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The 2011 Playboy Sex Survey: Reader Survey
  • January 06, 2011 : 20:01
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A number of respondents answered in “other” that they met their partner online but not through a dating service. Other write-ins: Restaurant in Times Square. / Strip club. / He was a restaurant co-worker's son and left me great tips. / Football game. / At airport. / At the beach. / Swingers' site. / Starbucks. / Swing dancing. / Friend of my ex. / At the bus stop. / At the bank. / On the train. / At the St. Patrick's Day Parade. / At AA. / Bowling alley. / Met through our children who are best friends. / Band camp. / At dry cleaner's. / Shared a taxi. / In the bathroom at school. / Fishing trip. / On a plane. / Brothel. / On the street. / At a tattoo parlor. / Bought a car from her. / Through my sister-in-law. / He was my brother-in-law. / My brother's best friend. / Blind date. / Dental appointment. / State fair. / Gas station. / Bookstore. / Friend of my ex-wife's who found me through Facebook. / On the subway. / At a campout with family and friends. / Anger mangement meeting. / California. / She was my jailer. / Car accident. / In Marine Corps. / She came to the office to sell me insurance. / I was a radio DJ and she called to request a song. We met three months later and started having sex immediately. / Twitter. / At truck stop. / Wedding. / Softball. / In traffic on highway. / Church retreat. / Wife brought her home. / Bank parking lot. / Worked for her dad. / Card game. / He helped with me a flat tire; I later found out he is married. / Internet BBS 12 years ago -- there were no online dating sites back then. / He came into my salon. / High school reunion. / Second Life. / Sing in same chorus. / On AOL 11 years ago. / Stole her from her now ex-boyfriend. / My massage therapist.

Have you ever had sex with another person while in a monogamous (one-person) relationship?

Yes, while married: 22 percent (Male 23 percent, Female 19 percent)
Yes, while in a monogamous relationship but not married: 26 percent (M26, F30)
No: 54 percent (Male 54 percent, Female 53 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 percent

Have you ever had sex with a person of a different religion?

Yes: 62 percent
No: 16 percent
Not sure: 22 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: 46 percent (Male 48 percent, Female 37 percent)
24 hours: 9 percent (Male 8 percent, Female 10 percent)
Two or three days: 9 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 8 percent)
Weeks but less than a month: 15 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 20 percent)
Months but less than a year: 13 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 16 percent)
A year or more: 4 percent
Not sure/don't recall: 4 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

Do you know the first and last name(s) of all of the people with whom you've had sex?

Yes: 46 percent (Male 44 percent, Female 56 percent)
No: 53 percent (Male 56 percent, Female 44 percent)
Decline to answer: 1 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: 45 percent
No: 55 percent

Have you ever had sex with a person of the same gender?*

Yes: 15 percent (Male 9 percent, Female 38 percent)
No: 85 percent (Male 91 percent, Female 61 percent)

* 6 percent of straight, single males report having had sex with another male, and 24 percent percent of straight, single females report having had sex with another woman (3 percent declined to answer). Overall, 9 percent of straight people say they've had sex with someone of the same gender.

Have you ever had sex with a person of the opposite gender?*

Yes: 99 percent
No: 1 percent

* 90 percent of gays and lesbians say they have had sex with someone of the opposite gender

With which of the following people have you had sex?

An ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse: 61 percent (Male 61 percent, Female 64 percent)
A classmate: 60 percent (M60, F67)
A co-worker: 51 percent (M52, F47)
A person of a different race (white, black, Asian, etc.): 43 percent (M42, F46)
A neighbor: 32 percent (M33, F27)
A person from another country: 25 percent (M26, F19)
A roommate: 18 percent (M18, F17)
A boss: 10 percent (M8, F17)
A professor or instructor: 5 percent (M5, F6)
A therapist: 2 percent
None of these: 11 percent (M10, F 11)

In which of the following places have you had sex in the past year?

On a couch or chair: 68 percent (Male 66 percent, Female 77 percent)
My bedroom: 62 percent (M62, F63)
Bathroom, shower or locker room: 58 percent (M56, F65)
On the floor: 58 percent (M56, F64)
In a hotel or motel: 58 percent (M58, F60)
Our shared bedroom: 54 percent (M54, F57)
My partner's bedroom: 42 percent (M40, F51)
In a parked car: 34 percent (M32, F41)
Outdoors (woods, park, etc.): 32 percent (M31, F38)
On a desk: 15 percent (M14, F16)
At the office: 9 percent (M9, F10)
Other: 10 percent (M9, F12)
Decline to answer: 2 percent

Since losing your virginity, what the longest time you have gone without having sex?

Less than one month: 14 percent
1 to 6 months: 37 percent
7 months to 1 year: 20 percent
Longer than a year: 23 percent
Longer than five years: 5 percent
Decline to answer: less than 1 percent

The following question was asked of all respondents:

With how many partners have you had only oral sex?

None: 39 percent
One: 20 percent
Two: 13 percent
Three to five: 15 percent
Six or more: 13 percent
Decline to answer: 1 percent

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

How frequently do you have sex?

At least once a day: 5 percent (Male 4 percent, Female 8 percent)
4 or 5 times a week: 13 percent (Male 12 percent, Female 17 percent)
2 or 3 times a week: 28 percent (Male 28 percent, Female 30 percent)
Once a week: 22 percent (Male 23 percent, Female 21 percent)
Once a month: 14 percent (Male 14 percent, Female 11 percent)
Every other month: 4 percent (Male 4 percent, Female 3 percent)
2 or 3 times a year: 5 percent (Male 5 percent, Female 3 percent)
Less than two times a year: 6 percent (Male 7 percent, Female 4 percent)
Decline to answer: 3 percent

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