Most Americans would not like others to see their sex life. Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) tackled the question in a new poll, released between 5/7/14 and 9/29/14.
75,575 participants were asked the following question: “Would you let other people watch you have sex live?” While 39% of respondents admitted they fantasise about being watched while having sex, 61% majority are not prone to share their sex life that much.
We often stumble into headlines about celebrities and sex tapes which accidentally came out. “If you like the spotlight, narcissistic tendencies are more likely to appear,” says sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox. She explains: “There is a certain extent of exhibitionism in being watched during sex, but also it’s a turn on – it’s forbidden. Everybody knows there’s a risk to it so I guess in a sense it shows you really trust someone if you let them do that.”
An absolute majority of participants were from the USA – 90%, from Canada – 1%, from Britain – 3%, from Australia – 2% and from other countries – 4%.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, arrives at a conclusion: “Especially In American culture sex is often seen in a very conventional way, where physical closeness is greatly connected with intimacy. Yet, it’s crucial to note that in a country of 66 million people, there will of course be great diversity of attitudes and behaviours around sex. While some people would rarely cross this social boundary, it adds to the excitement for others.”
Meetville, a leading mobile dating service, regularly conducts research among its users. Millions of people from the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia answer hundreds of questions every month. You can find the results of the poll here. If you are interested in research on a particular topic, please contact us. Any reprint of the material should be followed by clickable links to the survey.