4

Women Aren't Banging More. They're Banging Differently, According to Natsal-3

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

When you're a fan of Masters of Sex or ASU alum and pornographer Dave Pounder, chances are you love it when science delves into the kinky wonderland that is your bedroom. And wouldn't you know it, researchers have just released some new (but not-so-shocking) data on intercourse, including the much disputed enigma that is the lady boner.

See also: Women Should Have Babies by Age 25, Survey Says

According to Britain's National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, which runs every decade and was just released this week, people are getting a lot more loose with how they let loose in bed.

Overall, the most recent Natsal-3 reports that the most significant changes in sexual behavior have occurred among women, stating that while they are certainly willing to do more than you might think, they're not necessarily going to do more of it. In fact, sexual activity has decreased over the past few decades.

So what acts are women up to on the (apparently) increasingly rare occasion that they are feeling frisky? Well, the Natsal findings show that not only are more women engaging with same-sex partners (or least finally admitting to it), they're also having more anal sex, jumping from 11 percent to 15 percent over the past 10 years; similar to the male increase of 12 percent to 15 percent.

And lastly, for those of you who thought everyone in high school was having sex but you, good news: it's actually only 29 percent (and that's considered an increase). To purchase the full report visit thelancet.com.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.