why she thinks the mathematics is cool. How about elaborating on what is in those formulas? 50% of all marriages end up in divorce. You have over 8 mln. people that have watched your TED talk. Assuming that all of them are married or intent to be, you could have given a sufficient warning to 4 mln people (minus 5 % ), the unlucky half, that could have learned something. What a terrible presentation.

robert traverso2 months agoPrecisely.

Omer Dogu2 months agovery very good conversation...

Imants Kivlenieks2 months agoi go for maths now!

UglyDuckyTv3 months agoSome am i the only one with a stiffy after this ted talk she so gorgeous and that accent is to die for

robert traverso2 months agoThat's about the only thing this presentation has going for her with men. For women, it's the subtle snarky remarks about men.

Salome PJ3 months ago^{+1}son accent en français est impeccable omg!!!

Ravi Kumar3 months agoNothing is say

Servicios Legales3 months agowhat a foxy..

ARCHITECH3 months agoDidn't get any of it but sounds legit... because she lifts

Lisa Zorro3 months ago^{+1}In the box or not in the box; what about Schrodinger's cat !?

insinkerator3 months agoSuperb!

Dan Spal3 months ago^{+1}She is wrong about almost everything. For instance, the reason, the number of lovers men claim is divisible by five not because they are lying, but because the just don't remember. So they guess 50,100,200, etc. Nobody will say 49, 102, etc. And of course, the numbers of lovers men and women claim don't match. Prostitutes accumulate thousands and so they raise the male average significantly.

robert traverso2 months agoShe also doesn't mention that women under report just as much as men over report. That would offend too many women.

Enjgine3 months agoAnd you see

The Hutch3 months agoThat’s a video title I never thought I’d see

Fulfilled @Work3 months agoMathematics appeared everywhere 2000 years ago? What about the Ishango Bone? 20.000 BCE it has been found, it seems that it is Mathematics... or the Moscow Papyrus something like 2000 BCE, more than 4000 years ago? Mathematics seem to originate from Africa doesn't it?

Dux4 months agoyou got me at mathematics

wulphstein4 months agoIf you're thinking about math during foreplay, there's something wrong with you.

Jeremy Cornwell4 months agoWomen are bad at math/finance?

Fabiano Araujo4 months agoI bet . She is sigle. Nobody desires her.

JD Tatum4 months agoif this lady ever discovered coding....

Den-Tin Palevo4 months agoTitle should have been "The vast use of mathematics"

robert traverso2 months agoShe could have covered that in the 1st 5 minutes. Like who doesn't know that?

Gary Rose4 months agoone plus one equals three

guangxiao sheng4 months ago^{+1}She knows nothing and talks nothing

Ben Hutcherson4 months ago^{+1}I'm sorry girl, but the skewed numbers aren't because men stretch the truth about the number of partners they've had out of pride. It's because women outright lie about the true number of penises that they have allowed inside them out of shame.

And that's a damned shame.

Melissa Loos4 months ago^{+1}After listening to this talk I actually do feel motivated enough to face another try in Analysis ;D

mturynP4 months agoMathematics aren't basically pattern-recognition; applied maths are largely so.

Mathematics, as she almost said later, are about the precise definitions of entities and the relations between them (like syntax), e.g. 'These are integers, this is addition defined for integers, this is how it's related to multiplication defined for integers, what is a "prime number"; what other statements can we deduce about prime numbers based on these?'.

She's talking more about mathematical modelling---but you can create a mathematical model which is a perfectly valid bit of mathematics but whose relationship to what's being modelled might as well be 'Colourless, green, ideas sleep furiously.'.

mitchell wood4 months ago^{+1}Jesus christ put a tshirt on lady

robert traverso2 months agoRight, but then we'd be aware of the deficiencies in her presentation if not distracted by her body.

Michael O'Connor5 months ago1+1=3

K P5 months ago^{+2}Biology a soft science... Alright.

Vadi Vehlan5 months agoShe is mathemacian or body builder. Ha ha ha.

Morty Mc Fly5 months agoVybz kartel do di maths

paul omondi5 months agoI only I had a hot maths teacher,...

Romain Pennacchio5 months ago^{+1}Awesome talk! Thanks Dr. Cresswell!

Dean Champion5 months ago^{+1}Does she ever start taking her clothing off? And if not, why are we watching this? Because it isn't for her brilliance....

Alexander the Great5 months ago^{+1}Very boring

Ruben5 months ago^{+4}4:26 Women only counts those men they're proud to have slept with, while men even count those women they only wished have slept with.

Greg Damario5 months agoIt is entirely appropriate that she is wearing those shoes while lecturing on this subject. And no left hand ring. I'm sold. What's her address?

Chuck Higgins6 months agoTake your pants off!

Arek Krolak6 months agoMathematics is not the study of patterns, maybe econometrics is :)

Hildebeast Clinton6 months ago^{+2}Nothing original. Moving on

Rohit Goswami6 months agoWelcome dear

Patrick Butler7 months ago^{+1}Top girl. Brains and beauty.

13.8 billion years7 months ago^{+1}These people are destroying the beauty of mathematics

Sciencz7 months ago^{+1}asstralia

T J7 months ago^{+1}Remember when TED Talks were unattractive men saying smart things?

winner yeahmate5 months agoNope

Cubefarmer Hkc7 months agoThose arms!!!!!! I’m jealous

Lisa Witherby8 months agoDid she just call Biology a soft science? Pfft, we biologists are hardcore 😎

Étale ZT6 months agoI think she meant the "Mental aspect" of science because it's a common consensus that Math and Physics are relatively more mentally challenging than Biology. Although no disrespect to biologists. You guys are more important than Mathematicians in this world.

Joshua Swifte8 months ago^{+1}a+b is not syntactically equivalent to b+a same result but the process is not the same ;)

Ran Bahadur Gurung8 months agoXxx vide0sh

santhosh kumar.p8 months ago^{+3}Now, I get some interest in Mathematics.

james fox8 months ago^{+4}Not a single equation was performed that day

k k8 months ago^{+1}Terrible talk

Nick Librizzi9 months agoI like how we can make up math problems to solve non math problems just like we use words and pronounce them differently. I'm not talking about potatoe or potatoe. Get it????

Greatest Ever9 months agooowwwww... those ODEs/PDEs! i feel like I'm in my calc class.

Zaya Ts9 months ago^{+1}It's a common sense that numbers talk. I didn't get what she was intended to prove. One could do worse in math and still reach something higher and better in life? I think we've seen that in many walks of life. She is in perfect shape though.

Spinks9 months agoLongitudinal awareness and downnn brownie lol

Titouan Moulin9 months ago^{+4}Am I the only one who notice the xxxx at the end ?

Tim Barber10 months ago^{+3}OMG! I just LOVE the LONG BLONDE HAIR and Austrailian accent! Mathematically speaking, this woman is a 963 on a scale of 1 to 10! :-)