BBC Radio 5 Live Sex Takeover Poll
A survey of adults in 2,066 British adults on Sex for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • More than two thirds (69%) of British adults say they would consider having a sexual relationship with someone from a different country.
  • Only half (53%) of British adults say they would consider having a sexual relationship with someone of a different religion/belief system.
  • There are significant gender differences when it came to asking British adults what they consider to be cheating. For example, whilst three quarters of women consider paying for an online experience (e.g. cyber sex, a cam girl/boy experience) and kissing someone other than your partner to be cheating (75% and 73% respectively), only half of men said the same (50% and 51% respectively).
  • Nine in ten British adults (91%) say they would consider having sex with someone other than their partner to be cheating, whilst only two in five (40%) say they would consider browsing on a dating app to be cheating.
  • Three in five (58%) British adults agree they are generally confident about their sexual performance.
  • Half (52%) of British adults agree they are satisfied with their sex life.
  • Approaching half of British adults (45%) say stress has had a negative impact on their sex life.
  • Nearly half (47%) of British adults say their school sex education did not prepare them for their sex life at all.
  • British adults are broadly split over whether it should be compulsory for schools to teach children about LGBTQ sexual relationships (43% say yes vs. 39% who say no).
  • Two thirds (68%) of British adults say it should be a crime to send an unsolicited image of your genitals to someone else.
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Date Published
20/11/2018
Client
BBC Radio 5 Live
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 2,066 British adults online between 7th and 8th November 2018. The data were weighted to be representative of all British adults by age, gender, region and social grade. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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