"How is math like sex? First, you ADD a bed. Then, SUBTRACT the clothes. DIVIDE the legs and MULTIPLY!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor under the title “Old Math Joke” on July 12, 1995. “Sex is like math: add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and hope you don’t multiply” was posted on the newsgroup alt.sex.marketplace on February 25, 2005.

“Sex is a lot like math; You add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and pray you don’t multiply” was posted on Twitter by Not Will Ferrell on July 24, 2012. The math/sex saying has been printed on many images. It is not known who told the joke first, or when.

“Sex is like math. I don’t get it” is a similar saying.

Google Groups: rec.humor

Old Math Joke

*Keith Kim*

7/12/95

How is math like sex?

First, you ADD a bed.

Then, SUBTRACT the clothes.

DIVIDE the legs and MULTIPLY!

Google Books

*101 of the World’s Most Effective Pick-Up Lines*

By Keith Allen and Matthew Huijgen

Santa Barbara, CA: Gray Area Press

1997

Pg. 45:

67. How would you like to join me in some math? We’ll add you and me, subtract our clothes, divide your legs, and multiply!

Google Groups: alt.sex.fetish.panties

How is math like sex?

*Ray*

2/17/97

Add the bed

Subtract the clothes

Divide the legs

then Multiply.

Google Groups: alt.sex.marketplace

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Sex is like math: add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and hope you don’t multiply.

Twitter

Brandon

@chips99

RT @kp1990 My new favorite quote: “Sex is like math: you add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs and pray you don’t multiply!”

7:30 PM · Feb 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter

singfortheatre

@singfortheatre

just found the greatest quote ever! “Sex is like math: you add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs and pray you dont multiply!”

1:04 AM · Feb 6, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter

The FEMALE Wiz ♡♡

@iKillaaRozayy

@LILSMUG Sex is like math

You subtract the clothes

Add the bed

Divide the legs

And Pray to god

You don’t multiply

5:21 PM · Mar 13, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter

Not Will Ferrell

@itsWillyFerrell

Sex is a lot like math; You add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and pray you don’t multiply.

6:53 PM · Jul 24, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter

Sex Facts Of Life

@SexFactsOfLife

Sex is a lot like math. You add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and hope you don’t multiply.

12:04 AM · Nov 27, 2012·TweetDeck

Reddit—Dadjokes

Posted by u/pitchstrikes October 28, 2017

Sex is like math

You add the bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs and pray you don’t multiply

Google Books

*Sex Is Like Math You Add the Bed Subtract the Clothes Divide the Legs and Pray You Don’t Multiply*

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Twitter

Abdullahi

@Abdulla85558615

Q: Why is sex like math?

A: You add a bed, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and pray there’s no multiplying.

5:36 PM · May 8, 2020·Twitter Web App