The Michigan Daily Sex Survey 2017

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Design by Michelle Phillips, photo by Amelia Cacchione

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:55pm

Here at The Statement Magazine we’re interested in telling the stories that matter to this campus. Today, we’re talking about sex. How do you do it? How often? What do you know about reproductive health and sexual health? The Daily surveyed 6,000 random students on campus and received 1,191 responses. We hope the facts and stories in these pages accurately convey what sex looks like on campus today. 

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Sample consisted of 1,191 students randomly selected by email, with 52.04 percent of respondents female, 46.26 percent male, and 1.36 percent self-identifying as non-binary or "other". Margin of error of +/- 2.9%

Number of sexual partners in college:
 
-17.61 percent reported having 0
-27.57 percent reported having 1 
-12.85 percent reported having 2
-9.75 percent reported having 3
-32.23 percent reported having 4
 
On average, how often have you had sex this semester?
 
-31.27 percent reported none 
-27.96 percent reported less than once per week
-22.98 percent reported 1-2 times per week 
-11.93 percent reported 3-4 times per week 
-3.54 percent reported 5-6 times per week
-2.32 percent reported 7+ times per week 
 
On average, how often have you masturbated this semester?
(% Male/% Female)
 
-4.11% / 27.53% reported none 
-10.80% / 34.62% reported less than once per week
-23.14% / 22.47% reported 1-2 times per week 
-30.59% / 11.54% reported 3-4 times per week 
-17.48% / 2.83% reported 5-6 times per week
-13.88% / 1.01% reported 7+ times per week 
 
39.40 percent reported having faked an orgasm during sex:
 
-55.06 percent of female respondents
-19.43 percent of male respondents
 
Internet and sex:
 
-93.33 percent of male students have used the internet to masturbate, while only 55.38 percent of female students have 
-27.11 percent reported having used an app such as tinder, grindr or bumbl to facilitate a sexual encounter
-63.88 percent reported having sent or received a nude photo of someone they know
-55.95 percent primarily learned about sex from the internet
 
Birth control:
 
-60.97 percent of female students reported regularly using birth control
-The Pill was the most common (70.03 percent), followed by IUDs (22.40 percent), rings (3.15 percent) and shots (1.26 percent)