Sex Fact: Prevalence of Anal Sex

Sex Fact: Prevalence of Anal Sex

Kayla Kayla
Anal sex is becoming increasingly common activity among people. According to a survey conducted by the CDC of over 12,000 people ages 20-24, 33% of men and 30% of women reported having had anal sex with a different-sex partner. With ages 35 to 39, 42% of men and 34% of women have done it with an opposite-sex partner. All of these statistics are higher than they've been in the past.

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Is this higher than you've expected? Lower? Do you expect the numbers to be higher in ten years?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
This number is higher than I expected.
32
This number is lower than I expected.
38
I expect this number to be higher in the future.
104
I expect this number to be lower in the future.
1
Total votes: 175 (122 voters)
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06/27/2011
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CAKES CAKES
This number is much lower than I expected. I think more people are doing and just not admitting it.
06/27/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I thought it'd be a little higher. I think it certainly will in the future. Slowly the taboos become the norm.
06/27/2011
Sammi Sammi
I thought it would be higher, but I imagine it will go up.
06/27/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by liilii080
I thought it'd be a little higher. I think it certainly will in the future. Slowly the taboos become the norm.
I agree. But I would be willing to bet there are a lot that do not talk about it.

I sadly am not one of the statistics. ah someday...
06/27/2011
DexterStratton DexterStratton
I've only had anal sex with one opposite-sex partner. That would be lower than 42%.
06/27/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I was a little surprised by the percentages, but I definitely could see them increasing in the future.
06/27/2011
Steve of Eden Steve of Eden
I expected this number to be higher actually (if everyone was honest lol)... I think that people in general have a "taboo" against anal sex... so I think that a lot of people would lie about having anal sex...

I definately expect the number to rise in the future...
06/28/2011
Istanbull Istanbull
Just watch the porn industry, it accuratly shows future trends because it's what starts them. Anal was extremely rare in porn in the early 90's, by the turn of the millenium, 80% of all porn had anal scenes. Today it's more around 95%. The idea trickles down from adults who view the movies to teens over the internet, especially now that the internet makes porn so much more accessible.

The next common place trend you will see is Ass-to-Mouth. In ten years time the trend predicts ATM will be about 2 out of 5 women.
06/28/2011
Bonesdance Bonesdance
Quote:
Originally posted by Istanbull
Just watch the porn industry, it accuratly shows future trends because it's what starts them. Anal was extremely rare in porn in the early 90's, by the turn of the millenium, 80% of all porn had anal scenes. Today it's more around 95%. ...
There's no denying that anal is becoming entirely commonplace in porn, and I agree that it's just a matter of time before it becomes nearly as commonplace in the average bedroom. Not mine, though, unless my wife suddenly changes her mind about experimenting with it.
06/28/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I thought the number would be higher because it seems to me that anal sex is like the next big step. I feel like it's practically expected, like you lost your virginity with someone, but now you need to have anal sex.
06/28/2011
MandaB MandaB
I voted both higher and lower than I expected. It's higher for men than I expected (especially noting "different sex partner) but that's assuming being on the receiving end. Hmm. I guess it needs more details. I do expect the numbers to go up though.

For a long time, I was very much against it, and thought it was something girls just did to please their boyfriends. Then I started reading more erotica that incorporated it, and found some that were even written by women talking about how much they enjoyed it. The more I learned about it, the more intrigued I got. Now, I love it.
06/28/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonesdance
There's no denying that anal is becoming entirely commonplace in porn, and I agree that it's just a matter of time before it becomes nearly as commonplace in the average bedroom. Not mine, though, unless my wife suddenly changes her mind ...
You might be surprised! My husband about fell on the floor when I told him, after 17 years together, I wanted him in my ass. There is always hope.
06/28/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I expected the number to be higher, perhaps some don't want to admit to having anal sex? The numbers are increasing as anal seems fairly common among people in their 20's.
06/28/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
As more people learn how to properly warm up and use proper lube I think the number will go up in the future. Once there is no expectation of pain the taboo should disappear.
06/28/2011
indiglo indiglo
I expect the numbers to go up in the future too. I think it's something that the current generation of (what I refer to as) kids is doing it a lot more now than my generation did when we were that age. So I think more and more it will become the norm.
06/28/2011
married with children married with children
higher numbers then I would have thought. Most people I know do not partake in anal sex.
06/28/2011
Antipova Antipova
That's much lower than I would have expected---anal sex was even more natural to me than vaginal sex when I was a teenager (and I was using anal dildos before I lost my virginity, and didn't start using vaginal dildos til I lost it), and I am surprised that only around a third of people will admit to having tried it.

