More than 1,200 people took our sex survey over the last few weeks, anonymously sharing all kinds of information about their kinks, fetishes and experiences from their bedrooms to the great outdoors (Brightwood Golf Club 13th tee, we're looking at you). But probably the most important thing the survey revealed is that Haligonians are sexy lot and they want the world to know it. The 2010 survey was the first The Coast has done in a bajillion years, but it won't be the last.
Those of you with a fetish for statistics will want to know what our sample size means. You hear about opinion polls on the news all the time, like this one from Corporate Research Associates about how city residents think council handled the sewage plant debacle. Those professional pollsters talked to 330 people and say the results hold true for everybody in Halifax "95 out of 100 times" within plus or minus 5.4 percentage points. By the same measure (calculator here), the sex survey results accurately reflect the whole city 95 out of 100 times, within plus or minus just 2.8 percentage points. That's more accurate than the pros, because when it comes to polling, size definitely matters. And ours is way bigger.
1% Other, Chihuahua, Fluidly fashionable, Hermaphrodite, I don't like these options. I'm trans, but not in a third-gender kind of way
Your sexual orientation is
7% Past outmoded labels
2% Not sure right now
1% Queer, Bi-curious
Your relationship status is
26% Serial monogamist
10% It's complicated
5% Open relationship
In your relationship you are
23% The luckiest person on the planet
2% Get me outta here!
Your age is
Politically you'd vote
7% Progressive Conservative
6% Marijuana Party
4% Stephen Harper Conservative
You first became sexually active
56% Under 18
3% not yet
Number of partners
4% I lost count a couple years ago.
1% 101 and up
You live in
18% The north end
17% Out of town
15% The south end
14% Quinpool/west end
9% Clayton Park/Fairview
7% Downtown/ Barrington/ Waterfront
5% Cole Harbour/ Eastern Shore
Your occupation is
33% Professional type
22% Full time wage slave
Have you ever had a one-night stand?
10% Once or twice, but that was a long time ago
3% One-nights are pretty much all I do
Are you attracted to someone first by looks or personality?
73% Gotta be a combo of the two
Where do you like to meet potential lovers?
55% I won't limit myself to a single method
23% Introduced through friends
9% Through my hobbies and personal interests
4%Through my work
3% At clubs or bars
Do you believe in love?
17% Not sure right now
3% Sometimes, as the sweat dries
Historically your best sex has been with
57% My longtime partner/lover
24% My fuck-buddy/friend-with-benefits
11% My ex
7% Someone I met the same night
How far would you go?
At 4am Saturday night?
37% Makin' sweet love on a bear rug
18% Oral in the backseat
25% Huggin' and kissin'
20% Playfully platonic
On a first date?
19% Makin' sweet love on a bear rug
12% Oral in the backseat
39% Huggin' and kissin'
30% Playfully platonic
A few weeks into a relationship?
47% Makin' sweet love on a bear rug
22% Oral in the backseat
20% Huggin' and kissin'
11% Playfully platonic
How important is oral sex to your sex life
42% A nice menu option
34% Essential: It's a dealbreaker
16% I have an oral fixation
5% OK occasionally
2% Not important
1% This mouth will never touch your genitals
Haligonians' top five favourite parts of sex
Anal sex is
40% OK once in awhile
25% I've never tried such an act
11% Attempted only on my/ my honey's birthday
8% All butt and nothing but the butt
Top five favourite sexual positions
It's illegal in kentucky, they call it the Tango de la Muerte
Spiderman versus Venom!
The Bert and Ernie
The Reverse Trombone
With a strap-on. (Pretty fucking het survey so far...)
A selection of your signature moves in bed
A secret that involves a combination of things. I never met two women who liked all the same thing; and even with the same partner it has to be changed up.
A hand gently caressing the scrotum
Dropping down to her/his sweet spot
Holding off till she's had her fun 3-4 times.
I am a signature move
I am double jointed
I call it the Locust Hound
I do this one thing that involves a banana, two rubber gloves and a Siamese cat, but you wouldn't want to hear about it...
I'm not giving my secrets away
I'm submissive... I do what my Dom says
Just to pound away, with my big head
Leaving a mark on their body to remember
Lots of noise
"Riding the disco stick".... aka listening to Gaga as we do it
Stellar blow job/ prostate massage skills
The "What in the Jesus" tongue hurricane on her clit
The Crimson Fist
The John Hancock
The Pile Driver/Wheel Barrel
The Shocker. 'Nuff said
Um, I'm pretty good at getting an entire ball sack in my mouth
You'll have to buy me dinner before you find that out
Your feeling on porn and/or erotica
53% Works for me solo and in the relationship, too
19% Porn and erotica are two different things
13% I just don't need it
12% A must when I'm single
3% It's a problem, for me and for society
The top 5 kinkiest things you've ever done during sex
Asked repeatedly for a good spanking
Been mummified in saran wrap
Breastfeed - even that grosses me out a bit
Cooking pancakes at the same time
Dirty talk... in Spanish
Doggie style so we can still watch the hockey game together
Double penetration with my partner and a toy
Drew blood, he wanted it and it was hot
Girlfriend likes being called ex-gf's name
Got pegged by my gf
Had my partner ejaculate in my mouth than made out with him as it was dripping down my chin
Hot wax and handcuffs
I had an orgy with seven guys
If I told you then everyone would be doing it
It involved donuts
My ex and I used a carrot for double penetration
Pastrami sandwich ring any bells?
