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Survey: Couchsurfing and sex

The Results

Sample: 300 subjects

Date of study: 2015-2016

Question 1 What is your Sex?

Sex of the participant

Male Male
Female
52% 48% Female

Of our sample of 300 subjects, 144 are males and 156 are females.

Question 2 How old are you?

Average age of the participants that answered this survey is 27 years. The
following diagram shows the full results:
Age of the participants

More than 50
49
48
47
46
45
44
43
42
41
40
Age of the participants

39
38
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Number of participants

Question 3 Which country do you live in?

The top 3 countries that answered this survey are:

Germany
Poland
France

Full results are shown in the diagram above:


Country of the participants
Switzerland
Sweden
Spain
Slovenia
Slovakia
Serbia
Russia
Romania
Portugal
Poland
Norway
Netherlands
Montenegro
Moldova
Malta
Luxembourg
Country

Lithuania
Latvia
Italy
Ireland
Hungary
Greece
Germany
France
Finland
Estonia
Denmark
Czech Republic
Croatia
Bulgaria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgium
Belarus
Austria
Albania
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Number of participants

Question 4 At which age did you start your sexlife?

Average age of the start of sexlife is 20,18 years old.

For males, average age is 19,57 years old while for females is 20,73 years old.
Age of start of sexlife
More than 30
29
28
27
26
25
24
23
Age

22
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
Less than 14
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
Number of participants

Question 5 Number of sex partners?

Participants have an average of 6,85 sex partners. For males average is 7,56
while for females is 5,97 sex partners.

Number of sex partners


More than 20
Number of sex partners

11-20
5-10
4
3
2
1

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80
Participants
Question 6 Satisfaction with your sexlife?

Participants have an average satisfaction with their sexlife of 6,68 points. For
males average is 6,13 points while for females is 6,97 points.

Satisfation with your sexlife

10
9
8
7
Satisfation

6
5
4
3
2
1

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65

Question 7 Have you ever used couchsurfing?

In this study we only considered participants that have at least used


couchsurfing once and discarded participants that have never used.
Question 8 You used couchsurfing for?

56% of participants used couchsurfing only for meeting, 25% for surfing and
19% for hosting.

Use of couchsurfing

Hosting
19% Hosting
Meeting Surfing
Surfing
56%
25% Meeting

Question 9 Aproximmately how many people you met through


couchsurfing?

In average, most of the participants met more than 10 people in couchsurfing.

Number of people met through couchsurfing

More than 20
11-20
Number of people

5-10
4
3
2
1

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
Question 10 Have you ever had sex with anyone you met in this site?

22% of participants had sex with someone they met in couchsurfing. For males
percentage is of 27% while for women, percentage is 16%.

Yes
22%
Yes
No
No
78%

Question 11 How many sex partners you had that you met in couchsurfing?

From the 22% of participants that had sex with someone they met in
couchsurfing, males had an average of 1,78 sex partners while for women
percentage is of 1,12 sex partners.

Number of sex partners met in couchsurfing

More than 20
Number of sex parters

11-20
5-10
5
3
2
1
Never had none
0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200
Question 12 In relation to your previous sexual experiences, do you
consider that doing couchsurfing gives you an opportunity to do wilder things
and explore your sexual fantasies?

To this question, 16% participants considered yes, while 84% no.

yes
16%

no
84%

Question 13 When choosing the people you met/surf/host in this site, do


you look for someone who you would feel attracted in a sexual level?

29% participants consider that attractiveness plays an important role on who


they choose to interact in couchsurfing. For males percentage is higher being
36% while for females is 19%.

yes
29%
yes
no
no
71%
Question 14 Have you ever thought about having sex with someone you
met in couchsurfing and didn't have the courage to ask?

24% of the participants answered yes to this question. For males percentage
was 27% while for females was 19%.

yes
24%
yes
no
no
76%

Question 15 Have you ever regretted not having sex with someone you met
in couchsurfing?

12% of the participants regretted not having sex with someone they met in
couchsurfing. For males percentage was 29% while for females was 6%.

yes
12%

yes
no

no
88%
Question 16 If someone you met in couchsurfing and liked, proposed you to
spend a night together, would you accept even knowing it would be short
term and only during your stay?

29% of the participants answered yes to this question. For males percentage
was 87% while for females was 4%.

Yes
29%
Yes
No
No
71%

Question 17 In general do you take the initiative in telling you're interested


to have sex?

22% of the participants take iniatitive. For males percentage was 41% while for
females was 14%.

Yes
22%
Yes
No
No
78%
Question 18 How do you define your sexual appetite?

Participants have an average sexual appetite of 7,18 points. For males average
is 8,03 while for females is 6,77.

How do you define your sexual appetite


10

7
Sexual appetite

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90
Number of persons

Conclusions

In a universe of 300 people with an average age of 27 years old, start of


their sexlife at 20,18 years old and 6,85 sex partners that have all used
couchsurfing we can conclude that most participants used couchsurfing for
meeting, with an average of more than 10 people met through that site. 22% of
the participants had sex with someone they met in couchsurfing, having in
average more than 1 sex partner. We can also conclude that attractiveness
plays an importante role choosing which person you want to meet/host/surf.
24% of the participants answered that they wished to have sex with someone
they met in couchsurfing but didnt have the courage, but only 12% of them
regret not asking. 29% of the participants would say yes if someone they met in
couchsurfing and they liked proposed them to spend a night together, even
knowing it would be short term and only during their stay. Also only 22% of the
participants take the initiative to tell that they are interested in having sex.

The statistical analysis also reflects that men are more interested in the
sexual side of couchsurfing than woman. For example in question 16 (If
someone you met in couchsurfing and liked, proposed you to spend a night
together, would you accept even knowing it would be short term and only
during your stay?) 87% of males answered yes to this question while for
females was 4%.

This survey was only based on a sample of 300 subjects and further
studies would be required for more detailed analysis, nevertheless, the
conclusions are very relevant and permit to understand better the relation
between couchsurfing and sex.