A survey of 7,142 Swiss, with an average age of 26, conducted by two university hospitals, was published this week.
95% of those surveyed had had at least one sexual partner, and 86% had had only heterosexual relationships. The average age for the first relationship was 17.
62% of men and 44% of women had used the internet to find a partner. 48% of men and 43% of women found someone this way.
93% used contraception the first time they had sex, with 84% using traditional condoms. Over time condom use fell to 54%, while use of the contraceptive pill rose to 45%. Around 10% had a sexually transmitted disease.
Women were far more likely to have had sex without really wanting it (53%) than men (23%), most often in order to maintain a good relationship with their partner.
16% of the women surveyed said they’d been victims of sexual abuse or rape, compared to less than 3% of men.
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