October 18, 2004


'Primetime Live' Poll: More Republicans Satisfied With Sex Lives Than Democrats (ABC News, Oct. 18, 2004)

The "Primetime Live" sex poll answers many provocative questions that we have all wondered about, but have never dared to ask, including: how many Americans describe themselves as sexually "traditional" or "adventurous";
how often are Americans having sex; what are the sex habits of cheaters; and
who is cheating with their co-worker and who is cheating in the workplace.

The poll analysis includes a breakdown by many subgroups, including region,
age and even political party affiliation, which is the topic of results
released today:

Of those involved in a committed relationship, who is very satisfied with
their relationship?

Republicans ˜ 87 percent; Democrats ˜ 76 percent

Who is very satisfied with their sex life?

Republicans ˜ 56 percent; Democrats ˜ 47 percent

The poll analysis also reveals who has worn something sexy to enhance their
sex life:

Republicans ˜ 72 percent; Democrats ˜ 62 percent

When asked whether they had ever faked an orgasm, more Democrats (33
percent) than Republicans (26 percent) said they had.

Among the factors that impact the survey results is that more men identify
themselves as Republicans and men are more likely to say they are sexually
satisfied and enjoy sex "a great deal." Also, Democrats are more likely to
be women; and the poll results show that women are more likely to fake

Heck, we all got to watch thousands of them fake an orgasm at the Convention in Boston.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 18, 2004 11:51 AM

Wasn't it Leslie Nielson in one of the Police Squad movies who petulantly told his girl friend Priscilla Presley: "...well, I faked my orgasms, too."

Posted by: John J. Coupal at October 18, 2004 12:08 PM

Could be a standards issue here...

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at October 18, 2004 2:29 PM

If they all have to do as much bunion rubbing as John Kerry does with Teresa, no wonder they're not as satisfied...

Posted by: John at October 18, 2004 2:37 PM

JJC: I haven't seen the Naked Gun movies in a while, but I'm pretty sure Steve Martin did it in "All of Me".

Posted by: Guy T. at October 18, 2004 5:09 PM

I think Jeff may be on to something. Maybe Republicans are naturally attracted to my old Latin teacher's advice: "Always expect the worst and anything else comes as a pleasant surprise."

Posted by: Peter B at October 19, 2004 7:00 AM


Hence my pessimistic approach to life.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at October 19, 2004 11:38 AM