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The 2011 Playboy Sex Survey - Harris Survey
  • January 06, 2011 : 20:01
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The following question was asked of all respondents:

With how many partners have you had only oral sex?

None: 45 percent (Male 39 percent, Female 49 percent)
One: 19 percent (Male 16 percent, Female 22 percent)
Two: 10 percent
Three to five: 10 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 9 percent)
Six or more: 9 percent (Male 17 percent, Female 2 percent)
Decline to answer: 7 percent

The following questions were asked of respondents who've had sex:

How frequently do you have sex?

At least once a day: 3 percent
4 or 5 times a week: 5 percent
2 or 3 times a week: 16 percent
Once a week: 22 percent
Once a month: 15 percent
Every other month: 5 percent
2 or 3 times a year: 7 percent
Less than two times a year: 18 percent
Decline to answer: 11 percent

Do you find this frequency of sex satisfactory?

Yes, the frequency is satisfactory: 45 percent (Male 38 percent, Female 50 percent)
No, I'd like have sex more often: 44 percent (Male 55 percent, Female 34 percent)
No, I'd like to have sex less often: 3 percent (Male 2 percent, Female 5 percent)
Decline to answer: 8 percent (Male 4 percent, Female 11 percent)

Are you older, younger or the same age as your current sexual partner?

Older: 30 percent (Male 45 percent, Female 16 percent)
Younger: 34 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 47 percent)
Same age: 16 percent (Male 18 percent, Female 14 percent)
I don't currently have a sexual partner: 18 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 21 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

What is the age difference between you and your current sexual partner? [asked of those with sexual partners]

One year or less: 17 percent
Two years: 20 percent
Three to five years: 31 percent
Six to 10 years: 21 percent
More than 10 years: 11 percent

How often are you the one who initiates sex?

Always: 8 percent (Male 13 percent, Female 3 percent)
Usually: 24 percent (Male 38 percent, Female 10 percent)
Sometimes: 42 percent (Male 36 percent, Female 48 percent)
Rarely: 13 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 20 percent)
Never: 9 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 14 percent)
Decline to answer: 4 percent

During a sexual encounter, how many times do you typically have intercourse?

Once: 60 percent
Twice: 17 percent
Three times: 4 percent
More than three times: 4 percent
We don't have intercourse: 8 percent
Decline to answer: 7 percent

During sex, would you say that you have an orgasm…

Always: 34 percent (Male 54 percent, Female 17 percent)
Usually: 34 percent
Sometimes: 15 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 23 percent)
Rarely: 9 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 15 percent)
Never: 4 percent (Male 1 percent, Female 7 percent)
Decline to answer: 4 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 6 percent)

During sex, would you say that your partner has an orgasm…

Always: 47 percent (Male 31 percent, Female 62 percent)
Usually: 35 percent (Male 45 percent, Female 26 percent)
Sometimes: 10 percent (Male 16 percent, Female 4 percent)
Rarely: 2 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 1 percent)
Never: 1 percent
Decline to answer: 5 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 6 percent)

From what type of sexual activity do you reach the most intense orgasm? [asked of those who said they have reached orgasm during sex]

Vaginal intercourse: 48 percent (Male 56 percent, Female 40 percent)
Oral stimulation: 19 percent (Male 17 percent, Female 21 percent)
Manual stimulation by your partner: 13 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 20 percent)
Masturbation (self-stimulation) 10 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 13 percent)
Anal intercourse: 5 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 1 percent)
Other: 2 percent
Decline to answer: 3 percent

Do you have a sensitive area on the front interior wall of your vagina known to some as a “G spot”? [asked of women]

Yes: 54 percent
No: 13 percent
Not sure: 32 percent

What are your preferred positions for sexual intercourse?

Face to face (partner on top): 43 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 56 percent)
Face to face (partner on bottom): 27 percent (Male 24 percent, Female 30 percent)
Rear entry (“doggy style”): 16 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 13 percent)
Rear entry (side by side): 4 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 3 percent)
Face to face (side by side): 5 percent
Standing: 1 percent
Sitting: 1 percent
Other: 3 percent

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