Ever wonder which state in the union has the easiest women? Or which will leave you high and dry? How about our favorite-the state where you have the best odds of scoring? In the 1950s, Alfred Kinsey was the go-to guy for that kind of information. But a lot has changed in the last 50 years. That's why MF decided to turn Kinsey's findings on their proverbial ear, interviewing the exact same number of red-blooded Americans-11,240-and updating his data with our own no-holds-barred, make-you-blush, hardcore sex questions. Gentlemen: Pull the blinds, lock the doors, and grab an atlas. Here's a look at what we found.
For our first report on the nation's current sexual attitudes and behaviors, we partnered with the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S., banstds.com, and a board of nationally recognized doctors, authors, and experts. With the help of our sister mag Shape, we surveyed men and women all over the U.S., asking brazen questions about what turns them on, who cheats (and why), and how satisfied they really are with their sex lives. We then spent months poring over the data and crunching numbers to find out the real deal-the raw truth-about what happens behind closed doors.
State Where Men are the Best Lovers
Dakota's gals report receiving more oral sex than women in any other state. Maybe that's because Mount Rushmore guys have the greatest concern of all the men we surveyed over whether their partners reach orgasm or whether they truly feel satisfied at the end of a sexual encounter.
State Where Men are the Worst Lovers
Sexual encounters that include oral sex are few and far between for the female residents of the Cactus State. Not that it would matter anyway. More than men in any other state, New Mexico men claim it's just not important to them that their partners reach orgasm during sex.
Mudcat state residents get screened for STDs less often than anyone else in America. Perhaps that's because they're also highly reluctant to use condoms. In fact, about the only time you'd find a Trojan in use in Mississippi is if USC were to take on MSU.
R.I.'s men and women get screened for STDs more often than folks in any other state. They are also the most consistent about using condoms (30% always do), and they're most willing to have honest conversations with their partners about potential STD infections.
State with the Horniest Men
When a man in Alaska can find a woman, he definitely takes advantage of the situation. Alaskan men report not only getting laid often, they also have the highest overall sex drive and the greatest desire to engage in casual sex of all the men we surveyed.
State With the Horniest Women
North Dakota women love sex. They're the most receptive to casual sex of all the women we polled. They also masturbate the most and are the most likely to have a sex drive that has increased over the years, rather than decreased, as with the majority of women surveyed. Women of the aptly named Roughrider state also have the least concern of all women in the U.S. over the size of a guy's penis. Big or small-it's all OK by them.
State with the Most Wankers
In a place where everybody's looking out for their own personal interests, it should come as no surprise that this behavior carries over to their home life as well. Perhaps that's why men in D.C. masturbate more than men anywhere else in the U.S.-30% play with themselves at least every other day.
Most Sexually Frustrated State
Sure, it's beautiful, but combine miles of vast, open space with an incredibly meager population (the lowest in the U.S.) and it's no wonder the men and women of Wyoming claim not only to beincredibly dissatisfied with their sex lives but also to have a hard time finding even a single decent lover.
State Where Women are the Most Gullible
Bonanza indeed! Of all the women we surveyed, Montana's are the most trusting of their men. They have the least problem with their partners cheating and are the least aware of their men spending time with prostitutes.
Most Equal-Opportunity State
California girls put the "bi" in bicoastal. Twenty percent are just as interested in seeing Jenna on-screen as you are, while 17% would love to make out with a gal pal.
State With the Most Orgasmic Women
Keep this in mind next time you hit the strip. The odds of making a Nevada girl happy when you hop into bed with one are definitely in your favor-67% report orgasming "almost every time" or "every time" they have sex with a guy.
» Eighty-two percent of the guys we surveyed rate themselves as either good or excellent in bed. However, according to the women we surveyed, of the guys they've slept with, less than one out of four were actually that memorable.
» A majority of men (58%) think prostitution should be legal. Most women (67%) do not.
» In a fault that makes the San Andreas pale in comparison, 93% of male respondents in our survey report having orgasms almost every time they have sex, while less than half of the gals do. No wonder 84% of women say they're not at all interested in casual sex.
» Seventy percent of men say their partner "almost always" comes during sex. The truth, according to the ladies: Five times out of 10, they don't.
» Blame Julia. Twenty percent of the men in our poll admit to having dabbled with a happy hooker. Luckily for you aspiring Richard Geres, 90% of women think their guy's an angel and would never do such a thing.
» Seventy-eight percent of men say they have no problem finding a woman's G-spot. Looks like it might be time to stop and ask for directions: According to 40% of women in America, you don't know where you're going.
» Eighty-seven percent of men think women don't like anal sex; 38% of women, however, say they'd appreciate a little backdoor action.
» The No. 1 reason guys say no to sex? Stress from work. Women, on the other hand, most often opt out of sex because they feel insecure about their bodies.
» More than 50% of women admit to having faked an orgasm, while amazingly, almost 20% of men have also used their acting skills at least once in the past. (The most oft-cited reason? Fear of hurting their partners' feelings.)
» Almost 40% of women say their desire for sex has increased significantly since their teenage years. Only 24% of men are so lucky-the remaining 76% of guys say their desire has gone down or stayed the same.
» Only 19% of women report always using condoms when they are with a man.
» Just 49% of women have been tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or genital warts (HPV). (One out of four guys have never been tested.)
» Almost half of guys would simply "cross their fingers and hope for the best" if their partners said they were disease-free the last time they were tested.