Two weeks ago, a brand new study on sexual behavior in the U.S. was released for public viewing. Led by the University of Indiana, this was largest recorded study in the past two decades. Twenty years dedicated to prying into people’s sex lives…imagine the stories! 5,865 people, ranging from ages 14 to 94 were interviewed. Here are some statistics that I thought were interesting.
· Only 1 in 3 single people that participate in vaginal intercourse use protection. Pretty crazy that people still aren’t getting the memo on this one. Condoms today are better than ever! We have all kinds flavors, special long lasting ones, some just for her pleasure and even those new icy-hot ones! But hey, someone has to keep Maury’s ratings up.
· 85 Percent of Men said their partner climaxed or orgasmed at their most recent sexual event. Opposed to 64 percent of woman who report having climaxed their last time. Now I know what some of you are thinking… some of these men could have had same sex partners. Well, the statistic adds that the difference between the two percentages is actually too large to be accounted for by just gay men. Hmm… so someone must be lying here... I have a pet peeve about women faking orgasms. Ladies, we are only doing ourselves a disservice by faking! Tell your partner! Then he can fix whatever the hell he’s doing (or not doing) down there!
· The majority of US adolescents are not participating in sexual behavior. That’s quite a relief considering MTV is now starting their 3rd season of 16 and pregnant. Love that show!
· Men are more likely to orgasm during vaginal intercourse while woman orgasm during clitoral stimulation. It kind of sucks that the spot that gets him going isn’t the same as the place that pleasures her. But guys, if you don’t know how to work the clitoris, then do some research! Pleasure HER first and then go inside. She’ll be more fun and it’ll feel better for both of you!
There are a ton more facts from the study, but those are a few that I liked. Click here for a more detailed article on the full study. You’ll see that sex has changed a lot in the past twenty years. Honestly, I think the biggest change has come from the internet. There’s so much more information out there and its all available at the click of a mouse! And no, I’m not just talking about porn. Any question about sexuality can be answered in seconds. And I think we’ve really been utilizing it!
But for the record, I have nothing against porn. Porn can be research too.