If you’ve ever gotten frisky in a car, whispered seductively down the phone or used food in the bedroom then your sex life is the envy of millions – according to new research.
Top of sexual bucket lists are having sex in a car (30 percent), sex in a body of water (27 percent) and using a sex toy (25 percent).
Rounding out the top five items are trying anal sex (21 percent) and having a one-night stand (19 percent).
The survey of 2,000 sexually-active American adults found that 64 percent have a “sex bucket list”, consisting of different sex acts and kinks they would love to be able to tick off.
And 2019 may well be the year for checking things off: One in four (26 percent) have already managed to cross an item off their list this year.
Men are more likely to have a sexual bucket list – and are more likely to have crossed something off (32 percent vs. 19 percent).
But when split by gender, major differences were revealed between respondents’ lists.
The top items on men’s sexual bucket lists were found to be car sex (33 percent), sex in a body of water (28 percent) and anal sex (27 percent).
While women’s lists were topped by using a sex toy (28 percent), sex in a body of water (26 percent) and car sex (26 percent).
Men were over twice as likely to have a one-night stand on their list (26 percent vs. 11 percent) and making a sex tape was in men’s top 10 but not women’s.
But women’s top 10 included having a sexy photoshoot, roleplay and experimenting with restraints, blindfolds and/or handcuffs.
Commissioned by pjur, makers of premium personal lubricants, and conducted by OnePoll, the survey also examined how adventurous Americans are in the bedroom and their sexual hopes for this year.
In addition to their sexual bucket lists, 24 percent of respondents have experimented with a new kink this year and 32 percent have already tried a new sexual position – with men almost twice as likely to report either of these.
It’s not surprising that Americans are trying new things in the bedroom – respondents say their top regret from last year was not having as much sex as they would have liked (35 percent).
And 64 percent say they wish there was more variety in the sex they have with their partner.
To remedy this, 57 percent of respondents hope to be more sexually adventurous this year.
Additionally, over the past year, respondents learned what makes their partner feel good (46 percent), more about what they like (43 percent) and became more adventurous (37 percent).
“You don’t need to make drastic changes to improve your sexual experiences,” explained Dr. Emily Morse, host of SiriusXM’s “Sex with Emily” and pjur’s sexual wellness adviser.
“Creating a sexual bucket list is a great way for couples to share and explore fantasies in the bedroom (or outside the bedroom!),” Morse added. “Start simple – each write down three things, compare notes and pick something new to try!”
WOMEN’S TOP 10 “SEXUAL BUCKET LIST” ITEMS
1. Using a sex toy
2. Sex in a body of water
3. Car sex
5. Be tied up/tie someone up
6. Be blindfolded/blindfold someone
7. Be handcuffed/handcuff someone
8. Use flavored lube
9. Phone sex
10. Sexy photoshoot
MEN’S TOP 10 “SEXUAL BUCKET LIST” ITEMS
1. Car sex
2. Sex in a body of water
3. Anal sex
4. One-night stand
5. Using a sex toy
7. Phone sex
8. Sex with food
9. Make a sex tape
SEXUAL REGRETS FROM 2018
1. Wish I had more sex
2. Wanted more variety in my sex life
3. Didn’t have sex with someone I wanted to
4. Feel like the sex I had was boring/routine
5. Had sex with someone I shouldn’t have
By Ben Gelblum and Marie Haaland