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The 2011 Playboy Sex Survey: Reader Survey
  • January 06, 2011 : 20:01
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Which of the following best describes your social/political beliefs?

Very conservative: 8 percent
Somewhat conservative: 19 percent
Moderate: 33 percent
Somewhat liberal: 18 percent
Very liberal: 10 percent
Other: 3 percent
Decline to answer: 8 percent

Which of the following best describes your religious belief?

Very religious: 8 percent
Somewhat religious: 57 percent
Not religious at all: 35 percent

Should sexual education be taught in public schools?

Yes: 92 percent
No: 4 percent
Not sure: 4 percent

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

Yes: 75 percent (Male 79 percent, Female 58 percent)
No: 13 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 27 percent)
Not sure: 12 percent (Male 11 percent, Female 16 percent)

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

Yes: 90 percent
No: 10 percent

Have you ever used an online dating site?

Yes: 28 percent
No: 72 percent

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

Yes: 42 percent
No: 58 percent

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

Yes: 50 percent
No: 50 percent

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

Yes: 84 percent
No: 5 percent
I do not display my relationship status: 11 percent

Have you ever suspected a partner of cheating on you?

Yes: 55 percent (Male 52 percent, Female 67 percent)
No: 43 percent (Male 46 percent, Female 41 percent)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Could you forgive a partner who cheated?

Yes: 32 percent
No: 32 percent
Not sure: 36 percent

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

A person of the opposite sex: 89 percent (Male 89 percent, Female 90 percent)
A person of the same sex: 2 percent (Male 1 percent, Female 5 percent)
I am a virgin: 8 percent (Male 9 percent,  Female 5 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

How do you personally define “sex”?

Vaginal sex: 97 percent
Oral sex: 69 percent
Anal sex: 69 percent
Other: 7 percent
Decline to answer: less than 1 percent

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

At what age did you lose your virginity?

Before age 13: 6 percent
Age 13 to 14: 13 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 21 percent)
Age 15 to 17: 44 percent (Male 43 percent, Female 49 percent)
Age 18 to 22: 31 percent (Male 33 percent, Female 22 percent)
Age 23 to 25: 3 percent (Male 4 percent, Female 1 percent)
After age 26: 2 percent
Decline to answer: less than 1 percent

With whom did you lose your virginity?

With someone with whom I had a committed relationship: 45 percent (M43, F52)
With someone with whom I had a casual relationship: 31 percent (M32, F27)
During a one-night stand: 17 percent (Male 19 percent, Female 11 percent)
Other situation: 6 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

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

Same day: 9 percent (Male 10 percent, Female 7 percent)
Next day: 22 percent (Male 23 percent, Female 17 percent)
A week: 34 percent (Male 34 percent, Female 35 percent)
A month: 15 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 19 percent)
Six months: 9 percent (Male 8 percent, Female 11 percent)
A year: 5 percent
Longer than a year: 6 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

With how many different people have you ever had sex?

One: 10 percent
2 to 5: 25 percent
6 to 10: 21 percent
11 to 25: 21 percent
26 to 50: 12 percent
51 to 100: 5 percent
More than 100: 5 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

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

None: 16 percent (Male 17 percent, Female 12 percent)
One: 52 percent (Male 53 percent, Female 47 percent)
Two: 13 percent (Male 13 percent, Female 17 percent)
3 to 5: 13 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 17 percent)
6 to 10: 3 percent
More than 10: 2 percent
Decline to answer: less than 1 percent

With how many people have you had sex just once?

None: 24 percent
One: 17 percent
Two: 14 percent
3 to 5: 21 percent
6 to 10: 9 percent
More than 10: 14 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

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

Through friends: 27 percent
At work: 17 percent
At school: 16 percent
At a bar: 11 percent
Online dating service: 7 percent*
At a party: 6 percent
At a church: 1 percent
At a health club: less than 1 percent
Other: 12 percent
Decline to answer: 2 percent

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