Pokemon foreplay. I choose you Pikachu!
Shoved an ice cube up his butt with my tongue and let him drink shooters out of my foreskin
This survey is making me realize how vanilla I am... gahhh!
Tied the girl up
Urinated on partner
Being Single is...
39% Getting boring after so long
26% Sweet freedom
18% A nice break between marriages
17% I'm afraid I will choke to death on a submarine sandwich
A selection of the sexiest things you've done in the last year
Almost-foursome in a backyard hot tub
Arrived at his place in lingere and a trench coat
Banged on a beach in Cuba
Been caught by the cops while having sex/ arrested & handcuffed while half naked
Being watched getting blown on webcam
Broke the chair and kept going
Everytime I have sex it's sexy, what do you mean? LOL!
Gave my boyfriend a wicked BJ in our car at Bishop's Landing
Had amazing sex while pregnant
Had sex in a bathroom
Had sex in a classroom
Had sex in a junior high school
Had sex in an office
Had sex on a balcony of Park Vic
Had sex while driving down the bedford highhway
Had sex with my friend's girlfriend while he watched
Let my husband hang me from the ceiling and flog me
Made out with my former school bully at a party. What sweet revenge
Stuck my whole hand up my bum
Threesome? Strap on? Anal sex? It's been a big year
Touched myself while thinking about Darrell Dexter
Went up to a stranger at a bar and told them how bad I wanted them
How satisfying is your current sex life?
32% Pretty hot but there's always room for improvement
24% I'm not having sex at the moment
16% Needs some spice
14% The best ever
10% About average
3% Totally unsatisfying
An open relationship is...
47% Better on paper than in practice
26% Awesome, if you can swing it
25% Totally dysfunctional
2% The only way to be tied down
Favourite sexual fetishes
3. Being watched
9. Body fluids
16. Group sex
Bug being crushed
Glasses, I tottaly dig girls with glasses
I love watching guys fuck each other
Libraries, not librarians, just libraries
Sharks, especially divorced great whites
Water. I like water.
Have you ever had a sexual experience beyond your personal sexual orientation?
42% Ah, no
22% Sure, back when I was experimenting
21% I'm curious, but I haven't acted on it
11% Yes, regularly. I don't like to restrict myself
4% Once, and I won't be doing that again
The top five things you want to do sexually before you die
A big beautiful orgy with women and men, with others watching
A guy from at least 5 different countries
A Jonas Brother....or have sex in a NYC taxi cab
A mother and daughter. To hell with twins, I want two generations, both really hot!
Act out rape fantasy (IN A SAFE, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT)... maybe also try E.
Actually have a guy give me an orgasm via vaginal intercourse, rather than by oral
Be adored by multiple men at once, my elusive dream
Be completely at ease with my desires and learn to express them easily (lame I know)
Be double penetrated
Be on my knees and suck multiple cocks at once
Be seduced by someone I don't know
Be with another woman
Bein' tantric like only Sting can be!
Die while having sex!
Fuck in a photobooth
Fuck in midair after jumping out of an airplane
Fuck John Stamos
Fuck my ex
Fuck on a horse
Fuck the Queen. Hahaha, no. Not at all. Ick.
Fulfill my/Master's fantasy of being the centre of a gangbang
Get my erections back!
Have sex while covered in paint and glue and other art supplies
Have sex on a bear skin rug in a ski chalet
have sex on the mckay bridge
Have sex with a cougar!
Have sex with two straight men at once
Have two men doing oral on me at once
I really want to nail the Pope
I want to finally be worn out by a man!
I'd like like to be covered in chocolate and then be licked clean
Inter-racial tri-gender orgy
Join the Mile High Club
Reproduce! Ha ha!
Sex in a glass elevator
Sex with a girl on a camel
Sleep with the editor of The Coast (when and if it's a female), rock her world, take over the company, and fire whomever came up with these questions.
The top five most do-able Haligonians
* The overwhelming number of votes for "me" were disqualified.
The top five best places to pick up
Where do you go for a first date?
Inevitably, we like to go to dinner on a first date, the number one answer. We also like movies as a good thing to do, but that stumps us. As much as we like movies, what are you going to learn about a potential beau or amorata from sitting beside them in a dark theatre for two hours? Of local restaurants, the number one choice is the ever-popular Economy Shoe Shop (1663 Argyle Street, 423-8845) with its beloved nooks, crannies and nachos. Also very popular is Tom's Little Havana (5428 Doyle Street, 423-8667), The Fireside (1500 Brunswick Street, 423-5995) and Brooklyn Warehouse (2795 Windsor Street, 446-8181). And for a lunch or more cazsh first date, we like to go for coffee, with various locations of Tim Horton's and Starbucks popular choices, though if things are going well and you want to move from mocha to merlot, there's also Perk's (1781 Lower Water Street, 429-9386), which is now licenced.
Where is your favourite place to have sex outdoors?Anywhere else?
1. Point Pleasant Park
2. Citadel Hill
3. The Commons
4. Chocolate Lake
5. Crystal Crescent Beach
The official Coast map of outdoor sex in the HRM
Fort Needham Park
Sacred Heart playground
The Bathroom at Tribeca
Against the NSCAD Port Campus
Behind the Dal Arts Centre
Behind the Value Village at Bayers Lake
Brightwood Golf Club, 13th tee
Cole Harbour Nature Trail
Eastern Passage Boardwalk
Did we miss a hidden inspiration point? Let us know in the comments below.
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