Alternate Title: Please, God, Make It Stop.
ABC's Primetime Live has conducted a sex survey that would no doubt make Alfred Kinsey go celibate; the findings are the basis of an Oct. 21 broadcast. Among other things, the Prime Timers have broken down the results via political affiliation, which seem on the face of it to confirm Michel Foucault's ideas that repressive social mores are designed not to reduce sexual activity but to enhance it. To wit:
Who is very satisfied with their sex life?
Republicans–56 percent; Democrats–47 percent
Who has worn something sexy to enhance their sex life:
Republicans–72 percent; Democrats–62 percent
And the kicker, which suggests that ABC is really an arm of the GOP:
When asked whether they had ever faked an orgasm, more Democrats (33 percent) than Republicans (26 percent) said they had.
Though there is this helpful explanatory note:
Among the factors that impact the survey results is that more men identify themselves as Republicans and men are more likely to say they are sexually satisfied and enjoy sex "a great deal." Also, Democrats are more likely to be women; and the poll results show that women are more likely to fake orgasms.
Whole thing here.