survey says

There’s a 10-15% Chance Your Straight Dad Got a Blowjob From Another Dude

Described as “one of the most expansive nationally representative studies of sexual behavior and condom use ever conducted,” research at Indiana University (underwritten by Trojan’s parent company) — that looks at the sexual activity and condom use of 5,865 people ages 14 to 94 — finds condom use among the under-40 set is far more prevalent than older folks. Basically, it’s one big piece of scientific research that says young people aren’t as sexually reckless as everyone thinks. Or at least less reckless than their parents.

While I work on getting a copy of the actual study (it’s published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine), it’s a little difficult to tell how condom usage breaks down between people reporting opposite-sex and same-sex experience. But some things worth noting:

• The study also found that while only about 7 percent of men and of women identified themselves as “other than heterosexual,” a much higher percentage reported having had sex with a member of the same sex. Among women in their 30s, for example, 14 percent said they had performed oral sex on another woman at some point in their lives; 13 percent of men over 40 said they had performed oral sex on another man. […] 15% of men aged 50-59 said they got oral sex from another man at some point [… as did] 10 percent of men aged 18 to 59.

• Condom use is higher among black and Hispanic Americans than among whites, and is lowest among people over 40, the nationally representative Internet survey of 5,865 Americans aged 14 to 94 found.

• Only 14 percent of 14-year-old boys reported any kind of sexual interaction with a partner in the prior three months, but almost 40 percent of 17-year-old males did.

And my favorite breeder stat:

• Some 85 percent of men say their sexual partner experienced orgasm during sex, but just 64 percent of women say they did.

Where’s the gay data on getting off?!

And keep in mind: Some 800 participants in the study were under age 18, and as young as 14. So where are the conservatives freaking out about this massive piece of research, when they were losing it over another study that called for just 100 gay kids, no younger than 16, to chronicle their sexual experiences?

[Reuters, NYT, RedOrbit]