It’s safe to say that there’s a bit of voyeuristic tendency in every individual.
Everyone gets fascinated by other people’s sexuality in a bid to discover what’s ‘normal,’ ‘typical,’ ‘conventional,’ and ‘average.’ However, there is really no ‘norm’—with exception of what the legal system defines as crimes: sexual assault, adult sex with children, genital flashing in public, and, in most places, sex work.
However, as literacy increases, more Americans tend to be become more flexible to sexual experimentation—this includes religious fundamentalists, religious liberals and those who profess no religious affiliations.
In today’s modern society, what passes for “conventional” sex involves adult heterosexual kissing, cuddling, and vaginal intercourse—and in some cases oral sex. But according to studies, most Americans have also engaged in unconventional sex.
In a research carried out by UCLA, parents were instructed to keep diaries penning down anything sexual in the lives of their 200 sons and daughters from birth through age 18. The results showed that, “parents witnessed three-quarters of their children masturbating and reported that half engaged in sex play with peers, typically touching each other’s genitals.”
However, the researchers found no correlation to later psychological distress.
Also, in a classic 1951 anthropological study of 191 cultures worldwide, the researchers concluded that, “If the adults of a society permit it, young children engage in practically every type of sexual behavior found in adults, including oral-genital play and attempted copulation.”
Amongst Americans aged 14 to 94, about 94 percent of men and 85 percent of women admitted having masturbated at least once, and three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women admitted having self-serviced (self-sexing) during the previous year. But the real figures could be much higher, as many people self-sexing feel stigmatized.
In fantasy, unconventional sex is a lot more popular. Top of the list of erotic fantasy is sex with someone other than one’s regular partner—with more than half of Americans admitting to having fantasies involving BDSM. Also, voyeurism comes close with an estimated 80 percent of pornographic material being viewed by men alone, and the single most accurate predictor of voyeuristic traits is frequent view of porn. This goes to show that quite a number of people fantasize about spying on other people having sex.
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Premarital sex has become a universal norm and in America about 95 percent of married couples were not virgins on their wedding nights—as most Americans lose their virginity during their late teens, now most typically around age 17.
Researchers from the Indiana University carried out a survey on 2,021 American adults and discovered that many enjoyed elements of BDSM. 30 percent enjoyed spanking, 22 percent enjoyed dominant/submissive role playing, while 20 percent and 13 percent enjoyed restraint and whipping/flogging respectively. Also, investigators discovered that 43 percent had played sexually in public.
In further studies, approximately 20 percent of American adults have engaged in consensual non-monogamy such as polyamory, threesomes, swinging, and group sex. Also, 60 percent of adults dream at least occasionally about kinky sex. This goes to show that in fantasy, there are no restrictions—as long as the individual has a clear distinction between fantasy and reality.
Additionally, most major metropolitan areas and several rural locales have at least one of either a swing club, sex club or nude beach.
“Where I live, in San Francisco, a major sex club is the Power Exchange, which began as a BDSM club and still maintains a play dungeon in the basement,” said San Francisco based journalist, Michael Castleman M.A. in a report.
“It also has two other floors full of couches, beds, and little rooms and nooks where nookie is encouraged and can be observed.”
“The night I visited the Power Exchange—as part of a “field trip” during a sexology meeting—there were maybe a few couples in various stages of getting it on, being watched by dozens of men, many of whom openly masturbated,” he continued.
With the prevalence of these sex clubs, nude beaches and swing clubs—in addition to the desire to see an R-rated movie like 50 Shades of Grey—it’s safe to safe that voyeurs and exhibitionists are high amongst the populace.