British Sex Survey Finds 16% of Population Admits To Having Had Gay Sex

Six years after the Observer undertook a comprehensive survey of British sexual behavior and attitudes, a follow-up survey has uncovered some more surprising data about Britons’ sex lives.

When asked, “How would you define your sexuality?,” 8% of the population identified as homosexual or bisexual:
Heterosexual = 92%
Homosexual = 4%
Bisexual = 4%

When asked “”Have you ever had any sexual conduct with a someone of the same sex?,” 16% of Britons admitted to having sex with someone of the same sex. The Guardian reports:

While only 8% of the population define their sexual orientation as either homosexual or bisexual, double that number (16%) have had a degree of sexual contact with someone of the same sex: 18% of women have had sexual contact with another woman, while 15% of men have had sexual contact with another man. Among those who define themselves as heterosexual, 12% have had sexual contact with someone of the same gender. Those in the youngest age group have had the most same-sex contact, 22% for 16-24s and 26% for 25-34s.

Do you believe that it is right that same-sex couples can now get married?
Yes = 63%
No = 37%

Do you believe that it is right for same-sex couples to adopt children?
Yes = 61%
No = 39%

Do you believe that the age of consent for homosexual sex should be the same as it is for heterosexual sex?
Yes, it should be the same age = 74%
No, it should be higher = 26%

Do you think that gay sex should be made illegal?
Yes = 16%
No = 84%

Here are some other highlights from the massive survey:

Have you ever had a sexually transmitted disease?
Yes = 11%
No = 89%

Have you ever had an HIV test?
Yes = 21%
No = 79%

Have you ever visited a prostitute?
Yes = 11%
No = 89%

Would you ever consider paying for sex?
Base = all who have never visited a prostitute
Yes = 7%
No = 93%

Would you ever sleep with someone to further your career?
Yes = 14%
No = 86%

Have you ever been unfaithful to your current partner?
Yes = 83%
No = 17%

Are you happy with your penis size?
Yes = 79%
No = 21%