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The Redbook sex survey

The latest issue of Redbook (one of my sisters gave me a subscription) has this sex poll taken by a few thousand married couples. I have to admit some of the results surprise me.

The highlights:

Complete with my comments in brackets.

First, the questions for the women:

What kind of birth control do you use?
None: 32%
The pill: 27%
Other: 26%
Condoms: 12%
Rhythm method: 2.5%
Diaphragm: 0.5%
[Fully a third of married couples are using no contraception whatsoever? Golly. Granted, married couples are much likelier to be trying to conceive than unmarried couples are, but I still didn't think it was so high. Also, I'm sort of refreshed to see that only 27% are on the pill. I thought I was practically the only one in the world who wasn't on it. And some women – no offense to anyone in particular, but some women – turn into absolute psychos when they mess with their hormone levels like that, so I've sometimes doubted the wisdom of its popularity.]

How often do you reach orgasm during sex?
Half to three-quarters of the time: 43%
Every time: 34%
Rarely: 15%
Never: 8%
[Never? Is there a charity where I can send money to help these women?]

Have you ever faked an orgasm?
Yes: 58%
No: 42%
[And they claim every women has faked it. Hah. See; there are lots of us honest girls out there.]

How often do you initiate sex?
Sometimes: 81%
Always: 11%
Never: 8%
[Let me guess...that 8% is the same 8% as the ones who never reach climax?]

How often do you masturbate?
A few times a month: 50%
Never: 28%
A few times a week: 16%
Almost daily: 6%
[*considers commenting; decides against*]

What's the sexiest part of a man's body?
Chest: 42%
Mouth: 24%
Butt: 24%
Penis: 10%
[What about hair? Come on! Nothing cuter than hair. I see the "mouth" thing, though...]

Do you ever fantasize about someone else while having sex with your partner?
No: 61% [Liars!]
Yes: 39% [Just the other day, I caught myself saying, "Mmm, Orlijah...I mean, uh..."]
[Kidding on that last one.]

Now the questions for the men:

What's the sexiest part of a woman's body?
Breasts: 35%
Butt: 35%
Mouth: 17%
Vagina: 13%
[The T&A contingent wipes out the competition in a landslide! Good thing, too. You have no idea how relieved I am that "legs" isn't on here, mine being short and kind of stubby. Breasts, though, I can deliver. *sassy snap-snap*)

What turns you on more?
A woman in sexy lingerie: 61%
A woman naked: 39%
[I've been told this before, actually, but it's nice to see it reflected in the stats.]

Have you ever faked an orgasm?
No: 72%
Yes: 28%
[*perplexed look* Uh, how the... never mind.]

How often do you masturbate?
A few times a month: 34%
A few times a week: 31%
Almost daily: 23%
Never: 12% [Cue Gilbert & Sullivan: "What, never?" "No, never!" "What, never?" "Well, hardly ev-er!"]

Which celebrity has the sexiest body?
Catherine Zeta-Jones: 29%
Halle Berry: 27%
Britney Spears: 21%
Angelina Jolie: 15%
Pamela Anderson: 8%
[The first 2, fine. The last 3: ew. Saline, Collagen, and Silicon; the three modern Graces. I mean, I know men like new technology, but isn't that going a little far?]

That was entertaining, but I need to move back to Seattle. The sex surveys published in The Stranger are way pervier.

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ofthedevilwater
Apr. 16th, 2003 04:21 pm (UTC)
This is valuble information. ;P