Sex Turns High Tech

May 18, 2011

According to a new survey, more and more Americans are turning to technology to spice up their sex lives.

Playboy magazine recently published its biggest sex survey since 1983 and the results show Americans are utilizing technology in the bedroom now more than ever. The iconic men’s magazine goes as far as saying the “digital age” has changed sex as much as the introduction of the pill. Playboy, together with Harris Interactive, polled 1,210 men and 1,100 women to learn more about how men and women are having sex in 2011.

Turning your bedroom hanky-panky into a photo shoot is increasingly popular according to Playboy. Some 27 percent of men and 23 percent of women have been photographed or filmed nude, and 15 percent of men and 9 percent of women have been photographed or filmed while having sex. Thanks to the digital age, we’re becoming a race of exhibitionists.

Couples are not just photographing or filming themselves, they’re also watching X-rated content. The survey says 44 percent of men and 36 percent of women admit to watching X-rated material with a partner.

Online dating is up and more people are perusing the web for a date, even if they’re already in relationship. The survey reports that a third of males and 23 percent of women admit to using a dating site while in a relationship. How scandalous!

The most disturbing trend in the survey is the number of people who admit to having an STD and do not inform their partner. According to Playboy, 24 percent of men and 13 percent of women who have had an STD did not inform their partner(s) after being diagnosed. Of those surveyed, 24 percent of men and 20 percent of women don't worry about protection against STDs or "hope for the best." That’s just plain scary and not to mention stupid.

When it comes to orgasming during sex, 88 percent of men and 51 percent of women usually or always reach climax. Sadly, some 22 percent of women rarely or never reach climax. This might be difficult for us fellas to know as 46 percent of women have admitted to faking an orgasm, while only 16 percent of men have claimed to fake the big O.

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