Especially that ~30% is how many people *have ever tried it*. I could see people trying it and deciding they don't like it, but I'm seriously shocked that only a third of people have even *tried*!
06/28/2011
Istanbull Istanbull
Quote:
Originally posted by Bonesdance
There's no denying that anal is becoming entirely commonplace in porn, and I agree that it's just a matter of time before it becomes nearly as commonplace in the average bedroom. Not mine, though, unless my wife suddenly changes her mind ...
If you were in your 40's I would agree there's little hope in her changing but your in your 20's and I assume she's in hers as well. You're in the generation that it started becoming commonplace. If you ever listen to today's teens talk sex, anal is a huge chunk of the conversation now. I've sat in a few planned parenthoods and read the waiting room diaries. It tells a lot of what today's generation is up to, and anal is definatly on their minds.
06/29/2011
Liz2 Liz2
Another thought...when I first had anal it was w/o lube, just saliva, Ouch!!
People are more aware of lube so more women are probably enjoying anal.
06/29/2011
rachaelxfaith rachaelxfaith
I think some people are still reluctant to admit if they've done it. But oral sex used to be the same way, so perhaps a few years down the road, it'll be less taboo.
06/30/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Anal sex is becoming increasingly common activity among people. According to a survey conducted by the CDC of over 12,000 people ages 20-24, 33% of men and 30% of women reported having had anal sex with a different-sex partner. With ages 35 to 39, ...
Higher..no doubt. Trending that way.
07/01/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by rachaelxfaith
I think some people are still reluctant to admit if they've done it. But oral sex used to be the same way, so perhaps a few years down the road, it'll be less taboo.
Anal is where oral was in the 1950's. Folks did it, but NEVER "admitted" it.
07/01/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Anal sex is becoming increasingly common activity among people. According to a survey conducted by the CDC of over 12,000 people ages 20-24, 33% of men and 30% of women reported having had anal sex with a different-sex partner. With ages 35 to 39, ...
I bet the numbers ARE higher. In a survey, face to face or even with a researcher doing written response, people hesitate to write out things they think are "fringe" or not "PC". I think that there is STILL a large Taboo in the USA (more then many nations)toward anal and thus people might DO it, but I am not sure they would tell a surveyor they do.
07/06/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Anal is where oral was in the 1950's. Folks did it, but NEVER "admitted" it.
BINGO. Actually, doing RETROSPECTIVE surveys (ie. "what were YOU doing in the 40's and 50's"), you find people admitting that they WERE doing oral and the numbers work out to be over 75%, where as POLLS take at that time showed it to be done by less then 18%!!!! A HUGE difference and inaccuracy. Actually heard about THAT example in a graduate medical STATISTICS class!!!!!
07/06/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Anal sex is becoming increasingly common activity among people. According to a survey conducted by the CDC of over 12,000 people ages 20-24, 33% of men and 30% of women reported having had anal sex with a different-sex partner. With ages 35 to 39, ...
i agree with cakes im proud to say i do anal and enjoyit ut i only do it with oe partner
07/06/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
That number is about where I expected it to be.
07/10/2011
squire squire
I think the number is an under reported statistic, especially given the taboo nature of the act. I think this is changing dramatically fast, both the number and how much cultural taboo is placed on anal sex in the US, but still think it's a bit lower than what's really happening in the bedrooms these days.
02/25/2012
godweensatan godweensatan
its a butt love revolution!!!! MORE MORE MORE YOU SLUTS!
02/25/2012
freda freda
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Anal sex is becoming increasingly common activity among people. According to a survey conducted by the CDC of over 12,000 people ages 20-24, 33% of men and 30% of women reported having had anal sex with a different-sex partner. With ages 35 to 39, ...
I expect this number to be higher in the future.
02/25/2012
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