SA’s saucy sex survey

2009-09-19 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL people are having the second most fun in the country. That’s according to the annual Sexpo Survey, the results of which were released this week.

The survey also found that South Africans enjoy watching pornography, believe that marriage remains the ultimate commitment and, surprisingly, a large number say that they would like to participate in an amateur strip competition.

The annual Sexpo Survey, which examines some of South Africa’s naughtier traits, sampled just under 3 000 respondents in an online survey. Forty­-five percent of those interviewed were women with the vast majority between 25 and 40.

According to the survey, 42% of women claim to have sex more than once a week, and 14% of women at least three times a week, while 39% of men claim to have sex once a week and eight percent say they have it three times a week.

Gautengers in general have far more sex than other South Africans, with their closest rivals from KwaZulu-Natal.

Although 94% of respondents believe marriage remains an important social institution, more than 52% of married participants admit to being unfaithful.

Last year, 26% of men said that they would indulge in a threesome. This remains unchanged, but this year 48% say that they have had more than one sexual partner at the same time during their adult lives. Women are slightly more conservative, with only 13% admitting to a hankering for a ménage au trois and four percent having had more than one partner at the same time.

Almost half of the female respondents say it is healthy to experiment with bisexuality with 43% giving it the nod, yet only 27% admit to ever having done it with a member of the same sex. Men were not as keen with only 11% okaying same-sex encounters and admitting to it. Forty seven percent claim to have tried the Kama Sutra or Tantric Sex. Others were less adventurous with 19% preferring the missionary position above all else.

It seems we are becoming a nation of exhibitionists, too, with 31% keen to participate in amateur strip competitions. Going commando, or the trend of not wearing underwear, appeals to the majority of South Africans with 73% indicating this preference from time to time.

Pornography is enjoyed by 87% of South Africans with the largest number of men and women consuming naughty videos residing in Cape Town (43%) followed by Gauteng and then KwaZulu-Natal.

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