Queer people are more likely to say oral sex counts as “having sex.”

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According to a tantalizing survey of Brits’ sex habits, queer people are more likely to view oral sex, handjobs or fingering as “having sex.”

Honestly, the precise definition of what “counts” as sex doesn’t matter as long as everyone involved is comfortable having sex or engaging in sexual activity. Everyone is different, as some may consider kissing, touching, masturbation, oral sex, or penetration to be sex — and what feels good for one person may not feel right for another.

YouGov admitted that many of its polls of how often Britons have sex define “having sex” as intercourse that “involves penetration, oral sex, or any other activity with another person that typically culminates in orgasm.”

However, the research and data analysis team found that the definition didn’t quite fit the breadth of Brits’ sexual experiences and decided to delve further into what “counts” as sex.

New YouGov research of over 5,800 adults finds Britons are divided on the issue. But LGBTQ+ people were far more likely than straight people to only consider cunnilingus, blowjobs, fingers, and handjobs as sex.

Over half (57 percent) of gay and bisexual men said a blowjob counts as sex, compared to 47 percent of straight men.

Likewise, 54 percent of lesbian and bisexual women viewed cunnilingus as sex alone. Only 42 percent of straight women said the same.

Queer people across the board considered getting alone with their partner or partners more sensitive than having sex.

Almost half (49 percent) of queer women considered fingering and clitoral stimulation as pure sex, compared to 37 percent of straight women.

Gay and bisexual men (37 percent say so) were only slightly more likely than straight men (34 percent) to say handjobs count as sex.

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https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/03/05/lgbtq-queer-people-oral-having-sex-yougov-survey/ Queer people are more likely to say oral sex counts as “having sex.”

Adam Bradshaw

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