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The 2011 Playboy Sex Survey - Harris Survey
  • January 06, 2011 : 20:01
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The following questions were asked of respondents who've had sex:

At what age did you lose your virginity?

Before age 13: 4 percent
Age 13 to 14: 9 percent
Age 15 to 17: 37 percent
Age 18 to 22: 41 percent
Age 23 to 25: 4 percent
After age 26: 4 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

With whom did you lose your virginity?

With someone with whom I had a committed relationship: 53 percent
(Male 40 percent, Female 65 percent)

With someone with whom I had a casual relationship: 27 percent
(Male 34 percent, Female 20 percent)

During a one-night stand: 12 percent
(Male 19 percent, Female 6 percent)

Other situation: 7 percent
Decline to answer: 2 percent

How long was it between the first time you had sex and the second time?

Same day: 7 percent (Male 11 percent, Female, 3 percent)
Next day: 15 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 14 percent)
A week: 36 percent (Male 34 percent, Female 38 percent)
A month: 20 percent (Male 18 percent, Female 22 percent)
Six months: 8 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 7 percent)
A year: 4 percent
Longer than a year: 8 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 10 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

With how many different people have you ever had sex?

One: 15 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 19 percent)
2 to 5: 30 percent (Male 24 percent, Female 36 percent)
6 to 10: 19 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 20 percent)
11 to 25: 15 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 12 percent)
26 to 50: 9 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 5 percent)
51 to 100: 3 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 2 percent)
More than 100: 3 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 1 percent)
Decline to answer: 5 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 6 percent)

With how many different people have you had sex within the past 12 months?

None: 33 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 37 percent)
One: 53 percent
Two: 7 percent (Male 8 percent, Female 5 percent)
3 to 5: 4 percent
6 to 10: 1 percent
More than 10: 1 percent
Decline to answer: 2 percent

With how many people have you had sex just once?

None: 32 percent (Male 24 percent, Female 39 percent)
One: 19 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 22 percent)
Two: 12 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 13 percent)
3 to 5: 15 percent (Male 18 percent, Female 13 percent)
6 to 10: 6 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 3 percent)
More than 10: 13 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 6 percent)
Decline to answer: 3 percent

Where did you meet the last person with whom you had sex?

Through friends: 27 percent
At work: 19 percent
At school: 12 percent
At a bar: 9 percent
Online dating service: 6 percent*
At a party: 4 percent
At a church: 3 percent
At a health club: 1 percent
Other: 15 percent
Decline to answer: 3 percent

* A number of respondents answered in “other” that they met their partner online but not through a dating service. Other write-ins: On a piano / Elevator (we had to be quick) / Kitchen counter / Porn arcade / Hot tub / RV / Row boat / Pool table, but it was mine / Swingers' party / Tent / On a motorcycle / On an ATV / At the hospital / In the closet / At our daughter's home / On a cliff ledge / In the pantry.

Have you ever had sex with another person while in a monogamous (one-person) relationship?

Yes, while married: 17 percent (Male 21 percent, Female 13 percent)
Yes, while in a monogamous relationship but not married: 16 percent
(Male 18 percent, Female 14 percent)
No: 67 percent (Male 62 percent, Female 71 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

Have you ever had sex with a person of a different religion?

Yes: 56 percent (Male 63 percent, Female 49 percent)
No: 25 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 30 percent)
Not sure: 20 percent (Male 18 percent, Female 21 percent)

What is the shortest amount of time that elapsed between the time you met someone and when you had sex with him or her?

Six hours or less: 30 percent (Male 44 percent, Female 17 percent)
24 hours: 7 percent (Male 8 percent, Female 7 percent)
Two or three days: 9 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 8 percent)
Weeks but less than a month: 17 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 19 percent)
Months but less than a year: 19 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 28 percent)
A year or more: 9 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 12 percent)
Not sure/don't recall: 7 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 7 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Do you know the first and last name(s) of all of the people with whom you've had sex?

Yes: 59 percent (Male 43 percent, Female 73 percent)
No: 39 percent (Male 55 percent, Female 25 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Have you ever had sex with more than one person in the same 24-hour period (i.e. different people at different times in the day)?

Yes: 25 percent (Male 38 percent, Female 14 percent)
No: 74 percent (Male 61 percent, Female 85 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

Have you ever had sex with a person of the same gender?

Yes: 12 percent (Male 16 percent, Female 9 percent)
No: 88 percent (Male 84 percent, Female 91 percent)

Have you ever had sex with a person of the opposite gender?

Yes: 96 percent (Male 94 percent, Female 98 percent)
No: 4 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 1 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

With which of the following people have you had sex?

An ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse: 41 percent (Male 46 percent, Female 37 percent)
A co-worker: 39 percent (Male 48 percent, Female 32 percent)
A classmate: 37 percent (Male 46 percent, Female 29 percent)
A person of a different race (white, black, Asian, etc.): 35 percent (Male 47, Female 24)
A person from another country: 23 percent (Male 32 percent, Female 14 percent)
A neighbor: 22 percent (Male 30 percent, Female 14 percent)
A roommate: 8 percent (Male 13 percent, Female 4 percent)
A boss: 8 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 8 percent)
A professor or instructor: 3 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 2 percent)
A therapist: 1 percent (Male 2 percent, Female less than 1 percent)
None of these: 24 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 33 percent)

In which of the following places have you had sex in the past year?

Our shared bedroom: 46 percent
My bedroom: 43 percent
In a hotel or motel: 36 percent
On a couch or chair: 32 percent
Bathroom, shower or locker room: 25 percent
On the floor: 25 percent
My partner's bedroom: 21 percent
In a parked car: 14 percent
Outdoors (woods, park, etc.): 13 percent
On a desk: 4 percent
At the office: 3 percent
Other: 14 percent
Decline to answer: 7 percent

Since losing your virginity, what the longest time you have gone without having sex?

Less than one month: 11 percent
1 to 6 months: 25 percent
7 months to 1 year: 16 percent
Longer than a year: 29 percent
Longer than five years: 16 percent
Decline to answer: 3 percent

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