Usually not: The vast majority of Americans are monogamous and happy about it, expressing satisfaction with their sex lives and a broad preference for emotional commitment in sexual relationships. Most by far prefer marriage to the single life. But there's more to sex in America in than that s picture suggests. A groundbreaking ABC News "Primetime Live" survey finds a range of eye-popping sexual activities, fantasies and attitudes in this country, confirming some conventional wisdom, exploding some myths -- and venturing where few scientific surveys have gone before. Among the results: Fifty-seven percent of Americans have had sex outdoors or in a public place. Half talk with their partners about their sexual fantasies. Forty-two percent call themselves sexually adventurous. Twenty-nine percent have had sex on a first date, and about as many have had an "unexpected sexual encounter with someone new. About half of women say they've faked an orgasm.
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There is no right or wrong number, but most Americans are more conservative than you may realize. Women aged 25 to 44 have had a median of four male sexual partners, while men have had six female partners. Only 9 percent of women have been with 15 or more guys 22 percent of men claim to have had the same number of women. It depends who you ask. Almost 45 percent consider manual-genital stimulation to be having sex, 71 percent say oral sex is the real deal, and 81 percent believe anal-genital intercourse counts. Women think about sex 10 times a day on average—not much more often than food or sleep, surprisingly. The average American has sex times a year, which comes to 2. Sixty-four percent of women had an orgasm at their most recent sexual event not necessarily intercourse —but 85 percent of men believe their partner hit the Big O.
Surprising, right? But wait for this: Sexual health experts say a little harmless "sexual bribery" in a healthy relationship is a good thing. Considering that most of the nerve endings that contribute to the female orgasm are located on the surface of the vulva and within the first two inches of the vaginal canal, average is more than enough. Skip the gym and have sex?