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The 2011 Playboy Sex Survey - Harris Survey
  • January 06, 2011 : 20:01
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Have you ever used an adult toy for sexual stimulation?

Yes: 42 percent (Male 37 percent, Female 47 percent)
No: 56 percent (Male 61 percent, Female 51 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Which types of adult toys have you used? [asked of those who said they had used adult toys]

Vibrator: 83 percent
Penis-shaped objects (dildos): 64 percent
Erotic movies: 58 percent (Male 69 percent, Female 50 percent)
Oils: 57 percent (Male 66 percent, Female 51 percent)
Sexy underwear or lingerie: 53 percent
Erotic books: 30 percent
Mirror: 25 percent (Male 31 percent, Female 21 percent)
Anal toys: 20 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 15 percent)
Blindfolds: 17 percent
Bondage equipment: 13 percent
S/M equipment: 5 percent
Other: 5 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

How often do you use adult toys during sexual encounters with another person? [asked of those who said they had used adult toys]

Every time: 3 percent
Most time: 5 percent
Sometimes: 34 percent
Rarely: 41 percent
Never: 16 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

Do you have any sexually explicit material on your computer?

Yes: 17 percent (Male 32 percent, Female 4 percent)
No: 81 percent (Male 65 percent, Female 94 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Have you ever used any of the following for sexual enhancement?

Tranquilizers: 2 percent
Alcohol: 30 percent
Viagra or similar prescription drug: 12 percent
Herbals or over-the-counter drugs: 4 percent
Other prescription drugs: 1 percent
Other non-prescription drugs: 3 percent
None of these: 60 percent
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Have you ever been photographed in the nude?

Yes: 25 percent (Male 27 percent, Female 23 percent)
No: 73 percent (Male 71 percent, Female 73 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

With what device were you photographed? [asked of those who responded yes to previous question]

With a camera: 85 percent (Male 82 percent, Female 87 percent)
With a phone: 30 percent (Male 33 percent, Female 27 percent)
With a camcorder: 19 percent (Male 25 percent, Female 13 percent)
With a webcam: 14 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 7 percent)
Other: 1 percent

Have you ever been photographed performing a sexual act?

Yes: 11 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 9 percent)
No: 87 percent (Male 84 percent, Female 90 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

With what device were you photographed? [asked of those who answered yes to previous question]

With a camera: 62 percent (Male 64 percent, Female 59 percent)
With a webcam: 16 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 10 percent)
With a phone: 20 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 22 percent)
With a camcorder: 49 percent (Male 47 percent, Female 52 percent)

How often do you masturbate?

Once a day or more often: 6 percent (Male 11 percent, Female 1 percent)
A few times a week: 18 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 8 percent)
Once a week: 11 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 9 percent)
Once or twice a month: 14 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 13 percent)
Less than once a month: 10 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 14 percent)
Once or twice a year: 6 percent (Male 6 percent, Female 7 percent)
Less often than once a year: 10 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 12 percent)
I have never masturbated: 14 percent (Male 3 percent, Female 24 percent)
Decline to answer: 11 percent

Which of the following have you used during masturbation? [asked of respondents who say they masturbate]

Fantasies: 52 percent (Male 55 percent, Female 48 percent)
X-rated movies: 37 percent (50 percent, Female 21 percent)
Online sexually explicit material: 33 percent (Male 49 percent, Female 13 percent)
Magazines or other printed materials: 30 percent (Male 42 percent, Female 16 percent)
Adult toy: 25 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 42 percent)
Pictures of lovers: 12 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 4 percent)
Mirror: 9 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 8 percent)
Other: 6 percent
Decline to answer: 9 percent

About whom have you had sexual fantasies?

Past lovers: 37 percent (Male 48 percent, Female 27 percent)
Current partner(s): 36 percent (Male 41 percent, Female 31 percent)
Friends: 29 percent (Male 42 percent, Female 16 percent)
Strangers: 23 percent (Male 30 percent, Female 17 percent)
Movie stars: 23 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 18 percent)
Co-workers: 21 percent (Male 33 percent, Female 9 percent)
Neighbors: 15 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 4 percent)
TV personalities: 15 percent (Male 20 percent, Female 10 percent)
Music stars: 13 percent
Sports figures: 6 percent
Newscasters: 2 percent
Politicians: 1 percent
Other: 3 percent
I do not have sexual fantasies: 20 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 29 percent)
Decline to answer: 9 percent

In what region of the U.S. do you live?

East: 23 percent
Midwest: 23 percent
South: 32 percent
West: 22 percent

What is the highest level of education you have completed or the highest degree you have received?

High school or less: 44 percent
College: 46 percent
Graduate school: 10 percent

Would you estimate that your overall household income in 2009 was over or under the national average?

Very much below average: 1 percent
Below average: 10 percent
Somewhat below average: 15 percent
About average: 20 percent
Somewhat above average: 7 percent
Above average: 1 percent
Very much above average: less than 1 percent
Decline to answer: 45 percent

What is your employment status?

Employed full time: 43 percent
Employed part time: 20 percent
Self-employed: 11 percent
Not employed, but looking for work: 8 percent
Not employed and not working for work: 26 percent
Not employed, unable to work due to a disability or illness: 7 percent
Retired: 23 percent
Student: 12 percent
Stay-at-home spouse or partner/Housewife/husband: 12 percent

Which the following categories best describes your 2009 total household income before/after taxes?

Less than $15,000: 8 percent
$15,000 to $24,999: 8 percent
$25,000 to $34.999: 9 percent
$35,000 to $49,999: 12 percent
$50,000 to $74,999: 18 percent
$75,000 to $99,999: 11 percent
$100,000 to $124,999: 10 percent
$125,000 to $149,000: 4 percent
$150,000 to $199,999: 2 percent
$200,000 to $249,000: 1 percent
$250,000 or more: 2 percent
Decline to answer: 15 percent

What is your racial background?

White: 74 percent
Hispanic: 11 percent
Black/African American: 10 percent
Asian or Pacific Islander: 2 percent
Mixed racial background: 1 percent
Decline to answer: 2 percent

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