Almost 32 percent of Shape readers have sex once or twice a week; 20 percent have it more often. And almost 30 percent of you wish you were hitting the sheets more frequently.
What You Really Want In Bed
Even readers who are content with how much sex they're having don't always rate the experience highly. Just 17 percent say you're happy with the status quo. Almost 25 percent of you desire more orgasms, while 10 percent want to get more creative and increase foreplay. For more satisfying sex, speak up! Only 22 percent of respondents tell partners what they like or need.
Sex: A Risky Business
More than 25 percent of respondents say they have had a sexually transmitted disease. Of those:
50 percent have HPV (human papillomavirus), which can cause cervical cancer.
37 percent have had chlamydia, which can lead to infertility.
24 percent have herpes, a cause of painful genital sores.
Less than 1 percent have contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Almost 40 percent of you have been tested once, but what concerns us is that an equal number have never been tested. (20 percent of you get screened regularly.)