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Sex by Numbers: What Statistics Can Tell Us About Sexual Behaviour

Whatever society we live in, and however open-minded we like to think we are, when it comes to our sex lives we all like to keep a few secrets. But this makes the jobs of sexologists – professionals who study sexual behaviour – pretty difficult.

David Spiegelhalter, Professor of Risk at Cambridge University, has tried to unravel the web of exaggerations, misdirections and downright lies that surround sex in modern society. Drawing on the Natsal survey, the widest survey of sexual behaviour since the Kinsey Report, and a huge range of other sources he answers crucial questions such as what are we all doing? How often? And how has it changed? And crucially, which numbers can we believe?
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