OKCupid: Gay Sex vs. Straight Sex

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    Oct 12, 2010 6:05 PM GMT
    For those of you who have never heard of it, OKCupid is a dating site but they have a blog where they aggregate interesting data on their users. http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/gay-sex-vs-straight-sex/ A few highlights:

    - "Another inquiry that had unexpected results: we asked 252,900 straight people have you ever had a sexual encounter with someone of the same sex?Almost a quarter answered 'yes'."

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    - "Below is a straight/gay comparison on 23 personality categories." [I have to imagine given this site that we are a few standard deviations away from the general gay population given the number of us who seem to like sports on this site - though I suppose that's not exactly a requirement for joining either]

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    Pretty interesting read overall: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/gay-sex-vs-straight-sex/
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    Oct 12, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    I really enjoy that blog, but their stats aren't very valid as they are only of OK Cupid members. Still, entertaining stuff.

    The Karl Marx joke was pretty awesome.
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    Oct 12, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidI really enjoy that blog, but their stats aren't very valid as they are only of OK Cupid members. Still, entertaining stuff.

    The Karl Marx joke was pretty awesome.
    While I'd agree that it could be a self selecting population - the population sizes used are quite significant and growing.
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    Oct 12, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    Yeah, they had a huge sample of people. But they are entirely self-selected. The entire survey population is people that have elected to answer questions on the OK Cupid web site. So how similar are those people to the categories they analyze? Considering there are way more gay men on A4A, Manhunt, etc I am willing to be the results of the general population would vary greatly the surveyed population.

    There is also the assumption that survey responses are honest. Perhaps guys put that they love to read, for example, because they believe it will help attract a mate.

    So, with all of these caveats in mind, it is still an interesting post.
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    if u read the stupid comments at the bottom of the survey, theres people on there saying the average gay has 500 sexual partners. There is no way! i can still count on both hands how many ive had, and to have to multpily by 50? i dont have the fucking time for all that fucking! one person even says they personally know a gay person who has slept with 1600 people. seriously? i smell lots of trolling on those comment boards. and i guess it worked. cuz it pissed me off to read it. lol.
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThe survey says that straight men are hornier than gay men?

    On what planet?
    Go to ANY town in the world. Count the number of tittie bars vs the number of dick bars.
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThe survey says that straight men are hornier than gay men?

    On what planet?


    It's because straight guys don't get sex like we do. If I was deprived like some of my straight friends I would be horny too.
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    Jonno11 said, "if u read the stupid comments at the bottom of the survey, theres people on there saying the average gay has 500 sexual partners. "

    lol, there's probably a few, but the numbers of some straight acquaintances of ours outshine those numbers.

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    Oct 13, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    jprichva saidThe survey says that straight men are hornier than gay men?

    On what planet?
    Go to ANY town in the world. Count the number of tittie bars vs the number of dick bars.


    That might have something to do with the fact that 9 out of 10 men are straight more than the fact that straight men are hornier...way more straight guys than gay. I'm pretty sure men, regardless of sexual orientation, are pretty horny.
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    Gay men LESS aggressive than straight men?!
    RIDICULOUS!!!
    Apparently, whoever did this survey didn't check the leather bars and drag competitions.
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    all the things that lean towards straight on that graph describe me.. adventurous, likes sports, not artsy etc.. lol
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    Straight men are more kinky? O.o

    No way...

    Without bothering to look any of this up myself cause it's bedtime >< , Does this bother to count 1:1 (straight man to gay man) or is it the number of straight men answering and gay men answering? We should at least not have to deal with the numbers problem..
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Is Mississippi the last holdout for everything? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    I think i am that darker spot in the middle of ohio...
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    The stats are laughable at best.

    Does it factor in how dishonest straight men are when it comes to the sex they get and who they are getting from? LOL.

    "I'm straight but you can go down on me or i can go down on you or I bang your ass or you can bang mine.. Just don't tell anyone because...you know... I'm straight."
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    Oct 13, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    nv7_ saidIs Mississippi the last holdout for everything? icon_biggrin.gif


    Yep, except for the expanding of KFC Buffet chains
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 13, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    LOVALOT said
    riddler78 said

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    so......... canada's gay?


    Yes.
  • mks310

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    Oct 16, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    no I think everyone in Canada is ready to give it a go icon_smile.gif