We Polled 1,000 North Texans About Their Sex Lives. Here’s Just The Start of What We Learned.
Last month, a team of university researchers in London released their third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles as part of a project that’s been going on for over 20 years.
Among the more than 15,000 UK residents who took part in the study, the biggest changes in the sexual attitudes among British residents came from women, who in recent years, it seems, have started to become more open about the number of partners they’ve been with.
It’s a sign, say researchers, that the sexual playing field is starting to become more level across the pond.
Of course, that all tells us squat about the sexual habits of Americans — or, more specifically, of Dallasites. And really nobody should really expect that countries whose cars drive on opposite sides of the streets from one another should have all that much in common, sexually.
So, for the past 16 months, we’ve been anonymously and confidentially polling North Texans about their own sexual attitudes and experiences. And what we’ve discovered in the process has been fascinating.
For instance? Well, no matter into what subcategories we broke our data into (age, sex, religious preference, etc.) the average age of one’s loss of virginity always remained steady at 17 years old.
But that’s just the tip of our findings.
And we’re going to reveal our various findings in a series of posts and accompanying infographics every day this week.
• BATTLE OF THE SEXES. // How Do Dallas Men and Women Differ When It Comes To Sex?
• SEXCAPADES. // Dallas’ Craziest Sex Stories.
• SEX IN THE CITY. // How Do Dallas Neighborhoods Differ When It Comes To Sex?
• WRAP IT UP. // All The Sex Facts That Wouldn’t Fit.
Before we get to our first day’s findings, we’ll fill you in on a bit of our methodology.
Beginning in August 2012 — at our six-month anniversary party, to be precise — we began soliciting folks who’ve showed up to various events around town to anonymously and honestly fill out a 26-question survey on their sexual history.
Of the 1,000 people who filled out our survey, half were women, and the average age of respondents was 27, with the youngest being 16 and the oldest being 53. Also? Nearly every Dallas neighborhood and surrounding suburb was thoroughly represented.
Check out the overall summary of our findings in today’s infographic below. In the coming days, we’ll feature graphics further breaking down our results by geography and gender. Oh, and we’ll also share some of the best answers to the “What’s your best sex story?” question later in the week, too.
Enjoy. And, please, practice safe sex survey reading.