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The Sex Survey: Statistical Results

How OSU Gets Down

It’s February so you know what that means: love is in the air and sex is on our minds.

So with all the high-powered emotions floating around the theme of Valentine’s Day for the month, we decided to tap into the mind of some students. And by some students, we mean more than 1,000. We asked some slightly uncomfortable questions—what’s the weirdest thing someone has said to you during sex?; would you ever consider a threesome; you know, the questions you can’t ask your parents—and you guys gave us some wild answers.

So without further ado, let’s get down and dirty, 1870 style.

The Basics

The Gender Breakdown

Male: 45.1%

Female: 53.2%

Non-binary: 1.3%

Transgender: 0.4%

Sexual Orientation

Heterosexual: 82.7%

Homosexual: 5%

Heteroflexible: 1.5%

Other: 1.2%

The Nitty Gritty

Illustration by Dustin Goebel

What Type Of Birth Control Do You Use?

Condoms: 44.1%

The Pill: 27.7%

None: 11.4%

Abstinence: 8.5%

IUD: 8.3%

Is Regular Sex Important For A Healthy Relationship?

Yes: 82.2%

No: 17.8%

Is Foreplay Necessary?

Yes: 90.3%

No: 9.7%

Does Size Matter?

Yes: 88.5%

No: 11.5%

How Often Do You Watch Porn?

1 – 3 times/week: 60.1%

4 – 5 times/week: 17%

6 or more times/week: 9.3%

Never: 13.6%

Would You Ever Purchase A Sex Toy?

Yes: 67.4%

No: 23.4%

Already own one: 9.2%

The Down & Dirty

Illustration by Dustin Goebel

What Is Your Biggest Fear When It Comes To Love And Sex?

Pregnancy: 55%

Rejection: 13.2%

Performance: 10.5%

STD/STI: 21.3%

Can You Consent To Sex After Drinking?

Yes: 39%

No: 18%

Depends: 4.3%

When Did You Lose Your Virginity?

Before 16: 77%

16 – 18: 55.9%

19 – 21: 14%

21 – 25: 4.6%

I’m still a virgin: 17.8%

How Long Do You Wait To Sleep With Someone You Are Dating?

1 – 2 weeks: 43.9%

Less than a week: 22%

Longer than a month: 29.2%

Until marriage: 4.9%

Have You Ever Been Involved In A Threesome?

Yes: 17.5%

No, but I want to: 50.5%

No, never: 32%

Have You Ever Faked An Orgasm?

Yes: 51.3%

No: 48.7%

Be sure to check out the extended responses from the Sex Survey here!

1870 Staff

1870 Staff



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