InsideHook conducted this online survey of its readers between January 15th and 23rd, 2015. The 5,513 respondents self-selected and self-identified as men 18 and above. Sixty-four percent were above 30 years of age. Forty-seven percent were married, 24% in a relationship, 22% single and 7% divorced. Because of rounding, some percentages may not add up to 100.
Young or old, straight (90% of respondents), bisexual (5%) or gay (4%), the average response to “How would you rate your sex life?” was 5.94. Just like most people think they’re a good driver, they also think they’re above average in bed.
Over 32% of male respondents say they’ve had 51 or more sexual partners in their lifetime. This seems slightly inflated, especially compared to numbers from the CDC, which found (with the benefit of scientific polling and analysis) that 21.6% of men 15-44 years of age have had 15 or more female sexual partners. That said, it’s a statistical fact that men lie when taking sex surveys. So who’re you dissembling to, friend: us or the government?
When asked to choose one quality that described their perfect mate, the top choices were fun (17%), attractive (15%), caring (14%), smart (13%) and adventurous (12%). Men looked for a successful woman only 4% of the time.
When we cross-referenced by political affiliation, we found the highest disparity in the “successful” category. Thirty-five percent of Republicans chose “successful,” compared to just 24% of Democrats and 2% of Independents. Sixteen percent of Independents wanted a woman who is adventurous, compared to 11% of Democrats and 9% of Republicans. It seems Independents want to have slightly less fun than everyone else.