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But according to OK Cupid, Canada is the most gay-curious of them all. OK Trends, the research arm of the aforementioned dating site, has been

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Today in Sex: West Coast More Gay-Curious Than the Deep South

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But according to OK Cupid, Canada is the most gay-curious of them all. OK Trends, the research arm of the aforementioned dating site, has been mining their user profiles and collating some highly entertaining findings lately. This latest batch compares gay sex trends to straight sex trends. (Apparently I'm a big ho-bag regardless of orientation, with 98% of gay and 99% of straights reporting fewer than 20 sex partners. Ahem.)

Now expecting people to answer survey questions regarding things like number of sex partners has to be approached skeptically. And when you're getting these figures off online dating sites—where most users are admitted liars at least to some extent—you really need to raise an eyebrow. But regardless of how (in)accurate these findings might be, they are pretty interesting and I've no doubt there are grains of truth sprinkled in with the bullshit.

For an example of believability, despite what Tea Baggers might have you think, most gay daters are not actively trying to recruit straights over to their side. I know! Color me gobsmacked.

According to the survey, "only 0.6% of gay men have ever searched for straight matches, only 0.1% of lesbians have ever searched for straight matches, and only 0.13% of straight people's profile visitors are gay."

But in calculations that sound straight out of Liar Land, gay or straight, male or female, the median number of sex partners reported is a measly six. Pffft.

Overall, 66% of straight users claimed to have never had a same-sex experience and never planned on having one, while 17% said they did and enjoyed themselves. Six percent said they'd gone there, but had a rotten time of it. Eleven percent said they were actively curious and looking forward to getting the chance.

One in three straight women have had girl-on-girl encounters and one in four say they want to. Thirteen percent of straight guys have gone gay for a day and liked it, while five-percent haven't yet, but are looking forward to giving it a try. Oddly enough, bisexuality isn't really mentioned in the statistical breakdown.

As I mentioned earlier, the stats are also broken down geographically. Oregonians appear to be the US residents most anxious to try out same-sex encounters, while Canadians seem nearly unanimous in their curiosity. The populations least interested in going gay, even for a day, are Mississippi and Alabama.

Or, more likely, they're the least likely to cop to it.

 
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