Down and Dirty with the Sex Stats – are you giving him what he wants?

The results of a new Gay and Bisexual Men’s National Sex Survey are out!

Tired of men’s sexual behaviour studies being dominated by heterosexual norms, a new research was carried out to shed some light on the sexual repertoire of gay and bisexually identifying men.
Collected via an internet survey, over 24500 men aged 18-87 were surveyed from all 50 states of the USA and compiled into a report published at the end of August this year. (I wonder if the authors managed to engage in any “hands on” research…)

Now, a fun, interactive summary of the stats has been compiled by our friends over at – check it out.

It seems that us young’uns are more likely to bottom, yet the older you are the less likely you are to experience pain whilst doing it!

You might be surprised to learn that the last time they had sex 16.4% of guys ejaculated in the mouth with a further 15.6% on the face – aren’t we a dirty lot! Perhaps even more surprising for some is that 55.4% of guys said they like to swallow cum, or is that just surprising for us “well-behaved” British folk over here? It would be interesting to see how this figure compares with women…

Personally, I was surprised to learn that 4/5 sexual acts occur within a house. Looks like the days of tea rooms and cottaging might be over for many. Yet, there are subtle indicators throughout the stats to suggest that promiscuity has far from declined – e.g. only 75% of those surveyed kissed their partner last time they had sex; and 36.7% of guys never have sex again with their first sexual partner.

For me, the big stat this is missing is how many guys identify as top, vers or bottom. Plus there’s no mention of condom use. But otherwise this makes for an informative read! I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of it. How do you compare?

The full report is available from The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Oh, and in case you were wondering, from those surveyed: the mean age was 39.2; 79.9% identified as homosexual; and the ethnic split was 84.6% white, 6.4% Latino and 3.6% African American.

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