Home > Sex > News 14 November 2013 Let's talk about sex The 2012 Durex Global Sex Survey findings are out. It’s an eye-opener that might have you thinking hard about sexual health. 1 Shutterstock Related Sexting dos and don’ts What your fantasies say about you How to eroticise safer sex Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life Some of the findings from the 2012 Durex Global Sex Survey will have you shaking your head in disbelief, excited at the prospect of having sex with your socks on and shocked at some of your fiends’ attitudes to their sexual health. Above all, it’s an eye-opener that might have you thinking hard about sexual health. The survey saw 30000 participants in 37 countries taking part and these were the results:1. Who is sexting who? Sexting is becoming more popular as we see 1 in 5 individuals making sexting part of their relationship. 2. A 47.3% of people say you can still have great sex without loving your partner.3. Vibrators are cool as we see 1 in 5 people using vibrators regularly as part of their sex lives.4. Surprisingly 44.4% of people say they are unsure of all the things to do when it comes to sex.5. There are 37% of people that agree it is acceptable to have sex on the first date.6. The number of erections the average man will have is 11 a day.7. 80% of people who wear socks reach orgasm! Talk about making socks sexy. 8. A routine sex life is a reality for 43,4% of people surveyed. 9. Between 6 and 9 billion condoms are used collectively across the world each year. 10. Over half of the people surveyed, 52.5 % to be exact, said for them sex gets better as they get older.11. When it comes to health and well-being 4 in 5 people agree that sex is good for you. 12. Unfortunately, only 19% of women enjoyed their 1st sexual experience compared to half of men13. Interestingly, 22% of people have slept with only one person14. International standards say that a condom should hold18 litres of air; Durex will typically hold 40 litres. 15. Talking about sex isn’t so taboo; 78.4% of people agree society is more open to talking about sex. 16. Women are most easily excited between 8am and 10am #morningglory.17. The Durex survey reveals that 40% of 18-24 year olds are still virgins.18. A significant and worrying 41% of people have had sex without protection against pregnancy and STIs. 19. Fantasies are becoming a reality, with 51% of people taking part in them, as part of their sex lives.(Picture: sexy lovers kissing from Shutterstock) Press release, Durex NEXT ON HEALTH24X 4 things you need to know about having sex when you're HIV positive 2018-01-03 08:02 More: SexNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical SEE: 14 facts about menstruation that you might not know Diet and nutrition The best way to lose weight when you have hypothyroidism Fitness 6 sports to take up in winter so you stay active, get fitter and build more muscle Lifestyle Why guys are spending thousands of rands a year to produce more semen Fitness ‘I finally learnt how to skip at the age of 36 – this is how you can do it too’ Lifestyle What exactly are ‘dense breasts’? From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.