July 31st, 2007

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Sex

The following were the most frequently cited reasons for men and women to have sex (and the least frequent reasons as well) according to a recent study. How does LJ match up with the population at large?

Poll #1031257 Why have sex

Reasons you have had sex (top answers, check all that apply)

I was attracted to the person
0(0.0%)
I wanted to experience the physical pleasure
0(0.0%)
It feels good
0(0.0%)
I wanted to show my affection to the person
0(0.0%)
I wanted to express my love for the person
0(0.0%)
I was sexually aroused and wanted the release
0(0.0%)
I was ‘‘horny’’
0(0.0%)
It’s fun
0(0.0%)
I realized I was in love
0(0.0%)
I was ‘‘in the heat of the moment’’
0(0.0%)
I wanted to achieve an orgasm.
0(0.0%)
I wanted to please my partner
0(0.0%)
The person’s physical appearance turned me on
0(0.0%)
I desired emotional closeness (i.e., intimacy)
0(0.0%)
I wanted the pure pleasure
0(0.0%)

Reasons you have had sex (bottom answers, check all that apply)

I wanted to give someone else a sexually transmitted disease (e.g., herpes, AIDS)
0(0.0%)
The person offered to give me drugs for doing it
0(0.0%)
Someone offered me money to do it
0(0.0%)
I wanted to get a raise
0(0.0%)
I wanted to punish myself
2(14.3%)
It was an initiation rite to a club or organization
0(0.0%)
I wanted to breakup my relationship
2(14.3%)
I wanted to get a job
0(0.0%)
I wanted to get a promotion
0(0.0%)
I was afraid to say ‘‘no’’ due to the possibility of physical harm
3(21.4%)
I wanted to hurt/humiliate the person
0(0.0%)
I wanted to make money
0(0.0%)
I wanted to feel closer to God
1(7.1%)
I wanted to breakup another’s relationship
1(7.1%)
I wanted to be used or degraded
1(7.1%)