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A Global Survey of Sexual Behaviours


Objective: To identify the variety of sexual behaviours undertaken by adults across the world.
Materials and methods: A global survey was undertaken using the internet to access 26,032 participants across 26 countries that completed a set of questions on line.
Results: Three in five people agreed that sex was important to them with nearly one in three strongly agreeing with the statement. Sex was important for both men and women and remains important as people grow older. Sixty nine percent of respondents agreed that sex is fun and that they enjoyed sex. Two thirds agreed that "a good sex life is a vital part of life" of which a third strongly agreed. In addition 56% of non-sexually active individuals agreed with the statement. Two thirds agreed that "sex is beneficial for your health and well being" of which a third strongly agree. Fifty three percent of non-sexually active people agreed as well.
Conclusion: Sex is important for people and contributes to their overall global well being.


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Wylie K. A Global Survey of Sexual Behaviours. J Family Reprod Health. 2009;3(2):39-49.