The 2011 Playboy Sex Survey - Harris Survey

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We asked Harris Interactive to present a sex survey to a sample of American adults (not just Playboy readers) to learn more about how men and women are having sex in 2011, and particularly the role of technology.


We asked Harris Interactive to present a sex survey to a sample of American adults (not just Playboy readers) to learn more about how men and women are having sex in 2011, and particularly the role of technology. The firm interviewed 1,210 men and 1,100 women online and weighted the results to reflect the race, gender, sexual orientation, age, education and other attributes of the U.S. adult population—all 232 million of us. Harris also presented the survey to 10,003 visitors to Playboy.com. See the Playboy.com reader results here.

Total respondents

Male: 1,210 Female: 1,100

What is your gender?

Male: 47 percent Female: 53 percent

How old are you?

18-24: 12 percent 24-34: 15 percent 35-44: 18 percent 45-54: 20 percent 55-64: 18 percent Over 65: 17 percent

Median age: 47

What is your marital status?

Never married: 26 percent Married or civil union: 51 percent Divorced: 9 percent Separated: 3 percent Widow/widower: 5 percent Living with partner: 5 percent

Which of the following best describes your current relationship status? (asked of unmarried)

I am casually dating one person: 10 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 8 percent) I am casually dating more than one person: 6 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 2 percent) I am in a committed relationship with one person, but we don’t live together: 14 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 16 percent) I am in a committed relationship with one person, and we live together: 14 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 15 percent) I am not currently in a relationship or dating: 53 percent (Male 51 percent, Female 55 percent) Other: 2 percent Decline to answer: 1 percent

How long have you been in your current relationship? (asked of those in relationship)

Less than six months: 4 percent 6 months to 2 years: 9 percent 2 to 5 years: 11 percent 5 to 10 years: 12 percent More than 10 years: 65 percent

Of the following, which do you consider yourself to be?

Heterosexual (straight): 92 percent Lesbian: 1 percent Gay: 3 percent Bisexual: 2 percent Not Sure: less than 1 percent Decline to answer: 1 percent

Which of the following best describes your social/political beliefs?

Very conservative: 13 percent Somewhat conservative: 22 percent Moderate: 30 percent Somewhat liberal: 17 percent Very liberal: 12 percent Other: 2 percent Decline to answer: 4 percent

Which of the following best describes your religious belief?

Very religious: 21 percent Somewhat religious: 53 percent Not religious at all: 26 percent

Should sexual education be taught in public schools?

Yes: 83 percent No: 10 percent Not sure: 7 percent

Should men have a role in abortion decisions affecting their wives or lovers?

Yes: 64 percent (Male 71 percent, Female 57 percent) No: 22 percent (Male 15 percent, Female 28 percent) Not sure: 15 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 15 percent)

Do you have at least one online profile on any social website (such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc.)?

Yes: 72 percent No: 28 percent

Have you ever used an online dating site?

Yes: 20 percent (Male 25 percent, Female 16 percent) No: 80 percent (Male 75 percent, Female 84 percent)

Have you ever used an online dating site while already in a relationship?

Yes: 29 percent (Male 33 percent, Female 23 percent) No: 71 percent (Male 67 percent, Female 77 percent)

Have you ever attempted to contact an ex-girlfriend, ex-boyfriend or ex-spouse online?

Yes: 29 percent No: 71 percent

Does your online profile accurately reflect your current relationship status? [asked of those with profiles]

Yes: 81 percent No: 5 percent I do not display my relationship status: 14 percent

Have you ever suspected a partner of cheating on you?

Yes: 44 percent No: 54 percent Decline to answer: 2 percent

Could you forgive a partner who cheated?

Yes: 31 percent (Male 39 percent, Female 23 percent) No: 33 percent (Male 26 percent, Female 38 percent) Not sure: 37 percent (Male 34 percent, Female 39 percent)

With whom did you first have sex, i.e. lose your virginity?

A person of the opposite sex: 87 percent A person of the same sex: 4 percent I am a virgin: 7 percent Decline to answer: 2 percent

How do you personally define “sex”?

Vaginal sex: 94 percent (Male 92 percent, Female 95 percent) Oral sex: 60 percent (Male 67 percent, Female 54 percent) Anal sex: 52 percent (Male 58 percent, Female 47 percent) Other: 4 percent Decline to answer: 3 percent

Intro

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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

Intro

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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

Intro

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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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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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Describe the last time you had sex:

select responses:

A quick doggy style over the couch.-Male, 38, California

In the car behind Toys R Us before I went to work.-Male, 35, Maine

It was depressing. I’ve been married too long.-Male, 31, Arkansas

We fucked for 15 to 20 minutes I ejaculated; she screamed and came. We laid there too lazy to move, then fucked again. I ejaculated but she did not come.-Male, 23, Illinois

My wife and I had a weekend nap together and in the process of snuggling got aroused.-Male, 38, Georgia

My apartment with a woman I met online. We had oral and vaginal sex. I felt excited and anxious.-Male, 40 Pennsylvania

