THE NUMBERS ARE IN

Sex Survey Reveals Just How Many British Men Have Engaged In Gay Sex

A national sex survey in the UK found that when it comes to getting busy in the bedroom, British men and women are having sex less often, mostly because they are just too damn busy. But the varieties of sexual expression, including between members of the same sex, are far more creative than in the past, according a report on the study in the NY Times.

Religious conservatives take careful note: You are losing the battle to control people’s sexuality, and badly. The majority of adults now see sex primarily as about pleasure rather than reproduction, leading to a dizzying array of sexual expression for both gay and straight, and everyone on the spectrum in between.

“It reflects a shift away from sex being seen purely in the context of reproduction toward a greater emphasis on pleasure and recreation,” said Kaye Wellings, head of social and environmental health research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Over 15,000 adults aged 16-74 participated in the study between September 2010 and August 2012. The survey found 50 percent of Brits reported having sex at least three times in the last month, down from five times when the first survey was conducted in 1990.

The survey also found that British women are more adventurous in the sack than British men. Sixteen percent of women reported they have engaged in a same-sex experience, a fourfold jump since 1990. Only seven percent of men say they have engaged in a same-sex experience, which is unchanged since 1990.

“Women are more changeable in relation to social norms than men,” said sex researcher Cynthia Graham. “Orientation isn’t just gay, straight or bisexual. The boundaries are getting fuzzier.”

Those British lads don’t know what they’re missing out on — either that or they still don’t want to acknowledge wanking it with other dudes, a problem of honesty and prejudice women are less likely to suffer from.

The number of sexual partners reported by women has doubled from four to eight since 1990. The number of sexual partners reported by men has increased from nine to 12. Both genders reported higher levels of oral and anal sex.

The study also found that half of Brits lost their virginity at age 17. It also found that people under 25 are at highest risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections, which serves as yet another reminder to wrap it up.