Both men and women tend to discuss their sexual life with others. In a poll, conducted between 6/16/14 and 8/29/14, Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) asked people to respond to the following question: “Is it acceptable to discuss your sexual life with others?”
The total number of participants was 51,900. From the USA – 62%, from Canada – 4%, from Britain – 11%, from Australia – 6% and from other countries – 17%.
Terri Orbuch, PhD, professor, marriage and family therapist, assumes people need friends to talk to about their romantic lives, simply because only talking to the partner is unhealthy. “Friends give you perspective, support, validation and information to take back to your relationship,” says Terri. “But don’t just open your mouth and let it all hang out. You have to be selective in what you tell which friends,” he reminds.
The gender specific statistics are in balance, with 68% of males among those who consider this topic acceptable, and 64% among those who don’t share this opinion.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, observes that “Although women are considered to be more likely to gab, emotional intimacy tends to rank high among men as well, making them share information on sexual escapades just like women do.”
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