Gave oral sex and had intercourse on the living-room couch on Halloween when it became clear there’d be no trick-or-treaters.-Male, 28, Florida

Wife and I were horny so we did it.-Male, 33, California

Side by side with partner’s arms cuffed behind her legs. Vibrator was used.-Male, 29, New York

Two years ago. It was weird because I think we both knew it was the last time but I made it count.-Male, 32, Florida

With my husband and I felt loved.-Female, 43, Nevada

About 45 years ago with my husband and I feel this survey is a disgrace.-Female, 79, Pennsylvania

The woman who was having an affair with me ended our relationship.–Male, 42, New York

It was with someone that I’d been wanting to have sex with for a long time. I thought I was in love with him. I was disappointed with his performance and his size.-Female, 52, South Carolina

Dark room, late at night, soft bed, warm mate’s body next to mine, took her from behind.-Male, 60, Kansas

I initiated, lights off, oral for her, none for me, straight missionary sex.-Male, 41, Connecticut

My husband was deployed for almost a year. The sex has been phenomenal since he got back.-Female, 34, Georgia

It was with my partner over five years ago. We are together yet we are practicing celibacy for religious beliefs.-Male, 46, New York

It was only for his benefit, not mine.-Female, 56, Missouri

Decided ahead of time we would have it and looked forward to it all day.-Male, 61, Ohio

Partner knew he was out the door. I was ice cold and bored.-Female, 59, Arizona

Normal bedroom sex.-Male, 26, Arkansas

After another person’s wedding with a friend from work.-Male, 45, Oregon

A spontaneous tender moment.-Male, 54, Georgia

Prostitute in motel.-Male, 74, New Mexico

Used oil and a whip. Great way to start your day!-Male 59, Wyoming

The last time I had sex was the first time I had sex. For the most part I felt I was doing the right thing. I was 20 years old and still had not lost my virginity.-Male, 22, New York

Felt good but no orgasm.-Female, 44, New York

Yesterday with current and previous partner in a threesome on a cruise ship. But he didn’t seem to spend enough time on me and that made me a little upset but the sex itself was great.-Female, 43, Connecticut

That’s between me and my husband.-Female, 46, New Jersey

My birthday in Key West. Windows open could hear the sound of the ocean. Lightning flashing in the distance.-Female, 59, Nebraska

It was probably 40 years ago. I didn’t know it would be the last time.-Female, 68, New Mexico

Hour-long multi-position morning. Close feeling with partner. Spanking and noise.-Male, 46, Texas

Three years ago, right before my marriage broke up. I had heard angry sex could be good but I don’t think they meant that kind of anger.-Female, 47, North Carolina

Oral sex with anal stimulation.-Male, 51, Montana

With my estranged husband. His family was in the next room.-Female, 35, Florida

Visited a close friend and sex partner (two times a month). Then I went home to my partner who knows about and approves of this arrangement.-Male, 63, Oregon

Boring. Way past menopause and could punch the person’s lights out that developed Viagra.-Female, 62, California

A three-day trip and we had sex twice.-Male, 54, Arizona

I am twice divorced and didn’t know sex could be so good.-Female, 46, New Jersey

Having a good day and wanted the day to be more complete.-Male, 58. Nevada

We came home from a night out on the town we never made it past the front door.-Female, 47, Pennsylvania

I bet the person analyzing these survey results is having a perfectly wonderful time.-Female, 33, Connecticut

At my age it’s all great and I’m glad I lived this long to enjoy it.-Male, 69, Michigan

Was visiting my ex-boyfriend in another state and staying with him. Woke up on my birthday and had some fun.-Female, 24, Colorado

I requested sex and received it from partner.-Male, 57, Colorado

A much younger friend came by on a rainy day.-Female, 66, Louisiana

It was awkward because I was trying to get over a relationship and my thoughts were elsewhere.-Male, 47, Ohio

On the floor watching our new Blu-ray porn.-Female, 35, New Mexico

Feeling lonely and uptight so masturbated to calm myself.-Female, 65, Kansas

Picked her up at a bar.-Male, 50, New Jersey

I got a blow job and then we fucked in the car.-Male, 51, New York

My husband woke me at 3:30 a.m. and performed oral sex on me.-Female, 48, West Virginia

The last time I had sex was a same-sex encounter. I was feeling like what’s the use and wishing I was with the opposite sex.-Male, 55, Oregon

Over six years ago. Online dating is a joke. There isn’t one decent man left over the age of 48.-Female, 61, California

With a longtime friend who revealed she has been in love with me for 25 years.-Male, 45, Ohio

This morning with my wife. We both woke up a little early.-Male, 40, Missouri

He was watching porn and I decide to initiate it. It was all in the missionary and didn’t last too long, which I like.-Female, 26, Texas

Was thinking of husband all day and acted on it.-Female, 34, Pennsylvania

We had sex during Dancing With the Stars while the kids were getting ready for bed.-Female, 40, Pennsylvania

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