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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 all respondents:

How often is anal intercourse part of your sexual encounters?

Never: 71 percent
Less than once a month: 14 percent
Once or twice a month: 4 percent
Once a week: 1 percent
A couple of times a week: 1 percent
Every time: 3 percent
Decline to answer: 5 percent

How often do you perform oral sex on your partner(s)?

Every time I have sexual intercourse: 15 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 11 percent)
Most of the times I have sex, but not always: 23 percent
(Male 28 percent, Female 18 percent)
Occasionally: 35 percent (Male 31 percent, Female 38 percent)
Never: 22 percent (Male 17 percent, Female 26 percent)
Decline to answer: 6 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 7 percent)

How often do you receive oral sex from your partner(s)?

Every time I have sex: 10 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 8 percent)
Most of the times I have sex, but not always: 22 percent
(Male 28 percent, Female 16 percent)
Occasionally: 37 percent (Male 35 percent, Female 39 percent)
Never: 25 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 29 percent)
Decline to answer: 6 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 8 percent)

In the past 48 hours, have you performed or received oral sex?

Yes: 13 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 12 percent)
No: 76 percent (Male 77 percent, Female 74 percent)
I never perform or receive oral sex: 7 percent (Male 4 percent, Female 10 percent)
Decline to answer: 4 percent

Would you date a person who didn't give oral sex?

Yes: 59 percent (Male 58 percent, Female 61 percent)
No: 19 percent (Male 23 percent, Female 15 percent)
Not sure: 22 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 25 percent)

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

Have you ever had sexual contact with more than one person at a time (for example, a threesome)?

Yes: 22 percent (Male 31 percent, Female 14 percent)
No: 76 percent (Male 67 percent, Female 85 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Which of the following combinations represent the situation(s) when you've had sexual relations with more than one person at a time? [asked of those who responded yes to previous question]

One other man and one other woman: 41 percent (M36, F50)
Two other people, both the same sex as I am: 19 percent (M22, F14)
Two other people, both the opposite sex as I am: 60 percent (M59, F61)
More than two other people: 19 percent (M21, F16)

The following question was asked of all respondents:

In the past five years have you done any of the following?

Visited a hardcore online website: 25 percent (Male 45 percent, Female 8 percent)
Visited a strip club: 12 percent (Male 20, Female 6)
Paid for a lap dance: 5 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 1 percent)
Paid to view a sexual pay-per-view movie/event on television: 5 percent
Paid for access to hardcore online website: 3 percent
Subscribed to a premium adult television channel: 2 percent
Paid for a sensual massage: 2 percent
None of these: 65 percent (Male 43 percent, Female 84 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

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

Have you ever done the following with a partner?

Had sex in a place where there was a risk of being caught: 50 percent (M54, F47)
“Talked dirty” during sex: 44 percent
Made more noise than was usual: 34 percent
Faked orgasm: 32 percent (Male 16 percent, Female 46 percent)
Had “rough” sex: 25 percent
Answered the phone during sex: 16 percent
Used a blindfold during sex: 12 percent
Called out the name of someone other than the person with whom you were having sex: 5 percent
None of these: 24 percent
Decline to answer: 2 percent

The following questions were asked of all respondents:

Have you ever done the following with a partner?

Watched X-rated material together: 40 percent
Shaved or trimmed their/your pubic hair: 31 percent
Watched each other masturbate: 25 percent (Male 31 percent, Female 20 percent)
Watched yourself in the mirror: 23 percent (Male 26 percent, Female 21 percent)
Spanking: 20 percent
Phone sex (talking to each other masturbating): 20 percent
Sexting (sending photos or explicit text messages to each other): 16 percent
Bondage: 9 percent
Choking games: 3 percent
None of these: 37 percent (Male 31 percent, Female 42 percent)
Decline to answer: 3 percent

The following question was asked of straight respondents who've had sex with partner of opposite gender:

What do you do about birth control the first time you have sexual intercourse with someone?

I use some type of birth control: 31 percent
I don't worry about birth control: 22 percent (male 18 percent, Female 25 percent)
I insist on my partner's using some type of birth control: 17 percent
(Male 8 percent, FEmale 25 percent)
I ask if my partner is using some type of birth control: 9 percent
(Male 16 percent, FEmale 3 percent)
I offer to use some type of birth control: 5 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 2 percent)
I say nothing and hope for the best: 5 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 3 percent)
I don't believe in birth control: 2 percent
Decline to answer: 9 percent

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

What do you do about protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) the first time you have sex with someone?

I use some type of protection: 26 percent (Male 41 percent, Female 12 percent)
I insist on my partner's using some type of protection: 24 percent
(Male 7 percent, Female 39 percent)
I don't worry about protection: 17 percent
I offer to use some type of protection: 7 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 3 percent)
I ask if my partner is using some type of protection: 6 percent
(Male 5 percent, Female 8 percent)
I say nothing and hope for the best: 5 percent (Male 8 percent, Female 3 percent)
I don't believe in protection: 1 percent
Decline to answer: 13 percent

The following questions were asked of all respondents:

Have you ever been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

Yes: 11 percent
No: 87 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

When you were diagnosed with the STD, did you inform your current and/or new partner(s)? [asked of those answered yes to previous question]

Every time: 64 percent (Male 59 percent, Female 68 percent)
Most time: 5 percent (Male 1 percent, Female 8 percent)
Sometimes: 5 percent
Rarely: 3 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 1 percent)
Never: 18 percent (Male 24 percent, Female 13 percent)
Decline to answer: 6 percent

Have you ever been tested for HIV/AIDS?

Yes: 44 percent
No: 49 percent
Not sure: 6 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

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