Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Ass Man Cometh: Experimentation, orgasms, and the rise of anal sex

by William Saletan

October 5, 2010

A new national sex survey is out. Published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, it reveals who's doing what, with whom, and how. It clarifies the prevalence of gay sex, teenage intercourse, and oral gratification. But the big story is the increase in anal sex reported by women—and its possible connection to female orgasms.

Let's start with the foreplay: a few other trends worth noting.