With every passing generation, it seems like people are getting more blasé about sex, which is great because it turns out that people are starting to have kinkier sex in order to keep sex exciting.
In honor of National Masturbation Month (which apparently is May and not every month), webcam site Cam4 and French survey institute IFOP surveyed a sample of 1,023 Americans on their sexual habits and were surprised with the findings.
According to their research, “40 percent of women under 35 have shared photos or videos in which they were at least semi-naked, either via text or through social media.” Very cool, way to go girls! Why you haven’t all texted or tweeted semi-nudes to me personally is baffling, but you can get started now by sending your nudes to @chicodustyblog on Twitter.
We’re also making more sex tapes! More than 25 percent of respondents under 35 have filmed or photographed themselves during sex, with more than 50 percent of people saying they would definitely do it too…”if the timing was right.” I’m not entirely sure what would constitute as good timing when it comes to filming a sex tape. Like, are people concerned with the lighting? Or are they not willing to film a sex tape with their partner because they plan on dumping them immediately after sex? Either way, “The timing wasn’t right” is a lame excuse for not filming a sex tape. So get on it and upload it to Sex.com.
People are also being more open about masturbation. 79 percent of female respondents under 35 said they had masturbated and 88 percent of their male peers said the same. Why 21 percent of female respondents and 12 percent of male respondents felt the need to lie is too bad, but at least the majority of people were being honest about their masturbation habits.
As the study reports, “this was considerably higher than the overall proportion of the sample, suggesting that young people are significantly more likely to engage in self pleasure than their older counterparts [also indicating] that the figure might be even higher for women, who tend to underreport their solo-sex experiences.”
Cam-viewing is on the rise with 21 percent of women and 32 percent of men reporting watching live sex shows online. Skype sex is also increasingly common, with 26 percent of respondents saying they had “had sexual relations via a webcam, while 48 percent said they would do so if given the opportunity.”
Ultimately, all we can take away from this study is that Americans are getting hornier and hornier. It won’t be long before the only thing that gets the average American off is auto-erotic asphyxiation. And that’s the America I want to be a part of.[h/t: Refinery29]