Last month, we decided to get up-close and personal with you.
Not ones to beat around the bush, we wanted to get the low-down on
what's going on in your bedrooms. And bathrooms. And kitchens...
cue: The DIVA Sex Survey 2012.
More than 2,500 of you took part in the online poll at
divamag.co.uk - making it one of our biggest ever surveys. Now,
having waded through the results, your bedroom behaviour is here in
black and white.
First off: the facts. We asked 16 probing questions, ranging from
how you identify sexually (lesbian, bisexual, pansexual) to your
taste in pornography, how you'd rate your partner's performance and
how often you indulge in that ultimate act of independence:
We also inspected your kinks, concerns and the quality/quantity
balance to see exactly where you stand on the sexual spectrum. And
although some of the results were predictable, others were a
Our first sex survey finding? Let's start with the good news: en
masse, you're having more of it now than you were five years
Almost 44% said you are enjoying more lovemaking, more often, than
in 2007. Given that the bulk of respondents were aged between
18-34, many of whom are online or on the scene, the early years of
romance and coming out might help explain the upward trajectory.
Meanwhile, 21% of you are just as busy - having the same amount of
sex now compared to then.
On the flipside, 35% of you are getting less. The reason for this?
Almost half put it down to being in a long-term relationship.
Thirty-four per cent blame being single, while almost 25% of you
admit that either your sex-drive is lower or physical intimacy is
simply less important. Just under 90% would like to be having sex
at least once a week, while 49% say they are achieving that
READ THE REST OF THE SURVEY RESULTS IN THE MAY ISSUE OF DIVA, ON
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